The era of zero and negative interest rates is over unless you live in Switzerland, where rates are still -0.25% even after a 0.5% hike. Curbing soaring inflation is now the biggest immediate challenge facing central banks. This is especially bad news if you have a mortgage. another extra costRead More →

The Federal Reserve’s reckless policies didn’t just create a monstrous stock market bubble. Money printing and zero-rate mandates have bolstered today’s real estate balloon, which rivals the craze of the mid-2000s. Inflation-adjusted house value index People may be buying into the idea that stocks are trending lower in 2022. YetRead More →

Fairfield, CT – Ever dreamed of riding in a hot air balloon? This Memorial Day, before heading to the Fairfield parade, come take a tour and support local charities with RE/MAX Heritage and First Church Congregational. Hot air balloons are romantic, fascinating and fun! RE/MAX Heritage offers RE/MAX hot airRead More →

This article was originally published here Gen Thorac cardiovascular surgery. 2022 May 27. doi: 10.1007/s11748-022-01829-z. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT OBJECTIVES: This study was conducted to evaluate the outcomes of transcatheter valve-in-valve implantation for degenerated tricuspid bioprosthetic valves with transcatheter aortic valves. Methods: This retrospective study enrolled all consecutive patientsRead More →

This article was originally published here J Cardiol invasive. May 19, 2022: JIC20220519-3. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Percutaneous balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV) is actually recommended as a gateway to surgery or transcatheter aortic valve replacement in patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS) in particular clinical settings. In thisRead More →

Can a “red balloon” fly even higher than a “green balloon”? Yes, as demonstrated by Tank and the Bangas. The Bangas’ 2019 album “Green Balloon” earned the multifaceted New Orleans band a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist and national acclaim. “Red Balloon,” released May 13 via Verve Forecast, buildsRead More →

Intentional mass balloon releases and bursts have been the target of warnings from environmental groups, cities and states with new laws banning the activity to reduce the risk of wildlife being harmed by the litter . For two people in Florida, the balloons led to arrests for willful/reckless disregard forRead More →

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This article was originally published here J Endovasc Ther. May 6, 2022: 15266028221092979. doi: 10.1177/15266028221092979. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: To assess the safety and efficacy of excimer laser ablation (ELA) combined with drug-coated balloon (DCB) for atherosclerosis obliterans (ASO) of the lower extremities. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From JuneRead More →

Herta, the leading French meat brand, is launching a vegetable print campaign in Ogilvy Paris which shows the sausages that look and taste like Knacki hot dogs that kids love. Nestlé-owned Herta has launched plant-based Knacki sausages shaped like balloon animals. Ogilvy Paris/Press release Although it is the leading charcuterieRead More →

Microvention, a wholly owned subsidiary of Terumo Corp., recently completed its first STRAIT study enrollment of its BOBBY Balloon Guide Catheter. “The STRAIT trial aims to provide clinical evidence that Microvention’s new balloon guiding catheter can effectively help improve clinical outcomes,” said the company’s President and CEO, Carsten Schroeder. BOBBYRead More →

The BOBBY Balloon Guide Catheter is designed to facilitate insertion and guidance of the intravascular catheter into a selected blood vessel. Credit: MicroVention. Terumo’s wholly-owned subsidiary, MicroVention, has announcement enrollment of the first participant in the STRAIT study of its new BOBBY Balloon Guide Catheter. A multicenter prospective observational study,Read More →

This article was originally published here Cardiovascular Intervent Radiol. 2022 Apr 20. doi: 10.1007/s00270-022-03135-w. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the use of drug-coated balloons in a real population of patients with peripheral arterial disease and to analyze the impact of gender on the medium-term results after theirRead More →

This article was originally published here Cardiovascular Catheter Interv. 2022 April 14. doi: 10.1002/ccd.30197. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: In the contemporary cardiac intensive care unit (CICU), bedside intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) insertion under echocardiographic guidance may be an attractive option for some patients with cardiogenic shock ( SC).Read More →

