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.

Tufts Medical Center created a heart failure team approach to care for its patients. The program includes an interventional heart failure fellowship program, where interventional cardiologists learn more advanced care, as show here with an ECMO procedure being performed in a cath lab at Tufts. The interventional cardiologists learn how to better care for heart failure patients and interface with surgeons, intensivists and others on the HF care team. The operator is Nevin Kapur. Photo by Dave Fornell.

Tufts Medical Center created a heart failure team approach to care for its patients. The program includes an interventional heart failure fellowship program, where interventional cardiologists learn more advanced hemodynamic support methods, as shown here with an ECMO procedure being performed in a cath lab at Tufts. The interventional cardiologists learn how to better care for heart failure patients and interface with surgeons, intensivists and others on the HF care team. Photo by Dave Fornell.

Feature | Heart Failure | February 20, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor

There is no, single magic bullet in ...

A 3-D rendering created from the chest CT scan of a 41-year-old coronavirus patient in China showing ground-glass opacities in several areas of the lungs from the coronavirus pneumonia. This was from one of the first medical imaging studies published on COVID-19 in the journal Radiology. #coronavirus #COVID2019 #COVID19 #2019nCoV

A 3-D rendering created from the chest CT scan of a 41-year-old coronavirus patient in China showing ground-glass opacities in several areas of the lungs from the coronavirus pneumonia. This was from one of the first medical imaging studies published on COVID-19 in the journal Radiology. 

Feature | Cardiovascular Clinical Studies | February 20, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor

February 20, 2020 — The American College of Cardiology (ACC) released a...

Several wearable, less-obtrusive ECG monitors fhave been cleared by the FDA for longer wear. This example is Cardiac Insight’s Cardea SOLO device. 

Several wearable, less-obtrusive ECG monitors have been cleared by the FDA for longer wear. This example is Cardiac Insight’s Cardea SOLO device. 

Feature | ECG | February 19, 2020

When the patients of...

Here is an example of Fitbit data showing comparisons of data from Fitbit users by state. Residents in some states that take more steps in a day typically have lower incidences of diabetes, as showing in this population health big data heat map from consumer-grade wearable health tracking devices..

Here is an example of Fitbit data showing comparisons of data from Fitbit users by state. Residents in some states that take more steps in a day typically have lower incidences of diabetes, as shown in this heat map.
 

Feature | Population Health | February 14, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) highlights physical activity as one of four key behaviors...

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) released a list of the latest practice-changing presentations at the ACC.20 annual meeting March 28-30, 2020, in Chicago. This includes five late-breaking clinical trial (LBCT) sessions and three featured clinical research sessions. There also are two LBCT deep-dive sessions where the experts will break down the hottest trials and attendees can find out what the impact might be on the practice of cardiology and patients.
Feature | ACC | February 05, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) released a list of the...

The Abbott Tendyne transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) system, left, became the first TMVR device to gain commercial regulatory clearance in the world. It gains European CE mark in January. Another top story in January was the first use of the Robocath R-One robotic cath lab catheter guidance system in Germany.  Watch a VIDEO of the system in use in one of those cases. 

The Abbott Tendyne transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) system, left, became the first TMVR device to gain commercial regulatory clearance in the world. It gains European CE mark in January. Another top story in January was the first use of the Robocath R-One robotic cath lab catheter guidance system in Germany.  Watch a VIDEO of the system in use in one of those cases. 

News | February 03, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor

February 3, 2020 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (...

Easy access, anywhere to the ECG management system is helpful in patient care. This is the GE Muse system accessed at the patient bedside.

Easy access, anywhere to the ECG management system is helpful in patient care. This is the GE Muse system accessed at the patient bedside. 

News | ECG Management Systems | January 29, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor

The movement from paper electrocardiogram (ECG)...

