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Latest Advances With Shimadzu's Angiography Imaging Systems

Angiography | June 23, 2017

Shimadzu Medical Systems hghlighted new features of its Trinias Interventional X-ray line at the America College of Cardiology (ACC) 2017. A key feature of Trinias, is the ability to image from fingertip to fingertip during a transradial approach, which makes for much shorter hospital stay with the patient up and moving almost immediately after the procedure. Features Like RSM-DSA, a type of motion correction subtraction, eliminates patient movement during acquisition while STENTVIEW, is an enhanced visualization during stent placement in real-time. Shimadzu also highlighted its partnership with Raysafe and its real-time staff radiation dose monitoring solution. For more information: http://shimadzu.com/med/products/angio/index.html

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Angiography | June 22, 2017
Latest Advances With Shimadzu's Angiography Imaging Systems

Shimadzu Medical Systems hghlighted new features of its Trinias Interventional X-ray line at the America College of Cardiology (ACC) 2017. A key feature of Trinias, is the ability to image from fingertip to fingertip during a transradial approach, which makes for much shorter hospital stay with the patient up and moving almost immediately after the procedure. Features Like RSM-DSA, a type of motion correction subtraction, eliminates patient movement during acquisition while STENTVIEW, is an enhanced visualization during stent placement in real-time. Shimadzu also highlighted its partnership with Raysafe and its real-time staff radiation dose monitoring solution. For more information: http://shimadzu.com/med/products/angio/index.html

Latest Advances With Shimadzu's Angiography Imaging Systems
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Cardiovascular Ultrasound | June 15, 2017
VIDEO: Incorporation of 3-D Echo Into Peri-operative Practice

Madhav Swaminathan, M.D., FASC, FAHA, clinical director of cardiothoracic anesthesiology, at Duke University Medical Center, discusses use of cardiac ultrasound in cardiac surgery and interventional structural heart procedures at the 2017 American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) annual meeting. Watch the related VIDEO "What is Required for Interventional Echo - Discussion With Rebecca Hahn," or read the article “Requirements for Interventional Echocardiographers.” 

VIDEO: Incorporation of 3-D Echo Into Peri-operative Practice
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Heart Valve Technology | June 14, 2017
VIDEO: Transcatheter Tricuspid Valve Repair and Replacement Technologies

A discussion with Rebecca Hahn, M.D., FASE, director of interventional echocardiography and professor of medicine at Columbia University Medical Center / New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York. She is the national principal investigator for the SCOUT I Trial for the Trialign Percutaneous Tricuspid Valve Annuloplasty System. For information on the development of transcatheter mitral valve  technologies read the article "Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement Devices in Development." Watch a video with Hahn explaining the requirements for creating an interventional echo program to support structural heart interventions.

VIDEO: Transcatheter Tricuspid Valve Repair and Replacement Technologies
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Business | June 06, 2017
VIDEO: How to Start an Electrophysiology Program

Andrea Natale, M.D., FACC, FHRS, FESC, executive medical director, Texas Cardiac Arryhthmia Institute at St. David's Medical Center, discusses how to build an electrophysiology (EP) program at the 2017 Heart Rhythm Society annual meeting. Read the article "Growing a Cardiac Rhythm Program in a Community Setting."
 

 

VIDEO: How to Start an Electrophysiology Program
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EP Lab | May 17, 2017
VIDEO: Demonstration of How the Bridge Occlusion Balloon Seals SVC Tears

This video, provided by Spectranetics, demonstrates how to deploy the Bridge Occlusion Balloon used to seal accidental tears in the superior vena cava (SVC) during EP device lead extraction procedures. A review of post-market release data shown it can bridge the patient to open surgical repair and significantly reduce the usual 50 percent mortality associated with this complication. Read the article about the late-breaking clinical trial presentation from Heart Rhythm 2017.

