“Collaboration and innovation” is at core of Michael Jaff’s new role at Boston Scientific

Michael Jaff Boston Scientific recently announced that vascular medicine specialist Michael R Jaff (Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Newton, USA) will be joining the company as vice president, clinical affairs, innovation and technology, peripheral interventions. His role will involve, according to Boston Scientific, leading clinical and medical affairs strategies to support the development and commercialisation [...]

2019-11-04T14:47:17+00:00November 4th, 2019|Tags: , , |

Novel device seeks to overcome paralysis by “bypassing” nervous system

Tom Oxley Synchron recently announced the first successful implant of its minimally-invasive neural interface technology (Stentrode) as part of a trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of the technology for restoring communication in people with severe paralysis. The technology uses modular training software (BrainOs) to control assistive technologies through thought. The company’s [...]

2019-10-21T14:53:17+00:00October 21st, 2019|Tags: , |

Using a “Propella” approach could aid healing in cardiogenic shock patients

Carsten Tschöpe At the 2019 European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress (31 August–4 September, Paris, France), Carsten Tschöpe (Charité Hospital, Berlin, Germany) outlined the use of the “Propella” approach in myocarditis patients with cardiogenic shock. He explained that the approach involves the prolonged use of an Impella heart pump (Abiomed) to provide [...]

2019-09-16T16:29:05+00:00September 16th, 2019|Tags: , , |

Video games can take cardiology training to the next level

Atman Shah Virtual patient care is creating exciting learning opportunities for interventional cardiologists. Atman P. Shah considers how training through gaming can deliver a state-of-the-art profession. Recently, I was between patients, with a few minutes to spare. I opened an app on my phone designed for practising cardiology cases and began to [...]

2019-09-06T18:16:00+00:00September 6th, 2019|Tags: , |

Myval: India’s TAVI technology is now going global

Ashok Seth The Myval transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) system, designed and manufactured by Meril Lifesciences in India, recently received the CE mark for the management of severe aortic stenosis. In this commentary, Ashok Seth discusses his experience with the Myval system, and the recent MyVal-1 study, one-year data of which he [...]

2019-08-21T17:14:58+00:00August 9th, 2019|Tags: , |

The influence of technology and robotics in the catheterisation laboratory is growing

Jean Fajadet Thanks to the use of robotics in healthcare, many procedures that were once highly invasive are now being performed using minimally invasive techniques, with the added benefits of precision and radiation protection. Jean Fajadet looks at how the technology works, and what it can bring to the cath lab. Medical [...]

2019-07-15T15:31:23+00:00July 15th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |