Sponsored Content | Videos | Angiography | May 03, 2017

Tom Kloetzly, sales and marketing VP for Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, explains the evolution of Shimadzu...

Technology | Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumps (IABP) | May 02, 2017

May 2, 2017 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted 510(k) clearance for the Teleflex Inc. AC3 Optimus...

CMS to require AUC documentation clinical decision support for medical imaging

No. 4 on this month's list is an article about what will be required as of Jan. 1, 2018 to be reimbursed  by CMS for cardiac CT, MRI or nuclear imaging. Medicare will require documentation that appropriate use criteria (AUC) clinical decision support (CDS) was used to verify the more expensive tests are appropriate over less expensive testing options. 

Feature | May 02, 2017 | Dave Fornell

May 2, 2017 — Here is the list of the top 20 most popular pieces of content on the Diagnostic and Interventional...

Conavi Medical Receives FDA Clearance for Feature Expansion on Foresight Intracardiac Echocardiography System
Technology | Ultrasound Intra-cardiac Echo (ICE) | May 01, 2017

May 1, 2017 — Conavi Medical Inc. announced 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for...

Robotic-Assisted PCI With CorPath GRX Broadcast Live at TCT Asia-Pacific Summit
News | Robotic Systems | May 01, 2017

May 1, 2017 — Corindus Vascular Robotics Inc. announced that Fu Wai Hospital in China performed and broadcast live a...

a list of SCAI late breaking trial presentations
Feature | SCAI | May 01, 2017

May 30, 2017 — The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) 2017 Scientific Sessions took...

Resolute Onyx DES, drug eluting stent, medtronic, gains FDA approval
Technology | Stents Drug Eluting | May 01, 2017

May 1, 2017 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Medtronic’s Resolute Onyx Drug-eluting Stent (DES...

Videos | Stents Drug Eluting | May 01, 2017

This video, provided by Medtronic, demonstrates the Resolute Onyx coronary stent. It was cleared by the FDA and...

RFID inventory management system in use scanning in cath lab supplies using a Cardinal Health system

RFID tagged cath lab inventory being scanned in for use in a procedure at Nebraska Medicine's Bellevue Hospital. Automated systems like this can help eliminate or reduce the need for manual counts and enable more easily accessible analytics for better business management.

Feature | Inventory Management | April 28, 2017 | Dave Fornell

Tracking cardiovascular device inventory in cath labs, electrophysiology (EP) labs and operating rooms (ORs) can be...

the Impella pVAD improves survival, mortality in AMI heart attack with cardiogenic shock

Early use of the Impella percutaneous ventricular assist device prior to angioplasty may significantly improve survival for patients in cardiogenic shock.

Feature | Hemodynamic Support Devices | April 28, 2017 | Dave Fornell

Recent clinical study data presented at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2017 meeting show new treatment...

New Twelve-Month Data Show Efficacy of Pulsar-18 Bare Metal Stent
News | Stents Peripheral | April 28, 2017

April 28, 2017 — Biotronik’s Pulsar-18 bare metal stent (BMS) has yielded high primary patency in a real-world...

New Hampshire Hospital Expands Vascular Care with Toshiba Medical's Infinix-I Sky +
News | Angiography | April 27, 2017

April 27, 2017 — Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover, N.H., installed Toshiba Medical’s Infinix-i Sky +...

Mercator MedSystems Announces First Enrollment in TANGO Trial for Below-the-Knee Vascular Disease
News | Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) | April 27, 2017

April 27, 2017 — Mercator MedSystems Inc. announced the first patient enrollment into the TANGO (Temsirolimus...

News | Venous Therapies | April 26, 2017

April 26, 2017 — A new Varicose Vein Registry has begun producing useful outcomes information, as reported in the...

Twelve-Month Data Positive for Ranger Paclitaxel-Coated Balloon Catheter
News | Drug-Eluting Balloons | April 26, 2017

April 26, 2017 — Boston Scientific announced results from the RANGER SFA trial for the Ranger Paclitaxel-Coated PTA...

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