Abbott Espirit BTK Bioresorbable stent, or bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) measures 99 microns and is made from poly-L-lactide (PLLA), a semi-crystalline bioresorbable polymer engineered to resist vessel recoil and provide a platform for drug delivery. Abbott Absorb

Abbott Espirit BTK Bioresorbable stent, or bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) measures 99 microns and is made from poly-L-lactide (PLLA), a semi-crystalline bioresorbable polymer engineered to resist vessel recoil and provide a platform for drug delivery.

Feature | Stents Bioresorbable | September 03, 2020
September 3, 2020 — Abbott today announced the start of the LIFE-BTK clinical trial to evaluate the safety and...
An example of a 80-year-old TAVR patient planning CT scan from Northwestern Medicine's Central DuPage Hospital. This was used in a heart team meeting with the TAVR staff, including a cardiac surgeon and interventional cardiologist, to determine if this patient was eligable for TAVR, the best access routes to deliver the valve, device valve size needed, and to look for any potential anatomical issues so they can be planned for. 

An example of a 80-year-old TAVR patient planning CT scan from Northwestern Medicine's Central DuPage Hospital. This was used in a heart team meeting with the TAVR staff, including a cardiac surgeon and interventional cardiologist, to determine if this patient was eligible for TAVR, the best access routes to deliver the valve, device valve size needed, and to look for any potential anatomical issues so they can be planned for.

News | Structural Heart | September 02, 2020
September 2, 2020 — Northwestern Medicine Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute physicians recently completed their 2,000th...
Researchers 3-D Print Lifelike Heart Valve Models with embedded sensor technology
News | Medical 3-D Printing | September 02, 2020
September 2, 2020 — Patient-specific organ models are being used by the University of Minnesota to better prepare for...
Tailor PCI trial showed genetic testing may play a role in personalizing antiplatelet therapy after PCI.
News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | September 02, 2020
September 2, 2020 — An international, first-of-its-kind cardiology trial used personalized genetic testing to reduce by...
Videos | TCT | August 01, 2020
With COVID-19 forcing all medical conferences to go virtual in 2020, Juan F. Granada, M.D., CEO of the Cardiovascular...
The Morristown Medical Center radial lounge uses recliner chairs rather than hospital beds for patients recovering from cath lab procedures using transradial access. The vascular access technique allows patients to immediately walk off the cath lab table following a procedure and they can use the bathroom and walk around during recovery. This is rapidly becoming the preferred access route in cath labs as opposed to the long-used standard of care of femoral artery access in the groin. #transradial

The Morristown Medical Center radial lounge uses recliner chairs rather than hospital beds for patients recovering from cath lab procedures using transradial access. The vascular access technique allows patients to immediately walk off the cath lab table following a procedure and they can use the bathroom and walk around during recovery. This is rapidly becoming the preferred access route in cath labs as opposed to the long-used standard of care of femoral artery access in the groin, which required hours of being immobilized in a hospital bed after the procedure, an usually an overnight stay at the hospital.

News | Radial Access | August 25, 2020
August 25, 2020 – Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center has opened one of the region’s first radial...
Selfied might be used with AI to identify patients with heart disease. Getty Images

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News | Artificial Intelligence | August 24, 2020
August 24, 2020 — Sending a photo selfie to the doctor could be a cheap and simple way of detecting heart disease using...
Navin Kapur, M.D., FAHA, FACC, FSCAI, executive director, The CardioVascular Center for Research and Innovation (CVCRI), explains the concpet of the Door-to-Unloading (DTU) Trial he is heading, one of several innovations at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. Kapur is also director, Acute Mechanical Circulatory Support Program; director, interventional research laboratories; director of Cardiac Biology Research Center, Molecular Cardiology Research Institute (MCRI), Tufts Medical Center. Photo by Dave Fornell

Navin Kapur, M.D., FAHA, FACC, FSCAI, executive director, The CardioVascular Center for Research and Innovation (CVCRI), explains the concpet of the Door-to-Unloading (DTU) Trial he is heading, one of several innovations at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. Kapur is also director, Acute Mechanical Circulatory Support Program; director, interventional research laboratories; director of Cardiac Biology Research Center, Molecular Cardiology Research Institute (MCRI), Tufts Medical Center. Photo by Dave Fornell

Feature | Tufts Medical Center | August 21, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
The cardiology program at Tufts Medical Center in Boston is internationally recognized for being on the forefront of...
The Medtronic Heartware and Abbott Heartmate 3 LVADs and others currently cleared by the FDA might be easier to use in Medicare advanced heart failure patients under new guidelines proposed by CMS. Photo by Dave Fornell

The Medtronic Heartware and Abbott Heartmate 3 LVADs and others currently cleared by the FDA might be easier to use in Medicare advanced heart failure patients under new guidelines proposed by CMS. Photo by Dave Fornell

Feature | Heart Failure | August 21, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
August 21, 2020 — The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed updates to coverage policies for...
Boston Scientific recently introduced the newst iteration of LAA occluder device, the Watchman FLX. It uses small spikes to help better anchor the device and prevent embolization.

Boston Scientific recently introduced the newst iteration of LAA occluder device, the Watchman FLX. It uses small spikes to help better anchor the device and prevent embolization. Read more on this FDA approval.

News | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | August 21, 2020
August 21, 2020 — According to a report published by Research Dive, the rising number of patients suffering from atrial...
Echocardiography strain imaging at ASE. #ASE2020
News | ASE | August 20, 2020
August 20, 2020 – More than 350 posters featuring cutting edge research on the advances in cardiovascular ultrasound...
A calcium scoring CT scan showing a segment of heavily calcified coronary artery.

A calcium scoring CT scan showing a segment of heavily calcified coronary artery

News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 20, 2020
August 20, 2020 – The amount of calcified plaque in the heart’s arteries on computed tomography (CT) scans is a better...
The World Alliance of Societies of Echocardiography (WASE) Normal Values Study is a cross-sectional study designed to obtain universal global reference ranges for both 2-D and 3-D echocardiographic (2DE, 3DE) data to identify geographical differences in echocardiographic measurements. Launched in 2016, the WASE study prospectively enrolled healthy individuals free from cardiac, lung, and kidney disease from 19 centers in 15 countries. #ASE #ASE2020
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 20, 2020
August 20, 2020 – The World Alliance of Societies of Echocardiography (WASE) Normal Values Study is a cross-sectional...
Videos | Remote Viewing Systems | August 19, 2020
Enterprise viewers are designed to provide fast and easy access to a patient’s imaging history, and today’s modern...
In the era of COVID-19, remote technical assistance has become big deal. GE Healthcare showed its Digital Expert technology at the ASE 2020 virtual meeting, which allows remote one-on-one echo training or ultrasound machine technical assistance. It became an important service for GE since the start of the pandemic. 

In the era of COVID-19, remote technical assistance has become big deal. GE Healthcare showed its Digital Expert technology at the ASE 2020 virtual meeting, which allows remote one-on-one echo training or ultrasound machine technical assistance. It became an important service for GE since the start of the pandemic. 

Feature | ASE | August 19, 2020
August 19, 2020 — From point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) that has been a key technology during the COVID-19 pandemic, to...