VIDEO: Demonstration of How the Bridge Occlusion Balloon Seals SVC Tears
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Angiography | May 03, 2017
VIDEO: Shimadzu's Trinias Interventional X-ray System

Tom Kloetzly, sales and marketing VP for Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, explains the evolution of Shimadzu Corporation since its founding 142 years ago. Kloetzly focuses on the Trinias Interventional X-ray line shown at RSNA 2016. Kloetzly states “A key feature of Trinias, is the ability to image from fingertip to fingertip during a transradial approach which makes for much shorter hospital stay with the patient up and moving almost immediately after the procedure. Features Like RSM-DSA, a type of motion correction subtraction, eliminates patient movement during acquisition while STENTVIEW, is an enhanced visualization during stent placement in real-time."

VIDEO: Shimadzu's Trinias Interventional X-ray System
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Stents Drug Eluting | May 01, 2017
VIDEO: Resolute Onyx Drug-Eluting Stent Procedural Animation

This video, provided by Medtronic, demonstrates the Resolute Onyx coronary stent. It was cleared by the FDA and launched into the U.S. market May 1, 2017. The stent is designed for greater deliverability and conformability to the vessel wall. It uses a radiopaque inner core wire to enhance visibility for accurate placement. Read the article "FDA Approves Medtronic’s Resolute Onyx Drug-eluting Stent."
 

 

VIDEO: Resolute Onyx Drug-Eluting Stent Procedural Animation
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Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | April 14, 2017
VIDEO: Cardiogenic Shock Supported With Impella Shows Good Outcomes

A discussion with William O'Neill, M.D., FACC, FSCAI, medical director of the Center for Structural Heart Disease at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit. He presented a late-breaking study on the outcomes for 15,259 U.S. patients with acute MI in cardiogenic shock supported with the Impella percutenous ventricular assist device. Read more about the Detroit Cardiogenic Shock Initiative.

VIDEO: Cardiogenic Shock Supported With Impella Shows Good Outcomes
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ACC | April 03, 2017
VIDEO: Editor's Choice of Most Innovative New Technology at ACC.17

DAIC Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the interesting new technologies from the vendor booths on the expo floor at the 2017 meeting of the American College of Cardiology (ACC). For key technology trends at ACC.17, watch the VIDEO "Cardiac Technology Trends at ACC.17."

VIDEO: Editor's Choice of Most Innovative New Technology at ACC.17
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Stents Bioresorbable | March 30, 2017
VIDEO: Bioresorbable Stent Comparable to Xience at Two Years, With Concerns

Stephen Ellis, M.D., professor of medicine and director of interventional cardiology at Cleveland Clinic, discusses the two year outcomes of the ABSORB III trial of Absorb vs. Xience. The late-breaking trial was presented at ACC 2017. Read the article on the ABSORB III results.  Watch a VIDEO with Gregg Stone, M.D., "Poor Outcomes for Bioresorbable Stents in Small Coronary Arteries."

VIDEO: Bioresorbable Stent Comparable to Xience at Two Years, With Concerns
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Cath Lab | March 28, 2017
VIDEO: Cardiac Technology Trends at ACC.17

MDBuyline analyst Tom Watson shares some of the most important trends in cardiac technology he saw at the 2017 American College of Cardiology (ACC) Scientific Sessions. For a list of late-breaking trials and links to related articles read "ACC 2017 Late-Breaking Trials." Watch a VIDEO of Watson's assessment of trends at ACC.16.

VIDEO: Cardiac Technology Trends at ACC.17
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Heart Valve Technology | March 24, 2017
VIDEO: TAVR Stands Equal to Surgical Valve Replacement

Michael Reardon, M.D., professor of cardiothoracic surgery at Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center, discusses the positive results of the SURTAVI trial that were presented at ACC.17. Reardon was the principal investigator for the SURTAVI trial. Read the article "TAVR Stands Equal to Surgical Valve Replacement." 

VIDEO: TAVR Stands Equal to Surgical Valve Replacement
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FFR Catheters | March 23, 2017
VIDEO: iFR Equal to FFR Outcomes in Coronary Lesion Evaluation

Justin Davies, MBBS, of Imperial College London, and Matthias Götberg, M.D, Ph.D., of Skane University Hospital, detail the positive results of the DEFINE-FLAIR and IFR-SWEDEHEART trials presented at ACC.17. Read the article “Easier to Use iFR Equal to Outcomes of FFR in Coronary Lesion Evaluation.”

