Eric Peden, MD, Leads Think HeRO Graft Training Course

By Alicia Armeli March 30-31 marks the start of this year’s Think HeRO Graft™ training courses. Held at the Houston Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation & Education (MITIESM), the course will be led by HeRO® Graft pioneer Eric Peden, MD. One of Houston’s own, Dr. Peden is Chief of Vascular Surgery at Methodist Cardiovascular Associates, […]

#NextGenRadial Provides Tools and Skills Clinicians Need for Transradial Access

By Alicia Armeli For well over a decade, transradial access has been used for coronary interventions. In comparison to the transfemoral approach, research has linked transradial with increased patient preference and fewer vascular complications.1,2 A more cost-effective approach that has success rates similar to the transfemoral technique, transradial access is expanding into other fields of […]

Merit’s Family of Drainage Products Supports Drainage Procedural Needs Every Step of the Way

By Alicia Armeli Proper drainage is necessary for the removal of fluid buildup, as well as diagnosis. From access to intervention, Merit Medical provides a diverse portfolio of drainage products to support procedural needs throughout each step. With products designed in multiple configurations for specific drainage needs and kits that can be tailored to meet […]

A STAR™ Is Born: Spinal Tumor Ablation with Radiofrequency Significantly Reduces Pain Associated with Metastatic Spinal Tumors

By Alicia Armeli Each year, 400,000 people in the US alone suffer from bone metastases.1 Frequently seen in the spine—and specifically in the vertebrae—spinal tumors make up 40% of all bone metastatic disease.2,3 Pain associated with this condition can be excruciating. Merit Medical’s STAR™ Tumor Ablation System (Spinal Tumor Ablation with Radiofrequency)—a unique device designed […]

Achieve Radial Access with Ease

By Alicia Armeli PreludeEase™—Merit Medical’s newest line of Hydrophilic Sheath Introducers—has made the transradial artery approach even better. Studies show that hydrophilic coating on sheath introducers can reduce the incidence of artery spasm and improve patient comfort during transradial diagnostic and interventional coronary procedures.1 In recent years, the transradial approach has become increasingly popular for […]