Tag: Cardiology

Tiny New Pacemaker Small Enough for Infants

Researchers at Children’s National Health System, working with engineers from Medtronic, have created a pacemaker appropriately tiny enough to implant into infants. Measuring only one cubic centimeter, about the size of a large pill, it allows the device to be implanted inside the child in a minimally invasive fashion. Currently, because (Read more...)

Cios Spin Mobile 3D C-Arm for Orthopedic Surgery

Siemens Healthineers has unveiled a new mobile C-arm, the Cios Spin, that can provide both 2D and 3D imaging in just about any operating room. Mostly intended for orthopedic procedures, the device allows clinicians that are currently using 2D C-arms to upgrade to 3D capability and see things in a much more intuitive perspective. Positioning [&helli (Read more...)

Barco’s New 27″ 4K Surgical Monitor

Barco is releasing a new 4K surgical monitor that’s designed to give clinicians a high fidelity live image during interventional procedures. The Barco MDSC-8427 has a 27” screen, providing a new, larger size over common 24″ and 26″ monitors. The display features the company’s smart image processing technology (Read more...)

Smallest Ever Steerable Cardiac Ablation Catheter

Researchers at ETH Zurich and École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland have developed the thinnest ever steerable cardiac ablation catheter. The device has a magnetic tip, which can be navigated using an external magnetic field with incredible accuracy via a computer. Existing guiding catheters are typically (Read more...)

HoloLens Used to Looks at Heart Scars in High Resolution

At the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, researchers have been investigating the use of the Microsoft HoloLens augmented reality headset for visualizing myocardial scars during surgical interventions. During ablations and other electrophysiology procedures, the surgeon must have a good idea of where scars and other relevant items are (Read more...)

Near-Infrared Tech for Minimally Invasive Brain Monitoring: Interview with Philippe Dro, CEO of Luciole Medical

Luciole Medical, a medtech company based in Switzerland, has developed near-infrared sensors that can assess levels of tissue oxygenation as well as cerebral blood flow by measuring oxygenated and deoxygenated hemoglobin. The sensors include a skin patch, which measures brain blood flow and oxygen saturation in patients undergoing surgery, and a mi (Read more...)