Cath Lab Digest

Aug 30, 2021 | Cath Lab Digest
Radial Access Management of Tortuous Brachiocephalic Artery During STEMI Involving Anomalous Right Coronary Artery

Radial access has been shown to improve outcome by not only lowering the risk of bleeding during coronary intervention, but also by improving mortality in STEMI patients. Dealing with tortuous arteries requires a level of experience that can be obtained by using radial access in older female patients during elective cases and building a protocol […]

Jul 2, 2021 | Cath Lab Digest
Intramural Course of the Left Main Coronary Artery

Malignant or interarterial course of the large epicardial coronary arteries can cause myocardial ischemia, angina, acute coronary syndromes, congestive heart failure, or sudden cardiac death. This is a case of an 18-year-old healthy collegiate basketball player who presented with ventricular fibrillation and cardiogenic shock due to an interarterial and intramural course of an anomalous left […]

Jun 22, 2021 | Cath Lab Digest
Improved Imaging and Radiation Reduction With the ARTIS icono System at North Shore University Hospital

Cutting Edge Technology Feature: Interview with Rajiv Jauhar, MD, FACC, FSCAI, Chief of Cardiology, Northwell Health, Manhasset, New York.

Apr 5, 2021 | Cath Lab Digest
Using Directional Atherectomy for the Revascularization of Chronic Total Occlusions in Critical Limb Ischemia

As endovascular treatment options have improved over the years, it is now possible to treat lesions with a minimally invasive approach that would have previously required a surgical intervention.

Mar 4, 2021 | Cath Lab Digest
Imaging and AI (Deep Learning) in the Cath Lab

How is artificial intelligence (AI) interacting with computed tomography angiography (CTA) to help interventionalists in their decision making?

Feb 3, 2021 | Cath Lab Digest
Disrupt CAD III: Lithotripsy for Vessel Preparation in Calcified Coronary Arteries Prior to Stenting

Atheroablative technologies are available but have significant limitations, and now we have a novel technology: intravascular lithotripsy.

Nov 4, 2020 | Cath Lab Digest
Zero Contrast PCI Using SyncVision Precision Guidance

Case Report: percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of a right coronary artery (RCA) with zero radio-contrast use, and PCI of the distal left main coronary artery (LM) into the left anterior descending artery (LAD) using minimal radio-contrast use, facilitated by the SyncVision Precision Guidance System (Philips).

Sep 7, 2020 | Cath Lab Digest
Low-Dose Imaging in Chronic Total Occlusions Without Sacrificing Image Quality Using the ARTIS Q.zen Angiography System

CLD talks with Tony DeMartini, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, SIU Heart & Vascular Center, Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, Illinois.

Aug 27, 2020 | Cath Lab Digest
Enrollment Initiated in World’s First RCT With Sirolimus Coated Balloon for the Treatment of Below-the-Knee (BTK) Peripheral Artery Disease

FUTURE BTK is a randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled, multi-center trial. It is aimed at determining the effectiveness of MagicTouch PTA sirolimus coated balloon versus standard balloon angioplasty for the treatment of below the knee arterial disease in critical limb ischemia (CLI) patients.

Aug 19, 2020 | Cath Lab Digest
Mount Sinai Cardiologists First on East Coast to Offer New Stroke Prevention Therapy for Heart Patients With WATCHMAN FLX

(New York, NY – August 19, 2020)- Mount Sinai Heart is the first site on the East Coast offering a new device for stroke prevention in patients with a dangerous type of atrial fibrillation. The implant, called “WATCHMAN FLX,” was approved in July by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. It represents a new generation of its […]

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