The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced June 25 it has added a warning on the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccine fact sheets to explain they may cause myocarditis in rare cases as a side effect. The agency said the side effect is very rare and patients generally recover quickly, but it can disportionally affect younger patients in their teens and early 20s. Getty Images

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News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | June 28, 2021 | Dave Fornell, Editor
June 28, 2021 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced June 25 it has added a warning on the Moderna and...
Point of care ultrasound, POCUS, combined with artificial intelligence, can help improve echo image quality by inexperienced sonographers.

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News | Artificial Intelligence | June 25, 2021
June 25, 2021 – COVID-19 changed everything in healthcare, and a benefit from this pandemic was a surge in innovations...
A small number of patients develop myocarditis after receiving the messenger RNA (mRNA) COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna. This recently raised concerns after numbers for this adverse reaction jumped in April and May, prompting review this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on the Immunization Practices (ACIP).

A small number of patients develop myocarditis after receiving the messenger RNA (mRNA) COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna. This recently raised concerns after numbers for this adverse reaction jumped in April and May, prompting review this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on the Immunization Practices (ACIP). Getty Images

Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | June 24, 2021 | By Dave Fornell, Editor
A small number of patients develop inflammation leading to myocarditis after receiving the messenger RNA (mRNA) COVID-...
Clinical trial quality data can be derived from national cardiovascular registries, which may change how trials are performed in the future.

Clinical trial quality data can be derived from national cardiovascular registries, which may change how trials are performed in the future. Getty Images

News | Cardiovascular Clinical Studies | June 24, 2021
June 24, 2021 — Data captured in American College of Cardiology (ACC) National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR)...
Surgical Site Infection (SSI) prevention remains a high priority for cardiac surgeons whose heroic efforts can be thwarted by infection. No matter how skilled a cardiac surgeon or how successful a surgery, when an SSI sets in, patients can find themselves fighting for their lives. While not unique to cardiovascular surgery, post-operative infections have severe repercussions for recovering heart surgery patients. Unfortunately, even with SSI prevention methods implemented, SSIs remain as common as 5% in car

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Feature | Cardiovascular Surgery | June 24, 2021 | By Noam Emanuel, Ph.D.
Surgical Site Infection (SSI) prevention remains a high priority for cardiac surgeons whose heroic efforts can be...
Small Number of Patients Have Myocarditis-like Illness After COVID-19 Vaccination. Photo by Dave Fornell
Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | June 23, 2021
June 23, 2021 — Findings from a small study detailing the treatment of myocarditis-like symptoms in seven people after...
The Carmat system, an experimental artificial heart includes an autoregulation control mechanism, or Auto-Mode, that can adjust to the changing needs of patients treated for end-stage heart failure. Outcomes in the first series of patients managed with the new heart replacement pump in Auto-Mode are presented in the journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs (ASAIO). 

The Carmat artificial heart technology.

News | Artificial Heart | June 23, 2021
June 18, 2021 – An experimental artificial heart includes an autoregulation control mechanism, or Auto-Mode, that can...
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanded approval for Medtronic's Arctic Front Family of cardiac cryoablation catheters for the treatment of recurrent symptomatic paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AFib). The indication is for episodes that last less than seven continuous days and the therapy can be used as an alternative to antiarrhythmic drug (AAD) therapy as an initial rhythm control strategy. 
News | Atrial Fibrillation | June 23, 2021
June 23, 2021 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanded approval for Medtronic's Arctic Front Family of...
Telecradiology remote monitroing programs grew rapidly during the COVID-19 pandemic. An example of a remote cardiac monitor that saw increased use is InfoBionic's MoMe Kardia device. It offers mobile cardiac telemetry with near real-time, on-demand full disclosure of ECG data 24/7. Using a wearable monitor, MoMe continuously records telemetry data, uploading it to a cloud-based platform that clinicians may access at anytime.

Telecradiology remote monitroing programs grew rapidly during the COVID-19 pandemic. An example of a remote cardiac monitor that saw increased use is InfoBionic's MoMe Kardia device. It offers mobile cardiac telemetry with near real-time, on-demand full disclosure of ECG data 24/7. Using a wearable monitor, MoMe continuously records telemetry data, uploading it to a cloud-based platform that clinicians may access at anytime.

News | Remote Monitoring | June 22, 2021
June 22, 2021 — It is no secret that the use of telehealth technologies rose dramatically with the onset of the COVID-...
The Philips Healthcare SyncVision system co-registers iFR hemodynamic blood flow measurements to live angiograms to enable easier assessment of which lesions in a vessel need to be stented and which can be left alone and treated medically.

The Philips Healthcare SyncVision system co-registers iFR hemodynamic  blood flow measurements to live angiograms to enable easier assessment of which lesions in a vessel need to be stented and which can be left alone and treated medically.

News | FFR Technologies | June 22, 2021
June 22, 2021 – Philips Healthcare announced the official start of the DEFINE GPS study, with the first patient being...
FDA Clears Pradaxa as First Oral Anticoagulant for Children. Dabigatran, has been cleared by the FDA
News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | June 21, 2021
June 21, 2021 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Boehringer Ingelheim's dabigatran etexilate (...
 A new study found that differences between a person's age in years and his or her biological age, as predicted by an artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled EKG, can provide measurable insights into health and longevity.

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News | ECG | June 18, 2021
June 18, 2021 — You might be older ― or younger ― than you think. A new study found that differences between a person's...
Case Study | Cardiovascular Information Systems (CVIS) | June 18, 2021
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many cardiology departments were faced with the daunting task of supporting inpatient and...
Dreamtech distributes Cardea SOLO ECG System in Korea through its new healthcare organization iSigNal, and lead commercial expansion in 20+ other APAC countries
News | Wearables | June 16, 2021
June 16, 2021 — Cardiac Insight, Inc., a digital health innovator specializing in wearable cardiac sensors and...
The integration of a cardiovascular information system (CVIS) with electronic medical records (EMR) ensures a seamless flow of data between providers and helps physicians access a more comprehensive picture of a patient’s medical history, leading to better outcomes.
Feature | Cardiovascular Information Systems (CVIS) | June 15, 2021
The integration of a cardiovascular information system (CVIS) with electronic medical records (EMR) ensures a seamless...