ICDs Are Safe for Patients Participating in Sports
Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) are safe in patients who participate in sports, according to a study presented during Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) 2012. Rachel Lampert, M.D., associate professor of medicine, section of cardiovascular medicine, Yale School of Medicine, explains the study findings during a press briefing at HRS. For more information: www.DIcardiology.com
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Shockwave Medical’s Lithoplasty System uses ultrasonic waves to treatment calcified plaque in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD). It was cleared by the U.S. FDA in September 2016. The technology is the first of its kind in interventional cardiovascular medicine. Using similar lithotripsy technology that is already in use to break up kidney stones, the balloon catheter cracks and breaks up calcium in vessel walls, without the need to over inflate the balloon, which can lead to extensive vessel damage. Read the article "FDA Clears Lithoplasty Balloon That Shatters Calcified Lesions With Ultrasound."
The Respicardia Remede System is a pacemaker-like implantable device designed to improve cardiovascular health by restoring natural breathing during sleep in patients with central sleep apnea. In this video from The Ohio State University, William Abraham, M.D., director of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, explains how the technology works and highlights one patient case involved in a recent study of the device.
The Edwards Lifesciences Intuity Elite surgical aortic valve uses a balloon expandable skirt technology taken from the Edwards Sapien TAVR valve. This enables rapid valve deployment without the need to suture the device in place. Read about the FDA approval of the valve in August 2016.
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Healthcare reform is changing the way you provide care. With a focus on cost efficiency and quality, tracking utilization and efficient inventory management are big opportunities in your cardiovascular suite to help you manage costs and support patient safety initiatives. See how using the right tool for the right supply is key to demonstrating ROI. Watch a webinar on cath lab inventory tracking — Stop the Emotional Stocking! Revitalize your Cath Lab.
McKesson is committed to working with facilities to adapt to the new healthcare reality in both an effective and cost-efficient fashion. The vendor does this by providing a suite of enterprise solutions including: McKesson Enterprise Image Repository — Brings together all the scattered images from numerous isolated systems into the image repository (VNA) and helps provide a single view of the patient's imaging history, accessible from anywhere across the enterprise. McKesson Clinical Data Exchange — Manage, share and access patient images and clinical documents anywhere in the enterprise or across a region from any common Web-enabled device or workstation by leveraging the IHE cross-enterprise document sharing (XDS) integration profile.
QICS is a unique, automated workflow management solution to help today's medical professionals enhance the delivery of care, reduce risks, optimize user productivity and meet regulatory requirements compliance. QICS can provide workflow efficiencies that help providers improve performance and satisfaction for both physicians and patients. Qualitative Intelligence and Communication System (QICS) solutions can help: Create records for accountability and analytics — Meet regulatory requirements — Reduce manual processes to streamline workflow — Optimize communication to help deliver better care
Siemens introduces True volume TEE transducer — this 3-D/4-D 90°x90° TEE solution enables clinically meaningful visualization of anatomy, volume color Doppler and function in one volume view, without compromises like stitching. Combined with eSieValves advanced analysis package, it offers automated modeling and quantification in seconds allowing cardiologists to remove the guesswork from valve sizing.
Centricity Cardio Enterprise Solution from GE Healthcare is designed to empower Cardiologists to enhance patient care through full clinical access, optimized productivity and enhanced revenue cycle efficiencies. Omar Sunna, global product manager for GE Healthcare IT, explains some of the highlights of the system at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2014 meeting.
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Interview with Patricia Dickson, LRT (CT), assistant director, diagnostic and outpatient services, Capital Cardiology Associates, Albany, N.Y., at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2016 annual meeting. She explains what technologists need to know when prepping patients and imaging during cardiac CT exams.
DAIC/ITN editor Dave Fornell shows some of the most innovative new cardiac CT and angiography technologies from sessions and the expo floor at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2016 annual meeting.
An interview with Matthew Budoff, M.D., FACC, director of cardiac CT, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, Calif., at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2016 meeting. Budoff explains how CT calcium scoring can be used to assess patients risk for coronary disease and if they should be on statin therapy.
