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).

Videos | Hemodynamic Support Devices | August 31, 2018

Behnam Tehrani, M.D., FSCAI, director of the cardiac cath lab, INOVA Heart and Vascular Institute, Fairfax, Va.,...

360 Photos | 360 View Photos | August 31, 2018

This is a 360 degree photo view inside the neuro-interventional radiology lab at...

European Society of Cardiology Incorporates iFR Technology Into Updated Revascularization Guidelines
News | FFR Technologies | August 29, 2018

August 29, 2018 — Philips announced that the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) has incorporated instantaneous...

360 Photos | 360 View Photos | August 29, 2018

This is a view inside one of the 11 cath labs at...

Medtronic Cryoballoon Improves Quality of Life, Reduces Systems of Persistent Atrial Fibrillation
News | Ablation Systems | August 28, 2018

August 28, 2018 — Medtronic plc announced new findings from the CRYO4PERSISTENT AF...

Gore Molding & Occlusion Balloon for Endovascular Aortic Repair Receives FDA Approval
Technology | Balloon Catheter | August 23, 2018

August 23, 2018 — W. L. Gore & Associates Inc. (Gore) announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k)...

The Edwards Lifesciences Cardioband Tricuspid Valve Reconstruction System received the European CE mark approval in May.

The Edwards Cardioband Tricuspid Valve Reconstruction System received the European CE mark approval in May, becoming the first transcatheter tricuspid repair device to be approved in the world.

Feature | Heart Valve Technology | August 21, 2018 | Jeff Zagoudis

The tricuspid valve has been dubbed “the forgotten valve” by many practitioners in the interventional cardiology...

Lokai Medical to Distribute NuCryo Vascular PolarCath Balloon Dilatation System in U.S.
News | Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) | August 14, 2018

August 14, 2018 — NuCryo Vascular announced that the company has signed a commercialization agreement with Lokai...

News | Venous Therapies | August 08, 2018

August 8, 2018 — Boston Scientific Corp. announced it has signed an agreement to...

Videos | Stents Bioresorbable | August 06, 2018

Patrick Serruys, M.D., Ph.D., Imperial College London, explains where development of bioresorbable scaffolds stands...

More Sensitive Blood Test Diagnoses Heart Attacks Faster
News | Blood Testing | August 06, 2018

August 6, 2018 — A new test to assess a whether or not someone is having a...

Boston Scientific Closes Claret Medical Acquisition, Announces Positive Reimbursement Decision
News | Embolic Protection Devices | August 03, 2018

August 3, 2018 — Boston Scientific Corp. announced it has recently closed its...

CT-FFR example showing heavily calcified coronary arteries on CT that did not have hemodynamically significant impact on blood flow.

FFR-CT was by far the hottest cardiac technology topic on DAIC in July. Eight of the top 20 pieces of content were about or mention FFR-CT. This image shows an example of the image-based technology that noninvasively assesses coronary fractional flow reserve (FFR) for the entire coronary tree. The CT image on the left shows two heavily calcified coronary arteries, but the FFR-CT analysis shows there is not a significant impact on hemodynamics, so the patient does not need revascularization. 

Feature | August 02, 2018 | Dave Fornell, Editor

August 2, 2018 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC...

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