Cardiac Diagnostics

This channel includes news and new technology innovations for cardiac diagnostic systems or techniques. This includes laboratory testing, blood tests, Tropoin testing, ECG, electrocardiogram systems,  point of care testing systems, genetic testing and studies showing new ways to diagnose heart diseases.

Women With Coronary Artery Wall Thickness at Risk for Heart Disease
News | Womens Cardiovascular Health | April 25, 2019

April 25, 2019  – The thickness of the coronary artery wall as measured by...

New Best Practices Help Manage Heart Attack Patients Without Significant Signs
News | Cardiac Diagnostics | April 15, 2019

April 15, 2019 — For the first time in the United States, doctors with the American Heart Association (AHA) have...

HeartHero Personal Automated External Defibrillator Wins ACC.19 Innovation Challenge
News | Defibrillator Monitors | April 05, 2019

April 5, 2019 — Medical device startup HeartHero was the winner in the Innovation Challenge at the...

Toilet Seat Detects Congestive Heart Failure

Nicholas Conn, a postdoctoral fellow at RIT and founder and CEO of Heart Health Intelligence, is part of the university team that has developed a toilet-seat based cardiovascular monitoring system. Image courtesy of A. Sue Weisler/RIT.

News | Heart Failure | March 26, 2019

March 26, 2019 — A toilet seat-based...

The most recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance was Siemens Healthineers high-sensitivity troponin I assays (TnIH) for the Atellica IM and ADVIA Centaur XP/XPT in vitro diagnostic analyzers. The test helps in the early diagnosis of myocardial infarctions without the need for serial tropic testing. The time to first results is 10 minutes.

The most recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance was Siemens Healthineers high-sensitivity troponin I assays (TnIH) for the Atellica IM and ADVIA Centaur XP/XPT in vitro diagnostic analyzers. The test helps in the early diagnosis of myocardial infarctions without the need for serial tropic testing. The time to first results is 10 minutes. 

Feature | Cardiac Diagnostics | March 22, 2019 | Linda C. Rogers, Ph.D.

Troponins are a family of proteins found in skeletal and heart (cardiac) muscle fibers that produce muscular...

Validation Studies Confirm High Accuracy of Novel HART AI-Driven Blood Tests
News | Blood Testing | March 19, 2019

March 19, 2019 — Prevencio Inc. announced data confirming the high accuracy of its...

The opening late-breaking trial at ACC 2019 is the Apple Heart Study, a large-scale, app-based study to identify atrial fibrillation using a smartwatch. Earlier, smaller trials showed this approach might be used in a population health application to proactively identify AFib patients earlier.

Feature | ACC | March 19, 2019

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

HeartFlow Analysis Successfully Stratifies Heart Disease Patients at One Year
News | FFR Technologies | March 19, 2019

March 19, 2019 — Late-breaking results confirm the HeartFlow FFRct (...

ACC/AHA Update Guidance for Preventing Heart Disease; Stroke
Feature | Cardiac Diagnostics | March 18, 2019

March 18, 2019 — The choices we make every day can have a lasting effect on our heart and vascular health. Adopting...

Apple Heart Study Demonstrates Ability of Wearable Technology to Detect Atrial Fibrillation
News | Wearables | March 18, 2019

March 18, 2019 — Researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine presented preliminary results of the...

AHA Statement Warns Hookah Smoking May Harm the Heart
News | Cardiac Diagnostics | March 08, 2019

March 8, 2019 — Smoking tobacco in waterpipes, more commonly known as hookahs, results in inhaling toxic chemicals,...

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