The Medtronic HeartWare Ventricular Assist Devices (HVAD) has a Class I FDA recall.
Feature | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | June 04, 2018

June 4, 2018 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Medtronic initiated a Class 1 recall all 204,017 of its...

Radiation dose monitoring for angiography on the Canon Infinix angiography system. Radiation dose tracking in cardiology.

An example of a real-time patient radiation dose tracking system available for Canon's angiography imaging system. Systems like this can show cumulative dose to the patient's skin as a reminder to rotate the C-arm to new positions to prevent burns during long procedures. These types of systems also can help track patient dose and the location of that dose to be included as part of their electronic patient record. This data also enables quality assurance assessments.

Feature | Radiation Dose Management | June 01, 2018 | Dave Fornell, Editor

A new consensus document on how to mitigate radiation exposure in cardiac imaging for both patients and staff was...

Abbott Portico transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) performed well PORTICO I real-world study. #EuroPCR
News | Heart Valve Technology | June 01, 2018

June 1, 2018 –  Use of the Abbott Portico transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) therapy was associated with...

FDA Issues Proposed Order to Reclassify Certain Radiological Medical Image Analyzers
News | Computer-Aided Detection Software | June 01, 2018

June 1, 2018 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is issuing a proposed order to reclassify certain...

Severe radiation burn caused by extended X-ray angiography in the same location in the cath lab. Controlling cath lab radiation dose was a big topic in, with three articles on this subject making the top 20 list.

A severe radiation burn caused by extended X-ray angiography in the same location during an interventional procedure in the cath lab. Controlling cath lab radiation dose was a big topic this past month, with three articles on this subject making the top 20 list. This image is a figure included in the new joint cardiology society consensus document on radiation from medical imaging from the third story on this list.

Feature | June 01, 2018 | Dave Fornell, Editor

June 1, 2018 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC)...

Paradise Renal Denervation System Shows Significant Blood Pressure Reduction in Hypertensive Patients. PCR, #euroPCR 2018
News | Renal Denervation | May 30, 2018

May 31, 2018 – ReCor Medical announced that the RADIANCE-HTN SOLO...

Nuclear cardiology SPECT scan showing myocardial perfusion. A new consensus document issues by ACC and other societies provides guidelines on managing radiation dose.
Feature | Radiation Dose Management | May 31, 2018 | Dave Fornell, Editor

May 31, 2018 — Here is a checklist of dose-sparing practices for nuclear cardiology that was included in a new 2018 ...

Orsiro DES Shows Lowest Two-Year Target Lesion Failure in BIO-RESORT Trial
News | Stents Drug Eluting | May 31, 2018

May 31, 2018 — Two-year outcome data from the BIO-RESORT randomized controlled trial were presented in a late-...

An example of an intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) from Maquet. The results of the SEMPER FI trial. #europcr2018 #Europcr

An example of an intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) from Maquet. 

Feature | Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumps (IABP) | May 31, 2018

May 31, 2018 — The results from the Survival Improvement in Extensive Myocardial Infarction with PERsistent Ischemia...

An example of renal denervation therapy being delivered. A catheter is inserted into the renal artery to ablate the nerves in the vessel wall that regulate vasoconstriction. This leaves the vessel permanently in the widest open position to allow greater blood flow to the kidneys.

An example of renal denervation therapy being delivered. A catheter is inserted into the renal artery to ablate the nerves in the vessel wall that regulate vasoconstriction. This leaves the vessel permanently in the widest open position to allow greater blood flow to the kidneys.

Feature | Renal Denervation | May 30, 2018

May 30, 2018 — Despite the best efforts of clinicians to manage hypertension, it continues to increase and is now...

Gencaro Does Not Reduce Atrial Fibrillation Risk in Heart Failure Patients
News | Heart Failure | May 30, 2018

May 30, 2018 — Data from the GENETIC-AF...

Shockwave Launches Coronary Intravascular Lithotripsy in Europe
News | Cath Lab | May 30, 2018

May 30, 2018 — Shockwave Medical recently announced the European commercial availability of...

OCT Reveals Excellent Healing Profile for Complex CAD Patients With Resolute Onyx DES
News | Stents Drug Eluting | May 29, 2018

May 29, 2018 – Investigators recently unveiled...

FFR-CT may soon replace invasive angiography for coronary lesion assessment. #EuroPCR 

Anexample of a clinical case of CT-FFR, which can derive the FFR numbers for their entire coronary tree using a noninvasive CT scan.

Feature | Computed Tomography (CT) | May 29, 2018

May 29, 2018 — Results from the innovative SYNTAX III Revolution Trial [1] underline the effectiveness of evolving...

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