VIDEO: iFR Equal to FFR Outcomes in Coronary Lesion Evaluation
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Hemodynamic Support Devices | March 21, 2017
VIDEO: Demonstration of the Impella Percutaneous Hemodynamic Support Device

This video, provided by Abiomed, demonstrates the Impella percutaneous ventricular assist devices (pVAD). It offers between 2.5 and 5 liters of flow per minute to help off load the heart and aid organ perfusion in patients with significantly compromised cardiac output. The Impella has an FDA indication for cardiogenic shock and is the key device being used in the Detroit Cardiogenic Shock Initiative, which was launched in 2017. Read the article "Collaboration by Metro Detroit Cardiologists Increases Cardiogenic Shock Survival Rate."

VIDEO: Demonstration of the Impella Percutaneous Hemodynamic Support Device
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Analytics Software | March 15, 2017
VIDEO: Minneapolis Heart Institute Saves With Analytics Software

Pam Rush, RN, MS, clinical program director, cardiovascular service line, and Craig Strauss, M.D., MPH, medical director, explain how MHI achieved significant savings by leveraging analytics software for reductions in patient complications, better vendor negotiations and other areas. Read the article “Advanced Analytics Software for Cardiology.”
 

VIDEO: Minneapolis Heart Institute Saves With Analytics Software
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HIMSS | March 10, 2017
Editor's Choice of Most Innovative Technology at HIMSS 2017

ITN Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the most innovative new technology that was displayed on the expo floor at the 2017 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual meeting. The two most significant technology advances are discussed in Fornell's blog "Two Technologies That Offer a Paradigm Shift in Medicine at HIMSS 2017."

Editor's Choice of Most Innovative Technology at HIMSS 2017
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Stents Bifurcation | March 06, 2017
VIDEO: Demonstration of the Tryton Dedicated Bifurcation Stent

This video, provided by Tryton, demonstrates the implantation of the Tryton Side Branch Stent. It became the first bifurcation stent cleared by the FDA in March 2017. The stent is deployed in the side branch artery using a standard single wire balloon-expandable stent delivery system. A conventional drug eluting stent is then placed in the main vessel. Read the articles "FDA Clears First Dedicated Coronary Bifurcation Stent" and "New Designs May Ease Bifurcation Stenting."
 

 

VIDEO: Demonstration of the Tryton Dedicated Bifurcation Stent
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Inventory Management | February 17, 2017
Uncover Supply Waste and Control Costs With Data Analytics

The supplies you use in your cath lab are complex and very valuable. Protecting your investment and uncovering new opportunities to cut waste and help improve the total cost of care means it’s more important than ever before to have a strong pulse on your inventory. Using data analytics, you can uncover trends for product standardization, optimize par levels and better control costs.

Uncover Supply Waste and Control Costs With Data Analytics
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3-D Printing | February 09, 2017
VIDEO: Children’s Hospital Uses 3-D Printing To Tailor Stents in Complex Congenital Heart Case

When a pediatric patient at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles needed a custom-build stent to repair his pulmonary artery, pediatric interventional cardiologist Frank Ing, M.D., used 3-D printed models from the patient's CT scans. The model helped make sure the stent they made would fit. The model also was used to plan and guide the procedure. This video is made up of clips complied by the hospital and includes some narration of the case by Ing, ending with the final angiographic result with the new stent. Read the article “Children's Hospital Los Angeles Cardiologist Creates Modified Stent for 18-month-old Using Printed 3-D Model.”
 

 

VIDEO: Children’s Hospital Uses 3-D Printing To Tailor Stents in Complex Congenital Heart Case
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Heart Failure | February 06, 2017
VIDEO: How to Implant the Transcatheter Revivent TC Left Ventricular Remodeling System for Heart Failure

This video, provided by BioVentrix Inc., demonstrates how to implant the Revivent TC System to reduce the volume of the left ventricle (LV) in heart failure patients. Reducing the size of the LV can help make pumping more efficient, helping to reduce the workload of a failing heart. It is a minimally invasive, catheter-based, closed-chest alternative to conventional surgical ventricular restoration (SVR). It uses catheter-deployed anchors designed to exclude scarred myocardial tissue from the LV to help restore its more natural conical shape. Read about the system gaining European approval.  Read about system starting its U.S. clinical trial. 

