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).

An assortment of Boston Scientific AngioJet rheolytic thrombectomy catheters. These devices use high-velocity saline jets to entrain thrombus, resulting in microfragmentation and removal. Thrombectomy is also referred to as embolectomy.

An assortment of Boston Scientific AngioJet rheolytic thrombectomy catheters. These devices use high-velocity saline jets to entrain thrombus, resulting in microfragmentation and removal.

Feature | Thrombectomy Devices | January 22, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor

Catheter-based blood clot removal a decade ago was a standard of care for acute coronary revascularization, but...

The Indian-made SMT SuperFlex stent. SMT has been developing stents and other interventional products designed to be a more affordable, home-grown option for the growing Indian market.

The Indian-made SMT SuperFlex stent. SMT has been developing stents and other interventional products designed to be a more affordable, home-grown option for the growing Indian market.

News | Stents | January 22, 2019

The rise cardiovascular disease has been instrumental in fueling the coronary stent market share in the past few...

This is 3-D blood flow view of blood flow through the chambers of a fetal heart using the GE Healthcare fetalHQ analysis software. #RSNA18 #RSNA #RSNA2018

This is a 3-D view of blood flow through the chambers of a fetal heart using the GE Healthcare fetalHQ analysis software.

Feature | RSNA | January 17, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor

Many of the latest advances in cardiovascular imaging technologies are unveiled each year at the...

Philips Launches Azurion With FlexArm
Technology | Angiography | January 17, 2019

January 17, 2019 — Philips announced the launch of Azurion with FlexArm, designed to enhance positioning flexibility...

FDA Issues Letter About Paclitaxel Coated Balloons and Eluting Stents
News | Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) | January 17, 2019

January 17, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a letter...

Cerenovus Launches Global Registry for EmboTrap II Revascularization Device
News | Thrombectomy Devices | January 16, 2019

January 16, 2019 — Cerenovus, of Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, recently launched the EXCELLENT...

Shockwave Initiates U.S. Pivotal Study for Coronary Intravascular Lithotripsy
News | Cath Lab | January 16, 2019

January 16, 2019 — Shockwave Medical Inc. has initiated its U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Investigational...

FDA Approves Abbott's Amplatzer Piccolo Occluder
News | Structural Heart Occluders | January 16, 2019

January 16, 2019 — Abbott announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Amplatzer Piccolo...

Boston Scientific, Edwards Lifesciences Agree To Global Litigation Settlement
News | Heart Valve Technology | January 15, 2019

January 15, 2019 — Boston Scientific Corp. and Edwards Lifesciences Corp. announced that the companies have reached...

The implantation of a MitraClip is guided under live transesophageal echo (TEE). This image shows the operator moving the open clip into position and engaging the mitral valve leaflets. The clip appears as a arrowhead shape in the ultrasound with the leaflets coming off each side. Photo from a MitraClip procedure at the University of Colorado Hospital. Dr. Dominick Wiktor. The TEE is from a Philips Epiq system.

The implantation of a MitraClip is guided under live transesophageal echo (TEE). This image shows the operator moving the open clip into position and engaging the mitral valve leaflets. The clip appears as an arrowhead shape in the ultrasound with the leaflets coming off each side. Photo from a MitraClip procedure at the University of Colorado Hospital.

Feature | Heart Valve Technology | January 14, 2019 | Allen Atchley, M.D., FACC, The Chattanooga Heart Institute

Mitral regurgitation (MR) is one of the most common types of heart valve diseases in the United States, affecting...

The startup company Genetesis introduced a new cardiac imaging modalityit calls magnetocardiography. The scanner creates images from the biomagnetic activity of the heart, using the polarization and depolarization of the heart during the cardiac cycle. This was at AHA.18, AHA 2018 - the American Heart Association annual meeting

The startup company Genetesis introduced a new cardiac imaging modality it calls magnetocardiography. The scanner creates images from the biomagnetic activity of the heart, using the polarization and depolarization of the heart during the cardiac cycle.

Feature | AHA | January 14, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor

Here are a few of the takeaways from the clinical studies presented and new technology shown on the exhibit floor at...

Sponsored Content | Videos | January 10, 2019

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SCCT Releases New Guideline for CT Use During TAVR
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | January 08, 2019

January 8, 2019 — The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) has released...

JC Medical Announces First U.S. Treatment With J-Valve TAVR Device
News | Heart Valve Technology | January 07, 2019

January 7, 2019 — JC Medical announced the successful treatment of the first U.S. patient with the company’s...

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