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).

First-in-Human Telerobotic Coronary Intervention Procedures Published in EClinicalMedicine
News | Robotic Systems | September 03, 2019

September 3, 2019 — Corindus Vascular Robotics Inc. announced that EClinicalMedicine, a clinical journal published...

Adept Medical Launches Antegrade IR Platform
Technology | Vascular Access | September 03, 2019

September 3, 2019 — New Zealand-based Adept Medical announced the launch of the Antegrade IR Platform. Clinically...

The most popular cardiac technology news in August 2019 was the FDA clearance for a new indication for both the Edwards Sapien 3 and Medtronic CoreValve transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) devices for low-risk patients. This puts the technology on equal footing with the previous standard-of-care of open heart surgery, representing a paradigm shift in cardiology.

The most popular cardiac technology news in August 2019 was the FDA clearance for a new indication for both the Edwards Sapien 3 and Medtronic CoreValve transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) devices for low-risk patients. This puts the technology on equal footing with the previous standard-of-care of open heart surgery, representing a paradigm shift in cardiology. 

Feature | September 03, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor

September 3, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (...

Merit Medical Launches PreludeSync Evo Radial Compression Device
News | Hemostasis Management | August 29, 2019

August 29, 2019 – Merit Medical Systems Inc. announced the U.S. commercial launch of the PreludeSync Evo...

FDA Panel Recommends Continued Use of Paclitaxel-coated Peripheral Devices
Feature | Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) | August 28, 2019 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor

August 28, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released an updated MedWatch Alert this month on the...

AtriCure Receives Clearance for Expanded Labeling Claims for AtriClip Devices
News | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | August 28, 2019

August 28, 2019 — AtriCure Inc. announced it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance...

Compound Could Help Improve Heart Attack Recovery
News | Cath Lab | August 27, 2019

August 27, 2019 — Imagine there were a drug that you could take soon after a...

New Report Says Concept Medical Positioned to Disrupt Peripheral Market
News | Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) | August 27, 2019

August 27, 2019 — Concept Medical was recently granted Breakthrough Therapy designation by the U.S. Food and Drug...

An illustration of the BASILICA procedure showing the leaflet of the original bioprosthetic valve sliced open to allow coronary blood flow after implantation of a TAVR valve. The new TAVR valve can push the leaflets of the bioprosthetic valve upwards, blocking the coronary arteries. During the BASILICA procedure, a catheter directs an electrified guidewire through the base of the left aortic cusp into a snare in the left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT). After snare retrieval, the mid-shaft of the guidewire

An illustration of the BASILICA procedure showing the leaflet of the original bioprosthetic valve sliced open to allow coronary blood flow after implantation of a TAVR valve. The new TAVR valve can push the leaflets of the bioprosthetic valve upwards, blocking the coronary arteries. During the BASILICA procedure, a catheter directs an electrified guidewire through the base of the left aortic cusp into a snare in the left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT). After snare retrieval, the mid-shaft of the guidewire is electrified to lacerate the leaflet, and the the leaflet splays after TAVR permitting coronary flow.

Feature | Heart Valve Technology | August 27, 2019

A novel technique has proven successful in preventing coronary artery obstruction during transcatheter aortic valve...

Fast Food Availability Linked With More Heart Attacks

Image courtesy of the American Heart Association

News | Population Health | August 26, 2019

August 26, 2019 —  Areas with a higher number of fast food restaurants have more...

Cook Medical Launches 2.6 Fr CXI Support Catheter
Technology | Catheters | August 23, 2019

August 23, 2019 — Cook Medical recently released the second generation of the 2.6 Fr CXI...

Edwards Recalls Sapien 3 Ultra Delivery System Due to Burst Balloons During Surgery
News | Heart Valve Technology | August 22, 2019

August 22, 2019 — Edwards Lifesciences is recalling the Sapien 3 Ultra...

Global Cardiovascular Stent Market Poised for Almost 7 Percent Growth Through 2025
News | Stents | August 21, 2019

August 21, 2019 — Increasing incidence of cardiovascular diseases worldwide is creating growth opportunities for the...

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