Hybrid OR

This channel includes news and new technology innovations connected with hybrid operating rooms, also referred to as hybrid ORs, hybrid cath labs or hybid interventional suites. These rooms combine catheterization lab and OR technologies and requirements fro both open surgical and transcatherer procedures.

Feature | March 19, 2012 | Dave Fornell

In the past decade, there has been a major push toward minimally invasive cardiac procedures. In the cath lab,...

During robot-assisted heart surgery, a doctor sits at a remote console controlling the robotic instruments, which use small, precise movements to perform the surgery.

Feature | March 19, 2012 | Dave Fornell

Transcatheter heart valves are viewed as the...

Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Ga., focuses its hybrid OR use on endovascular aortic repair (EVAR), but also performs carotid stenting and ASD closure procedures.

Feature | March 16, 2012 | Dave Fornell

Hospitals that have built multimillion-dollar, specialized cardiovascular...

Technology | March 01, 2012

March 1, 2012 – Steris Corp. announced they will collaborate with device manufacturer St. Jude Medical Inc. on the...

Technology | February 24, 2012

February 24, 2012 — 3-D Surgical Solutions LLC and Wheaton Franciscan-The Wisconsin Heart Hospital Campus announced...

A big trend in angiography system enhancements is the ability to overlay 3-D reconstructed images from CT datasets on top of the live angiographic image to aid procedural navigation, as shown her in Toshiba's 3-D Roadmapping software.

Feature | February 16, 2012 | Dave Fornell

As catheter-based, minimally invasive procedures expand rapidly beyond treatment of the coronary arteries into all...

Blog | February 07, 2012

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Feature | February 01, 2012 | Dave Fornell

Based on my observations and those of the doctors on the Diagnostic & Interventional Cardiology Editorial...

Philips received FDA clearance in December 2011 for its Heart Navigator TAVI planning and image guidance tool.

Feature | February 01, 2012 | Dave Fornell

With the approval of the Sapien valve in November 2011, transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) technology is...

Blog | December 20, 2011

Vendors showcase the latest medical imaging technological advances each year during the annual Radiological Society...

News | December 19, 2011

December 19, 2011 – The role of cardiovascular ultrasound in the catheterization laboratory has never been...

Technology | December 13, 2011

December 13, 2011 – Steris and Toshiba America Medical Systems formed an alliance to offer advanced vascular,...

News | December 09, 2011

December 9, 2011 — Maquet announced Thursday it has restructured its U.S. Sales and Services Unit to meet the...

The Edwards Sapien valve receive FDA clearance in November 2011. However, the FDA is is putting strict limitations on who can perform implantations and which patients can receive them.

Feature | November 22, 2011 | Julie McLaughlin, Senior Analyst, Millennium Research Group

Transcatheter aortic valve repair (TAVR) — also commonly referred to as transcatheter aortic valve implantation (...

Technology | November 02, 2011

November 2, 2011 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved the first transcatheter aortic heart...

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