Category: DAIC Articles

WVU Medicine Installs First Alphenix 4D CT in the U.S.

July 24, 2019

The West Virginia University (WVU) Heart and Vascular Institute is the first hospital in the country to acquire the Alphenix 4D CT from Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. The system offers an angiography configuration to expand capabilities in interventional procedures and help advance patient care in the community.

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First U.S. Patient Receives Gore Tag Conformable Thoracic Stent Graft With Active Control

July 10, 2019

W. L. Gore & Associates Inc. (Gore) announced the first U.S. implant of the Gore Tag Conformable Thoracic Stent Graft with Active Control System. The successful procedure was performed by William Jordan, M.D., chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery and Bradley Leshnower, M.D., cardiothoracic surgeon, at the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. This first case follows the recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for this new device.

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Novel Index Accurately Predicts PCI Success Post-Procedure Compared to Established Measurement Metrics

June 24, 2019

Results from a comprehensive analysis demonstrate the effectiveness of measuring a non-hyperemic pressure ratio (NHPR), pressure distal/pressure aortic (Pd/Pa) alongside fractional flow reserve (FFR) post-percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). This prospective study validates the diagnostic accuracy of Pd/Pa in identifying residual ischemia post-intervention against the reference standard, FFR.

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Global Afib Patient Registry Shows New Tools Needed to Assess Patient Risk

June 17, 2019

Initial results from the AVIATOR 2 international registry were presented as late-breaking clinical science at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) 2019 Scientific Sessions, May 19-22 in Las Vegas. The AVIATOR 2 is a multicenter prospective observational study of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in 11 international sites. The use of a novel smartphone-based survey shows potential to improve outcomes by accessing the patient need for new tools to quantify risk.

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