Cardiac Diagnostics

electronic stent, bioresorbable electronic stent

With the recent innovation of flexible microelectronic sensor circuits that can be made from bioresorbable materials, it is now possible to create “electronic stents” to monitor a treated lesion site inside a patient’s artery. A Korean-led team re...

A risk assessment algorithm combining clinical risk factors and platelet function test results may help interventional cardiologists better identify patients who stand to benefit from intensive antiplatelet medication after percutaneous coronary i...

A new, large-scale study has found adding an electrocardiogram (ECG) to the latest generation of body-worn sensors accurately detects atrial fibrillation (AF) and significantly increases awareness of heart rate and behavior. Body-worn or wearable...

wearables, ACC.15, ACC 2015, cardiac technology, new technology, cardiology

Several futuristic technologies and their potential impact on healthcare were discussed during the Future of Cardiovascular Medicine track sessions at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2015 annual meeting. Among these were use of big data,...

anticoagulation therapy, pulmonary embolism, Couturaud, discontinuation
Among patients with a first episode of pulmonary embolism who received six months of anticoagulant treatment, an additional 18 months of treatment with...
Galectin-3, Architect Galectin-3 assay, BG Medicine, Abbott, heart failure, HF
BG Medicine Inc., developer of the BGM Galectin-3 Test, announced that the Architect Galectin-3 assay is now available. This automated blood test was cleared...
UNC, biomarkers, severe heart disease, fructosamine, LDL cholesterol, Nichols
Insulin resistance affects tens of millions of Americans and is a big risk factor for heart disease. Yet, some people with the condition never develop heart...
Medtronic, Reveal Linq ICM, in-office insertion, RIO 2 study
Medtronic plc announced the first in-office implant of its miniaturized cardiac monitor as part of the Medtronic Reveal LINQ In-Office 2 (RIO 2) Study. One of...
Galectin-3, Architect Galectin-3 assay, BG Medicine, Abbott, heart failure, HF
The Architect Galectin-3 assay automated blood test from BG Medicine Inc. was cleared by the United States Food and Drug Administration (
Biotronik announced that a unique physiologic sensor is now available in the latest family of cardiac resynchronization therapy...
Biotronik announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its DX line of implantable cardioverter defibrillators (...

Articles

wearable sensors, Verizon, fitness trackers, smart watches
Wearable sensors are expected to play a big role in healthcare in the coming years, according to Verizon, as data from these devices are integrated into...
disposable medical sensors, market, BCC Research, 2019
According to a new report from BCC Research, the global market for disposable medical sensors grew to $4.2 billion in 2014 from $3.8 billion in 2013. The...
electronic stents, bioresorbable electronic stent, BES
With the recent innovation of flexible microelectronic sensor circuits that can be made from bioresorbable materials, it is now possible to create “electronic...
cardiomems, st. jude medical, heart failure
Important new data presented during the Heart Rhythm Society's (HRS) 36th annual Scientific Session supporting improved outcomes and cost-effectiveness of the...

Video Center

Here are a few observations on cardiovascular ultrasound advances I made while attending the 2015...
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The latest advances in cardiovascular echocardiography will be presented at the 2015 American...
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There were several technology takeaway messages for the future of electrophysiology (EP) at the...
9 weeks 5 days ago
Centricity, webinar, ZFV, ZFP, viewer, remote viewing system, enterprise
Healthcare organizations are demanding more capabilities for image viewers accessed by clinicians. Zero footprint (ZFP) viewers provide imaging tools from...
The webinar "State of the Art in MRI Pediatric Brain Perfusion Imaging" educates participants about the state of the art clinical and emerging translational...
This webinar discusses why contemporary adult cardiac interventions require significant ionizing radiation with potential health risks to both the patient and...