FDA News

FDA panel: Keep paclitaxel-coated devices on market, but amend labeling, trial designs

June 20, 2019
In the second day of deliberations by the FDA’s Circulatory System Devices Panel, members advised that paclitaxel-coated devices should remain…

In the Journals

Pain-free exercise may lower intermittent claudication in patients with PAD

June 20, 2019
Among patients with peripheral artery disease, the use of alternative pain-free exercise methods may be beneficial in lowering the severity of…

Meeting News

FDA panel, industry discuss potential long-term mortality with paclitaxel devices

June 19, 2019
Members of the Circulatory System Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee of the FDA discussed the potential for increased long-term…

In the Journals

Cell therapy delays amputation in severe diabetic kidney disease with limb ischemia

June 18, 2019
Adults with severe forms of diabetic kidney disease along with limb ischemia can benefit from delays in the need for amputation with autologous cell…

FDA News

FDA designates recall of balloon catheter for PTA as class 1

June 18, 2019
The FDA has designated Cook Medical’s product recall of a balloon catheter used for percutaneous transluminal angioplasty as a class 1 recall…

In the Journals

Bleeding after endovascular PAD procedures portends bad outcomes

June 17, 2019
Among patients who had an endovascular procedure to treat peripheral artery disease, more than 4% had major bleeding, and those with major bleeding…

Meeting News

MOBILE: Cell therapy beneficial in certain patients with CLI at 2 years

June 14, 2019
Intramuscular injection of autologous concentrated bone marrow nucleated cells was associated with improved amputation-free survival in patients with…

Meeting News

Smoking, sedentary behavior, alcohol use among factors tied to PAD events

June 13, 2019
In a machine-learning analysis presented at the Society for Vascular Surgery Vascular Annual Meeting, smoking, lack of physical activity and alcohol…

In the Journals

Aortic dissection rate low in pregnant women with Marfan syndrome

June 6, 2019
In a cohort of pregnant women diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, the rate of aortic dissection was 1.9%, according to findings published in Heart. A…

FDA News

FDA designates recall of two sheaths as class 1

May 30, 2019
The FDA has designated Terumo Medical’s product recall of a balloon-expandable transfemoral system and a re-collapsible balloon access system…

The Take Home

The Take Home: CRT

Cardiology Today's Intervention, May/June 2019
Cardiovascular Research Technologies (CRT) was held March 2 to 5 in Washington, D.C., and Cardiology Today’s Intervention covered it live. The…


Pressing Pause on Paclitaxel-Coated Devices

Cardiology Today's Intervention, May/June 2019
Months after a meta-analysis linked paclitaxel-coated balloons and stents to increased risk for long-term all-cause mortality in patients with…

PAD in Focus

Patient Focus, Interdisciplinary Collaboration Key in CLI Teams

Cardiology Today's Intervention, May/June 2019
Jihad A. Mustapha, MD, FACC, FSCAI
It takes a village to build a critical limb ischemia team. The cornerstone of a successful CLI team is a strong interdisciplinary relationship…

FDA News

FDA grants approval for thoracic stent graft for TEVAR procedures

May 15, 2019
W.L. Gore and Associates announced it has received FDA approval for a thoracic stent graft with a new delivery system used for thoracic endovascular…

Top intervention news of April: New TAVR system, metformin benefit in AAA and more

May 2, 2019
Lotus Edge becomes third TAVR system approved by FDA Boston Scientific announced its mechanically expandable transcatheter aortic valve…

FDA News

Atherectomy system for small vessel PAD receives FDA clearance

April 18, 2019
Avinger announced that an image-guided atherectomy system for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with peripheral artery disease received 510(k)…

FDA News

Post-angioplasty dissection repair device receives FDA approval for PAD

April 17, 2019
Intact Vascular announced that a dissection repair device for patients with peripheral artery disease after undergoing an angioplasty has been…

In the Journals

Failure to achieve intramural hematoma-free proximal seal zone in TEVAR increases risk for retrograde dissection

April 12, 2019
Patients who underwent thoracic endovascular aortic repair for complicated type B aortic dissections and did not achieve 2 cm of intramural…

Meeting News

ACC intervention highlights: Low-risk TAVR, antithrombotic regimens and more

April 11, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — At the American College of Cardiology Scientific Session, history was made when two studies showed that transcatheter aortic…

Top intervention news from March: Low-risk TAVR, paclitaxel update and more

April 2, 2019
Cardiology Today’s Intervention compiled a list of the most-read articles posted on Healio.com/Intervention in March. This month, our readers…