ACC

This channel contains news about the American College of Cardiology (ACC), including coverage of its annual meeting and links to recently released practice guidelines. The ACC is a leading resource for cardiology professionals, including all its subspecialties. 

FDA Approves MitraClip for Use in Heart Failure Patients With Functional Mitral Regurgitation
Feature | Heart Valve Technology | March 14, 2019 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor

March 14, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the MitraClip...

Collage depicts broad applications in machine learning or deep learning (DL) that can be applied to advanced medical imaging technologies. Size of the liver and its fat fraction — 22 percent — (top middle in collage) can be quantified automatically using an algorithm developed by Dr. Albert Hsiao and his team at the University of California San Diego. This and other information that might be mined by DL algorithms from CT and MR images could help personalize patients’ treatment. Collage provided by Albert Hsiao

Feature | Cardiac Imaging | March 12, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr

Computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans are chock full of information that might be used...

Podcast | Cardiac Imaging | March 12, 2019

Smart algorithms could make cardiology “more fun and less burdensome,” said ...

VivaLNK Launches IoT-Enabled Medical Wearable Sensor Platform
Technology | Wearables | March 05, 2019

March 5, 2019 — Connected healthcare solutions provider VivaLNK announced its internet of things (IoT)-enabled...

Podcast | Cardiac Imaging | March 04, 2019

Technology is reshaping not only our understanding of cardiac disease but what motivates patients to visit doctors....

ACC Future Hub

Presenter delivers pitch at last year’s ACC Future Hub. This year during ACC.19, entrepreneurs will pitch software and hardware specific to cardiology in two categories– artificial intelligence and digitally enabled medical devices. (Image courtesy of ACC)

Feature | Artificial Intelligence | March 01, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr

Immersed in a Shark Tank-like atmosphere, entrepreneurs will pitch ideas for new technologies and services at ...

DABRA Excimer Laser System Demonstrates Success in Treating PAD
News | Cath Lab | February 27, 2019

February 27, 2019 — Ra Medical Systems Inc. announced a 98 percent success rate in the results from a 52-patient...

Epsilon Launches EchoInsight Pro Starter Configuration
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | February 15, 2019

February 15, 2019 — Epsilon Imaging recently launched the new EchoInsight Pro Starter configuration for those...

Circle Cardiovascular Imaging and Galgo Medical Enter Distribution and Joint Development Agreement
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | February 14, 2019

February 14, 2019 – Circle Cardiovascular Imaging and Galgo Medical recently announced an agreement for distribution...

A CoreValve TAVR valve seen in a CT scan looking down from the aortic arch into the left ventricle using reconstruction software from TeraRecon.

A CoreValve TAVR valve seen in a CT scan looking down from the aortic arch into the left ventricle using reconstruction software from TeraRecon.

Feature | Heart Valve Technology | July 26, 2018

July 26, 2018 — A new multi-societal expert consensus document has been released that summarizes the position of...

A patient injuried by extreme exposure to X-ray radiation during an angiography procedure, which is included among the images in the American College of Cardiology (ACC) consensus document. Angiography skin burn.

A patient injured by extreme exposure to X-ray radiation during an angiography procedure, which is included among the images in the consensus document. Severe skin injury typically appears four to eight weeks following the exposure. In extreme cases, the ulceration can become confluent and full thickness necrosis of skin may develop, exposing underlying fat, muscle and even bone.

 

News | Radiation Dose Management | May 10, 2018

May 10, 2018 — A new consensus document has been issued to guide the optimal use of ionizing radiation in...

The use of metal artifact reduction software on this CCTA (CTA) cardiac CT from an Canon, Toshiba, Aquilion Precision, allows clear visualization inside a coronary stent. The 0.25 mm high-resolution reconstruction also helps delineate the various components of plaque.

The use of metal artifact reduction software on this Aquilion Precision image allows clear visualization inside a coronary stent. The 0.25 mm high-resolution reconstruction also helps delineate the various components of plaque.

Feature | CT Angiography (CTA) | April 26, 2018 | Dave Fornell

There have been a few big, recent advancements in cardiac computed tomography angiography (CCTA) imaging technology...

American College of Cardiology, #ACC18

Most of the big stories March 2018 were the late-breaking trial presentations at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting during the month.

Feature | April 02, 2018 | Dave Fornell

Here is the list of the most popular articles and videos on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC)...

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