Rates of burnout pre- and peak COVID-19 pandemic increased across all members of the cardiology care team and was particularly striking among cardiovascular team members, which researchers said may be because they were more likely at the bedside as patients were dying. Among all cardiovascular clinicians – cardiologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists and imaging technologists – half provided direct care to patients with COVID-19. #COVID19 #ACCCOVID

Rates of burnout pre- and peak COVID-19 pandemic increased across all members of the cardiology care team and was particularly striking among cardiovascular team members, which researchers said may be because they were more likely at the bedside as patients were dying. Among all cardiovascular clinicians – cardiologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists and imaging technologists – half provided direct care to patients with COVID-19, and yet one of five reported not having adequate personal protective equipment (PPE). Not surprisingly, the rate of burnout was higher in this group. Getty Images
 

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | June 07, 2021
June 7, 2021 — The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a significant toll on cardiovascular clinicians, many of whom provide...
The Aortix intra-aortic axial flow pump offers hemodynamic support to relieve some of the heart’s workload, allowing the heart to recover while more effectively pushing blood flow to the kidneys.

The Aortix intra-aortic axial flow pump offers hemodynamic support to relieve some of the heart’s workload, allowing the heart to recover while more effectively pushing blood flow to the kidneys.

News | Heart Failure | June 07, 2021
June 7, 2021 – Cardiologists at Henry Ford Hospital are first in the U.S. and second in the world to implant a...
Avicenna.AI announces the introduction of Cina Chest, including AI tools for detection and emergency triage of pulmonary embolism and aortic dissection.
News | Artificial Intelligence | June 07, 2021
June 3, 2021 — Medical imaging AI specialist Avicenna.AI announced that it has received certification in the United...
With structured reporting, organizations can save weeks of manual work every year by mandating the collection of required data items during the reporting process and automating submissions. To manage today’s customizable clinical workflows, providers need structured reporting to improve quality and save time across the cardiovascular imaging suite.            
Case Study | Cardiovascular Information Systems (CVIS) | June 07, 2021
Baystate Health is an integrated healthcare system serving more than 800,000 people throughout western New England....
U.S. positive COVID test case data for 2020 through June 3, 2021, It shows four clear waves of spikes in U.S. COVID cases. Most of these appeared to be partly fueled by people gathering during the July 4, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, Valentine's Day, and easter holidays. Source: John Hopkins University

U.S. positive COVID test case data for 2020 through June 3, 2021, It shows four clear waves of spikes in U.S. COVID cases. Most of these appeared to be partly fueled by people gathering during the July 4, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, Valentine's Day, and easter holidays. Source: Johns Hopkins University

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | June 04, 2021 | By Dave Fornell, Editor
Vaccinations appear to to be helping reduce COVID-19 virus positive case numbers, and a review of the U.S. COVID...
GE Healthcare had integrated artificial intelligence algorithms into many of its device technologies. Recently the vendor introduced AI-enabled real-time automated ejection fraction measurements on its Venue Go point of care ultrasound system.

GE Healthcare had integrated artificial intelligence algorithms into many of its device technologies. Recently the vendor introduced AI-enabled real-time automated ejection fraction measurements on its Venue Go point of care ultrasound system

News | June 03, 2021
June 3, 2020 — GE Healthcare is collaborating with the American College of Cardiology (ACC) through support of and...
MRI scan of heart damaged by COVID, which can cause myocarditis, infarction and/or ischemia. Blue means reduced blood flow, orange is good blood flow. In this figure the inferior part of the heart shows dark blue, so the myocardial blood flow is very reduced. The angiogram shows the coronary artery which supplies the blood to this part of the heart is occluded. The three colored MRI images show different slices of the heart — the basal mid and apical slices. Image courtesy of European Heart Journal

MRI scan of heart damaged by COVID, which can cause myocarditis, infarction and/or ischemia. Blue means reduced blood flow, orange is good blood flow. In this figure the inferior part of the heart shows dark blue, so the myocardial blood flow is very reduced. The angiogram shows the coronary artery which supplies the blood to this part of the heart is occluded. The three colored MRI images show different slices of the heart — the basal mid and apical slices. Read more. Image courtesy of European Heart Journal

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | June 03, 2021
DAIC's sister radiology magazine Imaging Technology News (ITN) has created a photo gallery that shows a variety of...
American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) offers 5 Strategies for Improving Your Nuclear Cardiology Lab in 2021
Feature | Nuclear Imaging | June 02, 2021 | By Staff of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC)
A year after COVID-19 turned the world upside down, the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) asked members how...
The HLT, Bracco, Meridian II TAVR Valve System.
Feature | Structural Heart | June 02, 2021 | Dave Fornell, Editor
June 2, 2021 — The startup company HLT is a part of the Bracco Group, which is developing a new transcatheter aortic...
Implicity provides a remote cardiac monitoring and research platform used by Independent Diagnostic Testing Facilities and medical centers to deliver high-quality care for patients with connected cardiac devices. On this platform, Implicity aggregates, normalizes and standardizes data from any implantable cardiac device across all manufacturers.

Implicity provides a remote cardiac monitoring and research platform used by Independent Diagnostic Testing Facilities and medical centers to deliver high-quality care for patients with connected cardiac devices. On this platform, Implicity aggregates, normalizes and standardizes data from any implantable cardiac device across all manufacturers.

News | EP Lab | June 02, 2021
June 2, 2021 — Implicity, a leader in remote patient monitoring software and cardiac data management solutions,...
The LivaNova Percelval sutureless aortic valve and Solo Smart surgical aortic valve are part of heart valve portfolio the company sold off June 1 to Gyrus Capital and Corcym..

The LivaNova Percelval sutureless aortic valve and Solo Smart surgical aortic valve are part of heart valve portfolio the company sold off June 1.

News | Heart Valve Technology | June 02, 2021
June 2, 2021 – LivaNova announced June 1 it successfully completed the initial closing of the divestiture of its heart...

How to best anticoagulate COVID-19 patients of varying degrees of disease severity has become one of the biggest questions in medicine over the past year and there are more than 80 ongoing trials looking to answer this question. This was the top story in May 2020. Watch a VIDEO interview on this topic. Find more coronavirus-cardiology news.

Feature | June 01, 2021
June 1, 2021 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC)...
A view from our video analytics panel this past month, showing India as the biggest source of traffic and showing three of the top performing videos. Brightcove analytics.

A view from our video analytics panel this past month, showing India as the biggest source of traffic and showing three of the top performing videos.

Blog | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | May 28, 2021
Sometimes it takes a major shift is the world to see things differently. As editor of DAIC, I often wonder if the...
Illustration of how spectral CT can help confirm findings on a conventional CT scan without requiring follow-up imaging, such as a nuclear scan. The conventional CT on the left, and the dual-energy CT on the right confirms an infarct.

Illustration of how spectral CT can help confirm findings on a conventional CT scan without requiring follow-up imaging, such as a nuclear scan. The conventional CT on the left, and the dual-energy CT on the right confirms an infarct. Image from Philips Healthcare.

Feature | Computed Tomography (CT) | May 27, 2021
May 27, 2021 — Philips Healthcare released a workhorse computed tomography (CT) system, the Spectral CT 7500, which has...
Videos | Congenital Heart | May 26, 2021
Tom Jones, M.D., director, cardiac catheterization laboratories, Seattle Children’s Hospital, explains some of the new...