 

 

VIDEO: How to Implant the Transcatheter Revivent TC Left Ventricular Remodeling System for Heart Failure
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Cardiovascular Ultrasound | January 13, 2017
GE Healthcare Cardiovascular Ultrasound for Interventions

Detailed imaging is needed to support complex interventions for the assessment and procedure guidance.  See how the GE Healthcare cardiovascular ultrasound systems fit into the in Interventional space – from the Vivid E95 with cSound premium system to the Vivid iq compact system.

 

GE Healthcare Cardiovascular Ultrasound for Interventions
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Cardiac Imaging | January 06, 2017
Editor’s Choice of Most Innovative New Technologies at RSNA 2016

ITN and DAIC Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the most innovative new technologies being displayed on the expo floor at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2016 meeting. For key take away trends at RSNA, watch the video "Key Trends, New Technology at RSNA 2016."

Editor’s Choice of Most Innovative New Technologies at RSNA 2016
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Heart Valve Technology | January 03, 2017
VIDEO: How to Implant the Transcatheter CardioBand Mitral Annuloplasty System

This video, provided by Valtech, demonstrates the Cardioband transcatheter mitral annuloplasty system. It allows transcatheter repair of functional mitral regurgitation (FMR). It has a CE mark in Europe and a study to evaluate its safety and efficacy is planned in the United States. Read the article “Transcatheter Annuloplasty For Repair Versus Replacement in Functional Mitral Regurgitation.”
 

 

 

VIDEO: How to Implant the Transcatheter CardioBand Mitral Annuloplasty System
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Radiation Dose Management | December 19, 2016
VIDEO: Radiation Dose Monitoring in Medical Imaging

Mahadevappa Mahesh, MS, Ph.D., chief physicist and professor of radiology and radiological science at Johns Hopkins Hospital, explains the basics of medical imaging dose monitoring technologies. This includes monitoring and recording software meet new Joint Commission requirements, state dose laws and to improve patient safety regarding X-ray radiation exposure. Read the article “The Role of Dose Tracking Systems in Radiation Safety Programs.”

VIDEO: Radiation Dose Monitoring in Medical Imaging
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Angiography | December 07, 2016
VIDEO: Enhanced Interventional Imaging With Shimadzu's Trinias Angiography System

Shimadzu's latest generation interventional lab angiography imaging system, the Trinias, enables advanced imaging capabilities, including reduced patient dose, 3-D rotation angiography acquisitions table side, and stent enhancement software. This video tour of the system was created at the 2016 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) meeting.

VIDEO: Enhanced Interventional Imaging With Shimadzu's Trinias Angiography System
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Robotic Systems | November 22, 2016
Introduction to CorPath GRX: Next Generation Cardiovascular Robotics

Corindus Vascular Robotics received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its CorPath GRX, the second generation of its vascular robotic system. The system builds upon the original CorPath platform, adding a significant number of key upgrades that increase precision, improve workflow and extend the capabilities and range of interventional procedures that can be performed robotically. These features include Active Guide Management, which enables control of the guide catheter along with robotic control of the guidewire and balloon or stent catheter, with 1 millimeter advancement, from the Control Console. This precise positioning will enable physicians to adjust guide catheter position during PCI procedures, and may expand use of CorPath to more complex cases. The new system also features a completely redesigned Bedside Unit, featuring an Extended Reach Arm and a touchscreen display to streamline workflow. The CorPath GRX was displayed for the first time at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2016 conference. Read more about the FDA approval.

Introduction to CorPath GRX: Next Generation Cardiovascular Robotics
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TCT | November 18, 2016
Editor’s Choice of the Most Innovative Cardiology Technology at TCT 2016

DAIC Editor Dave Fornell takes a video tour of some of the most innovative new interventional cardiology technologies he found at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2016 meeting. Watch the related VIDEO “Editor's Choice of the Most Innovative New Technologies at TCT 2015.”

