Feature | Computed Tomography (CT) | October 17, 2018 | Dave Fornell, Editor

A picture is worth a thousand words, and to patients concerned about their health, detailed images of the coronary...

Shimadzu Medical Systems Teams With Change Healthcare Cardiology
News | Angiography | October 17, 2018

October 17, 2018 — Shimadzu Medical Systems USA and Change Healthcare have entered a partnership through which...

Medtronic is issuing a software update to address a safety risk caused by cybersecurity vulnerabilities associated with the internet connection between the Carelink 2090 and Carelink Encore 29901 programmers used to download software from the Medtronic software distribution network (SDN) . This update is a voluntary recall correction by the manufacturer to address the safety risk caused by the cybersecurity vulnerability.

Medtronic is issuing a software update to address a safety risk caused by cybersecurity vulnerabilities associated with the internet connection between the Carelink 2090 and Carelink Encore 29901 implantable EP device programmers.

Feature | Cybersecurity | October 17, 2018

October 17, 2018 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reviewed information about potential...

Rivaroxaban (Xeralto) is now cleared by the FDA with a new indication is for patients with chronic coronary artery disease (CAD) or peripheral artery disease (PAD).
Technology | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | October 17, 2018

October 17, 2018 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared an additional indication for rivaroxaban...

Abbott Receives CE Mark for High Sensitive Troponin-I Test
News | Blood Testing | October 16, 2018

October 16, 2018 — Abbott announced that its High Sensitive Troponin-I...

CT Offers Non-Invasive Alternative for Complex Coronary Disease Treatment Planning based on data from the SYNTAX III Trial. The use of FFR-CT in the trial showed better planning for interventional procedures.

CT cffers a non-invasive alternative for complex coronary disease treatment planning based on data from the SYNTAX III Trial. 

News | CT Angiography (CTA) | October 16, 2018

October 16, 2018 — A new study published in the...

The cardiovascular innovation cycle presented by TCT Course Director Martin Leon, M.D. at TCT 2018. #TCT2018 #TCT #TCT18

The cardiovascular innovation cycle, presented by TCT Course Director Martin Leon, M.D., at TCT 2018.

Blog | Cath Lab | October 16, 2018

There is a hype cycle surrounding new technologies in all industries, but medicine is unique because of its focus on...

Most professional athletes participate in cardiovascular screening to identify often-asymptomatic heart disorders, but the debate continues on whether to mandate ECGs as part of pre-participation screening for student athletes. Photo courtesy of Play for Patrick.

Most professional athletes participate in cardiovascular screening to identify often-asymptomatic heart disorders, but the debate continues on whether to mandate ECGs as part of pre-participation screening for student athletes. Photo courtesy of Play for Patrick.

Feature | Sudden Cardiac Arrest | October 16, 2018

Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is the leading medical cause of death in young athletes and its impact is consistent...

An example of the new transesophageal echo (TEE) visualization technology called TrueVue was shown at TCT 2018 for the first time. Philips’ new photo-realistic rendering is designed to offer a surgical view of cardiac structures to aid transcatheter procedural navigation. The technology also allows the lighting source to be moved around and even behind the anatomy, as demonstrated here. This video, included as part of the most innovative technologies video at TCT 2018, went viral when posted on social media during TCT 2018, and was viewed more than 167,000 times.

Blog | TCT | October 15, 2018

From a cardiovascular device innovation standpoint, the 2018...

American Heart Association and The Joint Commission Merge Cardiac Certification Programs
News | Cardiovascular Business | October 15, 2018

October 15, 2018 — The nation’s two leading cardiac...

Abdominal Aortic Calcification May Signal Future Heart Attack

Image from computed tomography (CT) colonography shows segmented abdominal aortic calcification measured with semiautomated CT tool on coronal image. Within region of interest over aorta selected by user, tool automatically segments and quantifies aortic calcification (shown in blue). 

Image Credit: O’Connor S D, Graffy P M, Zea R, et al. Does nonenhanced CT-based quantification of abdominal aortic calcification outperform the Framingham Risk Score in predicting cardiovascular event sin asymptomatic adults? Radiology doi: 10.1148/radiol.2018180562. Published online Oct. 2, 2018. © RSNA.

News | Computed Tomography (CT) | October 12, 2018

October 12, 2018 — Computed...

Bioresorbable stents (BRS) in development presented by Gregg Stone, M.D., during TCT 2017. Several of the players listed on the slider put their BRS development programs on hold after the negative data from the ABSORB III Trial, but a handful of smaller companies are still pushing the technology forward. #TCT #TCT2018

Bioresorbable stents (BRS) in development presented by Gregg Stone, M.D., during TCT 2017. Several of the players listed on the slider put their BRS development programs on hold after the negative data from the ABSORB III Trial, but a handful of smaller companies are still pushing the technology forward.

Feature | Stents Bioresorbable | October 12, 2018 | Dave Fornell, Editor

Bioresorbable stent (BRS) technology is not dead, but the unbridled enthusiasm seen two years ago for the technology...

A comparison of target lesion failure (TLF) of the Reva bioresorbable stent to the Absorb and top performing metallic DES. #TCT #TCT2018 #TCT18 #BRS #bioresorbablestents #bioresorbablescaffolds

A comparison of target lesion failure (TLF) of the Reva bioresorbable stent to the Absorb and top performing metallic DES. 

News | Stents Bioresorbable | October 12, 2018

October 12, 2018 – Reva Medical presented four key data sets demonstrating the capabilities of the company’s Fantom...

CORAR Supports Medicare Diagnostic Radiopharmaceutical Payment Equity Act of 2018
News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | October 12, 2018

October 12, 2018 — The Council on Radionuclides and Radiopharmaceuticals Inc. (CORAR) — the voice of the...

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