Post Profile






Camera-loaded catheter streams live from inside arteries, removes plaque at same time

The influence of ever-miniaturizing electronics can be felt right across the spectrum of technological advancement, but as we are beginning to see, one place where it can have a truly profound impact is in the human body. The latest example of this is a tiny camera no bigger than a grain of salt, which can be fixed to the end of a catheter and fed into arteries to provide surgeons tasked with removing plaque a live view from within.
read more

share

Related Posts


Abbott Announces European Launch Of TREK™ Catheter System, Representing An Advancement In Balloon Technology

Health : Medical News Today

Abbott (NYSE: ABT) announced the European approval and launch of its TREK™ Coronary Dilatation Catheter for the treatment of coronary artery disease. The TREK system represents a new approach to balloon catheter design, and provides...

Two Imaging Catheters Unite to Better Detect Dangerous Plaques in Arteries

Health : Newswise Medical News

Collaboration between two NIBIB-funded labs has revealed a promising new method for identifying atherosclerotic plaques, the encased deposits in arteries that restrict blood flow and can lead to heart attack or stroke. The technique...

‘Bodies Revealed,’ an intimate view of the human body

Health : The Checkup

Ever dream of taking a “Fantastic Voyage”-style journey through the human body, exploring muscles, organs, arteries and more on a miniature, blood-borne submarine? Well, science has yet to develop technology that can shrink people a...

Pioneering Research of a More Precise Way to Clear Blocked Arteries is Under Way at Jobst Vascular Institute

Health : Newswise Medical News

The VISION clinical trial evaluates the Avinger Pantheris TM catheter for the treatment of PAD. The catheter allows vascular surgeons to see inside arteries as they cut away the plaque that narrows them. The first three procedures d...

Lights, Camera, Action: New Catheter Lets Doctors See Inside Arteries for First Time

Health : Newswise Medical News

Removing plaque from clogged arteries is a common procedure that can save and improve lives. This treatment approach was recently made even safer and more effective with a new, high-tech catheter that allows cardiologists to see ins...

Comments


Copyright © 2016 Regator, LLC