TCT

This channel contains news about the annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) conference presented by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF). It includes coverage from the annual meeting and links CRF news. TCT is the premier conference for the subspecialty of interventional cardiology, including the new subspecialty areas of transcatheter structural heart procedures. 

Videos | Congenital Heart | October 04, 2016
This video, provided by Xeltis, demonstrates the world’s first bioresorbable heart valve enabling cardiovascular...
Keystone Heart, TriGuard Embolic Protection Device, Neuro-TAVR study, brain lesions, American Journal of Cardiology
News | Heart Valve Technology | October 03, 2016
October 3, 2016 — Keystone Heart Ltd. announced data recently published in the American Journal of Cardiology...
Transesophageal Echo, TEE. Interventional echocardiography, interventional echo, Philips, CX50

Transesophageal echo (TEE) has become an essential part of the new transcatheter structrual heart therapies, giving rise to a new sub-speciality of interventional echocardiography.  

Feature | Cath Lab Navigation Aids | September 21, 2016 | Dave Fornell
The rapid growth of transcatheter structural heart procedures and the need for increased use of echocardiography as an...
lithoplasty, lithotripsy for arteries

The Shockwave Medical Lithoplasty system combines a balloon catheter with tiny lithotripsy electrodes that emit pulses to crack and break up calcium in peripheral arteries.

Technology | Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) | September 16, 2016
September 16, 2016 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted market clearance for Shockwave Medical’s...
The Medtronic's TurboHawk atherectomy system. Covidien, Medtronic, TurboHawk, Atherectomy system

The Medtronic TurboHawk atherectomy system. 

Feature | Atherectomy Devices | August 18, 2016 | Dave Fornell
Due to poor outcomes from percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) ballooning of vessels alone, or of stenting in...
Sapien III, Sapien 3, PARTNER III, FDA approval, expanded indication, intermediate risk patients

The Sapien 3 valve has a skirt of fabric at its base that has significantly reduced issues of paravalvular leak, which was an issue with the first generation Sapien device. 

Feature | Heart Valve Technology | August 18, 2016 | Dave Fornell
August 18, 2016 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the indications for both the Edwards...
Corindus Corpath, Acist Medical RXi and CVi, Fairview Southdale Hospital, Minnesota, cath lab
News | Cath Lab | August 17, 2016
August 17, 2016 — Corindus Vascular Robotics Inc. and Acist Medical Systems Inc. are providing Fairview Southdale...
Cath lab radiation dose, dose reduction, cath lab staff radiation dose
Feature | Radiation Dose Management | August 09, 2016 | Dave Fornell
In the past few years, concern has skyrocketed from interventional cardiologists and cath lab staff over radiation dose...
DyeVer, Osprey, Ospray, contrast reduction system
News | Cath Lab | August 05, 2016
August 5, 2016 — Osprey Medical Inc. said it received commitments from investors for approximately $28 million...
CoreValve Evolut R, intermediate risk patients, european approval, CE mark
Feature | Heart Valve Technology | August 04, 2016
August 4, 2016 — Medtronic announced CE (Conformité Européenne) mark market clearnace for the self-expanding,...
Rex medical, Closer Vascular Sealing System, VSS, vascular closure, bioresorbable vascular closure device

A close up view of the Rex Medical Closer Vascular Sealing System components.

Technology | Vascular Closure Devices | August 03, 2016
August 3, 2016 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted market clearance to Rex Medical’s...
Gore, Tigris stent, fluoropolymer nitinol stent, peripheral artery disease

The Gore Tigris is a dual-component stent with a unique fluoropolymer / nitinol design.

Technology | Stents Peripheral | August 02, 2016
August 2, 2016 —The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted market clearance for W. L. Gore & Associates’...
bioresorbable stent, bioabsorbable stent, Absorb BVS, visualizing bioresorbable stents

A comparison of how the Abbott Absorb BVS appears with intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) on the left, and optical coherence tomography (OCT) of the right. The stent is difficult to visualize and sizing is critical, so both modalities can help in bioresorbable stent measurements and to confirm stent apposition. Left image from the Volcano IVUS system and the right image from St. Jude Medical's OCT system.

Feature | Stents Bioresorbable | July 21, 2016 | Alphonse Ambrosia, D.O.
Some have labeled bioresorbable scaffolds (BRS), also known as bioresorbable stents, as the fourth evolution of...
TITAN II Trial, Carillon Mitral Contour System, Cardiac Dimensions, Open Heart journal, functional mitral regurgitation, FMR
News | Annuloplasty Rings | July 20, 2016
July 20, 2016 — New data from the TITAN II trial confirm the safety and efficacy of the Carillon Mitral Contour System...
VentureMed Group, Flex Scoring Catheter, FDA approval, peripheral arterial disease, PAD, endovascular treatment
Technology | Catheters | July 13, 2016
July 13, 2016 — VentureMed Group Ltd., specializing in devices for the endovascular treatment of peripheral arterial...