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Diluting of a blood sample for real-time deformability cytometry testing. Researchers at the Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin in Erlangen. Germany, were able to show for the first time COVID-19 significantly changes the size and stiffness of red and white blood cells, sometimes over months. From the study How a COVID-19 Infection Changes Blood Cells in the Long Run. Reasons for long COVID.

Diluting of a blood sample for real-time deformability cytometry testing. Researchers at the Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin in Erlangen. Germany, were able to show for the first time COVID-19 significantly changes the size and stiffness of red and white blood cells, sometimes over months.

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | July 15, 2021
July 15, 2021 — Using real-time deformability cytometry, researchers at the Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin...
An example of a strain echo from the study showing reduced peak longitudinal/reservoir left atrial strain in a COVID-19 patient who developed atrial fibrillation during admission. Average left atrial strain here is 20% (normal should be above 38%).

An example of a strain echo from the study showing reduced peak longitudinal/reservoir left atrial strain in a COVID-19 patient who developed atrial fibrillation during admission. Average left atrial strain here is 20% (normal should be above 38%). Read the study.

News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 14, 2021
July 13, 2021 — Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine have shown that speckle-tracking strain echocardiograms may...
AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY (ACC) Late-breaking clinical trial study presentations at ACC.21. @ACC21 @ACC2021
Feature | ACC | May 18, 2021 | Dave Fornell, Editor
The latest cardiology practice-changing scientific breakthrough, late-breaking study presentations have been announced...
Tailor PCI trial showed genetic testing may play a role in personalizing antiplatelet therapy after PCI.
News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | September 02, 2020
September 2, 2020 — An international, first-of-its-kind cardiology trial used personalized genetic testing to reduce by...
Naveen Pereira, M.D., co-principal investigator of the TAILOR-PCI study, explaining the conclusions of the late-breaking trial data during the virtual ACC20 meeting. #ACC20 #ACC2020

Naveen Pereira, M.D., co-principal investigator of the TAILOR-PCI study, explaining the conclusions of the late-breaking trial data during the virtual ACC20 meeting. 

News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | March 28, 2020
March 28, 2020 — The TAILOR-PCI trial that used genetic testing to guide which antiplatelet medication was given to...
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News | Cardiac Diagnostics | December 18, 2019
December 18, 2019 — In their latest report, “Cardiovascular Disease 2020-2030: Trends, Technologies & Outlook”...
FDA Warns Troponin Tests Impacted by Biotin Dietary Supplement
Feature | Cardiac Diagnostics | November 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor
November 5, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is updating its November 2017 safety communication to...
FDA Clears Abbott's High Sensitivity Troponin-I Blood Test
Technology | Blood Testing | October 09, 2019
October 9, 2019 — Abbott recently announced that its Architect Stat High Sensitivity Troponin-I blood test has received...
Rapid Diagnosis Protocol for Chest Pain Does Not Improve Outcomes
News | Blood Testing | September 18, 2019
September 18, 2019 — Discharge of patients with suspected acute coronary syndromes under a 0- and 1-hour high-...
Dr. Markus Krane, deputy director of the Cardiac and Vascular Surgery Unit at the DHM helped compile an atlas of the heart and discovered myosin binding protein H-like (MYBPHL) occurs only in the atria of the heart. Researchers began using it as a blood test biomarker to assess the success of atrial fibrillation ablation procedures.

Dr. Markus Krane, deputy director of the Cardiac and Vascular Surgery Unit at the DHM helped compile an atlas of the heart and discovered myosin binding protein H-like (MYBPHL) occurs only in the atria of the heart. Researchers began using it as a blood test biomarker to assess the success of atrial fibrillation ablation procedures.

Feature | Atrial Fibrillation | July 24, 2019
July 24, 2019 — Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is a common abnormal heart rhythm. It is treated either with medications or...
The most recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance was Siemens Healthineers high-sensitivity troponin I assays (TnIH) for the Atellica IM and ADVIA Centaur XP/XPT in vitro diagnostic analyzers. The test helps in the early diagnosis of myocardial infarctions without the need for serial tropic testing. The time to first results is 10 minutes.

The most recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance was Siemens Healthineers high-sensitivity troponin I assays (TnIH) for the Atellica IM and ADVIA Centaur XP/XPT in vitro diagnostic analyzers. The test helps in the early diagnosis of myocardial infarctions without the need for serial tropic testing. The time to first results is 10 minutes. 

Feature | Cardiac Diagnostics | March 22, 2019 | Linda C. Rogers, Ph.D.
Troponins are a family of proteins found in skeletal and heart (cardiac) muscle fibers that produce muscular...
Validation Studies Confirm High Accuracy of Novel HART AI-Driven Blood Tests
News | Blood Testing | March 19, 2019
March 19, 2019 — Prevencio Inc. announced data confirming the high accuracy of its artificial intelligence (AI)-driven...
CoaguChek XS PT Test Strips Recalled for Inaccurately Reporting High INR
News | Blood Testing | December 28, 2018
December 28, 2018 —Terrific Care LLC. / Medex Supply Dist Inc. initiated a nationwide recall on Dec. 19 of Roche...
Videos | Heart Failure | November 15, 2018
James Januzzi, M.D., Hutter Family Professor at Harvard Medical School and a cardiologist at Mass General Hospital,,...
ACC and AHA Release Updated Cholesterol Guidelines for 2018. #AHA18 #AHA2018
Feature | Cardiac Diagnostics | November 13, 2018
November 13, 2018 — New cholesterol guidelines from the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of...