Cardiac Diagnostics

This channel includes news, videos, podcasts and other content on new technology innovations for cardiac diagnostic systems and techniques. This includes laboratory testing, blood tests including troponin testing, electrocardiogram (ECG) systems, point of care testing systems, genetic testing, cardiac patient monitoring devices including wearable sensors, and studies showing new ways to diagnose heart diseases.

Remote cardiac monitoring vendor RhythMedix released its next-generation RhythmStar wearable device with built-in 4G cellular connectivity. The cardiac telemetry monitor can be worn for extended remote monitoring without the need for an additional phone or communication device. 

Remote cardiac monitoring vendor RhythMedix released its next-generation RhythmStar wearable device with built-in 4G cellular connectivity. The cardiac telemetry monitor can be worn for extended remote monitoring without the need for an additional phone or communication device. 

News | Wearables | February 23, 2021
February 23, 2021 — Remote cardiac monitoring vendor RhythMedix released its next-generation RhythmStar wearable device...
Two types of cardiac output monitoring. Left, is the lithium dilution technology is used to monitor and optimize hemodynamics. Show here is the LiDCOplus technology. Right, an example of an invasive pulmonary artery (PA) catheter used for invasive right heart hemodynamic monitoring.

Two types of cardiac output monitoring. Left, is the lithium dilution technology is used to monitor and optimize hemodynamics. Show here is the LiDCOplus technology. Right, an example of an invasive pulmonary artery (PA) catheter used for right heart hemodynamic monitoring.

Feature | Hemodynamic Monitoring Systems | February 23, 2021
The overall trend in the cardiac output monitoring market is a movement toward noninvasive or minimally monitoring...
The QT Medical PCA 500 12-lead ECG system uses a unique wearable wrap that contains all the leads and eliminated the need to connect separate wire electrodes to the patient. The simplicfication of lead placement enables the system to be used by patients at home.

The QT Medical PCA 500 12-lead ECG system uses a unique wearable wrap that contains all the leads and eliminated the need to connect separate wire electrodes to the patient. The simplicfication of lead placement enables the system to be used by patients at home.

News | ECG | February 16, 2021
February 16, 2021 — QT Medical recently announced the launch of Xpress ECG service, the world’s first 12-lead ECG home...
News | Congenital Heart | February 16, 2021
February 16, 2021 – In recognition of World Congenital Heart Defects (CHD) Awareness week, HD Medical Inc. announced it...
product comparison charts for cardiology and health IT systems
Feature | February 12, 2021
Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC) magazine maintains more than 50 comparison charts of product...
Two examples of hand-held, point-of-care-ultrasound (POCUS) being used to get immediate medical imaging information from patients in underserved areas. Left, a Butterfly Network system using an probe and an app turns a smartphone into an ultrasound system to image a patient at a remote African clinic. Right, a GE vScan being used to image patients in a rural community in Indian as part of an American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) outreach program.

Two examples of hand-held, point-of-care-ultrasound (POCUS) being used to get immediate medical imaging information from patients in underserved areas. Left, a Butterfly Network system using a probe and an app turns a smartphone into an ultrasound system to image a patient at a remote African clinic. Right, a GE vScan being used to image patients in a rural community in Indian as part of an American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) outreach program.

Feature | February 11, 2021 | By Dave Fornell, Editor
There is a lot of talk about health disparities between the insured vs. uninsured, low-income vs. higher-income, rural...
The Optimize EP CaRM software integrates data from several EP devices a patients may use and aggregate it into one location.

The Optimize EP CaRM software integrates data from several EP devices a patients may use and aggregate it into one location. 

News | EP Lab | February 02, 2021
February 2, 2021 – Optimize EP, a digital health company focused on transforming cardiac care by improving the current...
There has been an increasing trend in cardiology to use longer term remote monitoring wearable ECG tracking devices. This is an example of of the Cardiac Insight Cardea Solo adhesive patch device.

