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Chronic Total Occlusion

April 02, 2020

While chronic total occlusion (CTO) treatment has been present within the cardiovascular field for several years, there is an increased emphasis on new approaches and technology dedicated to this area. A lesion is considered a CTO if it: Is 99%–100% occluded Has a TIMI flow of 0 Has been occluded over three months There are three main approaches to CTO treatment: Antegrade wire escalation…

What's New In The Cath Lab?

March 30, 2020

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 3 individuals in the U.S. is obese based on Body Mass Index (BMI) data. For adults 18–65 years of age, a BMI of 18.5–24.9 is considered normal, a BMI of 25–29.9 indicates the person is overweight, and a BMI of 30 or more is deemed obese. Considering the prevalence of the obesity epidemic, it’s no surprise that this BMI shift…

Meet Rob Souza

January 07, 2020

It’s not an exaggeration to say that without the innovative ideas of our partners in cath labs across the country, there would be no TZ Medical. Our work relies on the brilliant doctors, nurses, and technologists who come to us with ideas about how to make their jobs easier and their patients more comfortable. One of those contributors is Rob Souza, who works in a cath lab in San Jose, California…

From Dreams To Devices

November 10, 2019

Every great company starts with a single good idea. For TZ Medical, that idea came from a vascular surgeon who, in the late 1980s, dreamed up a product he hoped would revolutionize the medical industry by controlling bleeding after dialysis procedures. Our soon-to-be founder, Tom Tribou, helped bring the physician’s product to market, shepherding that brilliant spark of an idea through the…