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 U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved two applications for the first generics of the anticoagulant Eliquis (apixaban).

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved two applications for the first generics of the anticoagulant Eliquis (apixaban).

Feature | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | December 27, 2019

December 27, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved two applications for the first generics...

The high cost of EP mapping and ablation catheters consumes about 60 percent of CMS reimbursement for atrial fibrillation catheter ablation procedures. This has led some hospitals to start reprocessing the catheters to cut costs.

The high cost of EP mapping and ablation catheters consumes about 60 percent of CMS reimbursement for atrial fibrillation catheter ablation procedures. This has led some hospitals to start reprocessing the catheters to cut costs. Photo by Dave Fornell.

Blog | Cardiovascular Business | December 23, 2019

With all eyes on rising healthcare costs, reprocessing of single-use devices has become an increasingly important...

Videos | RSNA | December 18, 2019

DAIC Editor Dave Fornell and Imaging Technology News (ITN) Consulting Editor Greg Freiherr offer a post-game report...

News | Cath Lab | December 18, 2019

December 18, 2019 — Cook Medical initiated a recall of its CrossCath Support Catheters in November, which the U.S....

The most popular content in the month of November on DAIC was by far the data from the late-breaking trials from the American Herart Association (AHA) 2019 meeting. The second item on this month's list is an overview of key heart failure takeaways from AHA by Nasrien Ibrahim, M.D., associate director of resynchronization and advanced cardiac therapeutics at Massachusetts General Hospital.  Photo by Scott Morgan/AHA.

The most popular content in the month of November on DAIC was by far the data from the late-breaking trials from the American Herart Association (AHA) 2019 meeting. The second item on this month's list is an overview of key heart failure takeaways from AHA by Nasrien Ibrahim, M.D., associate director of resynchronization and advanced cardiac therapeutics at Massachusetts General Hospital.  Photo by Scott Morgan/AHA. 

Feature | December 17, 2019

December 16, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (...

Vascepa pill contains a concentrated form of fish oil, icosapent ethyl, indication for prevention. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Dec. 13, 2019, approved the use of Vascepa (icosapent ethyl) capsules as an adjunctive therapy to reduce the risk of cardiovascular events in adults with elevated triglyceride levels.
Feature | Pharmaceuticals | December 16, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor

December 16, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), on Dec. 13, approved the use of Vascepa (icosapent...

 CAE Healthcare will showcase its mixed reality training solutions for practicing physicians and medical imaging companies for the first time at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2019 meeting. With technology platforms that integrate modeled human physiology into immersive, augmented reality environments, CAE Healthcare partners with vendors to deliver risk-free training solutions that meet the needs of physicians and equipment providers. #RSNA19 #RSNA2019
News | Virtual and Augmented Reality | November 27, 2019

November 27, 2019 — CAE Healthcare will showcase its mixed reality training solutions for practicing physicians and...

A sample of the transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) devices in development or clinical trials.

A sample of the transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) devices in development or clinical trials.

Feature | Heart Valve Technology | November 27, 2019 | Saipriya Iyer

The overwhelming success story for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) moving from a science project to...

A key slide from the TRILUMINATE study one-year results showing the improvement in tricuspid regurgitation from basement with treatment using the transcatheter TriClip device.

A key slide from the TRILUMINATE study one-year results showing the improvement in tricuspid regurgitation from basement with treatment using the transcatheter TriClip device.

News | Heart Valve Technology | November 26, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor

November 26, 2019 — The preliminary one-year results of the TRILUMINATE Pivotal Study for Abbott's TriClip device, a...

The FDA cleared the IN.PACT AV drug-coated Balloon. Clinical data shows In.Pact AV DCB is Safe, reduces reinterventions and maintains access for end-stage renal disease patients undergoing dialysis
News | November 26, 2019

November 21, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Medtronic In.Pact AV drug-coated...

The percentage of women entering the cardiology workforce is low, despite the fact that half of all medical students are women. Despite the low numbers, many women have become luminaries in the field of cardiology, including Dee Dee Wang, M.D., director of advanced cardiovascular imaging at Henry Ford Hospital, pictured here.

The percentage of women entering the cardiology workforce is low, despite the fact that half of all medical students are women. Despite the low numbers, many women have become luminaries in the field of cardiology, including Dee Dee Wang, M.D., director of advanced cardiovascular imaging at Henry Ford Hospital, pictured here.

 

Blog | November 22, 2019

Now, more than ever, the field of cardiology needs women. 

But as the national need for more cardiologists...

The three sites most often used for distal radial artery access are the (1) anatomic snuffbox above the scaphoid (left), (2) adjacent to the snuffbox at the trapezium bone (center), and (3) the first intermetacarpal space (right). The author’s preference is either of the first two options, although good outcomes have been reported with use of the intermetacarpal space.

The three sites most often used for distal radial artery access are the (1) anatomic snuffbox above the scaphoid (left), (2) adjacent to the snuffbox at the trapezium bone (center), and (3) the first intermetacarpal space (right). The author’s preference is either of the first two options, although good outcomes have been reported with use of the intermetacarpal space.

Feature | Radial Access | November 21, 2019 | Enrique Flores, M.D., RPVI
Interest in distal radial artery access (DRA) is growing rapidly. Among the benefits of DRA are the low risk of entry...
In the ISCHEMIA study, patients were randomized into one of two groups: a conservative strategy or an invasive strategy. Illustration by NYU Langone staff

In the ISCHEMIA study, patients were randomized into one of two groups: a conservative strategy or an invasive strategy. Illustration by NYU Langone staff 

Feature | AHA | November 19, 2019

November 19, 2019 — After 12 years of collecting data, the results of the landmark ISCHEMIA (International Study of...

Since Maquet/Datascope first recalled all of its  intra-aortic balloon pumps (IABP) due to reports of the batteries failing in November 2018, a year later the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said its has received more than 60 additional medical device reports related to this issue. These included two patient deaths and one serious patient injury.
News | November 19, 2019

November 19, 2019 — Since Maquet/Datascope first recalled all of its ...

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