 

Editor’s Choice of the Most Innovative Cardiology Technology at TCT 2016
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Heart Valve Technology | November 18, 2016
VIDEO: Transcatheter Mitral Valve Technology, Anatomical Challenges

A discussion with Juan Granada, M.D., about transcatheter mitral valve advancements and device challenges at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2016 annual meeting. Granada is executive director and chief scientific officer of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation's Skirball Center for Innovation. Read the articles “Advances and Future Directions for Transcatheter Valves,” and “Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement Devices in Development.”

VIDEO: Transcatheter Mitral Valve Technology, Anatomical Challenges
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Heart Valve Technology | November 18, 2016
VIDEO: Transcatheter Valve Technology Advancements at TCT 2016

A discussion with Torsten Vahl, M.D., about advancements in transcatheter valve repair technology, including new devices for the aortic, mitral and tricuspid valves.  Vahl is director of experimental and translational research and assistant professor of medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy. The interview took place at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2016 annual meeting. Read the articles “Advances and Future Directions for Transcatheter Valves,” and “Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement Devices in Development.”

VIDEO: Transcatheter Valve Technology Advancements at TCT 2016
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Guidewires | November 18, 2016
VIDEO: Basics of Interventional Guidewire Design and Function

A discussion with guidewire expert Dimitri Karmpaliotis, M.D., Ph.D., FACC, about the basics of interventional guidewire design and function. He is, assistant professor of medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, and director of CTO, complex and high-risk angioplasty program at the Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy, NewYork Presbyterian Hospital. He spoke with DAIC at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2016 annual meeting. Read the article “Understanding the Design and Function of Guidewire Technology.”

VIDEO: Basics of Interventional Guidewire Design and Function
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CT Angiography (CTA) | November 18, 2016
VIDEO: Early U.S. Experience With FFR-CT in Evaluating ED Chest Pain Presentation

A discussion with Simon Dixon, M.D., MBChB, on the use of fractional flow reserve-computed tomography (FFR-CT) to evaluate chest pain patients in the emergency department. He is chairman of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Beaumont Health System and a professor of Medicine at the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. He discussed the first year of experience with FFR-CT at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich., during the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2016 annual meeting. Read the article “Clinical Applications of FFR-CT.”

 

VIDEO: Early U.S. Experience With FFR-CT in Evaluating ED Chest Pain Presentation
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Balloon Catheter | November 16, 2016
VIDEO: Breaking Up Calcified Lesions Without Vessel Trauma

A discussion with Todd Brinton, M.D., about the newly FDA-cleared Shockwave Medical Lithoplasty System, at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2016 annual meeting. Brinton is clinical associate professor and adjunct associate professor of bioengineering at Stanford University Medical Center. Read the article “FDA Clears Lithoplasty Balloon That Shatters Calcified Lesions With Ultrasound.”
 

VIDEO: Breaking Up Calcified Lesions Without Vessel Trauma
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Heart Valve Technology | November 14, 2016
VIDEO: Technologies to Reduce Heart Failure Readmissions

William Abraham, M.D., FACC, discusses advances in heart failure device treatment technologies at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2016 annual meeting. He is director of the division of cardiovascular medicine and a professor of internal medicine, physiology and cell biology at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. He also served as principal investigator of the CHAMPION Trial for the CardioMEMS device. Read the article "Reducing Heart Failure Readmissions."

VIDEO: Technologies to Reduce Heart Failure Readmissions
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Heart Valve Technology | November 09, 2016
VIDEO: The State of TAVR in 2016

A discussion with Michael Reardon, M.D. about the state of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) as of late 2016. He is a professor of cardiothoracic surgery at Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center, was the chairman of the patient screening committee for the CoreValve U.S. pivotal trial, nation PI on the Lotus Pivotal Trial, and the national PI of the ongoing the CoreValve intermediate and low-risk trials. Read more in the article "Trends in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)."

