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.

Find more news from ACC 2020.Women carry heavier burden of chest pain, but less artery narrowing according to data in a substudy of the ISCHEMIA Trial. #ACC20 #ACC2020 #ISCHEMIA

Women carry heavier burden of chest pain, but less artery narrowing, according to data in a substudy from the ISCHEMIA Trial. 
 

News | Womens Cardiovascular Health | March 28, 2020

March 28, 2020 — Women with coronary artery disease that reduces blood flow and oxygen to the heart muscle (ischemia...

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...

Hydroxychloroquine causes prolonged QT intervals and cardiac arrhythmias, so this needs to be considered in patients being treated with this drug for COVID-19. #COVID19 #SARScov2 #coronavirus

Hydroxychloroquine causes prolonged QT intervals and cardiac arrhythmias, so this needs to be considered in patients being treated with this drug for COVID-19.

Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | March 24, 2020 | Marianne Pop, Pharm.D, BCPS

It has been more than three months since the word coronavirus was uttered on everyone’s lips and all over the social...

Medicare, CMS, calls for cancelling or postponing all elective or non-essential medical procedures, test and surgeries due to COVID-19. #COVID19 #SARcov2 #coronavirus #cardiology
Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | March 20, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
Medicare will pay for telehealth virtual doctor visits during the duration of the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak.
News | Cardiovascular Business | March 17, 2020

March 17, 2020 — The Trump Administration today announced expanded Medicare telehealth coverage that will enable...

OTC ECG devices

OTC ECG devices can help detect abnormal heart rhythms in the general population, and this technology will continue to improve.

Feature | ECG | March 11, 2020

Apple created a stir when it...

ACC issues document outlining COVID-19 Implications For Patients With Underlying Cardiovascular Conditions. The COVID-19 mortality rate for patients cardiovascular disease is 10.5 percent based of data from Chinese hospitals since the outbreak. COVID-19 fatality rates for patients with comorbidities are higher than the average population, but cardiac patients had the highest death rate. #COVID19 #coronavirus #2019nCoV #SARS‐CoV‐2

The COVID-19 mortality rate for patients cardiovascular disease is 10.5 percent based of data from Chinese hospitals since the outbreak. COVID-19 fatality rates for patients with comorbidities are higher than the average population, but cardiac patients had the highest death rate.

Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | March 09, 2020

March 9, 2020 — The American College of Cardiology (ACC) is...

With the advent and optimization of nuclear scintigraphy protocols using bone-avid radiotracers, cardiac amyloidosis caused by transthyretin protein (ATTR) can now be diagnosed noninvasively without a costly tissue biopsy. The radiotracer 99mTc-pyrophosphate (99mTc-PYP) binds to deposited ATTR amyloid fibrils in the myocardium and can be visualized using planar and SPECT imaging. Amyloidosis Patient Registry  #Amyloidosis

With the advent and optimization of nuclear scintigraphy protocols using bone-avid radiotracers, cardiac amyloidosis caused by transthyretin protein (ATTR) can now be diagnosed noninvasively without a tissue biopsy. The radiotracer 99mTc-pyrophosphate (99mTc-PYP) binds to deposited ATTR amyloid fibrils in the myocardium and can be visualized using planar and SPECT imaging. This is Figure 2, showing how SPECT imaging allows the reader to distinguish between blood pool activity (ventricular cavity, etc) and myocardial activity and identify regional myocardial differences in radiotracer uptake.

News | Cardiac Diagnostics | March 05, 2020

March 5, 2020 — More than 300 patients have joined the Amyloidosis Patient Registry and it is now available to the...

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the FDA clearance of the Micra AV, the world’s smallest pacemaker with atrioventricular (AV) synchrony, topped the news analytics in February 2020 on DAIC magazine. COVID-19 virus image courtesy of CDC.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the FDA clearance of the Micra AV, the world’s smallest pacemaker with atrioventricular (AV) synchrony, topped the news analytics in February 2020 on DAIC magazine. COVID-19 virus image courtesy of CDC.

Feature | March 02, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor

March 2, 2020 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC)...

An illustration of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) from the CDC. #coronavirus #COVID19 #COVID-2019 #2019nCoV

An illustration of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) from the CDC.

Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | February 25, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
Tufts Medical Center created a heart failure team approach to care for its patients. The program includes an interventional heart failure fellowship program, where interventional cardiologists learn more advanced care, as show here with an ECMO procedure being performed in a cath lab at Tufts. The interventional cardiologists learn how to better care for heart failure patients and interface with surgeons, intensivists and others on the HF care team. The operator is Nevin Kapur. Photo by Dave Fornell.

Tufts Medical Center created a heart failure team approach to care for its patients. The program includes an interventional heart failure fellowship program, where interventional cardiologists learn more advanced hemodynamic support methods, as shown here with an ECMO procedure being performed in a cath lab at Tufts. The interventional cardiologists learn how to better care for heart failure patients and interface with surgeons, intensivists and others on the HF care team. Photo by Dave Fornell.

Feature | Heart Failure | February 20, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor

There is no, single magic bullet in ...

A 3-D rendering created from the chest CT scan of a 41-year-old coronavirus patient in China showing ground-glass opacities in several areas of the lungs from the coronavirus pneumonia. This was from one of the first medical imaging studies published on COVID-19 in the journal Radiology. #coronavirus #COVID2019 #COVID19 #2019nCoV #SARS‐CoV‐2

A 3-D rendering created from the chest CT scan of a 41-year-old coronavirus patient in China showing ground-glass opacities in several areas of the lungs from the coronavirus pneumonia. This was from one of the first medical imaging studies published on COVID-19 in the journal Radiology. 

Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | February 20, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor

February 20, 2020 — The American College of Cardiology (ACC) released a...

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