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Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
The biggest workplace concern for interventional cardiologists and cath lab staff is their daily exposure to ionizing radiation from the angiographic X-ray systems that are central to their...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
The show floor at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2018 meeting included numerous vendors offering small, easy-to-use, inexpensive, leadless wearable cardiac monitors. These are being offered...
Greg Freiherr, radiology consultant and editor for Imaging Technology News (ITN) magazine.
Greg Freiherr, Industry Consultant
Cardiologists need information from multiple sources to make accurate diagnoses and plan interventional therapies. The clinical and administrative staff at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center have met...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
I have been looking for new ways to show readers interesting things I find during the medical conferences I attend, so DAIC now covers all the meetings using live posts on Facebook (our page can be...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
As a magazine that covers new technology, DAIC is introducing some new technology of its own with this issue — augmented reality. Using an app on your smartphone, you can hover over an augmented...
Dave Fornell is the editor of DAIC magazine at TCT.
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor at TCT
Here is a list of what I think were some of the top interventional technologies discussed at the 2017 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) annual meeting this past fall. These technology...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
There have been many innovative new technologies highlighted at the medical conferences I attended in 2017. Each year, I produce a series of videos from each conference I attend that highlights the...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
A cardiovascular service line manager reader of DAIC recently e-mailed me and asked if I had a list of the top technologies that will likely change cardiology in the next few years. He wanted this...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in August announced a proposed rule to cancel the Episode Payment Models (EPMs) used in cardiac bundled payments for patients with acute chest...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
When the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) was formed in the mid-1990s, its primary goal was to have imagers, both cardiologists and radiologists, collaborate to improve cardiac CT...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
I saw several elements of what will likely make up the next generation of echocardiography imaging systems at the the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) 2017 scientific sessions in June. I...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
I keep close watch on our magazine’s digital analytics for both our website and social media, and it shows me in real time what readers think are the hottest topics in cardiac technology. Here is a...
Dave Fornell HIMSS
Information technology (IT) is among the least sexy areas to cover in medical technology advances, and is often difficult to find really interesting news as I sift through more than 1,300 vendors at...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
Stents were the key focus of interventional cardiology for more than 20 years, but the focus has changed in recent years in favor of novel, more sexy technologies in areas of structural heart repair...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
DAIC has worked hard to bring useful technology news and resources to our readers. While we conduct reader surveys and speak to readers at site visits and conferences, one of the clearest views we...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
The 2016 Nobel Prize in chemistry was recently awarded to three scientists who developed miniaturized machines that are smaller than the width of a human hair. This science and engineering feat was...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
There was an explosion of interest in bioresorbable stents immediately following the July 5, 2016 announcement that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had cleared the first fully...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
There are many ways of doing things in medicine, but once in a while you find a new way that appears to be a no-brainer because of its increased benefits, improvements to patient safety and the large...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
I saw a new combination of technologies on the expo floor at the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) meeting in June that may offer a new option to potentially replace X-ray angiography (...
Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
There has been a lot of conjecture that transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) may one day replace open-heart surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR). However, after attending the American...
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