VIDEO: The State of TAVR in 2016
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Stents Bioresorbable | November 09, 2016
VIDEO: Bioresorbable Stent Failure Modes, Technique, Patient Selection and Future Development

Juan Granada, M.D., executive director and chief scientific officer of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation's Skirball Center for Innovation, explains the shortcomings of the first bioresorbable stent on the U.S. market, proper patient selection and what new BRS technologies are in development. Granada presented numerous sessions on bioresorbable scaffolds at TCT 2016. Read more about bioresorbable stents in "Tempering the Bioresorbable Stent Euphoria Following FDA Clearance of the Absorb."

 

VIDEO: Bioresorbable Stent Failure Modes, Technique, Patient Selection and Future Development
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Structural Heart | November 09, 2016
VIDEO: How to Build An Integrated Heart Team

Brijeshwar Maini, M.D., and Brian Bethea, M.D., from Tenet Florida’s structural heart program, explain the importance of building a good heart team and how that team should interact. They gave a presentation on image guidance for structural heart procedures at TCT 2016, but focused repeatedly on the need for close collaboration to be successful. Read more in the article "Requirements for Interventional Echocardiographers."

VIDEO: How to Build An Integrated Heart Team
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Hypertension | November 08, 2016
Device Therapies to Treat Hypertension

Krishna Rocha-Singh, M.D., Prairie Vascular Institute, Springfield, Ill., explains advancements in device therapy for hypertension at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2016 annual meeting. He was involved in the SYMPLICITY HTN-3 denervation trial and is the principal investigator for the ongoing Rox Coupler arteriovenous device trial.  Watch the VIDEO “New Approaches to Denervation Therapy.”

Device Therapies to Treat Hypertension
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Cath Lab | November 08, 2016
Stents, Bypass Surgery Have Equal Outcomes in EXCEL Trial

David Kandzari, M.D., director of interventional cardiology and chief scientific officer, Piedmont Heart Institute, Atlanta, Ga., explains the impact of the EXCEL Trial at TCT 2016. Piedmont recruited the highest number of patients for the large, randomized trial found the Xience V drug-eluting stent had comparable outcomes to coronary artery bypass graft surgery. This is the first time this parity has been shown in a large trial. Read the article "Stents, Bypass Surgery Equally Safe and Effective for Many With Left Main Heart Disease."

 

 

Stents, Bypass Surgery Have Equal Outcomes in EXCEL Trial
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Heart Valve Technology | November 08, 2016
Defining the Need for TAVR Embolic Protection

Studies have shown transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has an increased risk of stroke and cerebral damage due to emboli released during the procedure. Recent clinical data show the extent of this damage on MRI. Several TAVR embolic protection systems are being developed to reduce this damage. This video explains one of those systems. Read about trial data presented at TCT 2016 "Delirium Significantly Associated With Brain Lesions in Patients Post-TAVR."  Read the article, “TAVR Embolic Protection Did Not Reduce Emboli Brain Lesions,” which was a second trial presented at TCT 2016.  

Defining the Need for TAVR Embolic Protection
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Sudden Cardiac Arrest | October 28, 2016
VIDEO: Explaining Sudden Cardiac Death to Patients - Illustration by Rahul Doshi, M.D.

This video, provided by Zoll, demonstrates how cardiologists can explain sudden cardiac death to patients. It is critical to educate patients who are at risk of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), so Rahul Doshi, M.D., director of electrophysiology, associate professor of clinical medicine, Keck Medical Center of University of Southern California, explains sudden cardiac death (SCD) to his patients using a simple illustration. Visit SCDFacts.org for additional resources for you and your team to support the SCD conversation with your patients. One in five post-AMI patients have been shown to be at high risk of dying after PCI.1 The majority of mortality in AMI patients post-PCI occurs in the first three months — one out of every 10 high-risk patients die, with about 60 percent of this mortality due to SCD.[1,2] 

1. Halkin A, et al. Prediction of Mortality After Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for Acute Myocardial Infarction: CADILLAC Risk Score. JACC 2005;45:1397–1405.

2. Stone G, et al. Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Arrest Post PTCA in High-Risk Patients.
http://www.theheart.org/article/1202823.do (April 2011). 

VIDEO: Explaining Sudden Cardiac Death to Patients - Illustration by Rahul Doshi, M.D.
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