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).

New Report Says Concept Medical Positioned to Disrupt Peripheral Market
News | Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) | August 27, 2019

August 27, 2019 — Concept Medical was recently granted Breakthrough Therapy designation by the U.S. Food and Drug...

An illustration of the BASILICA procedure showing the leaflet of the original bioprosthetic valve sliced open to allow coronary blood flow after implantation of a TAVR valve. The new TAVR valve can push the leaflets of the bioprosthetic valve upwards, blocking the coronary arteries. During the BASILICA procedure, a catheter directs an electrified guidewire through the base of the left aortic cusp into a snare in the left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT). After snare retrieval, the mid-shaft of the guidewire

An illustration of the BASILICA procedure showing the leaflet of the original bioprosthetic valve sliced open to allow coronary blood flow after implantation of a TAVR valve. The new TAVR valve can push the leaflets of the bioprosthetic valve upwards, blocking the coronary arteries. During the BASILICA procedure, a catheter directs an electrified guidewire through the base of the left aortic cusp into a snare in the left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT). After snare retrieval, the mid-shaft of the guidewire is electrified to lacerate the leaflet, and the the leaflet splays after TAVR permitting coronary flow.

Feature | Heart Valve Technology | August 27, 2019

A novel technique has proven successful in preventing coronary artery obstruction during transcatheter aortic valve...

Fast Food Availability Linked With More Heart Attacks

Image courtesy of the American Heart Association

News | Population Health | August 26, 2019

August 26, 2019 —  Areas with a higher number of fast food restaurants have more...

Cook Medical Launches 2.6 Fr CXI Support Catheter
Technology | Catheters | August 23, 2019

August 23, 2019 — Cook Medical recently released the second generation of the 2.6 Fr CXI...

Edwards Recalls Sapien 3 Ultra Delivery System Due to Burst Balloons During Surgery
News | Heart Valve Technology | August 22, 2019

August 22, 2019 — Edwards Lifesciences is recalling the Sapien 3 Ultra...

Global Cardiovascular Stent Market Poised for Almost 7 Percent Growth Through 2025
News | Stents | August 21, 2019

August 21, 2019 — Increasing incidence of cardiovascular diseases worldwide is creating growth opportunities for the...

Jackson Memorial Hospital Holds Ribbon-cutting for New Cardiac Catheterization Labs
News | Angiography | August 21, 2019

August 21, 2019 — Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami celebrated the opening of two newly renovated...

FDA Approves Sapien 3, CoreValve Evolut TAVR Valves for Low-risk Patients

Left, an illustration of the beginning of deployment for a CoreValve Evolut self-expanding transcatheter aortic replacement (TAVR) valve. Right, an illustration of the final balloon expansion of an Edwards Lifesciences Sapien 3 TAVR valve. Both valves received simultaneous FDA clearance for use in low-risk surgical patients. Clearing this last hurdle now allows wide-spread use of minimally invasive TAVR in all patients who otherwise would need an open-heart surgical valve replacement. 

Feature | Heart Valve Technology | August 16, 2019 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor, and Dave Fornell, Editor

August 16, 2019 — In one coordinated move, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) opened use of ...

Ancora Heart Enrolls First Patient in European Multi-center Study of AccuCinch Heart Failure Therapy
News | Heart Failure | August 14, 2019

August 14, 2019 — Ancora Heart Inc. announced the first patient was enrolled in the CorCinch EU study, a European...

Concept Medical Granted FDA Breakthrough Device Designation for MagicTouch PTA Sirolimus Coated Balloon
News | Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) | August 14, 2019

August 14, 2019 — Concept Medical Inc. (CMI) has been granted "Breakthrough Device Designation" from the U.S. Food...

New Study Visually Tracks Chronic Venous Insufficiency Wound Healing in EMR
News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 13, 2019

August 13, 2019 — A simple change in the way health professionals track their patients’ progress has brought...

Example of an aortic valve CT imaging workup for TAVR valve sizing and assessing access routes. This patient has an aneurysm in the aortic arch. Image from GE Healthcare.

Example of an aortic valve CT imaging workup for TAVR valve sizing and assessing access routes. This patient has an aneurysm in the aortic arch. Image from GE Healthcare.

Feature | Structural Heart | August 12, 2019 | Ashish Pershad, M.D., and Kenith Fang, M.D., FACS

As we usher in a new era for treating patients with aortic stenosis, we have been reflecting on the evolution of the...

Corindus Vascular Robotics to Be Acquired by Siemens Healthineers
News | Robotic Systems | August 08, 2019 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor

August 8, 2019 — Corindus Vascular Robotics announced it has entered into a definitive merger agreement to be...

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