Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

This channel includes news, interventions, and new technology innovations for peripheral artery diease, PAD and critical limb ischemia. 

The FDA-Cleared XO Score is different. XO Score technology allows users to convert basic angioplasty balloons in the hospital's existing inventory into sophisticated scoring, cutting, and infusion/delivery devices. 

The FDA-Cleared XO Score is different. XO Score technology allows users to convert basic angioplasty balloons in the hospital's existing inventory into sophisticated scoring, cutting, and infusion/delivery devices. 

News | Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) | November 13, 2020
November 13, 2020 — The new U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared XO Score system was successfully used to...
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Boston Scientific Ranger Drug-coated Balloon, developed for the treatment of patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) in the superficial femoral artery (SFA) and proximal popliteal artery (PPA).  
News | Drug-Eluting Balloons | November 03, 2020
November 3, 2020 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Boston Scientific Ranger Drug-coated...
Some of the device technologies discussed in the TCT 2020 late-breaking trial sessions. Top left, the  Medtronic Resolute Onyx stent was the first stent to receive FDA clearance for short duration dual-antiplatelet therapy, which was a big topic and subject of several sessions. Lower left, the Keystone TriGuard 3 TAVR embolic protection device did not demonstrate superiority over TAVR without use of embolic protection. Top right, the Abbott MitraClip. Acurate neo TAVR valve. #TCTconnect #TCT2020

Some of the device technologies discussed in the TCT 2020 late-breaking trial sessions. Top left, the Medtronic Resolute Onyx stent was the first stent to receive FDA clearance for short duration dual-antiplatelet therapy, which was a big topic and subject of several sessions. Lower left, the Keystone TriGuard 3 TAVR embolic protection device did not demonstrate superiority over TAVR without use of embolic protection. Top right, the Abbott MitraClip was the subject of two studies, including use to aid heart transplant patients. Bottom right, the Boston Scientific Acurate neo TAVR valve performed below the Sapien 3 and CoreValve Evolut.

Feature | TCT | October 29, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
Here are some of the key takeaways from the late-breaking interventional cardiology and structural heart trials...
A large subgroup analysis of the VOYAGER PAD randomized clinical trial showed neither a mortality risk nor benefit associated with the use of paclitaxel drug-coated devices (DCD) in the treatment of peripheral artery disease (PAD). The study also found that the benefit of rivaroxaban use on reducing ischemic limb and cardiovascular outcomes was consistent regardless of whether a DCD was used. #TCT2020 #TCTconnect
Feature | Cath Lab | October 18, 2020
October 18, 2020 – A large subgroup analysis of a randomized clinical trial showed neither a mortality risk nor benefit...
The first results from the IN.PACT Below the Knee (BTK) Study, a feasibility study assessing the safety and effectiveness of the Medtronic  IN.PACT 0.014 drug-coated balloon (DCB) in critical limb ischemia (CLI) subjects with chronic total occlusion (CTO) in the infrapopliteal arteries. The data were presented in the Late-Breaking Clinical Trial Sessions at 2020 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) Connect virtual symposium of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF). #TCTconnect #TCT2020
News | Drug-Eluting Balloons | October 18, 2020
October 18, 2020 – The first results from the IN.PACT Below the Knee (BTK) Study, a feasibility study assessing the...
Philips introduced the QuickClear Mechanical Thrombectomy System. It is a simple thrombectomy solution provides physicians with an all-in-one, single-use aspiration catheter and pump system.

Philips introduced the QuickClear Mechanical Thrombectomy System. It is a simple thrombectomy solution provides physicians with an all-in-one, single-use aspiration catheter and pump system.

News | Thrombectomy Devices | September 25, 2020
September 25, 2020 — Philips Healthcare launched its QuickClear mechanical thrombectomy system. The compact, single-use...
News | Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO) | September 14, 2020
September 14, 2020 — Avinger received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its...
The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) granted a New Technology Add-on Payment (NTAP) for the Boston Scientific Eluvia Drug-Eluting Vascular Stent System as part of the 2021 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS). 
News | Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) | September 04, 2020
September 4, 2020 — The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) granted a New Technology Add-on Payment (...
Abbott Espirit BTK Bioresorbable stent, or bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) measures 99 microns and is made from poly-L-lactide (PLLA), a semi-crystalline bioresorbable polymer engineered to resist vessel recoil and provide a platform for drug delivery. Abbott Absorb

Abbott Espirit BTK Bioresorbable stent, or bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) measures 99 microns and is made from poly-L-lactide (PLLA), a semi-crystalline bioresorbable polymer engineered to resist vessel recoil and provide a platform for drug delivery.

Feature | Stents Bioresorbable | September 03, 2020
September 3, 2020 — Abbott today announced the start of the LIFE-BTK clinical trial to evaluate the safety and...
Rotarex S rotational atherectomy system

The Rotarex S rotational atherectomy system.

News | Atherectomy Devices | July 20, 2020
July 20, 2020 – BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) recently completed the acquisition of Straub Medical AG, a privately...
he 36-month results from Veryan Medical’s MIMICS-2 study for the BioMimics 3D femoropopliteal stent showed low rates of revascularization and compared very favorably to current standards of care.  The results were presented by Professor Thomas Zeller, M.D., University Heart Centre Freiburg, Bad Krozingen, Germany at the CX 2020 Live conference.   
News | Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) | June 16, 2020
June 16, 2020 — The 36-month results from Veryan Medical’s MIMICS-2 study for the BioMimics 3D femoropopliteal stent...
The VOYAGER PAD trial showed patients with symptomatic peripheral artery disease (PAD) who took the blood thinner rivaroxaban with aspirin after undergoing a procedure to treat blocked arteries in the leg had a 15 percent reduction in the risk of major adverse limb and cardiovascular events when compared with those receiving aspirin alone. #ACC20

The VOYAGER PAD trial showed patients with symptomatic peripheral artery disease (PAD) who took the blood thinner rivaroxaban with aspirin after undergoing a procedure to treat blocked arteries in the leg had a 15 percent reduction in the risk of major adverse limb and cardiovascular events when compared with those receiving aspirin alone.

News | Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) | March 28, 2020
March 28, 2020 — People with symptomatic peripheral artery disease (PAD) who took the blood thinner rivaroxaban with...
Medicare, CMS, calls for cancelling or postponing all elective or non-essential medical procedures, test and surgeries due to COVID-19. #COVID19 #SARcov2 #coronavirus #cardiology
Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | March 20, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
March 20, 2020 — The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced March 18, 2020, that all elective...
A CSI Diamondabck 360 atheretectomy system in use during a cath lab procedure at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Photo by Dave Fornell

A CSI Diamondabck 360 atheretectomy system in use during a cath lab procedure at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Photo by Dave Fornell

News | Atherectomy Devices | February 13, 2020
February 13, 2020 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued its final guidance on "Peripheral Vascular...
The Boston Scientific Eluvia self-expanding, drug-eluting, peripheral stent.

The Boston Scientific Eluvia self-expanding, drug-eluting, peripheral stent.

Feature | Stents | February 11, 2020 | Saloni Walimbe
Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are among the leading causes of death across the globe. For patients suffering from high...