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 two biggest cardiac device technology stories in February included the Boston Scientific recall of its S-ICD system, and the FDA clearance of the Shockwave intravascular lithotripsy system to break up calcified lesions in the coronary arteries.

The two biggest cardiac device technology stories in February included the Boston Scientific recall of its S-ICD system, and the FDA clearance of the Shockwave intravascular lithotripsy system to break up calcified lesions in the coronary arteries.

Feature | March 01, 2021 | By Dave Fornell, Editor
March 1, 2021 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC)...
UK hospU.K. hospital admissions for heart attacks and heart failure were reduced by more than 50 percent in the spring of 2020 and by more than a third in the second wave of COVID-19 as people fear going to hospitals and ignore serious symptoms.ital admissions for heart attacks and heart failure have been reduced by COVID-19 as people fear going to hospitals. Getty Images #COVIDUK #COVID19

U.K. hospital admissions for heart attacks and heart failure were reduced by more than 50 percent in the spring of 2020 and by more than a third in the second wave of COVID-19 as people fear going to hospitals and ignore serious symptoms. Getty Images

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | February 24, 2021
February 24, 2021 — A study of admissions for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and heart failure (HF) in the U.K....
The Occlutech implantable Atrial Flow Regulator (AFR) maintains an interatrial shunt with a predetermined diameter allowing for controlled blood flow from the left to the right atrium enabling the left atrium to decompress and lower left atrial pressure. This reduced left atrial pressure reduces heart failure symptoms and improves exercise tolerance.
News | Heart Failure | February 24, 2021
February 24, 2021 — Occlutech announced the completion of patient enrollment in the PRELIEVE trial, pilot study to...
Cathi cath lab procedures simulator System in a Suitecase
News | Simulators | February 24, 2021
February 24, 2021 – German-based endovascular simulator specialist Cathi has launched a highly portable System in a...
Medtronic Recalls Unused Valiant Navion Thoracic Stent Grafts
News | Endovascular Aortic Repair | February 23, 2021
February 23, 2021 — Medtronic has voluntarily issued a global recall of unused Medtronic Valiant Navion thoracic stent...
Two types of cardiac output monitoring. Left, is the lithium dilution technology is used to monitor and optimize hemodynamics. Show here is the LiDCOplus technology. Right, an example of an invasive pulmonary artery (PA) catheter used for invasive right heart hemodynamic monitoring.

Two types of cardiac output monitoring. Left, is the lithium dilution technology is used to monitor and optimize hemodynamics. Show here is the LiDCOplus technology. Right, an example of an invasive pulmonary artery (PA) catheter used for right heart hemodynamic monitoring.

Feature | Hemodynamic Monitoring Systems | February 23, 2021
The overall trend in the cardiac output monitoring market is a movement toward noninvasive or minimally monitoring...
FDA Clears Zilver Vena Venous Self-Expanding Stent
News | Venous Therapies | February 22, 2021
February 22, 2021 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently cleared the Cook Medical Zilver Vena Venous...
A comparison showing angiography and optical coherence tomography (OCT) views of an undilated mid right coronary artery calcified lesion, post dilation with the Shockwave intravascular lithotripsy system, and the final result after stenting. The technology allows calcified lesions to be broken up without the need for vessel trauma caused by high pressure balloons or atherectomy. 

A comparison showing angiography and optical coherence tomography (OCT) views of an undilated mid right coronary artery calcified lesion, post dilation with the Shockwave intravascular lithotripsy system, and the final result after stenting. The technology allows calcified lesions to be broken up without the need for vessel trauma caused by high pressure balloons or atherectomy.

Feature | Balloon Catheter | February 17, 2021
February 17, 2021 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared Shockwave Medical's Intravascular...

SpectraWave is developing a a new intravascular imaging system that combines two currently available modalities. This likely includes optical coherence tomography (OCT), left, which can define structures within the vessel and vessel wall.  Near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS), right, enables a spectral chemical analysis of the vessel walls to show areas of high lipid content, and specifically can identify lipid-core plaques that are associated with heart attack-causing plaque ruptures.

News | Cath Lab | February 16, 2021
February 16, 2021 – SpectraWave Inc. announced a $13.2 million series A-2 financing to support completion of product...
product comparison charts for cardiology and health IT systems
Feature | February 12, 2021
Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC) magazine maintains more than 50 comparison charts of product...
InspireMD's MicroNet embolic protection mesh on stents is designed to prevent emboli during carotid stenting.

InspireMD's MicroNet embolic protection mesh on stents is designed to prevent emboli during carotid stenting.

News | Embolic Protection Devices | February 09, 2021
February 9, 2021 — InspireMD Inc., developer of the CGuard Embolic Prevention System (EPS) for the prevention of stroke...
The EndoWays disposable robotic system for cath lab procedural navigation. EndoWays, developer of a disposable robotic system for the cath lab, announced the completion of an acquisition of a majority of its shares by Ascendum

The EndoWays disposable robotic system for cath lab procedural navigation.

News | Robotic Systems | February 09, 2021
February 9, 2021 — EndoWays, developer of a disposable robotic system for the cath lab, announced the completion of an...
Teleflex Acquires Hemostatic Products Vendor Z-Medica
News | Hemostasis Management | February 08, 2021
February 8, 2021 — Teleflex Inc. said it recently completed its acquisition of Z-Medica LLC, an industry-leading...
Videos | Cath Lab | February 04, 2021
Cindy Grines, M.D., MSCAI, FACC, president of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), and...
Patients with bicuspid, or two-leaflet, aortic valves who undergo transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedures had a high rate of success and low risk of death or disabling stroke at 30 days, according to new data presented at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2020 Scientific Session.
News | Heart Valve Technology | February 04, 2021
February 4, 2021 — Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has historically only been used with caution in the...