Feature | December 28, 2017| Dave Fornell

Most Popular Cardiology Topics of 2017

Biosense Webster multi-electrode ablation balloon.

Trials about the use of multi-electrode ablation balloons to more efficiently treat atrial fibrillation were among the top stories in 2017.

The Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC) website had another record year with 1.4 million page views in 2017. Here is the most popular content readers clicked on from 2017:

1. FFR and iFR in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Heart Disease

2. CT Calcium Scoring for Heart Disease May Lead to Prevention, Treatments

3. The Future of Cardiology: 17 Technologies to Watch

4. Artificial Intelligence Detects AFib Using Apple Watch Heart Rate Sensor

5. ACC 2017 Late-Breaking Trials

6. Multi-Electrode RF Balloon Efficient for Acute Pulmonary Vein Isolation

7. FDA Announces Recall of Maquet Intra-aortic Balloon Pumps

8. Abbott Recalls 449,661 Coronary Balloon Catheters

9. CMS to Require Appropriate Use Criteria Documentation for Medical Imaging Orders

10. First Smartphone Compatible Insertable Cardiac Monitor Cleared by FDA

11. Abbott Will End Sales of Absorb Bioresorbable Stent

12. FDA Harshly Criticizes Abbott, St. Jude For Failure to Address EP Device Safety

13. Intra-Aortic Balloon vs. Impella Shows Similar Mortality Rates in MI With Cardiogenic Shock

14. FDA Clears First Dedicated Coronary Bifurcation Stent

15. New Appropriate Use Criteria Guidelines for Coronary Revascularization Released

16. First Patient in World Enrolled in Study Evaluating TAVR for Asymptomatic Severe Aortic Stenosis

17. Israeli Hospital Completes First Implant of CORolla Heart Failure Device

18. Novel String-Shaped Subcutaneous ICD Proves Effective in Patients

19. FDA Clears Aortic, Mitral Valve-In-Valve Procedures for Sapien 3 TAVR Valve

20. What is New in FFR Technology

21. FDA Approves Medtronic Resolute Onyx Drug-eluting Stent

22. What is New in Electrophysiology Technologies

23. FDA Clears Nano-coated Coronary Stent to Reduce DAPT

24. FDA Approves Pacemaker to Treat Central Sleep Apnea

25. First Transcatheter Implant for Diastolic Heart Failure Successful

26. Oxygen Therapy Does Not Improve Survival in Heart Attack Patients

27. Rivaroxaban Shows Superiority Over Aspirin in Patients With Coronary and Peripheral Artery Disease

28. New Protocol at Henry Ford Hospital Dramatically Increases Heart Attack Survival Rates

29. A Glimpse Into the Future of Cardiac Ultrasound

30. First Nasal Spray Successfully Treats Supraventricular Tachycardia 
 

Top Cardiology Videos of 2017:

These are the top videos based on 73,000 video pageviews in 2017. DAIC has mre than 300 videos posted on its website.

1. Transcatheter Tricuspid Valve Repair and Replacement Technologies

2. Echocardiography Strain Fundamentals Made Easy

3. Basics of Interventional Guidewire Design and Function

4. Transcatheter Closure of Holes in the Heart

5. Editor's Choice of Most Innovative New Cardiac Ultrasound Technology at ASE 2017

6. Editor's Choice of Most Innovative New Technology at HRS 2017

7. Current State of Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Technologies

8. Editor's Choice of the Most Innovative New Technologies at TCT 2017

9. Trends in Nuclear Cardiology Imaging

10. Demonstration of the Impella Percutaneous Hemodynamic Support Device

11. Examples of Artificial Intelligence in Medical Imaging Diagnostics

12. Inter-operative TEE for LVADs

13. Ultrasound Technology Trends and Technology to Watch

14. What is Myocardial Strain Imaging?

15. MRI Gadolinium Contrast Retention in the Brain

16. Mitral and Tricuspid Valve Repair Technologies

17. CRT Optimization Using Echo

18. New Technology to Treat Chronic Total Occlusions (CTOs)

19. Editor's Choice of Most Innovative New Technology at ACC.17

20. How to Implant a Dialysis Access Graft in a Complex Patient

 

Cardiology Events:

Next to the DAIC website homepage, the upcoming cardiology events listings page was the most visited page at www.dicardiology.com/events

 

Most Accessed Cardiology Product Comparison Charts:

DAIC has more than 40 online product comparison charts at www.dicardiology.com/comparison-charts. Charts were the third most popular landing page on DAIC in 2017. 

1. Guidewires

2. Angiography Systems

3. Cardiovascular Ultrasound

4. Cardiac CT Systems

5. Hemodynamic Monitoring Systems
 

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