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).

The Acurate neo2 TAVR valve design enhancements include a 60% larger outer sealing skirt to conform to challenging anatomies. This has minimized paravalvular leaks and imporved clinical outcomes compared to the previous-generation Acurate neo Aortic Valve System. #EuroPCR #EuroPCR21 #EuroPCR2021

The Acurate neo2 TAVR valve design enhancements include a 60% larger outer sealing skirt to conform to challenging anatomies. This has minimized paravalvular leaks and imporved clinical outcomes compared to the previous-generation Acurate neo Aortic Valve System.

Feature | Structural Heart | May 26, 2021
May 26, 2021 — Data presented at hotline and late-breaking trial sessions at the EuroPCR 2021 congress for the updated...
AGENT IDE will evaluate the AGENT DCB as potential therapy for patients with in-stent restenosis, may offer alternative to repeated stenting or radiation therapy
News | Balloon Catheter | May 20, 2021
May 20, 2021 — Boston Scientific Corporation announced it has initiated the AGENT IDE trial for the Agent Drug-Coated...
Videos | Robotic Systems | May 18, 2021
Ehtisham Mahmud, M.D., division chief of cardiovascular medicine, director of interventional cardiology and the cardiac...
Videos | Robotic Systems | May 18, 2021
Ehtisham Mahmud, M.D., division chief of cardiovascular medicine, director of interventional cardiology and the cardiac...
This trial used a therapeutic hypothermia system that used balloon catheters filled with cooled saline, such as the Zoll Thermogard XP temperature management system. #ACC21 #ACC2021 #therapeutichypothermia

This trial used a therapeutic hypothermia system that used balloon catheters filled with cooled saline, such as the Zoll Thermogard XP temperature management system. 

News | Sudden Cardiac Arrest | May 17, 2021
May 17, 2021 — In patients receiving therapeutic hypothermia after suffering out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, those who...
The anticoagulant rivaroxaban (Xarelto), in addition to low-dose aspirin, significantly reduced the occurrence of total severe events of the heart, limb or brain and issues related to other vascular complications in patients with symptomatic peripheral artery disease (PAD) who underwent lower extremity revascularization. The findings from the VOYAGER PAD trial were presented at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2021 Scientific Session.
News | Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) | May 17, 2021
May 17, 2021 — The anticoagulant rivaroxaban (Xarelto), in addition to low-dose aspirin, significantly reduced the...
The FLOWER-MI trial presented at ACC 2021 found no benefit to FFR-guided PCI in STEMI with multi-vessel disease. #ACC21 #ACC2021 #FFR

The FLOWER-MI trial presented at ACC 2021 found no benefit to FFR-guided PCI in STEMI with multi-vessel disease.

News | FFR Technologies | May 17, 2021
May 17, 2021 — In patients who received a coronary stent for an ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) heart attack...
The Record Paradise RDN catheter uses a balloon catheter filled with water to cool the vessel wall as ultrasound-based ablation energy is delivered. It delivers a ring of ablative energy to a depth of 1-6 mm. Kirtane said it requires 2-3 sonications lasting 7 seconds each in each of the main renal arteries. #ACC21 #ACC2021 #RDN

The Record Paradise RDN catheter uses a balloon catheter filled with water to cool the vessel wall as ultrasound-based ablation energy is delivered. It delivers a ring of ablative energy to a depth of 1-6 mm. Kirtane said it requires 2-3 sonications lasting 7 seconds each in each of the main renal arteries.

Feature | Hypertension | May 16, 2021 | By Dave Fornell, Editor
May 16, 2021 — Two months after undergoing renal denervation (RDN) with the ReCor Paradise renal denervation system,...
The Boston Scientific Watchman device have performed better than expected in real-world patients outside of trials since it was introduced in 2015, according to data from the NCDR LAAO Registry. #ACC21 #ACC2021 #LAA #Watchman

The Boston Scientific Watchman device have performed better than expected in real-world patients outside of trials since it was introduced in 2015, according to data from the NCDR LAAO Registry.

