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).

Transcarotid Artery Revascularization Shows Favorable Outcomes in Patients With Carotid Artery Disease
News | Stents Carotid | July 30, 2018

July 30, 2018 — Silk Road Medical Inc. recently announced the presentation of...

The Abbott Tendyne transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) system  is being tested in the SUMMIT Trial.

The Abbott Tendyne transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) system.

Feature | Heart Valve Technology | July 26, 2018

July 26, 2018 — The pivotal clinical study in the U.S. of the Abbott Tendyne...

iFR reference numbers posted for new users in the cath lab at Northwestern Medicine's Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, Ill.
News | FFR Technologies | July 26, 2018

July 26, 2018 — The Society of Cardiac Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) released a focused update expert...

A comparison of CT image of heavily calcified coronary arteries that appear to present a significant hemodynamic blockages and the correspending FFR-CT showing the patient had adequate blood flow and does not need a diagnostic angiogram or intervention.

A comparison of a CT image of heavily calcified coronary arteries that appear to present a significant hemodynamic blockage and the corresponding FFR-CT showing the patient had adequate blood flow and does not need a diagnostic angiogram or intervention. Image courtesy of Kavitha Chinnaiyan, William Beaumont Hospital.

Feature | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 23, 2018 | Dave Fornell, Editor

The use of non-invasive fractional flow reserve CT (FFR-CT) was the hottest topic discussed at the...

Claret's FDA-cleared Sentinel Cerebral Embolic Protection System for TAVR will expand Boston Scientific's structural heart portfolio. It collects emboli knocked loose that would otherwise lodge in the brain and potentially cause a stroke.

Claret's FDA-cleared Sentinel Cerebral Embolic Protection System for TAVR will expand Boston Scientific's structural heart portfolio. It collects emboli knocked loose that would otherwise lodge in the brain and potentially cause a stroke. 

News | Embolic Protection Devices | July 20, 2018

July 20, 2018 — Boston Scientific Corp. today has signed an agreement to acquire Claret Medical Inc., which has...

Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 19, 2018

Kavitha Chinnaiyan, M.D., FACC, FSCCT, associate professor, Oakland University, William Beaumont School of Medicine...

First U.S. Patients Treated With Second-Generation Pantheris Atherectomy Device
News | Atherectomy Devices | July 18, 2018

July 18, 2018 — Avinger Inc. announced in June that several physicians have successfully treated over 40 patients...

Abbott Receives FDA Approval for Third-Generation MitraClip Device
Technology | Heart Valve Technology | July 18, 2018

July 18, 2018 — Abbott announced it received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a next-...

Videos | Heart Valve Technology | July 18, 2018

Jonathon Leipsic, M.D., FSCCT, professor of radiology and cardiology at the University of British Columbia,...

Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 17, 2018

An interview with Patrick Serruys, M.D., Ph.D., Imperial College London, principal investigator of the SYNTAX III...

Endologix Reports Positive One-Year Results From the Ovation LUCY Study
News | Stent Grafts | July 16, 2018

July 16, 2018 — Endologix Inc. announced one-year results from the LUCY (Evaluation of FemaLes who are...

IVUS Demonstrates Greater Visualization of Dissections in iDissection Classification Study
News | Intra-Vascular Ultrasound (IVUS) | July 12, 2018

July 12, 2018 — Intact Vascular Inc. announced the publication of the iDissection Classification trial results in...

CathWorks Receives CPT Code for Non-invasive FFRangio Measurements During PCI
News | FFR Technologies | July 12, 2018

July 12, 2018 — CathWorks announced the approval of a new Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code 0523T for non-...

Videos | Heart Valve Technology | July 10, 2018

Ori Ben-Yehuda, M.D., executive director of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation Clinical Trial Center, discusses...

TomTec's work-in-progress virtual reality workstation to review echo exams in actual 3-D using video gaming technology. The operator is performing an valve area quantification measure during a demonstration on the expo floor of the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) 2018 in June. #ASE #ASE2018 #ASE18 #echocardiography #tomtec

TomTec's work-in-progress virtual reality workstation to review echo exams in actual 3-D using video gaming technology. The operator is performing a valve area quantification measure during a demonstration on the expo floor of the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) 2018 in June.

Blog | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 10, 2018

I attended the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) 2018 meeting in June and have the following takeaways on...

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