Cardiovascular Education

This channel includes videos and articles to help explain various cardiovascluar practices, procedures, and technologies.

Videos | Stents Bifurcation | March 06, 2017
This video, provided by Tryton, demonstrates the implantation of the Tryton Side Branch Stent. It became the first...
Videos | Enterprise Imaging | March 03, 2017
Enterprise imaging system expert Louis Lannum was in charge of Cleveland Clinic's efforts to connect images and other...
Videos | EP Mapping and Imaging Systems | February 01, 2017
This video, provided by Medtronic, demonstrates the CardioInsight electro-anatomical mapping system. It was cleared by...
analytics software, health analytics, cath lab analytics

Analytics applications can help healthcare providers transform data into actionable insight, and to make quicker, more informed decisions to improve clinical, financial and operational outcomes.

Feature | Analytics Software | January 30, 2017 | Dave Fornell
Analytics in the past couple years have moved far beyond the simple dashboards used by many cardiology department...
Videos | Heart Valve Technology | January 03, 2017
This video, provided by Valtech, demonstrates the Cardioband transcatheter mitral annuloplasty system. It allows...
valtech cardioband transcatheter annuloplasty repair for FMR, functional mitral regurgitation

The Cardioband system is among several new transcatheter mitral repair systems entering clinical trials. In many cases, repair of the native valve is preferred over replacing the valve in open-chest surgical cases. This technology will allow a less invasive alternative. 

Feature | Heart Valve Technology | December 29, 2016 | Azeem Latib, M.D.
The Cardioband System (Valtech) has recently been introduced as a potential option for transcatheter repair of the...
Videos | Guidewires | November 18, 2016
A discussion with guidewire expert Dimitri Karmpaliotis, M.D., Ph.D., FACC, about the basics of interventional...
Videos | Structural Heart | November 09, 2016
Brijeshwar Maini, M.D., and Brian Bethea, M.D., from Tenet Florida’s structural heart program, explain the importance...
Terumo Finecross guidewire illustrates some of the basics of guide wire technology

An illustration of Terumo's Finecross guidewire crossing a tight lesion. 

Feature | Guidewires | October 12, 2016 | Dave Fornell
While guidewires are a key tool used by all interventionalists in the cath lab, most operators do not have a deep...
Videos | Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) | September 16, 2016
This video, provided by Shockwave Medical, demonstrates the Lithoplasty System. It uses ultrasonic waves to treatment...
Videos | Heart Valve Technology | August 15, 2016
This video, provided by Edwards Lifesciences, demonstrates the Intuity Elite surgical aortic valve, which uses a...
bioresorbable stent, bioabsorbable stent, Absorb BVS, visualizing bioresorbable stents

A comparison of how the Abbott Absorb BVS appears with intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) on the left, and optical coherence tomography (OCT) of the right. The stent is difficult to visualize and sizing is critical, so both modalities can help in bioresorbable stent measurements and to confirm stent apposition. Left image from the Volcano IVUS system and the right image from St. Jude Medical's OCT system.

Feature | Stents Bioresorbable | July 21, 2016 | Alphonse Ambrosia, D.O.
Some have labeled bioresorbable scaffolds (BRS), also known as bioresorbable stents, as the fourth evolution of...
Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 08, 2016
Interview with Claudio Smuclovisky, M.D., FACC, FSCCT, director of South Florida Imaging Cardiovascular Institute, Holy...
Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 08, 2016
Interview with Patricia Dickson, LRT (CT), assistant director, diagnostic and outpatient services, Capital Cardiology...
Videos | Structural Heart | June 30, 2016
Interview with Stephen Little, M.D., medical director of the Valve Clinic at the Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart and...