HeartSciences has been developing a new type of ECG system called Wavelet ECG that may offer a new way of looking at the heart. The MyoVista system uses continuous wavelet transform (CWT) signal processing to provide new frequency and energy information to detect cardiac relaxation abnormalities associated with left ventricular diastolic dysfunction commonly associated with hypertension, diabetes, valvular disease, ischemia, and reduced systolic function. Artificial intelligence is used to read the exam.

HeartSciences has been developing a new type of ECG system called Wavelet ECG that may offer a new way of looking at the heart. The MyoVista system uses continuous wavelet transform (CWT) signal processing to provide new frequency and energy information to detect cardiac relaxation abnormalities associated with left ventricular diastolic dysfunction commonly associated with hypertension, diabetes, valvular disease, ischemia and reduced systolic function. Artificial intelligence is used to read the nuances of these complex waveforms.

Feature | ECG | January 20, 2021 | By Dave Fornell, Editor
Here are a few trends to watch for in electrocardiogram (ECG, or if you prefer the original German EKG) systems. The...
A new CMS national coverage determination for reimbursement for MitraClip significantly expand access to transcatheter mitral valve repair procedures for secondary mitral regurgitation.
News | Heart Valve Technology | January 20, 2021
January 20, 2021 — The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) revised its National Coverage...
More complex, longer interventional procedures such as structural heart interventions or this revascularization of a coronary chronic total occlusion (CTO) at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, requires angiography imaging systems that have improved image detail and lower radiation dose. However, purchase of new systems was put on hold by many hospitals in 2020 due to the sudden drop in elective procedures and diversion of resources due to the COVID-19. Photo by Dave Fornell. Interventional X-ray market.

More complex, longer interventional procedures such as structural heart interventions or this revascularization of a coronary chronic total occlusion (CTO) at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, requires angiography imaging systems that have improved image detail and lower radiation dose. However, purchase of new systems was put on hold by many hospitals in 2020 due to the sudden drop in elective procedures and diversion of resources due to the COVID-19. Photo by Dave Fornell.

Feature | Angiography | January 19, 2021 | By Bhvita Jani
January 19, 2021 – With the postponement of non-essential elective surgeries and medical procedures in 2020 to conserve...
Clinicians reviewing a COVID-19 patient's lung CT that reveals the severity of COVID-caused pneumonia. The impact of COVID on radiology was a major, over arching trend at  the 2020 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting. Getty Images #RSNA20 #RSNA2020

Clinicians reviewing a COVID-19 patient's lung CT that reveals the severity of COVID-caused pneumonia. The impact of COVID on radiology was a major, over arching trend at  the 2020 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting. Getty Images

Feature | RSNA | January 18, 2021 | By Dave Fornell and Melinda Taschetta-Millane
Not surprisingly, many of the key trends observed at the 2020 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting...
Coronary CT angiography (CCTA or CTA) images courtesy of Canon Medical Systems.

Coronary CT angiography images courtesy of Canon Medical Systems.

News | CT Angiography (CTA) | January 18, 2021
January 18, 2020 — The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT), in collaboration with the North American...
A recent Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) survey found nearly 40 percent of Americans still do not feel safe going to the doctor's office while coronavirus is still a risk. Survey respondents also said they are more afraid of catching the virus than they are of a heart attack or stroke, which may delay critical treatment. Getty Images

A recent Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) survey found nearly 40 percent of Americans still do not feel safe going to the doctor's office while coronavirus is still a risk. Survey respondents also said they are more afraid of catching the virus than they are of a heart attack or stroke, which may delay critical treatment. Getty Images

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | January 18, 2021
January 18, 2021 — According to a new national survey released Jan. 13 by the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography...
The FineHeart Transcutaneous Energy Transfer (TET) System for the ICOMS cardiac assist device. 1. The ICOMS heart pump. 2. The implanted TET transfer pad. 3. The external energy transfer pad.

The FineHeart Transcutaneous Energy Transfer (TET) System for the ICOMS cardiac assist device. 1. The ICOMS heart pump. 2. The implanted TET transfer pad. 3. The external energy transfer pad.