Feature | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | May 16, 2021
May 15, 2021 - Transcatheter left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO) with a Boston Scientific Watchman device was...
In the LAAOS III trial, surgeons could seal off the LAA during the open heart procedure using sutures, staples or approved closure devices. The image shows a SentraHeart lasso type LAA occluder about to seal off the LAA from the outside of the heart.  #ACC21 #ACC2021

In the LAAOS III trial, surgeons could seal off the LAA during the open heart procedure using sutures, staples or approved closure devices. The image shows a SentraHeart lasso type LAA occluder about to seal off the LAA from the outside of the heart. 

News | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | May 15, 2021
May 15, 2021 — Patients with an elevated risk of stroke due to heart rhythm problems, or atrial fibrillation (AFib),...
The ADAPTABLE trial found no significant differences in cardiovascular events or major bleeding in patients with pre-existing cardiovascular disease who were taking 81 milligrams (mg) baby aspirin, versus 325 mg of daily aspirin. Getty Images #ACC #ACC21 #ACC2021

The ADAPTABLE trial found no significant differences in cardiovascular events or major bleeding in patients with pre-existing cardiovascular disease who were taking 81 milligrams (mg) baby aspirin, versus 325 mg of daily aspirin. Getty Images

News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | May 15, 2021
May 15, 2021 — The ADAPTABLE trial found no significant differences in cardiovascular events or major bleeding in...
An Edward Lifesciences Sapien TAVR valve during an implant procedure on angiography. There are still questions on how to best anticoagulate TAVR patients and the ATLANTIS study found Eloquis is not a good solution.

An Edward Lifesciences Sapien TAVR valve during an implant procedure on angiography. There are still questions on how to best anticoagulate TAVR patients and the ATLANTIS study found Eliquis is not a good solution.

News | Structural Heart | May 15, 2021
May 15, 2021 — The anticoagulant apixaban (Eliquis) was not superior to standard of care following transcatheter aortic...
There is a trend in interventional cardiology that is now being called “renalism,” where patients with poor renal function are being excluded from interventional procedures because they are automatically considered too high risk. However, some hospitals are also creating cardio-renal care teams so these patients can be cared for by a team of experts rather than interventional cardiologists going it alone. #SCAI21 #SCAI2021 Creating a card0-renal program.

There is a trend in interventional cardiology that is now being called “renalism,” where patients with poor renal function are being excluded from interventional procedures because they are automatically considered too high risk. However, some hospitals are also creating cardio-renal care teams so these patients can be cared for by a team of experts rather than interventional cardiologists going it alone.

Feature | Cath Lab | May 14, 2021 | By Dave Fornell, Editor
There is a trend in interventional cardiology that is now being called “renalism,” where patients with poor renal...
Explaining the Emory TMVR angle. Discordance between mitral annular centerline (yellow lines) and valve orientation imposed by guidewire position within the LV apex (red dashed lines). (B) Valve intrinsic angle (α) is determined by external skirt height. (C) When annular-apical “Emory” angle (red curves) exceeds α (blue curve), annular skirt apposition is not possible, causing PVL (red arrows). (D) The valve is oriented perpendicular to the annual plane using an exteriorized apical guidewire.

Explaining the Emory TMVR angle. Discordance between mitral annular centerline (yellow lines) and valve orientation imposed by guidewire position within the LV apex (red dashed lines). (B) Valve intrinsic angle (α) is determined by external skirt height. (C) When annular-apical “Emory” angle (red curves) exceeds α (blue curve), annular skirt apposition is not possible, causing PVL (red arrows). (D) The valve is oriented perpendicular to the annual plane using an exteriorized apical guidewire (solid yellow line). Image courtesy of Kendra Grubb, M.D.

Feature | Structural Heart | May 13, 2021 | By Dave Fornell, Editor
The mitral valve anatomy is extremely complex, which has caused many challenges for transcatheter mitral valve...
Videos | Structural Heart | May 13, 2021
Tom Jones, M.D., director, cardiac catheterization laboratories, Seattle Children’s Hospital, and principle...