Feature | January 03, 2020

The Most Popular Cardiology Topics in 2019

The top two articles on DAIC from 2019 included the FDA approval of two transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) systems for all surgical risk categories, making TAVR available to all patients based on recommendations by the heart team. The second biggest story of 2019 was the release of new atrial fibrillation guidelines recommend novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) over the previous standard of care warfarin.

The top two articles on DAIC from 2019 included the FDA approval of two transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) systems for all surgical risk categories, making TAVR available to all patients based on recommendations by the heart team. The second biggest story of 2019 was the release of new atrial fibrillation guidelines recommend novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) over the previous standard of care warfarin. 

January 3, 2020 — Here are the top 25 cardiology articles on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC) website from 2019 based on the analytics of its record 3.1 million pageviews. 

1. FDA Approves TAVR for Low-risk Patients Creates A Paradigm Shift in Cardiology

2. New Atrial Fibrillation Guidelines Recommend NOACs Over Warfarin 

3. Stryker Warns LifePak15 Defibrillators May Lock Up After Shock is Delivered

4. Michigan Hospital Improves Post-CABG Outcomes Using Proactive Amiodarone Protocol

5. ACC 2019 Late-breaking Presentations

6. First Image of a Black Hole Shows Signs of Myocardial Ischemia

A comparison of the first-ever image of a black hole released this week by the Event Horizon Telescope collaboration et al. and a cardiac nuclear imaging exam. Left is the black hole, and right is a similar nuclear imaging exam of the heart showing a similar ischemic perfusion defect to the black hole. 

7. Noninvasive Ear-Clip Nerve Stimulation Suppresses Atrial Fibrillation

8. FDA Approves MitraClip for Use in Heart Failure Patients With Functional Mitral Regurgitation

9. Taking The Heart Team Staffing Business Seriously

10. American Heart Association 2019 Late-breaking Trials

11. CT Calcium Scoring Becoming a Key Risk Factor Assessment

12. FDA Clears Biotronik Orsiro Stent That Outperforms Xience

13. Mick Jagger Recovering After TAVR Procedure

14. BASILICA Procedure Prevents Coronary Obstruction From TAVR

15. FDA Approves Abbott's Amplatzer Piccolo Occluder

The Amplatzer Piccolo is the f​irst and only minimally invasive, transcatheter treatment specifically approved for premature babies with patent ductus, a life-threatening opening in their heart.

16. FDA Approves Pacemaker-like Device to Treat Heart Failure

17. ACC and AHA Release Updated Cholesterol Guidelines

18. FDA Expands Vascepa to Reduce Cardiovascular Events in Elevated Triglyceride Patients

19. New Directions and Trends in Coronary Metallic Stents

20. Heart Rhythm Society 2019 Late-Breaking Clinical Trials

21. Boston Scientific Receives FDA Approval for Lotus Edge Aortic Valve System

The Boston Scientific Lotus Valve became the third transcatheter aortic valve to be approved by the FDA.

22. Key Heart Failure Takeaways at AHA 2019

23. Applications for Artificial Intelligence in Cardiovascular Imaging

24. 6 Key Health Information Technology Trends at HIMSS 2019

25. FDA Warns of Premature Battery Depletion in Some Medtronic Pacemakers

 

Top 25 Cardiology Videos on DAIC in 2019

The Most Popular Cardiology Topics in 2018

 

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