There has been an increasing trend in cardiology to use longer term remote monitoring wearable ECG tracking devices. This is an example of of the Cardiac Insight Cardea Solo adhesive patch device.

News | ECG | February 02, 2021
February 2, 2021 — Cardiac Insight, Inc. a healthcare company specializing in wearable cardiac sensors and automated...
A study of more than 100 million Americans in 3,123 counties found a correlation between cardiac death and their level of income. Getty Images Health disparities in cardiovascular disease.

A study of more than 100 million Americans in 3,123 counties found a correlation between cardiac death and their level of income. Getty Images

News | Cardiac Diagnostics | February 02, 2021
February 2, 2021 — A new study has found in the U.S. shows higher economic prosperity was associated with a small...
Heavily calcified coronary arteries seen on a CT scan of the heart. Research at the New York Institute of Technology will create blood flow modeling to show the impact of calcium in arteries as part of a project to develop treatments to remove calcium.

Heavily calcified coronary arteries seen on a CT scan of the heart. Research at the New York Institute of Technology will create blood flow modeling to show the impact of calcium in arteries as part of a project to develop treatments to remove calcium. 

News | Cardiovascular Clinical Studies | January 27, 2021
January 27, 2021 — A New York Institute of Technology research team has secured a five-year $1.8 million grant from the...
The Pedra Blood Perfusion Index tracks real-time changes in foot tissue perfusion attendant with balloon inflation and deflation during an angioplasty procedure.

The Pedra Blood Perfusion Index tracks real-time changes in foot tissue perfusion attendant with balloon inflation and deflation during an angioplasty procedure.

News | Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) | January 26, 2021
January 26, 2021 — Pedra Technology, a privately held company, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug...
Cardiologists are taking a closer look at the possible long-term cardiovascular effects on COVID long-hauler patients who still show symptoms long after they should be recovered from the virus. Getty Images

Cardiologists are taking a closer look at the possible long-term cardiovascular effects on COVID long-hauler patients who still show symptoms long after they should be recovered from the virus. Getty Images

Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | January 22, 2021 | Dave Fornell, Editor
With nearly a year of experience with the COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) virus, it has been found that some post-COVID patients...
HeartSciences has been developing a new type of ECG system called Wavelet ECG that may offer a new way of looking at the heart. The MyoVista system uses continuous wavelet transform (CWT) signal processing to provide new frequency and energy information to detect cardiac relaxation abnormalities associated with left ventricular diastolic dysfunction commonly associated with hypertension, diabetes, valvular disease, ischemia, and reduced systolic function. Artificial intelligence is used to read the exam.

HeartSciences has been developing a new type of ECG system called Wavelet ECG that may offer a new way of looking at the heart. The MyoVista system uses continuous wavelet transform (CWT) signal processing to provide new frequency and energy information to detect cardiac relaxation abnormalities associated with left ventricular diastolic dysfunction commonly associated with hypertension, diabetes, valvular disease, ischemia and reduced systolic function. Artificial intelligence is used to read the nuances of these complex waveforms.

Feature | ECG | January 20, 2021 | By Dave Fornell, Editor
Here are a few trends to watch for in electrocardiogram (ECG, or if you prefer the original German EKG) systems. The...
The AHA and American Medical Society for Sports Medicine are collaborating to evaluate impact of COVID on the hearts of athletes, improve detection and inform safe return to play. #COVID19

The AHA and American Medical Society for Sports Medicine are collaborating to evaluate impact of COVID on the hearts of athletes, improve detection and inform safe return to play. Getty Images

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | January 12, 2021
January 12, 2021 — The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM)...
A new study highlights the importance of continued public education regarding the risks of cigarette smoking and the failure of dual use with vaping to reduce cardiovascular risk. Getty Images

A new study highlights the importance of continued public education regarding the risks of cigarette smoking and the failure of dual use with vaping to reduce cardiovascular risk. Getty Images

News | Cardiac Diagnostics | January 06, 2021
January 6, 2021 — Smoking traditional cigarettes in addition to using e-cigarettes results in harmful health effects...