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Wearable monitors create patient generated health data, PGHD, that can help prevent acute care episodes in heart failure.

Wearable monitoring devices may offer a new tool to help prevent acute care episodes in heart failure.

Feature | Heart Failure | July 25, 2017 | Lola Koktysh

Despite their best efforts, many patients tend to develop heart failure after an acute event (e.g., a heart attack...

Hospital Readmissions Analysis Across All Ages, Insurance Types Identifies High-Risk Groups
News | Business | July 20, 2017

July 20, 2017 — Clinician-researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) recently published a first-of-...

Cardiac CT scan showing plaque and calcification in the coronary arteries, from a Toshiba CT scanner
News | Business | July 19, 2017

July 19, 2017 — The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) created a reimbursement fee chart for...

Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 18, 2017

Leslee Shaw, Ph.D., director of clinical research and professor of medicine at Emory University, Atlanta, and past-...

Senate Healthcare Bill Denied Passage
News | Business | July 18, 2017 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor

July 18, 2017 — Last-minute defections from two Republican senators early Tuesday ensured the chamber’s version of...

SCAI comments on CMS payment schedule
Feature | Business | July 17, 2017

July 17, 2017 — The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2017 Medicare Trustees Report, the...

Alere point of care POC testing for INR
News | Point of Care Testing | July 17, 2017 | Dave Fornell

July 17, 2017 — Despite issues with point-of-care INR testing company Alere Inc., Abbott announced this week it is...

CMS Proposes Delaying Clinical Decision Support Documentation to 2019
News | Clinical Decision Support | July 14, 2017 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor

July 14, 2017 — In a series of proposed rule changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) released July 13...

Senate Releases Revised Version of Better Care Reconciliation Act
News | Business | July 13, 2017

July 13, 2017 — As the debate over healthcare insurance coverage continues, Senate Republicans on Thursday unveiled...

Videos | Business | July 13, 2017

Randall Thompson, M.D., professor of medicine at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, attending cardiologist,...

FFR-CT, heartflow

An example of an FFR-CT image, showing the FFR values for all coronary vessel segments and the reduction in hemodynamic flow after specific lesions.

News | CT Angiography (CTA) | July 12, 2017

July 12, 2017 — The American Medical Association (AMA) has granted a Category III Tracking Code for estimated...

Edwards Sapien 3 cleared by FDA to use for valve in valve mitral procedures

One of the top stories for the month was the Edwards Sapien 3 TAVR valve gaining FDA clearance for use in transcatheter valve-in-valve aortic and mitral procedures. 

Feature | June 30, 2017

June 30, 2017 — Here is the list of the most popular pieces of content on the Diagnostic and Interventional...

Videos | Clinical Decision Support | June 29, 2017

Rami Doukky, M.D., system chair, Division of Cardiology, professor of medicine, Cook County Health and Hospitals...

Philips acquires purchases Spectranetics
Feature | Business | June 28, 2017

June 28, 2017 — Philips Healthcare...

Senate Delays Final Vote on ACA Repeal Legislation
News | Business | June 27, 2017 | Jeff Zagoudis

June 27, 2017 — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and fellow Republicans announced Tuesday that a final...

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