Author: Jaclin Thompson

Cardiac diagnostic imaging: understanding angiography

Reviewed by Dr. J.M. Montero-Cabezas, Interventional Cardiology Department, Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) Cardiac diagnostic imaging is a critical component of modern cardiovascular medicine. These tests are vital to healthcare providers, as they reveal symptoms and allow for the diagnosis and management of heart-related ailments. In its early practice, cardiac imaging mainly consisted of catheterization and angiography. However, in recent decades, testing has evolved to become less invasive and more sophisticated. By evaluating the strengths and applications of each form of cardiac diagnostic imaging, tests can be applied more practically …

NIMBLE Diagnostics Featured at Hello Tomorrow Global Summit in Paris!

We are thrilled to share the success of NIMBLE Diagnostics at the exciting Hellow Tomorrow Global Summit, held from March 21st to 22nd, 2024, in Paris. This event brought together top experts in the medical device space, healthcare startups, global investors, and European governmental figures for a dynamic exchange of ideas and opportunities. Throughout the summit, we had the privilege of engaging with investors from around the globe, showcasing our NIMBLE System, and participating in panel discussions and presentations. We had the opportunity to share broadly our vision for the …

Introducing Naia Jiménez Polo: Business Development Manager

NIMBLE is a company that thrives on the unique contributions of each of its associates. To learn more about their personal motivations and recognize their unique contributions, we are taking the time to spotlight each incredible member of our team. Naia Jiménez Polo has been the Business Development Manager at NIMBLE for just two months, but she has already invested herself in the brand mission and made invaluable contributions to our cause.  Background In her early education, Naia was always interested in the sciences: everything from biology to physics and …

NIMBLE Diagnostics attends the 2024 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

NIMBLE Diagnostics wrapped up its successful debut appearance at last week’s #MWC24 in Barcelona. The conference’s 10th year anniversary held over 100,000 attendees, and 2,700 exhibitors, sponsors, and partners. The #4YFN space provided an exceptional platform to introduce our vision to the local authorities, corporations and customers about how the NIMBLE System aims to prevent major #coronary ischemic events. We look forward to continuing this journey, driving innovation, and shaping the future of healthcare. …

Angiography and angioplasty: unveiling their roles in coronary artery disease

Published 2 Febuary 2024  Reviewed by: Oriol Rodriguez, MD When navigating cardiac health, it is important to understand the many methods of testing and treatment available. A variety of complicated procedures may be used to diagnose and treat coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathies, heart failure or other cardiovascular problems. This article will discuss the difference between angioplasty and angiography, and highlight how they are related. It will also describe the processes of coronary angiography, coronary angioplasty, and coronary stenting, and provide necessary information for patients undergoing these procedures.   Angiograms and …

Diagnosis of Coronary Ischemia – When to Consider an Angiography?

Can angiography be avoided? Alternative Diagnostic Methods Angiography has become one of the most important medical discoveries due to its ability to diagnose and investigate numerous problems affecting blood vessels, including coronary artery disease. Since this is the only method currently used to determine if a stent is needed or if a pre-placed stent is in restenosis, alternative diagnostic methods are being looked into to reduce risks and costs.  What is Angiography? Angiography is a diagnostic procedure that uses imaging to show how blood flows through blood vessels or the …

Post Coronary Stent Care: Understanding the Do’s and Don’ts

Navigating the path to recovery after a cardiac procedure can be overwhelming. With the introduction of coronary stents, many patients have found relief from blocked arteries, but the journey doesn’t end there. Proper post-operative care is crucial to ensure the longevity of the stent and to maintain optimal health. This article delves into the complexity of coronary stents, offering insights into their function and the essentials for post-coronary stent care. What are the Coronary Stents? The arteries that feed the heart are called coronary arteries. Human beings have three main …

Recovery After a Heart Attack and Stents: A Comprehensive Guide

Recovery after a heart attack can vary from person to person, however with proper lifestyle changes and proper medical care, many individuals can live healthily.  After a heart attack, a stent is placed to restore the flow of blood to the heart muscle. This process happens right away allowing immediate restoration of blood flow. A stent also prevents recurrent blockages. The stent keeps the artery open, reducing the risk of the artery re-blocking with plaque. This is one of the most important effects in recovery after a heart attack because […]

How long to monitor a stent after placement?

Introduction There are several compelling rationales for the post-placement monitoring of a stent, all of which are fundamentally centered on ensuring patient safety. The recommended follow-up of patient care, as described in the National Medical Journal, includes a series of ambulatory tests that take place within one week as the post-interventional follow-up procedure. These tests include: Physical examination (particularly of the heart, lungs, and puncture site) 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) at rest Blood pressure measurement Routine laboratory tests (electrolytes, complete blood count, liver, and renal function) Foremost, among these considerations is …

Symptoms of a stent failure – Key Insights

Published 21 September 2023 Reviewed by: Oriol Rodriguez, MD Interventional Cardiology What are stents? Stents are a widely used medical device used in modern medicine and have revolutionized the treatment of various cardiovascular and non-cardiovascular conditions. The stent purpose is most common in the cardiovascular system, notably in the coronary arteries. Coronary stents re-open and support blocked arteries during an angioplasty to help improve blood flow to the heart muscle and reduce the risk of a heart attack. After its implantation, monitoring the stent is essential to the patient’s health, …