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.
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.
The Amplatzer Piccolo is the first and only minimally invasive, transcatheter treatment specifically approved for premature babies with patent ductus, a life-threatening opening in their heart.
The Boston Scientific Lotus Valve became the third transcatheter aortic valve to be approved by the FDA.