Cardiac Diagnostics

This channel includes news and new technology innovations for cardiac diagnostic systems or techniques. This includes laboratory testing, blood tests, Tropoin testing, ECG, electrocardiogram systems,  point of care testing systems, genetic testing and studies showing new ways to diagnose heart diseases.

Rice University Students Improve AED Operation With Needle Pad

The automated external defibrillator add-on developed by Rice University students is a pad of needles that break through the skin's natural impedance barrier to deliver an electric shock to the heart of a patient in cardiac arrest. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University)

News | Defibrillator Monitors | April 16, 2018

April 16, 2018 — The skin presents a formidable barrier to life-saving defibrillators, but a team of students from...

Bariatric Surgery May Help Prevent Premature Heart Disease for Severely Obese Teens
News | Congenital Heart | March 30, 2018

March 30, 2018 — Bariatric surgery is predicted to cut in half the...

Abbott Initiates GUIDE-HF Trial for Improved Outcomes With CardioMEMS Monitor
News | Heart Failure | March 29, 2018

March 29, 2018 — Abbott announced the company has initiated the landmark GUIDE-HF...

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 Cardea Solo device. #ACC18

An example of the new generation of inexpensive, wearable cardiac monitors that are seeing increased usage. This is the 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 | ACC | March 29, 2018

The show floor at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2018 meeting included numerous vendors offering small,...

Depression Linked to Increased Atrial Fibrillation Risk
News | Atrial Fibrillation | March 27, 2018

March 27, 2018 — Depression may increase the risk for...

Singulex cTnl Assay Can Identify Presence, Severity of CAD in Stable, Symptomatic Outpatients
News | Blood Testing | March 26, 2018

March 26, 2018 — Measurement of cardiac troponin in stable patients with chest pain using the ultra-sensitive...

Videos | Cardiac Diagnostics | March 26, 2018

James Januzzi, M.D., Roman W. DeSanctis Endowed Distinguished Clinical Scholar in Medicine, and director of the...

Videos | ACC | March 21, 2018

DAIC Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the most interesting new technologies on the expo floor at the 2018...

Videos | Womens Cardiovascular Health | March 21, 2018

A discussion with Doreen DeFaria Yeh, M.D., associate director, Massachusetts General Hospital Adult Congenital...

Self-Applied Chest Patch Catches Atrial Fibrillation More Quickly Than Usual Care
News | Wearable Sensors | March 19, 2018

March 19, 2018 — For people at heightened risk for...

ECG on Smartwatch Accurately Detects AFib
News | ACC | March 15, 2018

March 15, 2018 – A newly-designed wristband and corresponding app that works with a smartwatch can accurately...

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