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2011-05-16 04:39:00

SAN DIEGO, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Volcano Corporation (NASDAQ: VOLC) today announced its participation in the Paris course for Revascularization (EuroPCR) from May 17 - 20. Volcano's focus will be on highlighting the strength of its product portfolio, which includes innovative devices like the Vascular Imaging Balloon Catheter (VIBE® RX), and its sponsorship of a symposium that highlights the use and value of Precision Guided Therapy in clinical practice today....

2011-05-09 06:30:00

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CardioFocus, Inc., developer of the HeartLight Endoscopic Ablation System for the transcatheter treatment of Atrial Fibrillation (AF), announced its technology enables a Pulmonary Vein (PV) acute isolation rate of nearly 99%, with approximately 86% of PVs remaining persistently isolated after three months. Additional research also suggests that 65% of patients achieve durable freedom from AF after a single procedure. New clinical results...

2011-05-06 12:48:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hotspur Technologies, Inc. announced today that it has received CE Mark approval for the IQCath Balloon Dilatation Catheter, allowing the company to introduce the novel technology to markets outside of the United States. The IQCath catheter utilizes Hotspur's groundbreaking technology to combine multiple functions into a single device that can potentially make procedures to open blocked blood vessels more efficient and cost-effective...

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2011-03-08 11:29:28

Cardiologists may soon be able to place sensitive electronics inside their patients' hearts with minimal invasiveness, enabling more sophisticated and efficient diagnosis and treatment of arrhythmias. A team of materials scientists, mechanical and electrical engineers, and physicians has successfully integrated stretchable electronics technology with standard endocardial balloon catheters. Led by John A. Rogers, the Lee J. Flory-Founder Chair in Engineering at Illinois, the team published its...

2011-03-07 14:17:39

New stretchable electronics device promises to make cardiac ablation therapy simpler In an improvement over open-heart surgery, cardiologists now use catheters to eliminate damaged heart tissue in certain patients, such as those with arrhythmias. But this, too, can be a long and painful procedure as many catheters, with different functions, need to be inserted sequentially. Now an interdisciplinary team including researchers from Northwestern University has developed one catheter that can do...

2011-02-28 08:00:00

HONG KONG, Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- OrbusNeich today announced that the next-generation Sapphire II coronary dilatation catheter is now commercially available, following CE Mark (Conformite Europeenne) approval. Sapphire II offers an ultra-low crossing profile across a broad range of configurations, including 1.0 mm diameter balloons and 150 cm shaft working length versions. Sapphire II features a flexible, supple balloon material for slender rewrap; an XD (eXtra Durable) shaft for...

2011-02-28 05:00:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hotspur Technologies announced today that Dr. Thomas DiBartholomeo of Fairfield, CT, performed the first clinical use of its Keeper(TM) Embolectomy Catheter. The Keeper Catheter enables physicians to clear clot formation within arteries, while also incorporating the capability of injecting physician-specified fluids directly through the balloon catheter. The Keeper Catheter combines a compliant embolectomy balloon with its proprietary...

2011-01-31 08:00:00

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) today announced it has received regulatory clearance in the United States and approval in Japan for its TREK® and MINI-TREK(TM) Coronary Dilatation Catheters for the treatment of coronary artery disease. The TREK system is used in angioplasty procedures and is designed to enable interventional cardiologists to open patients' narrowed coronary arteries. The TREK system received CE Mark and was launched in...

2011-01-18 05:00:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hotspur Technologies, Inc. announced today that Dr. Greg Sampognaro, Interventional Cardiologist at P & S Surgical Hospital in Monroe, Louisiana, successfully completed the first use of the GPSCath(TM) Balloon Dilatation Catheter in an intervention to treat a blocked peripheral artery. Successful use of the GPSCath Catheter in this type of procedure confirms the ability of this device to assist patients who suffer from peripheral...

2011-01-13 06:00:00

HUDSON, N.H., Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Atrium Medical Corporation and Kaneka Corporation are proud to announce the introduction of the Xpress-Way(TM) RX Extraction Catheter. Xpress-Way RX has recently received FDA 510K clearance and is indicated for the removal of fresh, soft emboli and thrombi from vessels in the coronary and peripheral vasculature. The Xpress-Way RX manual extraction catheter is manufactured by Kaneka Corporation (Osaka, Japan) and Atrium Medical Corporation (Hudson,...


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Interventional Radiology
2013-03-04 16:18:42

Interventional radiology (IR) is a special sub-operation under general radiology. It is used to find, diagnose and treat a disease in almost every body system. The process of interventional radiology is very noninvasive to help with the recovery and outcome of the procedure. It utilizes x-rays, CT, ultrasound, MRI, and other modes of imaging in order to direct tools in the body as well as a variety of catheters, narrow tubes, so that incisions can be minimalized. How it is Performed...

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