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 Abiomed Impella percutaneous heart pump during a procedure at Henry Ford Hospital.

The Abiomed Impella percutaneous heart pump during a procedure at Henry Ford Hospital.

Podcast | Hemodynamic Support Devices | May 02, 2019

This podcast is a discussion with ...

As interventional procedures become more complex, one of the biggest issues is the ability of operators to see the devices they are using in the soft tissue anatomy that is mostly invisible under 2-D fluoroscopy. Several companies have developed new navigation aids, including multimodality fusion imaging software from Philips, GE and Siemens. This image shows a new system being developed by Centerline Biomedical. There is a more detailed image below.

As interventional procedures become more complex, one of the biggest issues is the ability of operators to see the devices they are using in the soft tissue anatomy that is mostly invisible under 2-D fluoroscopy. Several companies have developed new navigation aids, including multimodality fusion imaging software from Philips, GE and Siemens. This image shows a new system being developed by Centerline Biomedical. There is a more detailed image below. 

Feature | Cath Lab Navigation Aids | May 02, 2019 | Vikash Goel

When Andreas Grüntzig, father of...

A comparison of the first photo of a black hole (left) and a nuclear myocardial perfusion exam. This imaging is also referred to as nuclear cardiology, molecular imaging, nuclear heart scan, PET, SPECT cardiac exam.

Anyone involved in cardiac imaging was surprised to see the first image of a black hole (left), because of its very familiar appearance to a nuclear myocardial perfusion exam. This was the subject of a blog, which rapidly became the most read piece of DAIC content in April 2019. 

Feature | May 01, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor, and A.J. Connell

May 1, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC)...

The Aortic intra-aortic axial flow pump is designed to unload the heart and increase renal perfusion in heart failure patients experiencing cardiorenal syndrome.

The Aortic intra-aortic axial flow pump is designed to unload the heart and increase renal perfusion in heart failure patients experiencing cardiorenal syndrome.

Feature | Heart Failure | April 29, 2019 | Will Clifton, M.D.

The heart and kidneys are inextricably linked through a diverse web of hemodynamic, neural and hormonal mechanisms....

Edwards Recalls Miller and Fogarty Balloon Dilation Atrioseptostomy Catheters
News | Congenital Heart | April 29, 2019

April 29, 2019 — Edwards Lifesciences is recalling the Miller Balloon Atrioseptostomy Catheter and Fogarty Dilation...

Patient Lillian Keavey speaks with Henry Ford cardiologists William O'Neill and Dee Dee Wang about her case. She was the 1,000th patients at Henry Ford to have their procedure guided by 3-D print.

Patient Lillian Keavey speaks with Henry Ford cardiologists William O'Neill and Dee Dee Wang about her case. She was the 1,000th patients at Henry Ford to have their procedure guided by 3-D print.

News | Medical 3-D Printing | April 26, 2019

April 26, 2019 — A 72-year-old woman from northern Michigan became...

Figure 1: A computed tomography angiography (CTA) study performed for transcatheter aortic valve replacement planning.  Interventional imagers created and interpret these images as part of the heart team.

Figure 1: A computed tomography angiography (CTA) study performed for transcatheter aortic valve replacement planning. The aortic valve is trileaflet with significant calcification (A). Annular measurements are performed to determine valve sizing (B). Coronary artery height is measured to predict the risk of coronary artery obstruction (C).  

Feature | Structural Heart | April 24, 2019 | Nadeen N. Faza, M.D., Dee Dee Wang, M.D., Joao Cavalcante, M.D., Andrew D. Choi, M.D., Jeffrey B. Geske, M.D., and Stephen H. Little, M.D.
Recent months have signaled a new and exciting era in the dynamic world of...
Orchestra BioMed Receives FDA Breakthrough Device Designation for Virtue Sirolimus-eluting Balloon
Technology | Drug-Eluting Balloons | April 24, 2019

April 24, 2019 —  Orchestra BioMed Inc. has secured Breakthrough Device designation by the U.S. Food and Drug...

Boston Scientific Receives FDA Approval for Lotus Edge Aortic Valve System
Feature | Heart Valve Technology | April 23, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor

April 23, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Boston Scientific Lotus Edge...

Mobility May Predict Elderly Heart Attack Survivors' Repeat Hospital Stays
News | Cath Lab | April 23, 2019

April 23, 2019 – Determining which elderly ...

FDA Releases New Guidance on Medical Devices Containing Nitinol
News | Cath Lab | April 18, 2019

April 18, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration published a draft guidance titled, “...

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