This article was originally published here Cardiovascular Catheter Interv. 2022 April 14. doi: 10.1002/ccd.30188. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT OBJECTIVES: To investigate the efficacy and safety of larger valve sizing beyond the commercially recommended annular range in transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) with a balloon-expandable transcatheter heart valve (THV). BACKGROUND:Read More →

The University of Maryland Balloon Payload Program held its 100th balloon launch Saturday morning, bringing together engineering professors, students and alumni. Engineers rushed in at 4:30 a.m. to begin the launch process at Valley Elementary School in Jefferson. They jumped into vans and drove to the launch site before theRead More →

This article was originally published here Circ Cardiovascular Interv. April 12, 2022:101161CIRCINTERVENTIONS121011569. doi: 10.1161/CIRCINTERVENTIONS.121.011569. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: High-risk bleeding (HBR) patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention represent a challenging patient population. The use of a drug-coated balloon (DCB) allows for a shorter duration of dual antiplatelet therapy comparedRead More →

Jewel Cutter walks through the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum on Friday, examining the “Sid Cutter: Man Above Town” exhibit, which pays tribute to her late husband, who founded the Balloon Fiesta 50 years ago. (Mike Sandoval/For the Albuquerque Journal) The 2022 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta will mark the 50thRead More →

I got my first big vibe from balloon pollution during a musical performance at San Francisco’s Outside Lands Festival in 2011 at Golden Gate Park. As they finished their set, a musician launched hundreds of red helium-filled balloons into the darkening night sky. It all seemed so absurd, this actRead More →

This article was originally published here Cardiovascular Interv Catheter 2022 April 2. doi: 10.1002/ccd.30159. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to compare the outcomes of rotational and cutting balloon atherectomy (RACB) versus rotational and simple balloon atherectomy (RAPB) before implantation of a drug-eluting stentRead More →

This article was originally published here J Endovasc Ther. 30 Mar 2022: 15266028221083462. doi: 10.1177/15266028221083462. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: To report the 24-month safety and efficacy of the Tack Endovascular System for the treatment of infrapopliteal dissections after percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) in patients with critical limb-threatening ischemiaRead More →

This article was originally published here Int J Cardiol. 22 Mar 2022: S0167-5273(22)00402-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2022.03.043. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Direct comparisons between next-generation transcatheter balloon-expandable (THV) and self-expanding heart valves are rare. To compare outcomes after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) with SAPIEN 3 Ultra (Ultra) versus THVRead More →

This article was originally published here Hellenic J Cardiol. Mar 21, 2022: S1109-9666(22)00032-X. doi: 10.1016/j.hjc.2022.03.006. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Cryoballoon (CB) and laser balloon (LB) catheter ablation (CA) have been shown to achieve durable and effective pulmonary vein isolation (PVI). Only one direct comparison with an intermittent rhythmRead More →

The FAA has offered balloonists operating in and around Albuquerque a temporary exemption from current ADS-B equipment requirements while a longer-term arrangement is being worked out. As we previously reported, operators of the unofficial “balloon capital of the world” have complained that ADS-B rules prevent them from accessing the airspaceRead More → published new research on Global Latex Party Balloons Market from 2022 to 2028 which provides essential and up-to-date information on growth drivers, developing trends and future expectations. The latex party balloon provides essential information based on comprehensive professional research for the years 2022-2028. This report includes an erudite aboutRead More →

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story misidentified NASA-funded studies. The agency only funded the IMPACTS mission. The winter weather forecast can predict 16 inches of snow…and a weather balloon? Andrew Janiszeski and Troy Zaremba ventured into high winds and heavy snowfall on January 17 to launch a weather balloonRead More →

This article was originally published here J Endovasc Ther. Mar 6, 2022: 15266028221081082. doi: 10.1177/15266028221081082. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: Although the size of drug-coated balloons (DCBs) is determined based on vessel diameter during femoropopliteal (FP)-endovascular therapy (EVT), measurements of vessel diameter vary across modalities and its definitions. TheRead More →

