Issue Highlights

Fri, 04/03/2015 - 12:22
The following case is part of a series of optical coherence tomography-focused cases supported by St. Jude Medical. | Read More
Fri, 04/03/2015 - 12:02
Utilizing a combination of exotic techniques such as retrograde access and transcollateral crossing can increase the options available to the interventionalist for treatment of a complex lesion and improve procedural success. | Read More
Fri, 04/03/2015 - 10:53
The following case is part of a series of transradial-focused reports directed by section editor Dr. Samir Pancholy. This case series is supported by an educational grant from Medtronic. | Read More


Mon, 04/20/15 - 2:30pm

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., April 16, 2015 — Boston Scientific Corporation is taking a new approach to evaluate the performance of the Vessix Renal De

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Fri, 04/17/15 - 10:21am

Findings demonstrate positive clinical outcomes with Stellarex DCB while using 50% to 75% lower drug dosage density than other DCBs

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Thu, 04/16/15 - 10:35am

Independent study shows primary patency of 72% at 18 months, compared to 36.7% for PTFE graft

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Terrence Devine, RN III, Houston, Texas

The hospital is the first in Texas, and the only one in Houston, to employ St. Jude Medical's MediGuide Technology, a device that uses GPS-like technology to guide heart catheters during the surgical treatment of arrhythmia.

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Volume 23 - Issue 4 - April, 2015   |   1,551 reads

CLI Perspectives is headed by section editor J.A. Mustapha, MD, Metro Health Hospital, Wyoming, Michigan. This month, J.A. Mustapha, MD, interviews Thomas P. Davis, MD, FACC, Director, Cardiac Catheterization Lab; Director, Peripheral Interventions and Disease, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Davis, a pioneer in peripheral vascular revascularization, discusses the value of specialty balloons in infrainguinal disease.

This month Dr. Mustapha interviews Dr. Tom Davis, MD who is a pioneer in peripheral vascular revascularization.  He shares with us the value of specialty balloons in infrainguinal disease.

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Volume 23 - Issue 4 - April, 2015   |   1,140 reads

Cath Lab Digest talks with Bruno Damascelli, MD1, and Vladimira Tichà, MD1,2, 1Department of Interventional Radiology, EMO GVM Centro Cuore Columbus, Milan, Italy; 2Department of Radiology, San Carlo Borromeo Hospital, Milan, Italy


The Destino Twist (Oscor) is a single guiding sheath allowing access to difficult-to-reach vascular anatomy. Cath Lab Digest talks with Dr. Bruno Damascelli and Dr. Vladimira Tichà about their experience with the Destino Twist in procedures such as renal denervation, and its applications for a wide variety of cutting-edge procedures.

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Volume 23 - Issue 4 - April, 2015   |   1,152 reads

James W. Tyson* and Jack P. Chen, MD*University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia; Northside Hospital Heart and Vascular Institute, Northside Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia

A 64-year-old gentleman presented to the emergency department with 6 hours of intermittent substernal chest pressure associated with mild diaphoresis and dyspnea.

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Volume 23 - Issue 4 - April, 2015   |   1,197 reads