First Patient Treated in U.S. Feasibility Study of LimFlow Critical Limb Ischemia Device
News | Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) | July 17, 2017

July 17, 2017 — LimFlow SA announced enrollment of the first patient in the U.S....

Automated medical imaging views using deep learning, artificial intelligence, Philips Epiq

GE, Siemens and Philips are among the echocardiography vendors that incorporate deep learning algorithms into its echo software to help automatically extract standard imaging views from 3-D ultrasound datasets. This is an example of the Philips Epiq system, which uses the vendor's Anatomical Intelligence software to define the anatomical structures and automatically display standard diagnostic views of the anatomy without human intervention. This can greatly speed workflow and reduce inter-operator variability. 

Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 17, 2017 | Oksana Bandura

Medical image analysis based on artificial intelligence (AI) employ convolutional neural networks, support vector...

Alere point of care POC testing for INR
News | Point of Care Testing | July 17, 2017 | Dave Fornell

July 17, 2017 — Despite issues with point-of-care INR testing company Alere Inc., Abbott announced this week it is...

FDA Approves Six-Month Primary Endpoint for Tack Endovascular System in Below the Knee Disease
News | Stents Peripheral | July 14, 2017

July 14, 2017 — Intact Vascular Inc. announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved an...

Left Atrial Pressure Monitor Offers New Hope for Heart Failure Patients
News | Heart Failure | July 14, 2017

July 14, 2017 — A review appearing in the July 18 issue of the...

Edwards Sapien 3 TAVR valve will be implanted in asymptomatic aortic stenosis patients in the EARLY TAVR Trial
Feature | Heart Valve Technology | July 14, 2017

July 14, 2017 — Morristown Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, has randomized the first patient in the...

CMS Proposes Delaying Clinical Decision Support Documentation to 2019
News | Clinical Decision Support | July 14, 2017 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor

July 14, 2017 — In a series of proposed rule changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) released July 13...

Senate Releases Revised Version of Better Care Reconciliation Act
News | Business | July 13, 2017

July 13, 2017 — As the debate over healthcare insurance coverage continues, Senate Republicans on Thursday unveiled...

Cardiologs ECG Analysis Platform Receives FDA Clearance
Technology | ECG Monitoring Services | July 13, 2017

July 13, 2017 — Cardiologs Technologies SAS announced that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...

monitoring a heart failure patient's chest fluid buildup with remote monitoring using the SensiVest

A heart failure patient wearing the SensiVest remote monitoring system for a two-minute a day assessment. 

News | Heart Failure | July 13, 2017

July 13, 2017 — About 5.7 million adults in the U.S. suffer from...

Videos | Heart Failure | July 13, 2017

William Abraham, M.D., director of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at The Ohio State University Wexner...

Videos | Business | July 13, 2017

Randall Thompson, M.D., outlines three new CPT codes for FFR-CT, a smart phone-based single-lead ECG system and PET...

long-duration dual anti-platelet therapy (L-DAPT) compared to short-duration dual antiplatelet (S-DAPT) after DES stent implantation
News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | July 12, 2017

June 12, 2017 — Researchers have evaluated the long-term efficacy and safety of long-duration dual anti-platelet...

FFR-CT, heartflow

An example of an FFR-CT image, showing the FFR values for all coronary vessel segments and the reduction in hemodynamic flow after specific lesions.

News | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 12, 2017

July 12, 2017 — The American Medical Association (AMA) has granted a Category III Tracking Code for estimated...

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