PORTSMOUTH, NH, February 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Laborie Medical Technologies Corp. (Laborie), a leading diagnostic and therapeutic medical technology company, announced that the regulatory authority of the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) in Australia approved the use of Optilume® Urethral Drug Coated Balloon Technology for the treatment of anterior urethral stricture.Read More →

This article was originally published here Vasc Endovascular Surgery. February 2022 28:15385744211051491. doi: 10.1177/15385744211051491. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: In this systematic review and meta-analysis, we sought to compare drug-coated balloon (DCB) versus drug-eluting stent (DES) in patients with femoropopliteal lesions in terms of restenosis, revascularization of the targetRead More →

With hundreds of millions of dollars at stake each year — not to mention the city’s reputation as the hot air balloon capital of the world — Albuquerque has too much to do with airspace waiver requests. A new FAA rule requires aircraft using Albuquerque Sunport airspace — a largeRead More →

Two Rainbow Ryders balloons fly over Albuquerque in 2016. A Federal Aviation Administration rule change effectively limits balloon flights over parts of the city. (Marla Brose/Journal file) Copyright © 2022 Albuquerque Journal Albuquerque is often touted as the hot air balloon capital of the world, but some industry players sayRead More →

This article was originally published here J Endovasc Ther. 18 Feb 2022: 15266028221079770. doi: 10.1177/15266028221079770. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: Drug-coated balloon (DCB) angioplasty is increasingly used for the treatment of lower extremity peripheral arterial disease (PAD). However, a salvage stent may be required for suboptimal angioplasty. This studyRead More →

February 15, 2022 – CERENOVUSan emerging leader in the field of neurovascular care and part of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, announced the launch of EMBOGUARD, a next-generation balloon guiding catheter for use in endovascular procedures, including those for in patients with acute ischemic stroke. Ischemic strokes, causedRead More →

the Balloon Expandable Vascular Stents Market The report covers the entire global market scenario including key players, their future campaigns, preferred vendors, market shares along with historical data and price analysis. It continues to offer key details on changing dynamics to generate market improving factors. Its objective is to rationalizeRead More →

Scientist Andrew Janiszeski braved the great blizzard of January 2022, to pose for a photo before attempting a weather balloon launch near Geneseo, New York. A radiosonde is suspended below the weather balloon, which will collect data as the balloon rises and then parachute back down after the balloon bursts.Read More →

This article was originally published here J Endovasc Ther. 2022 Feb 7: 15266028221075563. doi: 10.1177/15266028221075563. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT INTRODUCTION: The combination of intravascular lithotripsy (IVL) and drug-coated balloon (DCB) angioplasty for calcified peripheral lesions is associated with promising short-term results. However, 12-month performance data for this treatment optionRead More →

Being an aeronaut, in the early days of hot air balloons or hot air balloons, was a risky business. You could pass out in thin air. Your balloon could crash into a house or go up in a blazing fire. And then there was always the risk of your craftRead More →

According to a recent study by Future Market Insights (IMF), the global balloon catheter market is expected to witness strong growth during the forecast period. Sales are expected to reach US$5.11 billion by the end of 2031. This reflects a cumulative CAGR of approximately 4.0% over the forecast period (2021-2031).Read More →

The gravity-defying feats of ‘Jack-of-all-trades’ James Tytler would cause great excitement in his own lifetime, but the Angus-born polymath’s rightful status as the country’s first aviator today is barely recognized and his name little known outside of Scotland. READ MORE – Lewis Capaldi celebrates in Edinburgh after visiting famed clubRead More →

Our Havasu Balloon Festival cover is brought to you by Coldwell Banker’s A-Team. The 11th Annual Lake Havasu Hot Air Balloon Festival is over. According to festival director Steve Ticknor, “”1,300 volunteers filled approximately 2,500 shifts and approximately 100 vendors participated in the event. “ There were 75 balloon pilotsRead More →

New Jersey, United States,- The research study presented in this report offers complete and intelligent analysis of the competition, segmentation, dynamics, and geographical advancement of the Intragastric Balloon Market. It takes into account the CAGR, value, volume, revenue, production, consumption, sales, manufacturing cost, prices, and other key factors related toRead More →