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).

Philips Azurion Clarity angiography system in the hybrid cath lab at Henry Ford Hospital.
360 Photos | 360 View Photos | May 06, 2019

This is a 360 degree image showing the main hybrid cath lab at ...

Illustration showing the self-expanding deployment of the Boston Scientific Vici venous stent in the iliofemoral vein.

Illustration showing the self-expanding deployment of the Vici stent in the iliofemoral vein. 

Technology | Venous Therapies | May 06, 2019

May 6, 2019 — The U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Boston Scientific Vici Venous Stent System...

Cath lab staff working as a team to prepare for a procedure at Presbyterian Medical Center Cardiac Cath Lab, Charlotte N.C. Pictured are Barry Horsey RCIS, Emily Luna RN, RCIS, Adam Martin RCIS, Caleadia Jessup RN.

Cath lab staff working as a team to prepare for a procedure at Presbyterian Medical Center Cardiac Cath Lab, Charlotte N.C. Pictured are Barry Horsey RCIS, Emily Luna RN, RCIS, Adam Martin RCIS, Caleadia Jessup RN.

Feature | Cardiovascular Business | May 03, 2019 | Ruben Filimonczuk, RCES, AS-PMD

One of the most promising areas for innovation in healthcare is to be found in the workforce – both in hiring and...

Khaldoon Alaswad, M.D., clearing a chronic total occlusion (CTO) in the cath lab at Henry Ford Hospital.

Khaldoon Alaswad, M.D., clearing a chronic total occlusion (CTO) in the cath lab at Henry Ford Hospital.

Podcast | Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO) | May 03, 2019

A discussion with ...

Concept Medical Inc. Granted Breakthrough Device Designation for MagicTouch Sirolimus Coated Balloon
News | Drug-Eluting Balloons | May 02, 2019

May 2, 2019 — Concept Medical Inc. (CMI) has been granted Breakthrough Device Designation from the U.S. Food and...

FDA Approves Initiation of STEMI DTU Pivotal Randomized Controlled Trial
News | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | May 02, 2019

May 2, 2019 — Abiomed announced that, on April 26, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved initiation...

The Abiomed Impella percutaneous heart pump during a procedure at Henry Ford Hospital.

The Abiomed Impella percutaneous heart pump during a procedure at Henry Ford Hospital.

Podcast | Hemodynamic Support Devices | May 02, 2019

This podcast is a discussion with ...

As interventional procedures become more complex, one of the biggest issues is the ability of operators to see the devices they are using in the soft tissue anatomy that is mostly invisible under 2-D fluoroscopy. Several companies have developed new navigation aids, including multimodality fusion imaging software from Philips, GE and Siemens. This image shows a new system being developed by Centerline Biomedical. There is a more detailed image below.

As interventional procedures become more complex, one of the biggest issues is the ability of operators to see the devices they are using in the soft tissue anatomy that is mostly invisible under 2-D fluoroscopy. Several companies have developed new navigation aids, including multimodality fusion imaging software from Philips, GE and Siemens. This image shows a new system being developed by Centerline Biomedical. There is a more detailed image below. 

Feature | Cath Lab Navigation Aids | May 02, 2019 | Vikash Goel

When Andreas Grüntzig, father of...

A comparison of the first photo of a black hole (left) and a nuclear myocardial perfusion exam. This imaging is also referred to as nuclear cardiology, molecular imaging, nuclear heart scan, PET, SPECT cardiac exam.

Anyone involved in cardiac imaging was surprised to see the first image of a black hole (left), because of its very familiar appearance to a nuclear myocardial perfusion exam. This was the subject of a blog, which rapidly became the most read piece of DAIC content in April 2019. 

Feature | May 01, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor, and A.J. Connell

May 1, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC)...

The Aortic intra-aortic axial flow pump is designed to unload the heart and increase renal perfusion in heart failure patients experiencing cardiorenal syndrome.

The Aortic intra-aortic axial flow pump is designed to unload the heart and increase renal perfusion in heart failure patients experiencing cardiorenal syndrome.

Feature | Heart Failure | April 29, 2019 | Will Clifton, M.D.

The heart and kidneys are inextricably linked through a diverse web of hemodynamic, neural and hormonal mechanisms....

Edwards Recalls Miller and Fogarty Balloon Dilation Atrioseptostomy Catheters
News | Congenital Heart | April 29, 2019

April 29, 2019 — Edwards Lifesciences is recalling the Miller Balloon Atrioseptostomy Catheter and Fogarty Dilation...

Patient Lillian Keavey speaks with Henry Ford cardiologists William O'Neill and Dee Dee Wang about her case. She was the 1,000th patients at Henry Ford to have their procedure guided by 3-D print.

Patient Lillian Keavey speaks with Henry Ford cardiologists William O'Neill and Dee Dee Wang about her case. She was the 1,000th patients at Henry Ford to have their procedure guided by 3-D print.

News | Medical 3-D Printing | April 26, 2019

April 26, 2019 — A 72-year-old woman from northern Michigan became...

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