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.

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...
The most popular DAIC content in December 2020 included the Boston Scientific Lotus TAVR valve being taken off the market, CMS approving expanding coverage of LVADs for more Medicare patients and numerous COVID-19 related cardiology stories and videos.

The most popular DAIC content in December 2020 included the Boston Scientific Lotus TAVR valve being taken off the market, CMS approving expanding coverage of LVADs for more Medicare patients and numerous COVID-19 related cardiology stories and videos.

Feature | January 05, 2021
January 5, 2021 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC)...
With the FDA clearance of the Vital Data Sensor, Biotronik's Biomonitor IIIm features two-in-one detection, providing physicians the ability to monitor for early signs of potential life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias and body temperature increases potentially associated with fever.

With the FDA clearance of the Vital Data Sensor, Biotronik's Biomonitor IIIm features two-in-one detection, providing physicians the ability to monitor for early signs of potential life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias and body temperature increases potentially associated with fever.

News | Implantable Cardiac Monitor (ICM) | December 22, 2020
December 22, 2020 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared Biotronik's Vital Data Sensor, which identifies...
Videos | EP Device Monitoring Systems | December 22, 2020
Robert Kowal, M.D., chief medical officer of the Medtronic cardiac rhythm and heart failure division, said there has...
COVID-19 has posed challenges for physicians whose cardiac patients are at-risk and reluctant to schedule an office visit. Floyd Russak, M.D., of Russak Personalized Medicine, an internal medicine physician practicing in Greenwood Village, Colo., manages many cardiac patients who do not have ready access to a cardiologist
Feature | Wearables | December 15, 2020
COVID-19 has posed challenges for physicians whose cardiac patients are at-risk and reluctant to schedule an office...
Videos | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | December 07, 2020
Todd Hurst, M.D., a cardiologist at Banner University Medicine Heart Institute, and an associate professor at the...
An example of a body composition analysis of an abdominal CT slice with the subcutaneous fat in green, skeletal muscle red and visceral fat in yellow. This was automatically identified and analyzed via a deep learning algorithm to assess the risk for heart attack and stroke in more than 12,000 patients. #RSNA2020 #RSNA20 #RSNA

An example of a body composition analysis of an abdominal CT slice with the subcutaneous fat in green, skeletal muscle red and visceral fat in yellow. This was automatically identified and analyzed via a deep learning algorithm to assess the risk for heart attack and stroke in more than 12,000 patients.

Feature | Artificial Intelligence | December 02, 2020
December 2, 2020 – Automated deep learning analysis of abdominal computed tomography (CT) images produces a more...
cyanosis, cyantosis COVID-positive infant.

Chest X-ray of a  2-month-old infant diagnosed with COVID-19 showing an enlarged heart, bibasilar opacities caused by collapse of the lower sections of lungs, and right upper lobe atelectasis (lung collapse). Find more information and figures on this patient case.

 

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | December 02, 2020
December 2, 2020 — A 2-month-old infant diagnosed with COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) experienced reversible myocardial injury...
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared AliveCor's Kardia AI V2 next generation of interpretive artificial intelligence (AI)-based personal electrocardiogram (ECG) algorithms.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared AliveCor's Kardia AI V2 next generation of interpretive artificial intelligence (AI)-based personal electrocardiogram (ECG) algorithms.

News | Artificial Intelligence | November 24, 2020
November 24, 2020 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared AliveCor's next generation of interpretive...
Videos | Atrial Fibrillation | November 18, 2020
Steven Lubitz, M.D., MPH, cardiac electrophysiologist, Massachusetts General Hospital, presented the late-breaking...