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 stent struts of the Biotronik Orsiro stent.
News | Stents | December 21, 2020
December 21, 2020 – A proposed ASTM International standard will answer the need for a standardized test method that...
A peripheral artery disease (PAD) patient CT scan showing blockages in the femoral arteries in the legs with collateral flow in the leg on the right.

A peripheral artery disease (PAD) patient CT scan showing blockages in the femoral arteries in the legs with collateral flow in the leg on the right.

News | Stents Bioresorbable | December 16, 2020
December 16, 2020 — Efemoral Medical announced the first-in-human (FIH) use of the its Efemoral bioresorbable vascular...
Videos | FFR Technologies | December 16, 2020
This is an example of the Medis Medical Imaging Quantitative Flow Ratio (QFR) system that offers a fractional flow...
Videos | Robotic Systems | December 16, 2020
This is an example of the Siemens Corindus CorPath Cath lab robotic system being used for a percutaneous coronary...
The Medis Quantitative Flow Ratio (QFR) is a novel, non-invasive, angiography-based physiologic FFR-like assessment of the presence and extent of coronary artery disease.

The Medis Quantitative Flow Ratio (QFR) is a novel, non-invasive, angiography-based physiologic FFR-like assessment of the presence and extent of coronary artery disease. 

News | FFR Technologies | December 16, 2020
December 16, 2020 – Acist Medical Systems Inc. announced a formal distribution partnership with Medis Medical Imaging...
SoniVie, an Israeli company developing the Therapeutic Intra-Vascular Ultrasound (TIVUS) System to treat a variety of hypertensive disorders, announced that it has been granted Breakthrough Device Designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The  TIVUS System for renal artery denervation treats resistant hypertension, which is defined as blood pressure that remains above 140/90 mmHg despite use of three antihypertensive medications of different classes at the best tolerated doses.

SoniVie, an Israeli company developing the Therapeutic Intra-Vascular Ultrasound (TIVUS) System to treat a variety of hypertensive disorders, announced that it has been granted Breakthrough Device Designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

News | Renal Denervation | December 09, 2020
December 9, 2020 — SoniVie, an Israeli company developing the Therapeutic Intra-Vascular Ultrasound (TIVUS) System to...
GE Healthcare is introducing a new, smaller and lighter weight robotic driven angiography system for image guided therapy, the Allia IGS 7 angiography system. #RSNA20 #RSNA2020

The GE Healthcare Allia IGS 7 angiography system.

News | Angiography | December 01, 2020
December 3, 2020 — GE Healthcare is introducing a new version of its robotic driven angiography system for image guided...
COVID-19 cardiology related content continues to be among the top performers on the DAIC website in November 2020. TAVR also topped headlines with Boston Scientific taking its Lotus valve off the market and a review of TAVR registry data showing it is now the dominant method of aortic valve replacement in the United States. #DAIC

COVID-19 cardiology related content continues to be among the top performers on the DAIC website in November 2020. TAVR also topped headlines with Boston Scientific taking its Lotus valve off the market and a review of TAVR registry data showing it is now the dominant method of aortic valve replacement in the United States.

Feature | Cardiovascular Business | December 01, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
December 1, 2020 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC)...
A recent publication demonstrated procedural efficiency for MitraClip transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVR) with use of the Baylis VersaCross RF Transseptal Solution, reporting guide delivery from femoral access in under 7.5 minutes.
News | Hemodynamic Monitoring Systems | December 01, 2020
December 1, 2020 — A recent publication demonstrated procedural efficiency for MitraClip transcatheter mitral valve...
One-year results off the PIONEER III study comparing the safety and efficacy of the Supreme HT drug-eluting stent (DES), to the Xience or Promus Durable Polymer DES showed it was equivalent in clinical performance to the market-leading DES. The results were presented at the 2020 American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Session. #AHA2020 #AHA20 #AHA

One-year results off the PIONEER III study comparing the safety and efficacy of the Supreme HT drug-eluting stent (DES), to the Xience or Promus Durable Polymer DES showed it was equivalent in clinical performance to the market-leading DES. The results were presented at the 2020 American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Session.

News | Stents | November 24, 2020
November 24, 2020 — One-year results off the PIONEER III study comparing the safety and efficacy of the Supreme HT (...

The Edwards Lifesciences Sapien 3 TAVR valve. The annual volume of TAVR has increased each year and in 2019 TAVR volume (72,991) exceeded all forms of SAVR (57,626), coinciding with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of TAVR for low-risk patients. 

Feature | Heart Valve Technology | November 17, 2020
November 17, 2020 — Since the approval of the first transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) device in 2011, more...
oston Scientific Corp. announced today it is immediately retiring the entire Lotus Edge transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) system. It also initiated a global, voluntary recall of all unused inventory of the Lotus Edge due to complexities associated with the product delivery system. 
Feature | Heart Valve Technology | November 17, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
November 17, 2020 — Boston Scientific Corp. announced today it is immediately retiring the entire Lotus Edge...
Women’s Heart Attack Research Program (HARP) shows combining OCT and cardiac MRI can detect the underlying cause of heart attack in women who did not have blocked arteries

The Women’s Heart Attack Research Program (HARP) study shows combining OCT and cardiac MRI can help detect the underlying cause of heart attacks in women who did not have blocked arteries.

News | Cardiac Imaging | November 17, 2020
November 17, 2020 — Diagnostic imaging techniques were able to find the underlying cause of heart attack in many women...
Omega-3 fish oil supplements did not help patients after a heart attack in AHA 2020 study. #AHA #AHA20 #AHA2020. Getty Images

Omega-3 fish oil supplements did not help patients after a heart attack. Getty Images

News | Pharmaceuticals | November 17, 2020
November 17, 2020 — A daily dose of omega-3 fatty acids did not reduce the risk of cardiac events, including secondary...
Among high-risk, chronic, coronary patients who undergo angioplasty, there were no additional benefits from ticagrelor compared to the current standard of care clopidogrel. #AHA #AHA20 #AHA2020
News | Cath Lab | November 16, 2020
November 16, 2020 — The use of the more potent antiplatelet medication ticagrelor (Brilinta) was not superior to...