Cath Lab

The catheterization lab channel includes content related to interventional technologies for coronary and peripheral artery disease (PAD). Other cath lab transcatheter device technologies covered on this page included percutaneous treatment for stroke, venous interventions, heart valves, hypertensionheart failure and percutenous coronary interventions (PCI).

A new CMS national coverage determination for reimbursement for MitraClip significantly expand access to transcatheter mitral valve repair procedures for secondary mitral regurgitation.
News | Heart Valve Technology | January 20, 2021
January 20, 2021 — The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) revised its National Coverage...
More complex, longer interventional procedures such as structural heart interventions or this revascularization of a coronary chronic total occlusion (CTO) at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, requires angiography imaging systems that have improved image detail and lower radiation dose. However, purchase of new systems was put on hold by many hospitals in 2020 due to the sudden drop in elective procedures and diversion of resources due to the COVID-19. Photo by Dave Fornell. Interventional X-ray market.

More complex, longer interventional procedures such as structural heart interventions or this revascularization of a coronary chronic total occlusion (CTO) at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, requires angiography imaging systems that have improved image detail and lower radiation dose. However, purchase of new systems was put on hold by many hospitals in 2020 due to the sudden drop in elective procedures and diversion of resources due to the COVID-19. Photo by Dave Fornell.

Feature | Angiography | January 19, 2021 | By Bhvita Jani
January 19, 2021 – With the postponement of non-essential elective surgeries and medical procedures in 2020 to conserve...
 Medtronic Evolut TAVR Cleared in Canada for Both Bicuspid Valves in Intermediate or Greater Risk and for All Low Risk Patients for TAVR
News | Structural Heart | January 11, 2021
January 11, 2021 — Medtronic has received a new expanded indication from Health Canada for its Evolut Transcatheter...
The FDA has granted 510(k) clearance for the Inari Medical Inc. FlowTriever system for the treatment of clot in transit (CIT) in the right atrium. FlowTriever is the first thrombectomy system not requiring a cardiopulmonary bypass circuit to be FDA cleared for blood clots in the right atrium. 

The FDA has granted 510(k) clearance for the Inari Medical Inc. FlowTriever system for the treatment of clot in transit (CIT) in the right atrium. FlowTriever is the first thrombectomy system not requiring a cardiopulmonary bypass circuit to be FDA cleared for blood clots in the right atrium. 

News | Thrombectomy Devices | January 08, 2021
January 8, 2021 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) clearance for the Inari Medical Inc....
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted the designation of breakthrough device to P+F Products + Features GmbH TricValve Transcatheter Bicval Valves System. The system uses two self-expanding valves in the vena cava for the treatment of patients with hemodynamically relevant tricuspid insufficiency without the need to touch the native tricuspid valve. #TTVR

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted the designation of breakthrough device to P+F Products + Features GmbH TricValve Transcatheter Bicval Valves System. The system uses two self-expanding valves in the vena cava for the treatment of patients with hemodynamically relevant tricuspid insufficiency without the need to touch the native tricuspid valve.

News | Structural Heart | January 06, 2021
January 6, 2021 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted the designation of breakthrough device to P+F...
First Patient Treated With Harpoon Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair Device in U.S. Trial. #TMVR
News | Structural Heart | December 29, 2020
December 29, 2020 — Edwards Lifesciences announced Dec. 21 that the first patient was treated in the RESTORE clinical...
Health Canada has approved the expanded use of the Edwards Lifesciences Sapien 3 and Sapien 3 Ultra transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) heart valves for the transfemoral treatment of patients diagnosed with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis who are at low risk for open-heart surgery. #TAVR #TAVI
News | Structural Heart | December 29, 2020
December 29, 2020 — Health Canada has approved the expanded use of the Edwards Lifesciences Sapien 3 and Sapien 3 Ultra...
COVID-19 related topics by far out-paced all other topics in cardiology in 2020 on the DAIC website. Several stories topped the list related to the cardiovascular issues with hydroxychloroquine being used as a treatment for the virus. Top new device technologies in 2020 included European approval of the Abbott Tendyne transcatheter mitral valve, FDA approval of Medtronic's new Micra AV pill-sized pacemaker, and FDA clearance of the first drug-eluting stent with short-duration dual-antiplatelet therapy.

COVID-19 related topics by far out-paced all other topics in cardiology in 2020 on the DAIC website. Several stories topped the list related to the cardiovascular issues with hydroxychloroquine being used as a treatment for the virus. Top new device technologies in 2020 included European approval of the Abbott Tendyne transcatheter mitral valve, FDA approval of Medtronic's new Micra AV pill-sized pacemaker, and FDA clearance of the first drug-eluting stent with short-duration dual-antiplatelet therapy (DAPT).

Feature | December 28, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
Here are the top 25 best performing articles on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC) website from 2020....
This year's top videos are dominated by COVID-19's impact on cardiology and many of the videos from a series produced this year on Tuft Medical Center's cardiology program. Top DAIC cardiology videos from 2020 #TuftsmedicalCenter #Tufts #COVID19

This year's top videos are dominated by COVID-19's impact on cardiology and many of the videos from a series produced this year on Tuft Medical Center's cardiology program.

Feature | December 23, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
Here are the top performing 25 videos on the DAIC website in 2020. The picks are based on Google Analytics of the DAIC...
Demonstrations videos of new technologoies are among the most popular video content on the DAIC website each year. Included this year are videos showing how it install a subcutaneous ICD, CT photo-realistic rendering, How to implants the Micra leadless pacemaker and many others.

Demonstrations videos of new technologoies are among the most popular video content on the DAIC website each year. Included this year are videos showing how it install a subcutaneous ICD, CT photo-realistic rendering, How to implants the Micra leadless pacemaker and many others.

Feature | December 23, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
December 23, 2020 — Demonstrations of new technologies and explanations of how they work are among the most popular...
Thrombus formation in the aortic arch in a 46-year-old COVID patients in the ICU. Three trials are underway to find which anticoagulant strategy is best to treat moderate and critically ill patients where COVID-causes venous thrombo-embolism (VTE) is a major cause of complications. Image courtesy of Margarita Revzin et al.

Thrombus formation in the aortic arch in a 46-year-old COVID patients in the ICU. Three trials are underway to find which anticoagulant strategy is best to treat moderate and critically ill patients where COVID-causes venous thrombo-embolism (VTE) is a major cause of complications. Image courtesy of Margarita Revzin et al. 

Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | December 23, 2020
December 23, 2020 — Three clinical trial platforms working together to test the effects of full doses of anticoagulants...
The stent struts of the Biotronik Orsiro stent.
News | Stents | December 21, 2020
December 21, 2020 – A proposed ASTM International standard will answer the need for a standardized test method that...
A peripheral artery disease (PAD) patient CT scan showing blockages in the femoral arteries in the legs with collateral flow in the leg on the right.

A peripheral artery disease (PAD) patient CT scan showing blockages in the femoral arteries in the legs with collateral flow in the leg on the right.

News | Stents Bioresorbable | December 16, 2020
December 16, 2020 — Efemoral Medical announced the first-in-human (FIH) use of the its Efemoral bioresorbable vascular...
Videos | FFR Technologies | December 16, 2020
This is an example of the Medis Medical Imaging Quantitative Flow Ratio (QFR) system that offers a fractional flow...
Videos | Robotic Systems | December 16, 2020
This is an example of the Siemens Corindus CorPath Cath lab robotic system being used for a percutaneous coronary...