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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).

FDA Clears XableCath Crossing Catheters
Technology | Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO) | January 30, 2019

January 30, 2019 — XableCath Inc., announced that its XableCath blunt and abrasion tip catheters were cleared by the...

Thubrikar Announces First-in-Human Implant of Optimum TAVI System
News | Heart Valve Technology | January 29, 2019

January 29, 2019 — Thubrikar Aortic Valve Inc. announced the first human implant of the Optimum TAV using their...

The Medtronic Resolute Integrity drug-eluting stent is among the top three stents on the U.S. market. Outcomes for these stents are very similar, so the stents have largely become a commodity product purchased on price rather than clinical data. Stent advances and new stent technologies.

The Medtronic Resolute Integrity drug-eluting stent (DES) is among the top three stents on the U.S. market. Outcomes for these stents are very similar, so the stents have largely become a commodity product purchased on price rather than clinical data.

Feature | Stents | January 29, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor

There was a lot of hype and high hopes pinned on bioresorbable stent technologies as the way of the future two years...

An example of multimodality image fusion with live angiography to enhance soft-tissue visualization during complex procedures. This example is from Siemen's new TrueFusion software released in 2018. Advances in angiography imaging.

An example of multimodality image fusion with live angiography to enhance soft-tissue visualization during complex procedures. This example is from Siemen's new TrueFusion software released in 2018. 

Feature | Angiography | January 28, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor

There are a few recent trends in X-ray...

First Tendyne Transcatheter Mitral Valve Implanted in New York
News | Heart Valve Technology | January 28, 2019

January 28, 2019 — Lenox Hill Hospital is the first hospital in New York City to successfully implant Abbott’s...

Philips Releases Three-Year Data on Stellarex Drug-Coated Balloon
News | Drug-Eluting Balloons | January 28, 2019

January 28, 2019 — Philips announced the latest pooled analysis of patient-level data of over 2,300 patients treated...

The safety of paclitaxel-eluting stents and drug-coated balloons was called into question in a recent study that showed higher mortality rates after two years. The Cook Zilver PTX paclitaxel-eluting peripheral stent is among the devices included in that study.

The safety of paclitaxel-eluting stents and drug-coated balloons was called into question in a recent study that showed higher mortality rates after two years. The Cook Zilver PTX paclitaxel-eluting peripheral stent is among the devices included in that study.

Feature | Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) | January 25, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor

The anti-proliferative drug paclitaxel has been used as a coating on coronary stents to prevent restenosis since...

An assortment of Boston Scientific AngioJet rheolytic thrombectomy catheters. These devices use high-velocity saline jets to entrain thrombus, resulting in microfragmentation and removal. Thrombectomy is also referred to as embolectomy.

An assortment of Boston Scientific AngioJet rheolytic thrombectomy catheters. These devices use high-velocity saline jets to entrain thrombus, resulting in microfragmentation and removal.

Feature | Thrombectomy Devices | January 22, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor

Catheter-based blood clot removal a decade ago was a standard of care for acute coronary revascularization, but...

The Indian-made SMT SuperFlex stent. SMT has been developing stents and other interventional products designed to be a more affordable, home-grown option for the growing Indian market.

The Indian-made SMT SuperFlex stent. SMT has been developing stents and other interventional products designed to be a more affordable, home-grown option for the growing Indian market.

News | Stents | January 22, 2019

The rise cardiovascular disease has been instrumental in fueling the coronary stent market share in the past few...

This is 3-D blood flow view of blood flow through the chambers of a fetal heart using the GE Healthcare fetalHQ analysis software. #RSNA18 #RSNA #RSNA2018

This is a 3-D view of blood flow through the chambers of a fetal heart using the GE Healthcare fetalHQ analysis software.

Feature | RSNA | January 17, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor

Many of the latest advances in cardiovascular imaging technologies are unveiled each year at the...

Philips Launches Azurion With FlexArm
Technology | Angiography | January 17, 2019

January 17, 2019 — Philips announced the launch of Azurion with FlexArm, designed to enhance positioning flexibility...

FDA Issues Letter About Paclitaxel Coated Balloons and Eluting Stents
News | Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) | January 17, 2019

January 17, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a letter...

Cerenovus Launches Global Registry for EmboTrap II Revascularization Device
News | Thrombectomy Devices | January 16, 2019

January 16, 2019 — Cerenovus, of Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, recently launched the EXCELLENT...

Shockwave Initiates U.S. Pivotal Study for Coronary Intravascular Lithotripsy
News | Cath Lab | January 16, 2019

January 16, 2019 — Shockwave Medical Inc. has initiated its U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Investigational...

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