Mobile Stroke Unit Gets Patients Quicker Treatment Than Traditional Ambulance

Image courtesy of UTHealth McGovern Medical School

News | Stroke | August 16, 2019

August 16, 2019 — Every second counts for ...

FDA Approves Sapien 3, CoreValve Evolut TAVR Valves for Low-risk Patients

Left, an illustration of the beginning of deployment for a CoreValve Evolut self-expanding transcatheter aortic replacement (TAVR) valve. Right, an illustration of the final balloon expansion of an Edwards Lifesciences Sapien 3 TAVR valve. Both valves received simultaneous FDA clearance for use in low-risk surgical patients. Clearing this last hurdle now allows wide-spread use of minimally invasive TAVR in all patients who otherwise would need an open-heart surgical valve replacement. 

Feature | Heart Valve Technology | August 16, 2019 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor, and Dave Fornell, Editor

August 16, 2019 — In one coordinated move, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) opened use of ...

Bardy Diagnostics Selected for HealthTech Arkansas Accelerator Program
News | Wearables | August 15, 2019

August 15, 2019 — Bardy Diagnostics Inc. announced that...

Damaged Hearts Rewired With Nanotube Fibers

Researchers at Texas Heart Institute and Rice University have confirmed that flexible, conductive fibers made of carbon nanotubes can bridge damaged tissue to deliver electrical signals and keep hearts beating despite congestive heart failure or dilated cardiomyopathy or after a heart attack. Image courtesy of Texas Heart Institute.

News | EP Lab | August 15, 2019

August 15, 2019 — Thin, flexible fibers made of carbon nanotubes have now proven able to bridge damaged heart...

TCT 2019 Late-breaking Presentations
Feature | TCT | August 15, 2019

August 15, 2019 — The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) has announced the 12 late-breaking trials and 16 late...

Blood Pressure Control Less Likely Among Those Treated in Low-income Areas
News | Hypertension | August 14, 2019

August 14, 2019 — People enrolled in a large clinical...

Ancora Heart Enrolls First Patient in European Multi-center Study of AccuCinch Heart Failure Therapy
News | Heart Failure | August 14, 2019

August 14, 2019 — Ancora Heart Inc. announced the first patient was enrolled in the CorCinch EU study, a European...

Concept Medical Granted FDA Breakthrough Device Designation for MagicTouch PTA Sirolimus Coated Balloon
News | Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) | August 14, 2019

August 14, 2019 — Concept Medical Inc. (CMI) has been granted "Breakthrough Device Designation" from the U.S. Food...

New Study Visually Tracks Chronic Venous Insufficiency Wound Healing in EMR
News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 13, 2019

August 13, 2019 — A simple change in the way health professionals track their patients’ progress has brought...

New AHA Statement Highlights Need for Early Diagnosis, Treatment With Critical Limb IschemiaCTA image of a patient with severe peripheral artery disease (PAD) viewed on a tablet device using Siemens syngo.via webviewer.

CTA image of a patient with severe peripheral artery disease (PAD) viewed on a tablet device using Siemens syngo.via webviewer. PAD can lead to CLI.

News | Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) | August 13, 2019

August 13, 2019 — Non-invasive techniques and devices for assessing blood flow and other...

Example of an aortic valve CT imaging workup for TAVR valve sizing and assessing access routes. This patient has an aneurism in the aortic arch. Image from GE Healthcare.

Example of an aortic valve CT imaging workup for TAVR valve sizing and assessing access routes. This patient has an aneurism in the aortic arch. Image from GE Healthcare.

Feature | Structural Heart | August 12, 2019 | Ashish Pershad, M.D., and Kenith Fang, M.D., FACS

As we usher in a new era for treating patients with aortic stenosis, we have been reflecting on the evolution of the...

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Structured reporting implementation best practices webinar by GE Healthcare. The Centricity Cardio Enterprise is a cardiovascular information system (CVIS).
Webinar | Cardiac PACS | August 09, 2019
You have likely heard the case for moving to structured reporting, including standardized documentation to drive more...
Videos | Advanced Visualization | August 09, 2019

An example of Siemens' photo-realistic Cinematic image reconstruction. This image is from a CTA exam from a Siemens...

Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021
News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019

August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative...

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