Feature | January 29, 2013 | Dave Fornell

Most Popular Stories of 2012

Readers’ choice of the most popular 35 DAIC stories

Top stories of 2012 in cardiology

To help identify trends and find out what DAIC readers are interested in, the magazine takes note of what they click on when visiting the website. DAIC’s mission is to serve as a time-saving, go-to source for information on the latest cardiovascular technology and help readers keep up-to-date on trends in the market. This year’s list is a reflection of that goal and what readers consider important.

Below are the top 25 stories from 2012. At the bottom are the 10 stories read in 2012 that were written in previous years.

1. Editor’s Choice for Most Innovative Technology at ACC 2012

A new type of angiography system, TAVR guidance, new CVIS platforms, 3-D ICE top the list

2. Robots in the Cath Lab

Operators say the Corindus CorPath increases precision, reduces procedure time and eliminates physician occupational hazards

3. Advances in Electrophysiology at Heart Rhythm Society 2012

Top innovations include subcutaneous ICD, new mapping and ablation visualization techniques, disposable Holter monitors

4. Predicting the Cath Lab of the Future

Martin Leon shares his vision of cath lab technology in 2020 and beyond

5. Ultrasound Sees Increasing Use for Interventional Procedures
Biggest Trend at American Society of Echo is expanded use of TEE for heart valve repairs, structural heart
6. FDA Clears First Robotic System for Coronary Stent Procedures
Corindus wins 510(k) clearance for CorPath 200 robotic-assisted PCI system to enhance control and protect physicians from radiation
7. Trends in Cardiac Cath Lab Performance
How is your catheterization lab performing when compared to industry-wide indicators?
8. Research Shows Brief Ablation of Rotor Center May Cure AFib Without Long Procedures
Data may show new direction for more effective, faster catheter ablation in atrial fibrillation patients
9. TAVR Credentialing Recommendations Released
10. ICD Manufacturers Must Increase Battery Life to Cut Costs, Improve Care
Implantable cardioverter defibrillator battery longevity has big impact on healthcare costs
11. Siemens Showcases World’s First Wireless Ultrasound Transducer
Wireless transducer technology will expand use of ultrasound in clinical settings
12. 2012 Best in KLAS Awards for Medical Imaging
Overall performance sees a shake-up with No. 1 Fuji, No. 2 Toshiba
13. St. Jude Settles Lawsuit Over Angio-Seal Closure Device
14. Boston Scientific Receives FDA Approval of First Completely Subcutaneous ICD
First-in-class S-ICD System designed for easier implantation in patients at risk of sudden cardiac arrest
15. New Medicare Rule for ICDs Adds Cost Without Improving Outcomes
16. The Future of Coronary Stenting
Industry expert Mark Paquin examines the stent market dynamics and what to expect in the coming years
17. Mount Sinai School of Medicine Gives Pocket Ultrasound Devices to Its Students
Class of 2016 medical students to participate in point-of-care imaging research study
18. Rosie O'Donnell's Heart Attack Serves as Wake-Up Call to Women
Women present with different symptoms than men when suffering heart attacks, the No. 1 killer of women
19. Crossboss CTO Catheter, Sapien, Watchman Among Picks for Best Cardiac Devices of 2011
20. The Latest Advances in Coronary CT Angiography Software
Experts share novel hardware and software at SCCT 2012
Most Popular Archive Stories
The following are the top 10 most read stories in 2012 that were written in previous years.
1. Transradial Access Staff Training and Patient Discharge
2. Costs vs. Benefits: Comparing 64-Slice to 256-, 320-Slice CT
3. Treating Hypertension With Renal Nerve Ablation
4. Patient Satisfaction and Complications of Transradial Catheterization
5. The Advantages and Disadvantages of OCT vs. IVUS
6. SPECT vs. PET, Which is Best?
7. Choosing Tools for Transradial Procedures
8. Companies Developing Drug-Eluting Balloons
9. Planning for a Hybrid Suite
10. Creating a Same-Day Discharge PCI Program Using Transradial

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