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).

A patient case study showing a venous ulcer formation 18 months following thermal ablation varicose vein treatment in the GSV. The patient was treated with Varithena polidocanol endovenous microfoam chemical-ablation. Images show baseline prior to treatment (right), followed by one, four and six weeks after treatment. The treatment is also called sclerotherapy.

A patient case study showing a venous ulcer formation 18 months following thermal ablation varicose vein treatment in the GSV. The patient was treated with Varithena polidocanol endovenous microfoam chemical-ablation. Images show baseline prior to treatment (right), followed by one, four and six weeks after treatment.

Feature | Venous Therapies | April 30, 2018 | Tif Siragusa, M.D.

The introduction of thermal ablation revolutionized the treatment of varicose veins, yet recurrence remains a...

Intact Vascular Announces $20 Million Series C Financing
News | Stents Peripheral | April 27, 2018

April 27, 2018 — Intact Vascular Inc. recently closed a Series C financing totaling $20 million. This financing is...

HeartFlow FFRct Analysis Added to ITP Payment Program in the U.K.
News | FFR Technologies | April 25, 2018

April 25, 2018 — HeartFlow Inc. announced that the National Health Service (NHS) England has chosen the HeartFlow...

Emboline Inc. Completes Funding for TAVR Embolic Protection Trial
News | Embolic Protection Devices | April 20, 2018

April 20, 2018 — Emerging medical device company Emboline Inc. announced it has completed a Series B funding round...

A CT scan assessment of the femoral access route challenges for a recent Central DuPage Hospital TAVR candidate. This image and the measurements were discussed by the heart team during its weekly meeting to determine if the TAVR delivery catheters could navigate the disease femoral artery and what options might best serve this patient.

A CT scan assessment of the femoral access route challenges for a recent Central DuPage Hospital TAVR candidate. This image and the measurements were discussed by the heart team during its weekly meeting to determine if the TAVR delivery catheters could navigate the disease femoral artery and what options might best serve this patient. 

 

Feature | Heart Valve Technology | April 20, 2018 | Dave Fornell

While there is fear by many about the trend of hospitals consolidating into larger healthcare systems, one advantage...

360 Photos | Cath Lab | April 20, 2018

A 360 degree view of the newest cath lab at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, Ill., located...

A transcaval access TAVR procedure, showing a guide wire in the vena cava and a snare located in the aorta to pull the guide wire through.

A transcaval access TAVR procedure, showing a guide wire in the vena cava and a snare located in the aorta to pull the guide wire through.

Feature | Heart Valve Technology | April 19, 2018 | Dave Fornell

Patient selection for who is best suited for a...

SCAI Announces Global Lecture Series for 2018 Scientific Sessions
News | Cath Lab | April 18, 2018

April 18, 2018 — Many of the world’s leading interventional cardiologists and cardiovascular professionals will...

Videos | Heart Valve Technology | April 18, 2018

Northwestern Medicine has purchased several smaller Chicago suburban hospitals in the past few years to expand its...

FDA Approves Abbotts Perclose ProGlide Suture-Mediated Closure System for Femoral Vein Closures
Technology | Vascular Closure Devices | April 17, 2018

April 17, 2018 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced market approval for the Abbott Perclose...

Serial coronary angiograms of the representative case treated with shockwave intravascular lithotripsy.

Figure 1. Serial coronary angiograms of the representative case treated with shockwave intravascular lithotripsy.

Feature | Cath Lab | April 16, 2018 | Azeem Latib, M.D.

Over the last decade, there have been considerable developments in procedural techniques and technology facilitating...

Medtronic Announces Renal Denervation Pivotal Trial for Hypertension Treatment
News | Renal Denervation | April 16, 2018

April 16, 2018 — Medtronic plc announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to begin an...

Radiation exposure in the cath lab is a major concern for interventional cardiologists, cath lab techs and nurses. Jeff Zagoudis
Blog | Cath Lab | April 12, 2018

The biggest workplace concern for interventional cardiologists and cath lab staff is their daily exposure to...

Abbott Initiates ILUMIEN IV Trial
News | Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) | April 11, 2018

April 11, 2018 — Abbott today announced the initiation of a...

Vascade Vascular Closure System Approved for Femoral Vein Closure
Technology | Vascular Closure Devices | April 10, 2018

April 10, 2018 – Cardiva Medical announced the company received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for...

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