Cardiac Diagnostics

This channel includes news, videos, podcasts and other content on new technology innovations for cardiac diagnostic systems and techniques. This includes laboratory testing, blood tests including troponin testing, electrocardiogram (ECG) systems, point of care testing systems, genetic testing, cardiac patient monitoring devices including wearable sensors, and studies showing new ways to diagnose heart diseases.

Fitbit trackers could help detect atrial fibrillation
News | Wearables | October 17, 2019

October 17, 2019 — The Bristol-Myers Squibb-Pfizer Alliance and Fitbit announced at the TIME 100 Health Summit in...

79-year-old Tony Marovic had a right carotid endarterectomy shortly after discovering a 95 percent blockage of his carotid artery at a health and wellness screening event

79-year-old Tony Marovic had a right carotid endarterectomy shortly after discovering a 95 percent blockage of his carotid artery at a health and wellness screening event. Image courtesy of University Hospitals.

News | Cardiac Diagnostics | October 16, 2019

October 16, 2019 — Health and wellness screenings...

Pesticide Exposure May Increase Heart Disease and Stroke Risk

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News | Cardiac Diagnostics | October 15, 2019

October 15, 2019 — On-the-job exposure to high levels of pesticides raised the...

FDA Clears Abbott's High Sensitivity Troponin-I Blood Test
Technology | Blood Testing | October 09, 2019

October 9, 2019 — Abbott recently announced that its Architect Stat High Sensitivity Troponin-I blood test has...

The life of Afib patient Glynn Crawford was saved three days after being prescribed a Zoll LifeVest wearable defibrillator by his cardiologist Barbara Williams, M.D., at   University Hospitals Ahuja Medical CenterShe identified him as a high-risk for sudden cardiac arrest.

The life of Afib patient Glynn Crawford was saved three days after being prescribed a Zoll LifeVest wearable defibrillator by his cardiologist Barbara Williams, M.D., at   University Hospitals Ahuja Medical CenterShe identified him as a high-risk for sudden cardiac arrest.

Feature | Sudden Cardiac Arrest | October 07, 2019

October 7, 2019 — Glynn Crawford was hospitalized at University...

Max and Debra Ernst Heart Center Opening at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak
News | Heart Failure | September 20, 2019

September 20, 2019 — The new Max and Debra Ernst Heart Center at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Mich., will open Sept...

Rapid Diagnosis Protocol for Chest Pain Does Not Improve Outcomes
News | Blood Testing | September 18, 2019

September 18, 2019 — Discharge of patients with suspected acute coronary syndromes under a 0- and 1-hour...

New ESC Guideline Provides Class 1 Recommendation for Coronary CTA
News | CT Angiography (CTA) | September 17, 2019

September 17, 2019 — The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) published new...

Corvia Medical and physIQ Partner in Global Phase 3 Heart Failure Device Clinical Trial

The REDUCE LAP HF-II study will combine Corvia Medical's InterAtrial Shunt Device (IASD), pictured here, with physIQ's continuous monitoring platform to evaluate the device's efficacy in patients with heart failure. Image courtesy of Corvia Medical.

News | Heart Failure | September 12, 2019

September 12, 2019 — Corvia Medical has sponsored and is actively enrolling patients in a...

Cardiac computed tomography (CT) pioneer Arthur Agatston, M.D., speaks to DAIC Editor Dave Fornell about the history of coronary artery calcium (CAC) scoring and why it took nearly 30 years to make its way into the guidelines in 2019.

Cardiac computed tomography (CT) pioneer Arthur Agatston, M.D., speaks to DAIC Editor Dave Fornell about the history of coronary artery calcium (CAC) scoring and why it took nearly 30 years to make its way into the guidelines in 2019.

Blog | CT Angiography (CTA) | September 05, 2019

 

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The most popular cardiac technology news in August 2019 was the FDA clearance for a new indication for both the Edwards Sapien 3 and Medtronic CoreValve transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) devices for low-risk patients. This puts the technology on equal footing with the previous standard-of-care of open heart surgery, representing a paradigm shift in cardiology.

The most popular cardiac technology news in August 2019 was the FDA clearance for a new indication for both the Edwards Sapien 3 and Medtronic CoreValve transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) devices for low-risk patients. This puts the technology on equal footing with the previous standard-of-care of open heart surgery, representing a paradigm shift in cardiology. 

Feature | September 03, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor

September 3, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (...

InfoBionic’s MoMe Kardia remote ECG monitor is an example of the newer generation devices that are replacing traditional Holter monitors. It has a single button for patients to create an alert when they are experiencing arrhythmia symptoms.

InfoBionic’s MoMe Kardia remote ECG monitor is an example of the newer generation devices that are replacing traditional Holter monitors. It has a single button for patients to create an alert when they are experiencing arrhythmia symptoms.

Feature | ECG Wireless Remote Access | August 30, 2019 | Stuart Long and Colin Movsowitz, M.D.
Until recently, cardiologists trying to diagnose and treat arrhythmias have had to deal with technological limitations...
AI Could Use EKG Data to Measure Patient's Overall Health Status

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News | Artificial Intelligence | August 29, 2019

August 29, 2019 – In the near future, doctors may be able to apply...

The Apple Watch is being used to help identify and track Afib in the general population.

The Apple Watch is being used to help identify and track Afib in the general population.  

Blog | Wearables | August 29, 2019
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