An interview with Leslee Shaw, Ph.D, FACC, FASNC, FAHA, co-director of the Emory Clinical Cardiovascular Research Institute at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2016 meeting.
An interview with Ricardo Cury, M.D., director of cardiac imaging, Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute, at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2016 meeting. Cury who was instrumental in the development of the new CAD-RADS scoring system, which similar to BI-RADS used for breast imaging or LUNG-RADS use for assessment of lung diseases, is used to standardize the radiological assessment of coronary artery disease. For more information, read "Multi-Society Group Releases CAD-RADS for Standardized Coronary CT Angiography Reporting."
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Interview with Stephen Little, M.D., medical director of the Valve Clinic at the Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center, at the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) 2016 annual meeting. He explains the technologies his center is using to aid transcatheter structural heart procedure navigation, including TAVR, transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR), LAA occlusion, and septal defect occlusions.
Interview with Rebecca Hahn, M.D., FASE, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, at the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) 2016 meeting. She is an expert in the new subspecialty of interventional echo and discussed considerations for hospitals thinking of creating interventional echo programs to help guide complex transcatheter structural heart procedures in the cath lab or hybrid OR.
This is an animation of how a Gore Cardioform Septal Occluder is implanted for the transcatheter closure of ASDs or PFOs. It is a permanent implant consisting of a wire frame covered with a thin ePTFE membrane. The wire frame is made of a nitinol alloy. Read more about closing holes in the heart.
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DAIC/ITN editor Dave Fornell shares some of the innovative new technologies on the show floor of the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) 2016 annual meeting.
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ITN/DAIC Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the most innovative new trends and health information technologies (IT) on the expo floor of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2016 meeting. Technologies include radiation dose management, wearables, patient engagement, admission kiosks, analytics software and imaging workflow aids.
John Showalter, M.D., CHIO, University of Mississippi Medical Center, explains how he created population health monitoring programs to help identify high-risk patients that should receive extra attention to reduce readmissions.
DAIC/ITN Editor Dave Fornell shows examples of new healthcare IT technology at the 2015 HIMSS meeting that will change the future of healthcare. These include healthcare wearable devices, smart phone apps, virtual training software, population health data, and technology for patient engagement.
At HIMSS 2015, one of the biggest trends was the explosion of consumer health related wearable devices and smartphone apps and how these will integrate into the healthcare system for improved patient monitoring and patient engagement. Thomas Martin, HIMSS director of health information systems, explains this trend and where these devices will fit in during the coming years.
Mony Weschler, chief applications strategist and architect, application technology services, Montefiore Health System, New York, explains how he integrated enterprise imaging and mobile ECG waveform at Montefiore Health System.
DAIC Editor Dave Fornell shares his picks of the most interesting new devices and advances in cardiovascular technology shown on the expo floor at the 2015 American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.
The results from the CHAMPION Trial for the CardioMEMS device were presented at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2015. Principal Investigator William Abraham, M.D., professor, cardiovascular medicine, The Ohio State University, shares trial data and his experience with the system.
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David Holmes, M.D., professor of medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and consultant, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, shares details from his presentations at ACC.16 regarding the Watchman left atrial appendage occluder.
Managing inventory in the procedural area is often a challenge that creates substantial waste and inefficiency that impacts your bottom line. Understanding how to overcome the top barriers allows you to spend more time on patient care and less time on tackling your supplies. Learn how you can manage inventory more effectively with Cardinal Health Inventory Management Solutions. For more information visit cardinalhealth.com/cims.
Learn about the trends and new technology in electrophysiology in an interview with David Wilber, M.D., editor of JACC's Clinical EP, and medical director, clinical electrophysiology, director, Cardiovascular Institute, co-director, Cardiovascular Research Institute, Loyola University Medical Center, Chicago.
Paul Keall, Ph.D., FAAP, professor and NHMRC Australian Fellow at Radiation Physics Laboratory at the University of Sydney, Sydney Medical School, discusses radiosurgery beyond cancer.
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MDbuyline clinical analyst Tom Watson, BS, RCVT, explains the new technology trends he saw on the expo floor at ACC.16. While there were not many new product releases, all technologies are being increasingly integrated into the electronic medical record.