Tag: Cardiac Surgery

Tiny New Endoscope for Looking Inside Blood Vessels

Cambridge Consultants, a UK firm, and OmniVision, based in California, have developed an impressive intravascular camera. It produces native images at 400 x 400 pixel resolution, considerably better than existing fiber-optic angioscopes, but engineers at Cambridge Consultants believe this can be boosted to 1,600 x 1,600 with its own software techni (Read more...)

Simulation Software Helps to Repair Diseased Heart Valves

At this week’s Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery conference (CARS 2018) in Berlin, scientists from the Fraunhofer Institute for Medical Image Computing in Germany will be showing off their unique software that helps to fix cardiac valves. Designed for minimally invasive procedures, which involve placing special rings that correct n (Read more...)

3D Printing Cardiac Components for Pediatric Patients: Interview with Prof. Michael Davis, Georgia Tech

Congenital heart disease is the most common birth defect globally, affecting almost nine in every 1,000 babies. Tissue engineering, which involves combining regenerative cells, proteins, or drugs with biomaterials, is a promising strategy to treat congenital heart diseases. A particularly exciting development is the use of 3D printers to fabricate (Read more...)

Terumo Releases a Narrower Stent-Graft for TEVAR Procedures

Terumo is launching in Europe its RelayPro Thoracic Stent-Graft System, initially being released to a limited set of institutions with wider availability expected soon. The device is designed to allow patients with narrower access vessels to benefit from thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) procedures. It’s based on the previously (Read more...)