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.

The impact of COVID-19 on the heart and cardiovascular system is being evaluated in a new clinic for post-COVID patients to monitor and manage their cardiac recovery.
News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | November 10, 2020
November 10, 2020 — The Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles has established a specialized...
Flexible electronics have been developed to implant in patients to constantly monitor their cardiac condition.

Flexible electronics have been developed to implant in patients to constantly monitor their cardiac condition.

Feature | October 09, 2020 | Udi Nussinovitch M.D., Ph.D.
This is an overview of some of the biggest cardiology technology advances. These innovations are covered in more detail...
The Mesuron Inc. Avalon-H90 uses magnetometers to detect myocarditis in patients without any physical contact. It uses ventricular repolarization dynamics analysis software to look for abnormalities. The vendor said it is more specific than using ECG. It detects the multidimensional dynamics of the electrical activity caused by differences in functions of electrical action potential of normal heart tissues and abnormal ones with hypoxia.

The Mesuron Inc. Avalon-H90 uses magnetometers to detect myocarditis in patients without any physical contact. It uses ventricular repolarization dynamics analysis software to look for abnormalities. The vendor said it is more specific than using ECG. It detects the multidimensional dynamics of the electrical activity caused by differences in functions of electrical action potential of normal heart tissues and abnormal ones with hypoxia. 

News | Cardiac Diagnostics | October 06, 2020
October 6, 2020 — A new technology being developed by U.S.-based Mesuron Inc. using a superconducting quantum...
Cardiac monitoring devices range from (left to right) the 12-lead ECG, Holter monitor, patch with snap fasteners, and patch with integrated electronics.

Cardiac monitoring devices range from (left to right) the 12-lead ECG, Holter monitor, patch with snap fasteners, and patch with integrated electronics.

News | Wearables | September 30, 2020
September 30, 2020 — In today’s digital age, focus on digital health and the quantified self have led to the rapid rise...
The VitalPatch RTM biosensor is being used in the TELESTAR-TAVR clinical study (Deployment of Telemedicine for Symptom Tracking And Decrease Readmission Rate in TAVR Patients). It will evaluate patients who undergo a transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and monitor them following the procedure utilizing the latest technology from VitalConnect, VistaSolution LIVE. 

The VitalPatch RTM biosensor is being used in the TELESTAR-TAVR clinical study to evaluate patients who undergo a transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and monitor them following the procedure utilizing the latest technology from VitalConnect, VistaSolution LIVE. 

News | Wearables | September 25, 2020
September 25, 2020 — Remote and in-hospital wearable biosensor technology company VitalConnect Inc. has started the...
An example of a CT coronary artery calcium scoring exam showing how each vessel segment is scored to assess a patient's risk for a future heart attack. Example is from Philips Healthcare.

An example of a CT coronary artery calcium scoring exam showing how each vessel segment is scored to assess a patient's risk for a future heart attack. Example is from Philips Healthcare.

News | Cardiac Imaging | September 25, 2020
September 25, 2020 — A study out of University Hospitals (UH) found that removing the cost barrier for coronary artery...
Fitbit Sense is the company’s first device compatible with an ECG app that enables users to take a spot check reading of their heart that can be analyzed for the heart rhythm irregularity atrial fibrillation (AFib).

Fitbit Sense is the company’s first device compatible with an ECG app that enables users to take a spot check reading of their heart that can be analyzed for the heart rhythm irregularity atrial fibrillation (AFib).

News | Wearables | September 24, 2020
September 24, 2020 — Fitbit received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as well as...
Naples Community Hospital Director of Cardiac Imaging Bill Shirkey showing a point-of-care echocardiogram of a COVID-19 patient he imaged with a GE Healthcare Vscan device bedside in an isolation room. Use of a small handheld device greatly speeds disinfection after the exam and does not require moving a larger cart-based ultrasound system into a room, which may require moving furniture and add exposure time in the room.

Naples Community Hospital Director of Cardiac Imaging Bill Shirkey showing a point-of-care echocardiogram of a COVID-19 patient he imaged with a GE Healthcare Vscan device bedside in an isolation room. Use of a small handheld device greatly speeds disinfection after the exam and does not require moving a larger cart-based ultrasound system into a room, which may require moving furniture and add exposure time in the room.

Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | September 15, 2020
September 15, 2020 — The world is facing a global pandemic with unknown implications, but is now well known COVID-19 (...
Exantham on abdomen and back of a pediatric patient at Nemours Children’s Health System in Delaware who presented with mysterious symptoms in what would later be identified as one of the first cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) in the United States.

Exantham on abdomen and back of a pediatric patient at Nemours Children’s Health System in Delaware who presented with mysterious symptoms in what would later be identified as one of the first cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) in the United States. Find more images

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | September 14, 2020
September 14, 2020 – At the height of the COVID-19 (SAR-CoV-2) pandemic in April, a 14-year-old boy was admitted to the...
Examples of pulmonary embolism clots caused by COVID-19 seen on a chest CT. From the journal Radiology

Examples of pulmonary embolism clots caused by COVID-19 seen on a chest CT. From the journal Radiology

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | September 03, 2020
September 3, 2020 — Why so many COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) patients get blood clots (thrombosis) remains uncertain. But...
Researchers 3-D Print Lifelike Heart Valve Models with embedded sensor technology
News | Medical 3-D Printing | September 02, 2020
September 2, 2020 — Patient-specific organ models are being used by the University of Minnesota to better prepare for...
Tailor PCI trial showed genetic testing may play a role in personalizing antiplatelet therapy after PCI.
News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | September 02, 2020
September 2, 2020 — An international, first-of-its-kind cardiology trial used personalized genetic testing to reduce by...
Selfied might be used with AI to identify patients with heart disease. Getty Images

Getty Images

News | Artificial Intelligence | August 24, 2020
August 24, 2020 — Sending a photo selfie to the doctor could be a cheap and simple way of detecting heart disease using...
The GE Vscan is among several point-of-care ultrasound systems being used to triage and monitor COVID-19 patients. I

The GE Vscan is among several point-of-care ultrasound systems being used to triage and monitor COVID-19 patients. 

Blog | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | August 17, 2020
COVID-19 is creating a new generation of cardiac patients.  With heart disease already the leading cause of deaths...
Photo of Eyes Predicts Death and Readmission in Heart Failure Patients. Getty Images.

Photo of Eyes Predicts Death and Readmission in Heart Failure Patients. Getty Images.

News | Heart Failure | August 17, 2020
  August 17, 2020 — Pupil size predicts death and hospital readmission in patients with heart failure, according to...