CT Offers Non-Invasive Alternative for Complex Coronary Disease Treatment Planning based on data from the SYNTAX III Trial. The use of FFR-CT in the trial showed better planning for interventional procedures.

CT cffers a non-invasive alternative for complex coronary disease treatment planning based on data from the SYNTAX III Trial. 

News | CT Angiography (CTA) | October 16, 2018

October 16, 2018 — A new study published in the...

The cardiovascular innovation cycle presented by TCT Course Director Martin Leon, M.D. at TCT 2018. #TCT2018 #TCT #TCT18

The cardiovascular innovation cycle, presented by TCT Course Director Martin Leon, M.D., at TCT 2018.

Blog | Cath Lab | October 16, 2018

There is a hype cycle surrounding new technologies in all industries, but medicine is unique because of its focus on...

Most professional athletes participate in cardiovascular screening to identify often-asymptomatic heart disorders, but the debate continues on whether to mandate ECGs as part of pre-participation screening for student athletes. Photo courtesy of Play for Patrick.

Most professional athletes participate in cardiovascular screening to identify often-asymptomatic heart disorders, but the debate continues on whether to mandate ECGs as part of pre-participation screening for student athletes. Photo courtesy of Play for Patrick.

Feature | Sudden Cardiac Arrest | October 16, 2018

Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is the leading medical cause of death in young athletes and its impact is consistent...

An example of the new transesophageal echo (TEE) visualization technology called TrueVue was shown at TCT 2018 for the first time. Philips’ new photo-realistic rendering is designed to offer a surgical view of cardiac structures to aid transcatheter procedural navigation. The technology also allows the lighting source to be moved around and even behind the anatomy, as demonstrated here. This video, included as part of the most innovative technologies video at TCT 2018, went viral when posted on social media during TCT 2018, and was viewed more than 167,000 times.

Blog | TCT | October 15, 2018

From a cardiovascular device innovation standpoint, the 2018...

American Heart Association and The Joint Commission Merge Cardiac Certification Programs
News | Cardiovascular Business | October 15, 2018

October 15, 2018 — The nation’s two leading cardiac...

Abdominal Aortic Calcification May Signal Future Heart Attack

Image from computed tomography (CT) colonography shows segmented abdominal aortic calcification measured with semiautomated CT tool on coronal image. Within region of interest over aorta selected by user, tool automatically segments and quantifies aortic calcification (shown in blue). 

Image Credit: O’Connor S D, Graffy P M, Zea R, et al. Does nonenhanced CT-based quantification of abdominal aortic calcification outperform the Framingham Risk Score in predicting cardiovascular event sin asymptomatic adults? Radiology doi: 10.1148/radiol.2018180562. Published online Oct. 2, 2018. © RSNA.

News | Computed Tomography (CT) | October 12, 2018

October 12, 2018 — Computed...

Bioresorbable stents (BRS) in development presented by Gregg Stone, M.D., during TCT 2017. Several of the players listed on the slider put their BRS development programs on hold after the negative data from the ABSORB III Trial, but a handful of smaller companies are still pushing the technology forward. #TCT #TCT2018

Bioresorbable stents (BRS) in development, presented by Gregg Stone, M.D., during TCT 2017. Several of the players listed on the slider put their BRS development programs on hold after the negative data from the ABSORB III Trial, but a handful of smaller companies are still pushing the technology forward.

Feature | Stents Bioresorbable | October 12, 2018 | Dave Fornell, Editor

Bioresorbable stent (BRS) technology is not dead, but the unbridled enthusiasm seen two years ago for the technology...

A comparison of target lesion failure (TLF) of the Reva bioresorbable stent to the Absorb and top performing metallic DES. #TCT #TCT2018 #TCT18 #BRS #bioresorbablestents #bioresorbablescaffolds

A comparison of target lesion failure (TLF) of the Reva bioresorbable stent to the Absorb and top performing metallic DES. 

News | Stents Bioresorbable | October 12, 2018

October 12, 2018 – Reva Medical presented four key data sets demonstrating the capabilities of the company’s Fantom...

CORAR Supports Medicare Diagnostic Radiopharmaceutical Payment Equity Act of 2018
News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | October 12, 2018

October 12, 2018 — The Council on Radionuclides and Radiopharmaceuticals Inc. (CORAR) — the voice of the...

Videos | October 11, 2018

A discussion with Professor Ian Meredith, MBBS, Ph.D., global chief medical officer and executive vice president,...

Jardiance Improves Life Expectancy for Adults With Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease
News | Pharmaceuticals | October 11, 2018

October 11, 2018 — Novel results from the landmark EMPA-REG OUTCOME...

Canon Medical Launches Healthy Sonographer Program
News | Ultrasound Imaging | October 10, 2018

October 10, 2018 — Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. launched an all-new program designed to help reduce the leading...

ZHealth Launches Etch Cardiovascular Coding Software
Technology | Cardiovascular Business | October 10, 2018

October 10, 2018 — Medical coding software provider ZHealth recently unveiled Etch, the first-ever software platform...

A hands-on-training session at TCT 2018 that instructed interventional cardiologists how to use an intra-cardiac echo (ICE) catheter to image the chambers inside the heart with a catheter based ultrasound imaging system.  The training area was sponsored by Siemens Healthineers

A Siemens-sponsored hands-on-training session at TCT 2018 that instructed interventional cardiologists how to use an intra-cardiac echo (ICE) catheter to image the chambers inside the heart with a catheter based ultrasound imaging system.  Regular training is needed to build customer satisfaction, especially in light of regular staff turnover.

Feature | Cardiovascular Business | October 10, 2018 | John Larson

Years ago, I owned a computer that ran a spreadsheet program called Lotus 1-2-3. After about a year, I needed to...

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