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The Advantages of Auryon Laser Atherectomy in Calcified Arteries

Sara Stewart • Jun 30, 2024 • 31 hits

New research with micro-CT has found that Auryon laser atherectomy is effective in disrupting challenging plate-like, circumferential calcium, suggesting a valuable role for this technology in treating complex cases of peripheral artery disease (PAD).

The Role of Micro-CT in Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

Sara Stewart • Jun 30, 2024 • 38 hits

The high-resolution imaging capabilities of Micro-CT are useful in studying calcium in peripheral artery disease (PAD). Dr. John Rundback's cadaveric study uses micro-CT to analyze medial calcium patterns and demonstrates the Auryon laser atherectomy's effectiveness in disrupting challenging calcium buildup.

Innovations in Cerebral Aneurysm Management: From Concept to Reality

Olivia Reid • Jun 26, 2024 • 40 hits

Dr. Alim Mitha documents the pivotal steps in his journey so far as a medical device entrepreneur working on a new biodegradable flow diverter for cerebral aneurysm treatment.

The Development of Biodegradable Flow Diverters for Cerebral Aneurysm Treatment

Olivia Reid • Jun 26, 2024 • 39 hits

Biodegradable flow diverters have emerged as an innovative alternative to traditional metal stents for cerebral aneurysm treatment. These new devices offer similar therapeutic benefits without requiring lifelong medication, improving patient outcomes and expanding treatment options in neurosurgery.

The Role of Serration Angioplasty in Peripheral Artery Disease

Thomas "T.J." Turner • May 31, 2024 • 32 hits

Serration angioplasty is a form of treatment for peripheral artery disease (PAD) that uses interrupted scoring during angioplasty to break down intraluminal calcification. Learn more about the role of the Serranator Balloon in contemporary PAD treatment.

The Serranator Balloon: Tips for Successful Operation

Thomas "T.J." Turner • May 31, 2024 • 36 hits

The Serranator balloon is a new serration angioplasty technology used to treat peripheral artery disease (PAD) and critical limb ischemia (CLI). Learn tips for successful Serranator balloon operation from interventional cardiologist Dr. Peter Soukas.

Obsidio Embolic in Lower GI Bleeds: Applications & Advantages

Thomas "T.J." Turner • May 5, 2024 • 87 hits

Gastrointestinal (GI) bleed embolization is a minimally invasive technique used to stop life-threatening bleeds under image guidance. During this procedure, choice of embolic is case-specific with different embolics serving different functions. Learn more about the current and future state of embolization devices for lower GI bleeds, including the emerging role of Obsidio injectable solid embolic.

Lower GI Bleed Embolization Procedure Walkthrough

Thomas "T.J." Turner • May 5, 2024 • 144 hits

GI bleed embolization is a procedure used to help control bleeding in emergent and non-emergent cases of gastrointestinal (GI hemorrhage. Lower GI bleed cases can prove challenging even for a seasoned interventional radiologist.

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