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.

Abdominal Aortic Calcification May Signal Future Heart Attack

Image from computed tomography (CT) colonography shows segmented abdominal aortic calcification measured with semiautomated CT tool on coronal image. Within region of interest over aorta selected by user, tool automatically segments and quantifies aortic calcification (shown in blue). 

Image Credit: O’Connor S D, Graffy P M, Zea R, et al. Does nonenhanced CT-based quantification of abdominal aortic calcification outperform the Framingham Risk Score in predicting cardiovascular event sin asymptomatic adults? Radiology doi: 10.1148/radiol.2018180562. Published online Oct. 2, 2018. © RSNA.

News | Computed Tomography (CT) | October 12, 2018

October 12, 2018 — Computed...

AMI READMITS Score Predicts Heart Attack Patients at High Readmission Risk
News | Cardiac Diagnostics | October 09, 2018

October 9, 2018 — Tracking just seven factors of...

FibriCheck Receives FDA Clearance for Digital Heart Rhythm Monitor
Technology | Mobile Devices | October 08, 2018

October 8, 2018 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted market clearance for FibriCheck, a Belgian...

Use of traditional Holter monitor leads can be an issue for patient compliance and comfort. The newer generation ambulatory cardiac monitors use an adhesive patch that sticks directly on the patient's chest and allows them to shower and go about daily activities without a belt mounted monitor or leads getting in the way. This is especially important for longer term monitoring of seven days or longer.

Use of traditional Holter monitor leads can be an issue for patient compliance and comfort. The newer generation ambulatory cardiac monitors use a small, adhesive patch that sticks directly on the patient's chest and allows them to shower and go about daily activities without a belt mounted monitor or leads getting in the way. This is especially important for longer term monitoring of seven days or longer. 

Feature | ECG | September 27, 2018

Advances in the technology of wearable cardiac monitors are improving both the experience of the patient and the...

Siemens Healthineers Showcases New In Vivo and In Vitro Cardiovascular Solutions at TCT 2018
News | Cardiac Diagnostics | September 21, 2018

September 21, 2018 — At the 2018 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) conference, Sept. 21-25 in San...

Stress Cardiac MRI Shows High Prognostic Value for Suspected Ischemia Patients
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | September 17, 2018

September 17, 2018 — Raymond Kwong, M.D., MPH, from the Harvard Medical School recently presented his findings on a...

An example of the new generation of cardiac monitoring device that is replacing Holter monitoring is the Cardea Solo wearable sensor. The FDA-cleared device automatically analyzes data when the device is turned back into the physician's office and automatically produces a draft summary report. This technology can simplify the workflow by eliminating the need for third-party involvement.

Feature | Atrial Fibrillation | September 13, 2018

Rapid advances in technology to monitor atrial fibrillation (AF or Afib) are enabling clinicians to access real-time...

Biotronik Named Exclusive U.S. Distributor of MoMe Kardia Diagnostic Monitor
News | Remote Monitoring | September 05, 2018

September 5, 2018 — Biotronik announced it is now the exclusive U.S. distributor for the MoMe Kardia external...

Effect of Daily Aspirin on First-Time Heart Attack and Stroke Risk Inconclusive
News | Pharmaceuticals | September 04, 2018

September 4, 2018 — The jury is still out on whether people at moderate risk of a first heart attack or stroke...

AI-Driven Blood Test Accurately Diagnoses Peripheral Artery Disease in Diabetic Patient
News | Blood Testing | September 04, 2018

September 4, 2018 — Prevencio Inc. announced new data demonstrating its HART PAD test accurately diagnoses...

Philips Acquires Xhale Assurance Inc.
News | Remote Monitoring | August 31, 2018

August 31, 2018 — Philips announced it has acquired Xhale Assurance Inc., a U.S.-based scale-up company developing...

Weight Loss Drug Does Not Increase Cardiovascular Events
News | Cardiac Diagnostics | August 31, 2018

August 31, 2018 — A weight loss drug does not increase cardiovascular events, according to late breaking results...

Maisense Introduces Simultaneous Blood Pressure and ECG Recording System
News | Telecardiology | August 30, 2018

August 30, 2018 — At the 2018 European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress, cardiovascular technology startup...

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