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 | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | June 28, 2018

This is a demonstration of the the Philips TrueVue photo-realistic rendering and lighting source technology. This...

William O'Neill, M.D., unveils the Detroit Cardiogenic Shock Initiative at Henry Ford Hospital. The program uses new protocols to reduce cardiogenic shock mortality by 50 percent by using early hemodyanmic support.

William O'Neill, M.D., unveils the Detroit Cardiogenic Shock Initiative at Henry Ford Hospital. The program uses new protocols to reduce cardiogenic shock mortality by 50 percent by using early hemodyanmic support. 

Feature | Hemodynamic Support Devices | June 22, 2018 | Dave Fornell, Editor

About 50 percent of patients in cardiogenic shock do not survive, and account for about 90,000 heart attack patients...

Amaranth's Fortitute bioresorbable stent scaffold. The company is developing smaller strut BRS.  Data presented at EuroPCR 2018
Feature | Stents Bioresorbable | June 19, 2018

June 19, 2018 – Amaranth Medical offered new details about its 85-micron Defiance bioresorbable scaffold (BRS)...

FDA Approves 200, 250 Millimeter In.Pact Admiral Drug Coated Balloons
Technology | Drug-Eluting Balloons | June 15, 2018

June 15, 2018 — Medtronic plc has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for 200mm and 250mm...

FDA Issues Draft Guidances for Premarket Testing and Labeling for Guidewires, Intravascular Catheters and Delivery Systems
News | Guidewires | June 14, 2018

June 14, 2018 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released the following two draft guidance documents:...

Henry Ford Hospital First in Michigan to Perform Cardioband Mitral Valve Procedure

An angiography image showing the catheter-based implantation of the Cardioband annuloplasty ring using corkscrew shaped anchors.

News | Heart Valve Technology | June 13, 2018

June 13, 2018 — Henry Ford Hospital is one of 17 U.S. trial sites using a...

The Emboliner Embolic Protection Catheteris designed to capture debris released from the valve and vessel walls during transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedures.

The Emboliner Embolic Protection Catheter is designed to capture debris released from the valve and vessel walls during transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedures. It allows for the passage of other catheters during TAVR procedures. 

News | Embolic Protection Devices | June 07, 2018

June 7, 2018 — The first clinical cases have been completed where the Emboliner...

Maquet Datascope Corp. is recalling the CardioSave Hybrid Intra-aortic Balloon Pump (IABP).

The touchscreen Maquet Datascope CardioSave Hybrid Intra-aortic Balloon Pump (IABP) system console.

News | Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumps (IABP) | June 06, 2018

June 6, 2018 — Maquet Datascope Corp. said it is recalling the CardioSave Hybrid Intra-aortic Balloon Pump (IABP)...

How to reduce radiation exposure in the cath lab fluoroscopy. Imaging system in photo is a Philips XperFlex.
Feature | Angiography | June 06, 2018 | Dave Fornell, Editor

June 6, 2018 — Here is a checklist of dose-sparing practices for angiographic X-ray imaging used in the cath lab....

Radiation dose monitoring for angiography on the Canon Infinix angiography system. Radiation dose tracking in cardiology.

An example of a real-time patient radiation dose tracking system available for Canon's angiography imaging system. Systems like this can show cumulative dose to the patient's skin as a reminder to rotate the C-arm to new positions to prevent burns during long procedures. These types of systems also can help track patient dose and the location of that dose to be included as part of their electronic patient record. This data also enables quality assurance assessments.

Feature | Radiation Dose Management | June 01, 2018 | Dave Fornell, Editor

A new consensus document on how to mitigate radiation exposure in cardiac imaging for both patients and staff was...

Abbott Portico transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) performed well PORTICO I real-world study. #EuroPCR
News | Heart Valve Technology | June 01, 2018

June 1, 2018 –  Use of the Abbott Portico transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) therapy was associated with...

Severe radiation burn caused by extended X-ray angiography in the same location in the cath lab. Controlling cath lab radiation dose was a big topic in, with three articles on this subject making the top 20 list.

A severe radiation burn caused by extended X-ray angiography in the same location during an interventional procedure in the cath lab. Controlling cath lab radiation dose was a big topic this past month, with three articles on this subject making the top 20 list. This image is a figure included in the new joint cardiology society consensus document on radiation from medical imaging from the third story on this list.

Feature | June 01, 2018 | Dave Fornell, Editor

June 1, 2018 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC)...

Paradise Renal Denervation System Shows Significant Blood Pressure Reduction in Hypertensive Patients. PCR, #euroPCR 2018
News | Renal Denervation | May 30, 2018

May 31, 2018 – ReCor Medical announced that the RADIANCE-HTN SOLO...

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