The FDA cleared the world's first photon-counting computed tomography (CT) scanner, the Siemens Naeotom Alpha, in late September. This new technology will likely change the future direction of CT. Biosense Webster also announced the first cases using its Heliostar radiofrequency balloon ablation catheter were completed in September. Both were among the top stories in October.
November 1, 2021 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC) magazine website from the month of October 2021. This is based on the website’s 182,336 pageviews for the month.
1. First Photon-counting CT System Cleared by the FDA
2. First Woman in World Receives New Type of Artificial Heart
3. FDA Revises Impulse Dynamics Optimzer Smart Device Labeling Opening it to More Patients
4. First Human AFib Cases in Europe Treated Using Heliostar Balloon Ablation Catheter
5. TCT 2021 Announces Late-Breaking Clinical Trials
6. FDA Clears Zebra Coronary Artery Calcium Solution as Part of Its Population Health Offering
7. CT Coronary Perivascular Fat Assessment Can Stratify Cardiac Risk Associated With High-Risk Plaques
8. Mayo Clinic Begins Use of New Photon-counting CT Detector
9. Leadless CRT Can Deliver Left Bundle Branch Area Pacing for Cardiac Resynchronization
10. FDA Concerned About Higher Rates of LAA Occlusion Complications in Women
11. FDA Grants Empagliflozin Breakthrough Therapy Status for Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction
12. Trends in Cardiac Imaging Over Past Decade Shows Rapid Rise in CT
13. Innovative New Pulsatile LVAD Wins 2021 HealthTech Award
14. VIDEO: How to Perform a Transcaval TAVR Procedure — Interview with Tiberio Frisoli, M.D.
15. COVID Long-hauler Symptoms May be Caused by Antibody Attacks on ACE2
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