An illustration of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) from the CDC. #coronavirus #COVID19 #COVID-2019 #2019nCoV

An illustration of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) from the CDC.

Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | February 25, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
A 3-D reconstruction of a cardiac CT scan showing an implanted Medtronic CoreValve TAVR device. Imagine courtesy of TeraRecon. #TAVR #TAVI

A 3-D reconstruction of a cardiac CT scan showing an implanted Medtronic CoreValve TAVR device. Image courtesy of TeraRecon

Feature | Heart Valve Technology | February 24, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor

In August 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanded the indication for the use of transcatheter...

NC Trek RX Coronary Dilatation Catheter is part of an FDA Class I recall because it may not defalte.
News | Balloon Catheter | February 24, 2020

February 24, 2020 — Abbott has voluntarily recalled specific lots of two types of its coronary angioplasty catheters...

Biotronik announced three-year data from the BIOFLOW-V Trial, which was presented yesterday at the 2020 Cardiovascular Research Technologies (CRT) Congress. The three-year follow-up data demonstrates consistently lower clinical event rates and improvement in patient outcomes, reinforcing the differentiation of the Orsiro coronary drug-eluting stent (DES), which is the first DES to outperform Xience.
News | Stents | February 24, 2020

February 24, 2020 — Biotronik announced three-year data from the...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Esperion's bempedoic acid (Nexletor) tablet, an oral, once-daily, non-statin low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) lowering medicine. The drug is indicated as an adjunct to diet and maximally tolerated statin therapy for the treatment of adults with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HeFH) or established atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) who require additional lowering of LDL-C. 
Feature | Pharmaceuticals | February 24, 2020

February 24, 2020 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Esperion's bempedoic acid (Nexletor) tablet...

Some of the new devices technologies to treat heart failure that are either in clinical trials or were recently cleared by the U.S. FDA. #heartfailure

Some of the new devices technologies to treat heart failure that are either in clinical trials or were recently cleared by the U.S. FDA. 

Feature | Heart Failure | February 21, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor

There are several new tools being added to the clinical armamentarium in the fight against...

Tufts Medical Center created a heart failure team approach to care for its patients. The program includes an interventional heart failure fellowship program, where interventional cardiologists learn more advanced care, as show here with an ECMO procedure being performed in a cath lab at Tufts. The interventional cardiologists learn how to better care for heart failure patients and interface with surgeons, intensivists and others on the HF care team. The operator is Nevin Kapur. Photo by Dave Fornell.

Tufts Medical Center created a heart failure team approach to care for its patients. The program includes an interventional heart failure fellowship program, where interventional cardiologists learn more advanced hemodynamic support methods, as shown here with an ECMO procedure being performed in a cath lab at Tufts. The interventional cardiologists learn how to better care for heart failure patients and interface with surgeons, intensivists and others on the HF care team. Photo by Dave Fornell.

Feature | Heart Failure | February 20, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor

There is no, single magic bullet in ...

A 3-D rendering created from the chest CT scan of a 41-year-old coronavirus patient in China showing ground-glass opacities in several areas of the lungs from the coronavirus pneumonia. This was from one of the first medical imaging studies published on COVID-19 in the journal Radiology. #coronavirus #COVID2019 #COVID19 #2019nCoV #SARS‐CoV‐2

A 3-D rendering created from the chest CT scan of a 41-year-old coronavirus patient in China showing ground-glass opacities in several areas of the lungs from the coronavirus pneumonia. This was from one of the first medical imaging studies published on COVID-19 in the journal Radiology. 

Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | February 20, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor

February 20, 2020 — The American College of Cardiology (ACC) released a...

Synaptive Medical, a leader in robotic surgical visualization, announced today the company has secured approval from Health Canada for Evry, the company’s superconducting, head magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system
News | Stroke | February 20, 2020

February 20, 2020 — Synaptive Medical, a leader in...

Several wearable, less-obtrusive ECG monitors fhave been cleared by the FDA for longer wear. This example is Cardiac Insight’s Cardea SOLO device. 

Several wearable, less-obtrusive ECG monitors have been cleared by the FDA for longer wear. This example is Cardiac Insight’s Cardea SOLO device. 

Feature | ECG | February 19, 2020

When the patients of...

Cardiac MR, also called cardiac MRI or heart MRI, can offer data above and beyond anatomical imaging.

Cardiac MR can offer data above and beyond anatomical imaging, which is the main reason why this system was installed at Baylor Scott White Heart Hospital in Dallas. The system is a dedicated heart MRI scanner.

Feature | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | February 19, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
Rupa Sanghani, M.D., FASNC, director of Rush's nuclear cardiology and stress laboratory, explaining to ASNC 2019 attendees how Rush implemented its program during a tour of its PET-CT suite.

Rupa Sanghani, M.D., FASNC, director of Rush's nuclear cardiology and stress laboratory, explaining to ASNC 2019 attendees how Rush implemented its program during a tour of its PET-CT suite.
 

Feature | PET-CT | February 19, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor

As hospital imaging departments look to replace aging nuclear scanners with updated technology, many are asking if...

Recognized as the “Pulitzer Prize of the business press,” the Jesse H. Neal Award finalists are selected for exhibiting journalistic enterprise, service to the industry and editorial craftsmanship
News | Cardiovascular Business | February 19, 2020

February 19, 2020 — Connectiv, a division of The Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA), has announced...

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