Case Studies

February 01, 2012
Sudden cardiac arrest and acute myocardial infarction are two of the largest public health problems facing Western...

ACC-NCDR data collection is now part of the routine documentation process at St. Joseph Medical Center, ensuring data only needs to be entered once.

February 01, 2012
When the time nears for quarterly submissions to the American College of Cardiology (ACC)-National Cardiovascular Data...

The consistent, effective compressions LUCAS provides help maintain consistent, appropriate coronary perfusion pressure and cerebral circulation. With LUCAS, the cath lab staff at Skane University Hospital-Lund has been able to save more lives in cases requiring prolonged resuscitation during PCI.

November 22, 2011
In the past, when a patient suffered a prolonged cardiac or circulatory arrest during percutaneous coronary...

Discussing an echo in the cath lab.

October 07, 2011
Digging through boxes, waiting for couriers, finding smashed VHS tapes in the mail, jockeying back and forth between...

Figure 1. ECG (leads II and V5) recorded during the recovery period of the MTWA test. While not visible to the human eye, the Cambridge Heart system was able to detect microvolt-level T-wave alternans prior to the onset of VT/VF.

September 27, 2011
T-wave alternans (TWA) refers to an alternating pattern in the T-wave of the electrocardiogram (ECG) and is recognized...

Indiana University (IU) Health La Porte Hospital in La Porte, Ind., worked with GE Healthcare to create a state-of-the-art arrhythmia center to help reduce the number of electrophysiology referrals to hospitals in Chicago.

September 26, 2011
Indiana University (IU) Health La Porte Hospital in La Porte, Ind., is a full-service, 227-bed, acute care, non-profit...

Sonja Holt, RN, BSN, CPACS administrator leverages the Integrated Cath Lab features of Horizon Cardiology to improve the overall workflow at Houston Northwest Medical Center.

September 26, 2011
After years as a bedside nurse in the intensive care unit (ICU) and later in the cardiac catheterization laboratory,  ...

Doctors Butchko and Suarez discuss an echo in the cath lab control room, on the Horizon Cardiology hemo system.

July 15, 2011
Digging through boxes, waiting for couriers, finding smashed VHS tapes in the mail, jockeying back and forth between...

A low-dose neuro CTA using a Philips Ingenuity CT.

July 15, 2011
Computed tomography angiography (CTA) is one of the most complex procedures routinely performed on a CT scanner. A...
Arteriogram - questionable hypervascular mass
May 11, 2011
Michael Ringold, M.D., an interventional radiologist at St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem, Pa., shared a case in which...
May 11, 2011
Aortic dissection is rare, but when it occurs, a patient’s prognosis can be poor, even with timely medical diagnosis...

Carroll Hospital cath lab staff (left to right) Gina Stanley, RTR David Zimrin, M.D. Tony Pinson, RTRCV Cole Boone, RTRCV and Ashley Patchak, RTR.

December 08, 2010
Tony Pinson, RTRCV, has worked at Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster, Md., for nearly 20 years. During that time,...

Sophisticated report templates with auto-population of data, such as the Infinitt Cardiology PACS Vascular Imaging with Cerebrovascular Carotid Report, have reduced errors and vastly improved data management at Warren Hospital.

September 07, 2010
Warren Hospital, an acute care community hospital serving Warren and Hunterdon counties in rural New Jersey, supports...

These are the multimodality images (i.e., 2-D, 3-D ultrasound, CT and MR) of a papillary fibroelastoma that were presented online from Memorial Hospital of Tampa, Fla., to a physician in Greenville, N.C., for evaluation for robotic surgery.

September 07, 2010
In the aviation industry, changing from mechanical flight control systems to fly-by-wire electronic systems improved...

Physicians at the congenital heart center of Childrens Hospital saw a definite improvement in how they access and review congenital echo studies and generate reports.

July 07, 2010
OSF HealthCare System, owned and operated by The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis, Peoria, Ill., is a seven-...

Using the McKesson MCIR Web application, Peninsula Regional allows cardiologists, surgeons and medical imaging specialists to send and receive DICOM images via the Web, without the need for proprietary connections.

March 11, 2010
Peninsula Regional Medical Center is a 358-bed facility serving the Delmarva Peninsula region of Delaware and the...

Kelly L. Neal, RN, MSN, MBA, director, cardiovascular services (left), and Marcia Deeb, CVIS administrator (right), saw a dramatic improvement in the charge process for cardiovascular services at The Washington Hospital after implementing Charge Manager.

February 26, 2010
The Washington Hospital (TWH), a 239-bed not-for-profit community hospital in the highly competitive cardiac market...

Barry T. Katzen, M.D. and James F. Benenati, M.D.

February 04, 2010
For more than a decade, Barry T. Katzen, M.D., medical director of Baptist Cardiac and Vascular Institute (BCVI) in...

The Impella 2.5 catheter

September 17, 2009
A 55-year-old woman with a history of heavy alcohol use, hepatitis C induced cirrhosis, hypertension, and chronic...

Using the Vantage Atlas MR system, Dr. Albert diagnosed a large heart attack affecting the lateral wall, but live (viable) territory in the area which caused concern for ischemia.

May 19, 2009
To improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients with cardiovascular disease, Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare...