FDA Grants Emergency Use Authorization to VitalConnect for Cardiac Monitoring in COVID-19 Patients. SARS-CoV-2 QT monitoring. #COVID19
News | May 05, 2020
May 5, 2020 — Wearable biosensor vendor VitalConnect Inc. was granted emergency use authorization (EUA) status by the U...
SCCT Plans to Make 2020 Annual Meeting Virtual Due to COVID-19. #SCCT2020 #SCCT20 #CCTfirst
News | CT Angiography (CTA) | May 05, 2020
May 5, 2020 — The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) announced plans  this week to hold its annual...
Figure 4 for the study. Images of a 65-year-old man (patient 6). (a) Cardiac MRI perfusion shows perfusion deficit of anterior/anterolateral wall attributed to left anterior descending artery/left circumflex artery (*). (b) CT coronary angiography. (c) Coronary angiography, left anterior oblique projection with caudal angulation. (d) Three-dimensional image fusion helped refine diagnosis: perfusion deficits (*) were most likely caused by narrow first diagonal branch and its first, stented side branch (arrow

Figure 4 for the study. Images of a 65-year-old man (patient 6). (a) Cardiac MRI perfusion shows perfusion deficit of anterior/anterolateral wall attributed to left anterior descending artery/left circumflex artery (*). (b) CT coronary angiography. (c) Coronary angiography, left anterior oblique projection with caudal angulation. (d) Three-dimensional image fusion helped refine diagnosis: perfusion deficits (*) were most likely caused by narrow first diagonal branch and its first, stented side branch (arrowhead). Retrospectively, denoted lesion could also be found at CT coronary angiography and coronary angiography (arrowheads in b and c, respectively). CT FFR = CT-derived fractional flow reserve, LGE = late gadolinium enhancement. Image courtesy of RSNA, Radiology.

News | Cardiac Imaging | May 04, 2020
May 4, 2020 – A new technique that combines computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging MRI can bolster...
Bilateral pulmonary embolisms seen on spectral CT. Photo courtesy of Siemens Healthineers.

Bilateral pulmonary embolisms seen on spectral CT. Photo courtesy of Siemens Healthineers.

Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | May 04, 2020
May 4, 2020 — A committee comprised of vascular surgeons, medical physicians and technologists from the University of...
SCAI Issues Position Statement on Adult Congenital Cardiac Interventional Training, Competencies and Organizational Recommendations. A congenital atrial septal defect closed using a transcatheter occluder, visualized on 3-D TEE ultrasound.

A congenital atrial septal defect closed using a transcatheter occluder, visualized on 3-D TEE ultrasound.

News | Congenital Heart | May 04, 2020
May 4, 2020 – The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) has released a position statement on...
Cardiac Insight's Heart@Home ECG Test Kit can help address new telehealth demands placed on cardiology practices by the COVID-19 response using arrhythmia diagnosis technology of the wearable Cardea Solo Sensor.

Cardiac Insight's [email protected] ECG Test Kit can help address new telehealth demands placed on cardiology practices by the COVID-19 response using arrhythmia diagnosis technology of the wearable Cardea Solo Sensor. 

News | ECG Wireless Remote Access | May 04, 2020
May 4, 2020 — Cardiac Insight Inc., a U.S.-based digital healthcare innovator specializing in body-worn sensor...
Abiomed Adds ECMO Cardiopulmonary Support to its Portfolio with the purchase of Breethe. The Breethe ECMO system. Abiomed invested in Breethe in mid-2019. Breethe has applied for 510(k) clearance by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The Breethe ECMO system. Abiomed invested in Breethe in mid-2019. Breethe has applied for 510(k) clearance by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

News | ECMO Systems | May 01, 2020
May 1, 2020 — Abiomed, maker of the Impella heart pump, has acquired Breethe, developer of a novel extracorporeal...
Videos | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | May 01, 2020
Thomas Maddox, M.D., MSc, FACC, the chair of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Science and Quality Committee,...
Feature | Cardiovascular Information Systems (CVIS) | May 01, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
According to the healthcare IT market research firm KLAS, adopting structured reporting is top of mind in the...
Childhood Obesity and High Blood Pressure Warn of Future Heart Disease. Vivian Fornell playing doctor at the Elgin Public Library. Photo by Dave Fornell
News | Hypertension | April 30, 2020
April 30, 2020 — A large study in adolescents and children, some as young as 3 years of age, shows a link between...
An example of strain imaging cardiac echocardiography software offered on Canon's cardiac ultrasound systems. It is highly automated to speed workflow. It color codes areas of different strain values, graphs these in a visual plot and pulls quantification measurements. Photo by Dave Fornell.

An example of strain imaging cardiac echocardiography software offered on Canon's cardiac ultrasound systems. It is highly automated to speed workflow. It color codes areas of different strain values, graphs these in a visual plot and pulls quantification measurements. Photo by Dave Fornell.

Feature | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | April 30, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
The biggest trend across healthcare the past two years is the emergence of artificial intelligence (AI) and its...
360 Photos | 360 View Photos | April 30, 2020
This is a human cadaver heart being examined by a high school student as part of a science education program offered by...
EP lab photo from Philips Healthcare
News | EP Lab | April 30, 2020
May 1, 2020 — The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) has created a COVID-19 Task Force to make recommendations related to...
#COVID19 #Coronavirus #2019nCoV #Wuhanvirus #SARScov2 Pulmonary CT angiography of a 68 year old male. The CT scan was obtained 10 days after the onset of COVID-19 symptoms and on the day the patient was transferred to the intensive care unit.

Figure 2: Pulmonary CT angiography of a 68 year old male. The CT scan was obtained 10 days after the onset of COVID-19 symptoms and on the day the patient was transferred to the intensive care unit. Axial CT images (lung windows) (a,b) show peripheral ground-glass opacities (arrow) associated with areas of consolidation in dependent portions of the lung (arrowheads). Interlobular reticulations, bronchiectasis (black arrow) and lung architectural distortion are present. Involvement of the lung volume was estimated to be between 25% and 50%. Coronal CT reformations (mediastinum windows) (c,d) show bilateral lobar and segmental pulmonary embolism (black arrows). Courtesy of RSNA

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 30, 2020
April 23, 2020 — A special report published in the journal Radiology outlines prevention, diagnosis and treatment of...
There have been several safety reports to the FDA that COVID-19 patients receiving hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, either aloneaths and Injuries From Use of Antimalarial Drugs in COVID-19 Patients. he U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Drug Safety Communication today reminding doctors there are serious side effects when using hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine in the off-lable use to treat COVID-19 patients. This includes potentially life-threatening heart rhythms. #COVID19 #SARScov2

There have been several safety reports to the FDA that COVID-19 patients receiving hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, either alone or combined with azithromycin or other QT prolonging medicines, have caused serious These adverse events, including death. Events reported included QT interval prolongation, ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation.

Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 24, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
April 23, 2020 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Drug Safety Communication today reminding doctors...