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).

NZ Technologies Announces First Peer-Reviewed Paper on TIPSO AirPad
News | Interventional Radiology | March 25, 2019

March 25, 2019 — NZ Technologies Inc. announced the first published clinical review on its TIPSO technology’s...

TAVR Outperforms Surgery in Younger, Low-Risk Aortic Stenosis Patients
News | Heart Valve Technology | March 22, 2019

March 22, 2019 — Among patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis at low surgical risk,...

The most recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance was Siemens Healthineers high-sensitivity troponin I assays (TnIH) for the Atellica IM and ADVIA Centaur XP/XPT in vitro diagnostic analyzers. The test helps in the early diagnosis of myocardial infarctions without the need for serial tropic testing. The time to first results is 10 minutes.

The most recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance was Siemens Healthineers high-sensitivity troponin I assays (TnIH) for the Atellica IM and ADVIA Centaur XP/XPT in vitro diagnostic analyzers. The test helps in the early diagnosis of myocardial infarctions without the need for serial tropic testing. The time to first results is 10 minutes. 

Feature | Cardiac Diagnostics | March 22, 2019 | Linda C. Rogers, Ph.D.

Troponins are a family of proteins found in skeletal and heart (cardiac) muscle fibers that produce muscular...

At #ACC.19, Siemens unveiled a version of its go.Top platform optimized for cardiovascular imaging. The newly packaged scanner can generate the data needed to do CT-based FFR (fractional flow reserve).

At #ACC.19, Siemens unveiled a version of its go.Top platform optimized for cardiovascular imaging. The newly packaged scanner can generate the data needed to do CT-based FFR (fractional flow reserve). Photo by Greg Freiherr

Feature | Cardiac Imaging | March 22, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr

Reflecting a trend toward the increased use of ...

Cook Medical Recalls Transseptal Needle Due to Risk of Detached Plastic Fragments
News | Cath Lab | March 20, 2019

March 20, 2019 — Cook Medical is recalling one lot of its...

The opening late-breaking trial at ACC 2019 is the Apple Heart Study, a large-scale, app-based study to identify atrial fibrillation using a smartwatch. Earlier, smaller trials showed this approach might be used in a population health application to proactively identify AFib patients earlier.

Feature | ACC | March 19, 2019

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) released a list of the...

HeartFlow Analysis Successfully Stratifies Heart Disease Patients at One Year
News | FFR Technologies | March 19, 2019

March 19, 2019 — Late-breaking results confirm the HeartFlow FFRct (...

SyncVision iFR Co-registration from Philips Healthcare maps iFR pressure readings onto angiogram.

SyncVision iFR Co-registration from Philips Healthcare maps iFR pressure readings onto angiogram. Results from an international study presented at #ACC19 show that pressure readings in coronary arteries may identify locations of stenoses remaining after cardiac cath interventions.

Feature | Cardiac Imaging | March 18, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr

As many as one in four patients who undergo cath lab interventions can benefit from a technology that identifies the...

ACC Launches Transcatheter Valve Certification
News | Heart Valve Technology | March 14, 2019

March 14, 2019 — Beginning in mid-2019, hospitals performing...

FDA Approves MitraClip for Use in Heart Failure Patients With Functional Mitral Regurgitation
Feature | Heart Valve Technology | March 14, 2019 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor

March 14, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the MitraClip...

William T. Abraham, M.D., Joins V-Wave as Chief Medical Officer

William T. Abraham, M.D., in an interview with DAIC Editor Dave Fornell at TCT 2016.

News | Heart Failure | March 12, 2019

March 12, 2019 — V-Wave Ltd. announced that renowned heart failure cardiologist...

Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve Therapy Market Poised for Growth
News | Heart Valve Technology | March 07, 2019

March 7, 2019 — Rising incidence of ...

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