ACC

This channel contains news about the American College of Cardiology (ACC), including coverage of its annual meeting and links to recently released practice guidelines. The ACC is a leading resource for cardiology professionals, including all its subspecialties. 

VivaLNK Launches IoT-Enabled Medical Wearable Sensor Platform
Technology | Wearables | March 05, 2019

March 5, 2019 — Connected healthcare solutions provider VivaLNK announced its internet of things (IoT)-enabled...

Podcast | Cardiac Imaging | March 04, 2019

Technology is reshaping not only our understanding of cardiac disease but what motivates patients to visit doctors....

ACC Future Hub

Presenter delivers pitch at last year’s ACC Future Hub. This year during ACC.19, entrepreneurs will pitch software and hardware specific to cardiology in two categories– artificial intelligence and digitally enabled medical devices. (Image courtesy of ACC)

Feature | Artificial Intelligence | March 01, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr

Immersed in a Shark Tank-like atmosphere, entrepreneurs will pitch ideas for new technologies and services at ...

DABRA Excimer Laser System Demonstrates Success in Treating PAD
News | Cath Lab | February 27, 2019

February 27, 2019 — Ra Medical Systems Inc. announced a 98 percent success rate in the results from a 52-patient...

Epsilon Launches EchoInsight Pro Starter Configuration
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | February 15, 2019

February 15, 2019 — Epsilon Imaging recently launched the new EchoInsight Pro Starter configuration for those...

Circle Cardiovascular Imaging and Galgo Medical Enter Distribution and Joint Development Agreement
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | February 14, 2019

February 14, 2019 – Circle Cardiovascular Imaging and Galgo Medical recently announced an agreement for distribution...

A CoreValve TAVR valve seen in a CT scan looking down from the aortic arch into the left ventricle using reconstruction software from TeraRecon.

A CoreValve TAVR valve seen in a CT scan looking down from the aortic arch into the left ventricle using reconstruction software from TeraRecon.

Feature | Heart Valve Technology | July 26, 2018

July 26, 2018 — A new multi-societal expert consensus document has been released that summarizes the position of...

A patient injuried by extreme exposure to X-ray radiation during an angiography procedure, which is included among the images in the American College of Cardiology (ACC) consensus document. Angiography skin burn.

A patient injured by extreme exposure to X-ray radiation during an angiography procedure, which is included among the images in the consensus document. Severe skin injury typically appears four to eight weeks following the exposure. In extreme cases, the ulceration can become confluent and full thickness necrosis of skin may develop, exposing underlying fat, muscle and even bone.

 

News | Radiation Dose Management | May 10, 2018

May 10, 2018 — A new consensus document has been issued to guide the optimal use of ionizing radiation in...

The use of metal artifact reduction software on this CCTA (CTA) cardiac CT from an Canon, Toshiba, Aquilion Precision, allows clear visualization inside a coronary stent. The 0.25 mm high-resolution reconstruction also helps delineate the various components of plaque.

The use of metal artifact reduction software on this Aquilion Precision image allows clear visualization inside a coronary stent. The 0.25 mm high-resolution reconstruction also helps delineate the various components of plaque.

Feature | CT Angiography (CTA) | April 26, 2018 | Dave Fornell

There have been a few big, recent advancements in cardiac computed tomography angiography (CCTA) imaging technology...

American College of Cardiology, #ACC18

Most of the big stories March 2018 were the late-breaking trial presentations at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting during the month.

Feature | April 02, 2018 | Dave Fornell

Here is the list of the most popular articles and videos on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC)...

Blog | March 26, 2018

I have been looking for new ways to show readers interesting things I find during the medical conferences I attend,...

An example of the new generation of inexpensive, wearable cardiac monitors. This is the Cardiac Insight Cardea Solo device. #ACC18

An example of the new generation of inexpensive, wearable cardiac monitors that are seeing increased usage. This is the Cardiac Insight Cardea Solo device. After the monitoring period is over, the wearable patch is torn open to retrieve a data pod that is inserted into a reader to download the data. The software automatically creates reports based on the data, complete with waveforms for various cardiac measures.

Blog | Cardiac Diagnostics | May 10, 2018

 

The show floors at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2018 meeting in March and at the Heart Rhythm...

Videos | Cath Lab | March 27, 2018

Roxana Mehran, M.D., FACC, FACP, FCCP, FESC, FAHA, FSCAI, professor of medicine and director of interventional...

Videos | Intravascular Imaging | March 27, 2018

A discussion with Ron Waksman, M.D., associate director of the division of cardiology and director of cardiovascular...

A patient who received HeartMate III LVAD system at ACC.18. The HeartMate 3 was the topic of of the the key late-breaking trials at #ACC18

A patient who received the HeartMate III LVAD system showing off his external battery pack. He served as a patient ambassador in the Abbott booth at ACC.18. The HeartMate III, with its magnetic levitated pump, showed a big reduction in clotting over previous LVADs in a key late-breaking trial at this year's conference.

Feature | ACC | March 27, 2018 | Dave Fornell

There were several notable presentations of new data on cardiovascular technologies at the recent 2018 American...

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