MedAlliance announced its second CE mark approval for its Selution SLR 0.014 percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) sirolimus drug-eluting balloon (DEB) for the treatment of coronary artery disease. This includes indications for both de-novo lesions as well as in-stent restenosis. The approval applies to a broad range of balloon sizes, from 1.5 x 10 mm, up to 5 x 40 mm.
News | Drug-Eluting Balloons | June 18, 2020
June 17, 2020 — MedAlliance announced its second CE mark approval for its Selution SLR 0.014 percutaneous transluminal...
he 36-month results from Veryan Medical’s MIMICS-2 study for the BioMimics 3D femoropopliteal stent showed low rates of revascularization and compared very favorably to current standards of care.  The results were presented by Professor Thomas Zeller, M.D., University Heart Centre Freiburg, Bad Krozingen, Germany at the CX 2020 Live conference.   
News | Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) | June 16, 2020
June 16, 2020 — The 36-month results from Veryan Medical’s MIMICS-2 study for the BioMimics 3D femoropopliteal stent...
Biotronik Launchs His-Bundle Pacing Tools
News | Pacemakers | June 16, 2020
June 16, 2020 - Biotronik has today announced its commitment to giving physicians additional tools to pace in the His-...
Health Canada and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Thermedical’s degassed saline for use with its Saline Enhanced Radiofrequency (SERF) Ablation system and Durablate catheter, currently being studied for the treatment of ventricular tachycardia (VT), a leading cause of sudden cardiac death worldwide.
News | Ablation Systems | June 16, 2020
June 16, 2020 – The Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) and Thermedical, a developer of thermal-ablation systems to treat...
The FDA has determined chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine are not effective at treating novel coronavirus and revoked its earlier emergency use authorization (EUA) for the drugs to be used in COVID-19 patients. FDA says hydroxychloroquine does not work to treat COVID-19.Getty Images #COVID19 #COVID19update #SARSCoV2

The FDA has determined chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine are not effective at treating novel coronavirus and revoked its earlier emergency use authorization (EUA) for the drugs to be used in COVID-19 patients. Getty Images 

Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | June 15, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
June 15, 2020 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today revoked the emergency use authorization (EUA) that...
Videos | Heart Valve Technology | June 10, 2020
Jay Mohan, D.O., RPVI, interventional cardiology fellow at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan, created this...
The temporary COVID-19 hospital at the McCormick Place convention center in Chicago being toured by Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker April 3. The hospitals beds are set up in at least two of the expo halls, included two used the for annual RSNA radiology meeting in November each year. Photo by Susan Blair, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District

The temporary COVID-19 hospital at the McCormick Place convention center in Chicago being toured by Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker April 3. The hospitals beds are set up in at least two of the expo halls, included two used the for annual RSNA radiology meeting in November each year. Photo by Susan Blair, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District

Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 28, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
(UPDATED information added to this article June 10, 2020) April 28, 2020 — Medical conferences are where the latest...
 At Mayo, they have a small, tableside-mounted ultrasound console in the cath labs that is used for both radial and femoral vascular access. Table set up with the patient includes a sterile marker, a hemostat for marking the lower edge of the femoral head using fluoroscopy, a micropunture needle, and a still micropunture sheath.

At Mayo, they have a small, tableside-mounted ultrasound console in the cath labs that is used for both radial and femoral vascular access. Table set up with the patient includes a sterile marker, a hemostat for marking the lower edge of the femoral head using fluoroscopy, a micropunture needle and a still micropunture sheath. Photo and slides courtesy of Yader Sandoval, M.D.

Feature | Vascular Access | June 10, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
Vascular access site bleeding is associated with higher complications and mortality rates. For decades femoral access...
Centricity Cardio Enterprise[1] is an integrated Cardiovascular PACS (CVPACS) and Information System (CVIS) that bridges the gaps between care areas and healthcare information systems. You get a single point of access for patient data, wave forms, images, analysis tools and physician reports – combined with powerful end-to-end management, analytics and workflow tools across the cardiovascular care pathway.
Webinar | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | June 10, 2020
The financial burden of COVID-19 has put tremendous pressure on health systems across the country. This webinar will...
A PCR genetic test nasal swab being taken from a patient to test if they are infected with COVID-19. While used as the primary test to diagnose coronavirus, up to 20 percent of patients will test negative even eight days after infection. Getty Images

A PCR genetic test nasal swab being taken from a patient to test if they are infected with COVID-19. While used as the primary test to diagnose coronavirus, up to 20 percent of patients will test negative even eight days after infection. Getty Images

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | June 10, 2020
June 10, 2020 — In a new study, Johns Hopkins researchers found that testing people for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) too early...
SMT (Sahajanand Medical Technology Private Ltd.), a leading medical device company of India focused on cardiology, announced it Hydra transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) device received European CE mark approval. It is indicated for the treatment of patients diagnosed with aortic stenosis. #SMT #HYDRA #TAVR

The self-expanding SMT Hydra transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) device.

Feature | Heart Valve Technology | June 09, 2020
June 9, 2020 — SMT (Sahajanand Medical Technology Private Ltd.), a leading medical device company in India focused on...
Two examples of CT myocardial perfusion (CTP) imaging assessment software. Canon is on the left and GE Healthcare is on the right. Both of these technologies have been around for a few years, but there have been an increasing amount of clinical data from studies showing the accuracy of the technology compared to nuclear imaging, the current stand of care for myocardial perfusion imaging, and cardiac MRI.

Two examples of CT myocardial perfusion (CTP) imaging assessment software. Canon is on the left and GE Healthcare is on the right. Both of these technologies have been around for a few years, but there has been an increasing amount of clinical data from studies showing the accuracy of the technology compared to nuclear imaging, the current standard of care for myocardial perfusion imaging, and cardiac MRI.

Feature | CT Angiography (CTA) | June 08, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
Here is an overview of a few of the biggest technology advances in cardiovascular computed tomography (CT). These are...
News | Heart Valve Technology | June 08, 2020
June 8, 2020 — Edwards Lifesciences Corp. announced Chinese regulatory approval for the Edwards Sapien 3 transcatheter...
BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company, and Bard) launched the Halo One Thin-Walled Guiding Sheath, designed to perform as both a guiding sheath and an introducer sheath, for use in peripheral arterial and venous procedures requiring percutaneous introduction of intravascular devices.
News | Vascular Access | June 08, 2020
June 8, 2020 – BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) launched the Halo One Thin-Walled Guiding Sheath, designed to perform...
Russian interventional cardiologist Alexey Pankov in full personal protective equipment (PPE) for a cath lab procedure in Moscow during the COVID-19 era. Right, an image of the COVID-19 virus from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Russian interventional cardiologist Alexey Pankov in full personal protective equipment (PPE) for a cath lab procedure in Moscow during the COVID-19 era. Right, an image of the COVID-19 virus from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Novel coronavirus has turned out to have a sizable amount of cardiovascular involvement.

Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | June 05, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
It was originally thought novel coronavirus (COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2) was primarily a respiratory disorder, but as larger...