Cardiovascular Clinical Studies

This channel includes news and new technology innovations from cardiovascular clinical trials. These clinical studies include all cardiac subspecialties.

Electromechanical Wave Imaging (EWI) is a new, high-frame rate 3-D rendered ultrasound technique that can noninvasively map the electromechanical activation of heart rhythm. This example shows the ECG tracings compared to the EWI image of the heart.

Electromechanical Wave Imaging (EWI) is a new, high-frame rate 3-D rendered ultrasound technique that can noninvasively map the electromechanical activation of heart rhythm. This example shows the ECG tracings compared to the EWI image of the heart.

Feature | EP Mapping and Imaging Systems | May 15, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor

May 15, 2019 — A new study shows electromechanical wave imaging is capable of localizing arrhythmias including...

A new infection risk scoring system has been developed based on data from the large PADIT Trial.[1] The new scoring system was presented as a follow up to that study during a late-breaking session at Heart Rhythm 2019, the Heart Rhythm Society's 40th Annual Scientific Sessions.

Figure 1: The PADIT infection risk score ranging from 0 to 14 points classified patients into three risk groups, low (0-4), intermediate (5-6) and high (≥7). The risk groups had rates of hospitalization for infection of 0.51%, 1.42% and 3.41%, respectively 

News | EP Lab | May 15, 2019

May 15, 2019 — A new infection risk scoring system has been developed based on data from the large PADIT Trial.[1]...

His Corrective Pacing Effective as an Initial Strategy for Heart Failure Cardiac Resynchronization CRT therapy vs. biventricular pacing (BiV) as a first-line strategy. #HRS #HRS19 #HRS2019
News | Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Devices (CRT) | May 15, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor

May 15, 2019 — A pilot trial has shown His pacing in...

An screen shot of the Abbott Focal Impulse and Rotor Modulated (FIRM)-guided ablation system used to guide AF ablation procedures.

An screen shot of the Abbott Focal Impulse and Rotor Modulated (FIRM)-guided ablation system used to guide AF ablation procedures. 

News | Atrial Fibrillation | May 14, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor

May 14, 2019 – The first prospective, multicenter, randomized, controlled trial to compare conventional pulmonary...

Heart Rhythm 2019 study shows travelers with common cardiac devices can pass through without restrictions or precautions. HRS 2019, #HRS #HRS19

A new study shows travelers with common cardiac devices can pass through airport body scanners without restrictions or precautions.

News | EP Lab | May 14, 2019

May 14, 2019 – Results from new research show that passengers with cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs),...

Emblem Subcutaneous ICD Safe and Effective for Majority of Patients
News | Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) | May 13, 2019

May 13, 2019 — Boston Scientific announced acute results from the UNTOUCHED study evaluating safety and efficacy of...

News | EP Lab | May 13, 2019

May 13, 2019 – Results from a new survey are the first to report a large discrepancy in patient’s knowledge of their...

A first-in-human pilot study of Medtronic's investigational Extravascular Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (EV ICD) system showed it can be implanted with no major complications, and can sense, pace and defibrillate the heart.

Medtronic's investigational Extravascular Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (EV ICD) system.

News | May 13, 2019

May 13, 2019 – A first-in-human pilot study of Medtronic's investigational Extravascular Implantable Cardioverter...

The Parasym Salustim device ear clip stimulates the vagus nerve, which was found to reduced AF burden compared with a sham procedure in the TREAT AF trial.

The Parasym Salustim device ear clip stimulates the vagus nerve, which was found to reduced AF burden compared with a sham procedure in the TREAT AF trial. 

News | Atrial Fibrillation | May 13, 2019

May 13, 2019 — A randomized clinical trial effectively used nerve stimulation through an ear clip to reduce...

More than 60,000 from the general population in Belgium were screened for AFib using only a smartphone app in the DIGITAL-AF II study. The study used the FibriCheck app found 791 participants has measurements indicative for AF.

More than 60,000 from the general population in Belgium were screened for AFib using only a smartphone app in the DIGITAL-AF II study. The study used the FibriCheck app found 791 participants has measurements indicative for AF.

News | Atrial Fibrillation | May 13, 2019

May 13, 2019 — A digital screening for...

EuroPCR 2019 Hot Line Late Breaking trial presentations.
Feature | EuroPCR | May 10, 2019

May 10, 2019 — Here is the list of the late-breaking hot line studies being presented at the 2019 EuroPCR...

DyeMINISH Multi-center Global Patient Registry Launched
News | Contrast Media | May 09, 2019

May 9, 2019 — Osprey Medical announced the launch of DyeMINISH, a global patient registry to evaluate the ongoing...

Ablation Reduces Risk of Dementia in Patients With AFib and Carotid Artery Disease
News | Ablation Systems | May 08, 2019

May 8, 2019 — Even though many medical practitioners may opt not to perform procedures on higher-risk patients, new...

Khaldoon Alaswad, M.D., FSCAI, right, during a chronic total occlusion (CTO) case in his lab at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit. He is presenting in several SCAI 2019 sessions.  SCAI 2019 late breaking sessions, SCAI featured research sessions.

Khaldoon Alaswad, M.D., FSCAI, right, during a chronic total occlusion (CTO) case in his lab at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit. He is presenting in several SCAI 2019 sessions.  

Feature | SCAI | May 08, 2019
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