valtech cardioband transcatheter annuloplasty repair for FMR, functional mitral regurgitation

The Cardioband system is among several new transcatheter mitral repair systems entering clinical trials. In many cases, repair of the native valve is preferred over replacing the valve in open-chest surgical cases. This technology will allow a less invasive alternative. 

Feature | Heart Valve Technology | December 29, 2016 | Azeem Latib, M.D.

The Cardioband System (Valtech) has recently been introduced as a potential option for transcatheter repair of the...

The FDA wants to regulate cybersecurity of ICDs and other medical devices.

The FDA has concerns about the cybersecurity of implantable medical devices with wireless connections for patient monitoring or adjustments to how the device functions. Changing the function of an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) using wireless access to the device could present a major patient safety issue.

News | Cybersecurity | December 29, 2016 | Dave Fornell

As wearable and implantable patient monitoring or therapy devices become more sophisticated with advanced wireless...

ACC guidelines, PCI, CABG, revascularization
News | Cath Lab | December 29, 2016

December 29, 2016 — The American College of Cardiology (ACC), along with several partnering organizations, recently...

Hunterdon Medical Center, McKesson, CVIS, cardiovascular information systems, cardiac PACS

The cardiology department at Hunterdon Medical Center in Flemington, N.J., wanted to eliminate cumbersome paper files and centralize access to patient records using a new, full-featured cardiovascular information system (CVIS).

Case Study | Cardiac PACS | December 28, 2016

Hunterdon Medical Center, a tertiary care center in Flemington, N.J., was looking to update its current...

bundled payments for cardiology, CMS cardiac reimbursements, cardiology fee for value payments
Feature | Business | December 28, 2016

December 29, 2016 — The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finalized new Medicare alternative payment...

women in cardiology, female cardiologists, cardiology survey

According to the JACC survey, women only make up 13 percent of cardiologists, which is much lower than other medical specialities. 

News | Business | December 28, 2016

December 29, 2016 — Cardiologists are highly satisfied in their careers; however, disparities remain between the...

Heart attack, heart failure, Cimaglermin
News | Pharmaceuticals | December 28, 2016

December 28, 2016 — Cimaglermin, a new experimental drug, may help restore cardiac function after heart failure,...

SNMMI Develops USP Recommendations for Compounded Sterile Radiopharmaceuticals
News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | December 28, 2016

December 28, 2016 — The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) has developed United States...

Pantheris, OCT, Avinger, Lightbox L250
Technology | Atherectomy Devices | December 23, 2016

December 23, 2016 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted a new 510(k) clearance for Avinger’s...

Absorb, bioresorbable stent, BVS, top cardiology story of 2016

The FDA clearance of the first fully bioresorbable stent, the Abbott Absorb BVS, was by far the top story of 2016. Readers clearly had a massive interest in this technology based on their page views of this article, related bioresorbable stent content and a video interviews with key ABSORB study investigators.

Feature | December 21, 2016 | Dave Fornell

The Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC) website had a record year in 2016, breaking 1 million page views...

Materialise, benefits of 3-D printing, RSNA 2016, workshops
News | 3-D Printing | December 19, 2016

December 19, 2016 — Materialise NV showcased the benefits of...

videos, cardiology videos, DAIC, PulseTV, pulse TV
Feature | December 19, 2016

There were more than 38,250 page views for video content on Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology’s (DAIC)...

Videos | Radiation Dose Management | December 19, 2016

Mahadevappa Mahesh, MS, Ph.D., chief physicist and professor of radiology and radiological science at Johns Hopkins...

Videos | Artificial Intelligence | December 19, 2016

At RSNA 2016, the key buzzwords were “deep learning,” “machine learning” and “artificial intelligence.” Vendors and...

Videos | Artificial Intelligence | December 19, 2016

Mark Michalski, M.D., director of the Center for Clinical Data Science at Massachusetts General Hospital, explains...

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