Inari Medical Inc.'s Flowtriever device appears to offer a safer and more effective option for pulmonary embolisms than current treatment with thrombolytics or open embolectomy, according to prospective study presented at the TCT Connect 2020 conference.
Medtronic plc reported promising results from a feasibility study of its In.Pact 0.014 drug-coated balloon (DCB) in critical limb ischemia (ICL) patients with chronic total occlusion (CTO) in the infrapopliteal arteries.
Fractional flow reserve (FFR) processing of computed tomography (CT) images has gained a substantial body of momentum over the past few years, but a recent study posed the question of whether it can save health care systems from excess spending for stable angina. The numbers from this study are not supportive of the idea when applied to the U.K. National Health System (NHS), but might work in the U.S., where physicians image and treat more aggressively.
Shockwave Medical Inc., which is focused on intravascular lithotripsy (IVL) to treat severely calcified cardiovascular disease, saw its stock value rise Friday (NASDAQ:SWAV), eventually closing at $78.22, up $3.47, or 4.64%, following the presentation of positive results from the Disrupt CAD III trial.
The history of TAVR devices is evolutionary as much as it is revolutionary, or that is at least the take-away from an Oct. 15 virtual session comparing the Acurate Neo device by Boston Scientific Corp., of Marlborough, Mass., with the Corevalve Evolut R by Dublin-based Medtronic plc.
A study blending intravascular ultrasound and near-infrared spectroscopy, presented at TCT Connect 2020, makes the argument that lipid-rich, nonobstructive lesions are responsible for most major adverse cardiac events after percutaneous treatment.