The researchers used high resolution cross-sectional imaging with CT or MRI to assess 225 men with abdominal aortic aneurysm. Follow-up lasted, on average, more than three years.  Slightly more than half of patients had an intraluminal thrombus. The aneurysms of those with intraluminal thrombus were larger at baseline and grew by a rate of 2 mm per year, twice as fast as the 1 mm per year growth rate in people without intraluminal thrombus.
News | Endovascular Aortic Repair | January 29, 2020

January 29, 2020 – The presence of a blood clot on the wall of the aorta in people with...

This is an example of artificial intelligence automation for cardiac MRI using an AI app from TeraRecon's Envoy AI marketplace. The GE MRI image has bee countoured, anatomy labeled and all quantification automated by the AI, greatly reducing post-processing time. See this and other new AI imaging technologies from the 2019 RSNA meeting.

This is an example of artificial intelligence automation for cardiac MRI using an AI app from TeraRecon's Envoy AI marketplace. The GE MRI image has been countoured, anatomy labeled and all quantification automated by the AI, greatly reducing post-processing time. See this and other new AI imaging technologies from the 2019 RSNA meeting.

Blog | January 24, 2020

The key question I am always asked at cardiology conferences is what are the trends and interesting new technologies...

The VidaLink wireless, remote, wearable ECG patch patient monitor.  It consisting of reusable wearable electrocardiogram (ECG) sensors and associated software development kit (SDK). The sensor platform gives developers and providers direct control over data, and represents the first of its kind to receive FDA clearance.

The VidaLink wireless, remote, wearable ECG patch patient monitor.  It consisting of reusable wearable electrocardiogram (ECG) sensors and associated software development kit (SDK). The sensor platform gives developers and providers direct control over data, and represents the first of its kind to receive FDA clearance. Photo of the device on display at HIMSS 2019. Photo by Dave Fornell.

News | January 22, 2020

January 22, 2020 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared VivaLNK's Continuous ECG Platform. It...

The Bittium Faros uses a 4-in-1 ECG technology. It is a lightweight, waterproof and can be configured for different patient monitoring needs. Bittium Faros Holter monitoring.

The Bittium Faros uses a 4-in-1 ECG technology. It is a lightweight, waterproof and can be configured for different patient monitoring needs. 
 

News | ECG | January 22, 2020

January 22, 2020 – Bittium is exhibiting solutions for cardiology at...

A new technology for detecting low glucose levels via electrocardiogram (ECG) using a non-invasive wearable sensor, which with the latest artificial intelligence (AI) can detect hypoglycemic events from raw ECG signals has been made by researchers from the University of Warwick.

A new technology for detecting low glucose levels via electrocardiogram (ECG) using a non-invasive wearable sensor, which with the latest artificial intelligence (AI) can detect hypoglycemic events from raw ECG signals has been made by researchers from the University of Warwick.

 

News | Artificial Intelligence | January 13, 2020

January 13, 2020 — A new technology for detecting low glucose levels via...

tryker is launching a voluntary field action on specific units of the LifePAK 15 defibrillator/monitors. The vendor said an issue has been identified where the devices to fail to deliver a defibrillation shock after the “Shock” button on the keypad is pressed.

tryker is launching a voluntary field action on specific units of the LifePAK 15 defibrillator/monitors. The vendor said an issue has been identified where the devices to fail to deliver a defibrillation shock after the “Shock” button on the keypad is pressed.

News | Defibrillator Monitors | January 13, 2020

January 13, 2020 — Stryker announced it is launching a voluntary field action on specific units of the LifePAK 15...

Videos | Wearables | January 09, 2020

The Consumer Electronic Show (CES) is the world's gathering...

This image shows the cardiac muscle fibers of a fruit fly under magnification. Iowa State University researchers have found a way to restore the strength and regularity of cardiac muscles in aging fruit flies. Photo by Hua Bai, Iowa State University.

This image shows the cardiac muscle fibers of a fruit fly under magnification. Iowa State University researchers have found a way to restore the strength and regularity of cardiac muscles in aging fruit flies. Photo by Hua Bai, Iowa State University.

News | Pharmaceuticals | January 09, 2020

January 9, 2020 – Researchers may have discovered a way to turn back the clock on aging heart muscles in fruit flies...

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