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 •  January 16

The Riptide Aspiration System (Medtronic) has been cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for thrombus removal in the setting of acute ischemic stroke, making it the second system—after Penumbra’s—with a labeled indication for that purpose, Medtronic announced today. The agency’s decision, made December 21, 2017, was based on...

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 •  March 7, 2017

A Dutch study undercutting the established role of hydration in preventing kidney damage during procedures is raising eyebrows. Dutch researchers are calling into question one of the cornerstone practices of cath labs and radiation suites around the globe: prophylactic hydration to prevent contrast-induced nephropathy. In a randomized trial...

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 •  October 12, 2015

“His impact on the growth of interventional cardiology, starting from the inception of angioplasty just short of 40 years ... was a steerable multilumen catheter. In 1974, Andreas Gruentzig, MD, inspired by early work in peripheral angioplasty, was ...