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. 

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...
Absorb, bioresorbable stent, FDA approval, FDA approves, FDA clears, dissolving stent

The Abbott Absorb is the first bioresorbable stent to be cleared for use in the United States. 

Technology | Stents Bioresorbable | July 05, 2016 | Dave Fornell
July 5, 2016 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the first fully bioresorbable coronary stent for...
Videos | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | June 28, 2016
Interview with Rebecca Hahn, M.D., FASE, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, at the American Society of...
Videos | Stents Bioresorbable | April 12, 2016
Gregg Stone, M.D., director of cardiovascular research and education at Columbia University Medical Center / New York-...
radial access, robotic navigation
Feature | Radial Access | March 28, 2016 | Amir Kaki M.D., FACC, FSCAI, Medical Director Cardiac Cath Laboratories, Detroit Medical Center
Millions of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs) are performed each year around the world to treat obstructive...
Neovasc, Tiara, transcatheter mitral valve, TMVR

The Neovasc Tiara transcatheter mitral valve is currently being tested in U.S. and international clinical trials. 

Feature | Heart Valve Technology | November 12, 2015 | Dave Fornell
(This article was updated in June 2018) The advent of transcatheter valve repair and replacement technologies is one of...
Blog | Cath Lab | November 05, 2015
For the past few years, the focus of the annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) meetings has been on...
Videos | TCT | November 05, 2015
DAIC Editor Dave Fornell offers his choices for the most innovative new interventional cardiovascular technologies...