ERACS Session Highlights Need for Standardized Best Practices in Cardiac Surgery
News | Cardiovascular Surgery | May 02, 2017

May 2, 2017 — The recently formed group Enhanced Recovery After Cardiac Surgery (ERACS) hosted an organizing session...

Philips Epiq cardiac ultrasound system includes automation based on artificial intelligence

The Philips Epiq cardiac ultrasound system includes automated measurements and anatomical identification based on an artificial intelligence algorithm. 

Feature | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | May 02, 2017 | Dave Fornell

Cardiac ultrasound technology is undergoing an automation technology transformation similar to that seen with...

Technology | Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumps (IABP) | May 02, 2017

May 2, 2017 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted 510(k) clearance for the Teleflex Inc. AC3 Optimus...

CMS to require AUC documentation clinical decision support for medical imaging

No. 4 on this month's list is an article about what will be required as of Jan. 1, 2018 to be reimbursed  by CMS for cardiac CT, MRI or nuclear imaging. Medicare will require documentation that appropriate use criteria (AUC) clinical decision support (CDS) was used to verify the more expensive tests are appropriate over less expensive testing options. 

Feature | May 02, 2017 | Dave Fornell

May 2, 2017 — Here is the list of the top 20 most popular pieces of content on the Diagnostic and Interventional...

Conavi Medical Receives FDA Clearance for Feature Expansion on Foresight Intracardiac Echocardiography System
Technology | Ultrasound Intra-cardiac Echo (ICE) | May 01, 2017

May 1, 2017 — Conavi Medical Inc. announced 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for...

ClearFlow Receives Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award for PleuraFlow Technology
News | Cardiovascular Surgery | May 01, 2017

May 1, 2017 — ClearFlow Inc. has received the prestigious 2017 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product...

Robotic-Assisted PCI With CorPath GRX Broadcast Live at TCT Asia-Pacific Summit
News | Robotic Systems | May 01, 2017

May 1, 2017 — Corindus Vascular Robotics Inc. announced that Fu Wai Hospital in China performed and broadcast live a...

Non-O Blood Groups Associated With Higher Risk of Heart Attack
News | Cardiac Diagnostics | May 01, 2017

May 1, 2017 — Having a non-O blood group is associated with a...

a list of SCAI late breaking trial presentations
Feature | SCAI | May 01, 2017

May 1, 2017 — The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) 2017 Scientific Sessions will take...

Resolute Onyx DES, drug eluting stent, medtronic, gains FDA approval
Technology | Stents Drug Eluting | May 01, 2017

May 1, 2017 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Medtronic’s Resolute Onyx Drug-eluting Stent (DES...

Videos | Stents Drug Eluting | May 01, 2017

This video, provided by Medtronic, demonstrates the Resolute Onyx coronary stent. It was cleared by the FDA and...

New Blood Test Predicts Major Cardiac Events Better Than Clinical Evaluation of Other Common Risk Factors
News | Blood Testing | April 28, 2017

April 28, 2017 — Prevencio Inc. announced the publication of data demonstrating that a simple new...

RFID inventory management system in use scanning in cath lab supplies using a Cardinal Health system

RFID tagged cath lab inventory being scanned in for use in a procedure at Nebraska Medicine's Bellevue Hospital. Automated systems like this can help eliminate or reduce the need for manual counts and enable more easily accessible analytics for better business management.

Feature | Inventory Management | April 28, 2017 | Dave Fornell

Tracking cardiovascular device inventory in cath labs, electrophysiology (EP) labs and operating rooms (ORs) can be...

Australian Team Finds New Method for Producing PET Radiotracers in Higher Radiochemical Yields
News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | April 28, 2017

April 28, 2017 — Researchers at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) have led the...

the Impella pVAD improves survival, mortality in AMI heart attack with cardiogenic shock

Early use of the Impella percutaneous ventricular assist device prior to angioplasty may significantly improve survival for patients in cardiogenic shock.

Feature | Hemodynamic Support Devices | April 28, 2017 | Dave Fornell

Recent clinical study data presented at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2017 meeting show new treatment...

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