News | Heart Failure | January 13, 2021
January 13, 2021 — FineHeart, a preclinical-stage medical device company developing a novel left ventricular assist...
Myocarditis among recovering COVID-19 athletes less common than previously reported

Myocarditis among recovering COVID-19 athletes appears to be less common than previously reported. Getty Images

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | January 12, 2021
January 11, 2021 — In a letter published in the December issue of the American Heart Association (AHA) medical journal ...
The AHA and American Medical Society for Sports Medicine are collaborating to evaluate impact of COVID on the hearts of athletes, improve detection and inform safe return to play. #COVID19

The AHA and American Medical Society for Sports Medicine are collaborating to evaluate impact of COVID on the hearts of athletes, improve detection and inform safe return to play. Getty Images

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | January 12, 2021
January 12, 2021 — The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM)...
 Medtronic Evolut TAVR Cleared in Canada for Both Bicuspid Valves in Intermediate or Greater Risk and for All Low Risk Patients for TAVR
News | Structural Heart | January 11, 2021
January 11, 2021 — Medtronic has received a new expanded indication from Health Canada for its Evolut Transcatheter...
A device programmer showing the suspension of ICD therapies (orange bar, red arrow) with iPhone 12 laying over patient’s chest (green arrow) and fluoroscopy of iPhone 12 showing the circular magnet array (yellow arrow). iPhone 12 can cause ICDs to stop working

A device programmer showing the suspension of ICD therapies (orange bar, red arrow) with iPhone 12 laying over patient’s chest (green arrow) and fluoroscopy of iPhone 12 showing the circular magnet array (yellow arrow). Read the full study

News | Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) | January 08, 2021
January 8, 2020 — A new study published this week in HeartRhythm, the journal of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), found...
While the FDA said the risk that SARS-CoV-2 virus mutations will only have a minor impact on testing accuracy is low, the agency singled out three tests are they had a higher concern. FDA warns PCR tests may be innaccurate with new UK virus varient.

While the FDA said the risk that SARS-CoV-2 virus mutations will only have a minor impact on testing accuracy is low, the agency singled out three tests are they had a higher concern.

Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | January 08, 2021 | Dave Fornell, Editor
January 8, 2021 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting healthcare providers that it is monitoring...
The FDA has granted 510(k) clearance for the Inari Medical Inc. FlowTriever system for the treatment of clot in transit (CIT) in the right atrium. FlowTriever is the first thrombectomy system not requiring a cardiopulmonary bypass circuit to be FDA cleared for blood clots in the right atrium. 

The FDA has granted 510(k) clearance for the Inari Medical Inc. FlowTriever system for the treatment of clot in transit (CIT) in the right atrium. FlowTriever is the first thrombectomy system not requiring a cardiopulmonary bypass circuit to be FDA cleared for blood clots in the right atrium. 

News | Thrombectomy Devices | January 08, 2021
January 8, 2021 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) clearance for the Inari Medical Inc....
A new algorithmic module from OEM ultrasound AI software vendor RSIP Vision provides automated expert-level assessment of heart function from parasternal long axis view for point of care medical teams. Echocardiography artificial intelligence

A new algorithmic module from OEM ultrasound AI software vendor RSIP Vision provides automated expert-level assessment of heart function from parasternal long axis view for point of care medical teams.

News | Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) | January 08, 2021
January 8, 2020 – RSIP Vision has launched a new artificial intelligence (AI) ultrasound module that enables fast and...
A coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) procedure where blockages in the coronaries are bypassed using a blood vessel harvested from elsewhere in the body and connected to the vessel past the blockage to supply blood to the heart. A new study shows better outcomes seen in multiple vs. single coronary artery bypass grafts (CABG) in men and sex appears to play a role in mortality. Getty Images

A coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) procedure where blockages in the coronaries are bypassed using a blood vessel harvested from elsewhere in the body and connected to the vessel past the blockage to supply blood to the heart. A new study shows better outcomes seen in multiple vs. single coronary artery bypass grafts (CABG) in men and sex appears to play a role in mortality. Getty Images

News | Womens Cardiovascular Health | January 06, 2021
January 6, 2020 — A new Weill Cornell Medicine found the risk of dying seven years after coronary artery bypass graft (...