Coronary Artery Disease

Solutions to support you in your routine and advanced procedures for coronary artery diseases. For diagnosis and treatment of coronary artery disease, you demand crystal-clear images of the moving heart and of challenging cardiac anatomies in any angulation. To add to the challenge, dose has to be kept to a minimum even during complex procedures. Our Artis systems deliver images in excellent quality and at low dose, displayed the way you like them best with CLEARchoice. A wide variety of software tools supports the toughest percutaneous coronary interventions.

Stent fracture
Stent fracture

Taking stent enhancement to the next level

Stent visualization tool enhancing stent visibility even under difficult conditions. One-click operation processes scenes no matter if peracquired or acquired during the 5s acquisition program. In addition to automated fade-in/fade-out of the processed image, CLEARstent offers scene-like behavior, PACS compatibility for review on any DICOM viewer and live fluoro overlay of the processed image.

CLEARstent Live

Real-time stent enhancement software

Ostial lesions or bifurcational stentings mark a transition towards increasingly complex coronary interventions. Those require precise stent or scaffold positioning before balloon inflation. With Artis with PURE®, CLEARstent Live is now available for all Siemens Healthineers Artis systems. This real-time stent enhancement functionality gives a clear display of the undeployed stent in relation to previously deployed stents or cardiac anatomy – with a significant potential to speed up procedures and to save contrast.

Segmentation of the CTA with COROwave
Segmentation of the CTA with COROwave

Treating Chronic Total Occlusions (CTOs) is one of the most challenging procedures in interventional cardiology. Incomplete crossing of the lesion is a high risk. syngo CTO Guidance enables better planning with automatic segmentation of coronary CTAs. Furthermore, it provides guidance during the procedure with color-coded COROwave to avoid foreshortening. This enables more physicians to treat complex CTO cases and helps to expand the hospital’s procedure mix.

All diagnostic angulations in a single sweep
All diagnostic angulations in a single sweep

Speed up diagnostic coronary examinations and save contrast agent

Patients with comorbidities such as renal failure or impaired liver function are particularly sensitive to contrast media. HeartSweep allows you to see occluded lesions from different angulations with only one contrast injection and a single acquisition run.

Integrated measurement of fractional flow reserve (FFR)
Integrated measurement of fractional flow reserve (FFR)

Sensis Vibe1 also enables flexible measurement of the fractional flow reserve (FFR), integrating devices from Abbott Medical, Boston Scientific, ACIST and VOLCANO . All resulting data, values, and waveforms are automatically stored and can be easily embedded in your reports.

Benefits of seamless integration:

  • Shorter set-up times and more convenient operation for FFR
  • Display of measurements on Sensis monitors
  • Complete documentation of FFR data in the Sensis report

Professor Julinda Mehilli, MD, works in one of the largest cardiac centers in Germany. At LMU Munich’s Medical Center, she performs many complex procedures including CTO every year. With the help of syngo CTO Guidance, she can plan the procedure in more detail so that everything runs smoothly.

Professor Julinda Mehilli, MD, benefits in various ways from using syngo CTO Guidance during complex CTO procedures. Find out what she has to say about the advantages of the software application for procedure planning, the intervention itself, and minimizing X-ray exposure.

High-sensitivity Troponin I Assays: A breakthrough in MI diagnosis

Thanks to high-sensitivity troponin I assays, new possibilities have emerged for quicker, more accurate diagnoses of myocardial infarction (MI). We spoke to Peter Kavsak, PhD, about these high-sensitivity assays and their potential to significantly impact patient care and protocols.

Facilitating cardiac decision-making at the point of care

Chest pain is one of the most common presentations at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. To meet this need, the hospital opened a 24/7 laboratory within the emergency department, the first hospital in the UK to enable rapid diagnosis of cardiovascular disease to quickly determine an appropriate therapy.

Many cath labs will not treat patients with complex CTOs interventionally given the challenges of visualizing the anatomy around an occlusion. A case from University Hospital Erlangen shows how 3D imaging, coupled with advanced guidance software, helps to overcome such obstacles.

Planning with CT scans may improve outcomes in CTO PCI

Improvements in both technologies and techniques have led to an increase in the procedural success rates of PCI for CTOs. Furthermore, evidence is emerging that preprocedural planning with CT angiography may help to further improve the success rate of these procedures.

Complex PCIs: The "number one" trend in coronary interventions

More and more complex PCI procedures are being performed. This article explores the reasons why, such as the findings of the SYNTAX study that showed equal clinical outcomes between surgery and PCI for certain subsets of patients.

Pushing frontiers with advanced imaging tools

Imaging has always been an important factor during PCI, but has become even more important given the increasing number of complex PCI procedures being performed. Find out more about the latest developments in imaging for procedure guidance in this article.

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