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Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
By Dave Fornell The biggest news item from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 63rd Annual Scientific Session was that a transcatheter aortic valve had 26 percent better survival in high-risk...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
By Dave Fornell, DAIC editor Data from several cutting-edge device clinical trials will be presented as late-breakers at the American College of Cardiology 63rd Annual Scientific Session & Expo (...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
By Dave Fornell, editor I have watched a trend in medical technology grow from a small ripple a couple years ago into what I expect will be a tidal wave in 2014 due to growing concern over patient...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
By Dave Fornell, editor  With healthcare reform’s focus on information technology as the primary vehicle for change, there has been a massive increased interest in this area. Health IT software has...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
By Dave Fornell, DAIC editor While the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) focuses on new technology for radiology, it is where vendors formally introduce all their imaging systems,...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
By Dave Fornell, DAIC editor The largest medical imaging show in the world is the annual Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), taking place Dec. 1-6 at McCormick Place, Chicago. This is...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
By Dave Fornell, editor  Stage 2 meaningful use guidelines for electronic medical records (EMRs) suggest use of clinical decision support (CDS) software to help clinicians choose appropriate labs,...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
By Dave Fornell, DAIC editor It was just a couple years ago in a session at the American College of Cardiology on possible science-fiction-type cardiac technologies of the future that I first saw a...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
By Dave Fornell, DAIC editor The Cardiovascular Research Foundation’s Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2013 meeting brought many new insights about the latest cardiovascular...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
By Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor The Cardiovascular Research Foundation’s (CRF) Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2013 scientific symposium Oct. 27 – Nov. 1 in San Francisco is celebrating...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
By Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor   There are two main issues facing clinical practice today, including lower reimbursements and the need to see more patients, which combined calls for technology that can...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
By Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor Finding ways to lower patient radiation dose from both medical imaging and interventional cardiology has become a major trend. However, when vendors start talking dose,...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) 2013 scientific sessions covered the latest research and technology in electrophysiology (EP). Here are a few trends and innovative new technologies I wanted to...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
Over the past decade in the United States, there has been growing interest in transradial artery percutaneous access as a way to significantly reduce bleeding rates and access site complications....
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
My job as editor of DAIC is to help readers keep tabs on the latest in cardiovascular technology and trends. With collaboration from my Editorial Advisory Board, we developed a 2013 editorial...
Sean Reilly, DAIC Publisher
In a recent LinkedIn Medical Device Group posting, it was noted that DuVal & Associates, P.A. filed a Citizen Petition and Petition for Stay of Action with the FDA, on behalf of the Minnesota...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
Two key news items in September made me think about the future direction of hemodynamic support, and that intra-aortic balloon pumps (IABP) will increasingly face a more serious challenge from small ...
Wayne Webster
In a recent article, “The AMA Backs Bills to Stop Medicare Imaging Pay Cuts,”  the American Medical Association (AMA) once again is fighting to maintain the status quo. They’ve picked a battle that...
Sean Reilly, DAIC Publisher
Like an eyewitness to a freight train bearing down on a rocket fuel truck at a railroad crossing, I couldn’t avoid watching the ensuing carnage after two individuals who underwent positron emission...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
Cardiac computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), echocardiography and nuclear myocardial perfusion imaging each offer advantages and disadvantages, and frequently at least two of...
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