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).

Videos | HRS | May 22, 2020
Interview with Andrew D. Krahn, M.D., FHRS, head of the division of cardiology at St. Paul’s Hospital, and professor of...
SCAI Announces 2020 Late-breaking Clinical Studies, featured clinical research sessions. #SCAI2020
Feature | SCAI | May 21, 2020
May 21, 2020 — Here is the list of late-breaking study presentations and links to articles about each of them from the...
Left, the Melody pulmonary valve was the first transcatheter valve to be approved by the FDA in the United States a decade ago. Right, the Harmony transcatheter valve is in trials and is designed to treat patients with RVOT anomalies who develop severe PR typically when a pervious repair fails. Both valves are used to treat congenital heart defects. #SCAI #SCAI2020

Left, the Melody pulmonary valve was the first transcatheter valve to be approved by the FDA in the United States a decade ago. Right, the Harmony transcatheter valve is in trials and is designed to treat patients with RVOT anomalies who develop severe PR typically when a pervious repair fails. Both valves are used to treat congenital heart defects.

News | Congenital Heart | May 21, 2020
May 21, 2020 — Two late-breaking clinical trials on trans catheter valves to treat congenital heart disease were...
Edwards Lifesciences Pascal Tricuspid Valve Transcatheter Repair System Approved in Europe
News | Heart Valve Technology | May 18, 2020
May 18, 2020 — The Edwards Lifesciences Corp. Pascal tricuspid transcatheter valve repair (TTVR) system received...
Patients undergoing cardiac catheterization are traditionally instructed to follow nothing by mouth, or nil per os (NPO), as there are no current standardized fasting protocols, but the CHOWNOW study found patients do not need to fast and will have similar outcomes. #SCAI2020
Feature | Cath Lab | May 18, 2020
May 18, 2020 – Patients undergoing cardiac catheterization are traditionally instructed to follow nothing by mouth, or...
ISCHEMIA Trial: Patients With Intermediate Left Main Coronary Disease Have Worse Cardiovascular Events. #SCAI2020
News | SCAI | May 17, 2020
May 17, 2020 – A new study shows that when compared with patients without intermediate left main coronary artery...
CD34+ Stem Cell Therapy Improved Quality of Life in Patients with Microvascular Dysfunction. #SCAI2020
News | May 17, 2020
May 17, 2020 – Trial results presented today revealed a promising therapy for patients experiencing angina due to...
Icosapent Ethyl (Vascepa) significantly Reduces Revascularizations in Statin Patients in the REDUCE-IT REVASC analyses presented as a late-breaking study at SCAI 2020. Photo by Dave Fornell

Icosapent Ethyl (Vascepa) significantly reduces revascularizations in statin patients based on data from the REDUCE-IT REVASC analyses, presented as a late-breaking study at SCAI 2020. Photo by Dave Fornell

News | Pharmaceuticals | May 17, 2020
May 17, 2020 – Patients with high lipid levels have an increased risk for ischemic events, despite statin therapy....
The Boston Scientific Synergy stent uses a unique abluminal, bioresorbable drug-carrier polymer that dissolves after the vessel wall has healed months after the stent is implanted. Stent polymers have been implicated in cases of late-stent thrombosis, which required patients with DES to stay on dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT). This study looked at using the device as a way to shorten DAPT duration. #SCAI2020

The Boston Scientific Synergy stent uses a unique abluminal, bioresorbable drug-carrier polymer that dissolves after the vessel wall has healed months after the stent is implanted. Stent polymers have been implicated in cases of late-stent thrombosis, which required patients with DES to stay on dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT). This study looked at using the device as a way to shorten DAPT duration.

News | Stents | May 17, 2020
May 17, 2020 – A new study sought to reveal whether drug-eluting stents (DES) coated with bioabsorbable polymer (BP)...
Cindy Grines Becomes SCAI President in 2020. #SCAI2020
News | SCAI | May 17, 2020
May 17, 2020 — Cindy Grines, M.D., MSCAI, a world-renowned physician credited for pioneering percutaneous coronary...
The protocol chart for the LATIN STEMI telecardiology program.

The protocol chart for the LATIN STEMI telecardiology program.

News | Telecardiology | May 15, 2020
May 15, 2020 – A groundbreaking trial recently examined the viability of telemedicine for remote guidance of a...
An OCT intracoronary image showing instent restenosis. The white spots in the vessel wall casting shadows are the stent struts. OCT image data might be used in the future to assess FFR to determine the severity of lesions and determine if they need to be stented.

An OCT intracoronary image showing instent restenosis. The white spots in the vessel wall casting shadows are the stent struts. OCT image data might be used in the future to assess FFR to determine the severity of lesions and determine if they need to be stented.

News | FFR Technologies | May 15, 2020
May 15, 2020 – A late-breaking study aimed to evaluate whether optical coherence tomography (OCT) can predict...
CMS now reimburses for outpatient center same-day percutenous coronary intervention but SCAI says quality guidelines need to be met. SCAI Expert Consensus Statement on Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest. Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Feature | Cath Lab | May 15, 2020
May 15, 2020 – The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) issued a position statement on the...
New York City newspaper headlines from April 1, 2020, and masked police officers at a subway station in Manhattan clearly outline the issues facing the city's hospitals during the height of COVID-19 pandemic in New York. Photo by Mike Borchardt. How Cardiology Dealt With the COVID-19 Surge in New York City

New York City newspaper headlines from April 1, 2020, and masked police officers at a subway station in Manhattan clearly outline the issues facing the city's hospitals during the height of COVID-19 pandemic in New York. Photo by Mike Borchardt.

Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | May 14, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
Over the past three months COVID-19 has dominated nearly all healthcare news, so it is not surprising that the virus...
Ehtisham Mahmud, M.D., FSCAI, president of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) and chief, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at UC San Diego Medical Center,
Podcast | Cath Lab | May 13, 2020
This podcast is an interview with Ehtisham Mahmud, M.D., FSCAI, president of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography...