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.

AliveCor's KardiaMobile six-lead ECG system that works on smartphone platforms. It was cleared in 2019 and includes artificial intelligence algorithms to help identify arrhythmias.

AliveCor's KardiaMobile six-lead ECG system that works on smartphone platforms. It was cleared in 2019 and includes artificial intelligence algorithms to help identify arrhythmias. 

News | Wearables | October 31, 2019
October 31, 2019 — AliveCor, a provider of smartphone based ECG technology and Huami Corp., a provider of biometric,...
Videos | Cardiac Diagnostics | October 29, 2019
Clyde Yancy, M.D., MSc, cardiology chief and vice dean for diversity and inclusion at Northwestern University, Feinberg...
New Study Shows Chronic Epilepsy Associated With Marker of Cardiac Electrical Instability
News | EP Lab | October 24, 2019
October 24, 2019 — LivaNova PLC announced the publication of a new study in Neurology, which suggests that chronic...
Frequent Drinking Greater Risk Factor for Heart Rhythm Disorder Than Binge Drinking

Image courtesy of the American Heart Association.

News | Atrial Fibrillation | October 22, 2019
October 22, 2019 —  Drinking small amounts of alcohol frequently is linked with a higher likelihood of atrial...
Research Improves Understanding of Mechanism of Atrial Fibrillation
News | Atrial Fibrillation | October 22, 2019
October 22, 2019 — Atrial fibrillation is the most common heart arrhythmia in humans. This condition increases the risk...
Greater Left Ventricular Mass Increases Risk of Heart Failure
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | October 21, 2019
October 21, 2019 — Elevated left ventricular mass, known as left-ventricular hypertrophy, is a stronger predictor of...
Fitbit trackers could help detect atrial fibrillation
News | Wearables | October 17, 2019
October 17, 2019 — The Bristol-Myers Squibb-Pfizer Alliance and Fitbit announced at the TIME 100 Health Summit in New...
79-year-old Tony Marovic had a right carotid endarterectomy shortly after discovering a 95 percent blockage of his carotid artery at a health and wellness screening event

79-year-old Tony Marovic had a right carotid endarterectomy shortly after discovering a 95 percent blockage of his carotid artery at a health and wellness screening event. Image courtesy of University Hospitals.

News | Cardiac Diagnostics | October 16, 2019
October 16, 2019 — Health and wellness screenings are more than just nice events for the community – they can save...
Pesticide Exposure May Increase Heart Disease and Stroke Risk

Image courtesy of zefe wu from Pixabay

News | Cardiac Diagnostics | October 15, 2019
October 15, 2019 — On-the-job exposure to high levels of pesticides raised the risk of heart disease and stroke in a...
FDA Clears Abbott's High Sensitivity Troponin-I Blood Test
Technology | Blood Testing | October 09, 2019
October 9, 2019 — Abbott recently announced that its Architect Stat High Sensitivity Troponin-I blood test has received...
The life of Afib patient Glynn Crawford was saved three days after being prescribed a Zoll LifeVest wearable defibrillator by his cardiologist Barbara Williams, M.D., at   University Hospitals Ahuja Medical CenterShe identified him as a high-risk for sudden cardiac arrest.

The life of Afib patient Glynn Crawford was saved three days after being prescribed a Zoll LifeVest wearable defibrillator by his cardiologist Barbara Williams, M.D., at   University Hospitals Ahuja Medical CenterShe identified him as a high-risk for sudden cardiac arrest.

Feature | Sudden Cardiac Arrest | October 07, 2019
October 7, 2019 — Glynn Crawford was hospitalized at University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center in late June/early July...
Max and Debra Ernst Heart Center Opening at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak
News | Heart Failure | September 20, 2019
September 20, 2019 — The new Max and Debra Ernst Heart Center at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Mich., will open Sept....
Rapid Diagnosis Protocol for Chest Pain Does Not Improve Outcomes
News | Blood Testing | September 18, 2019
September 18, 2019 — Discharge of patients with suspected acute coronary syndromes under a 0- and 1-hour high-...
New ESC Guideline Provides Class 1 Recommendation for Coronary CTA
News | CT Angiography (CTA) | September 17, 2019
September 17, 2019 — The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) published new guidelines on the diagnosis and management...
Corvia Medical and physIQ Partner in Global Phase 3 Heart Failure Device Clinical Trial

The REDUCE LAP HF-II study will combine Corvia Medical's InterAtrial Shunt Device (IASD), pictured here, with physIQ's continuous monitoring platform to evaluate the device's efficacy in patients with heart failure. Image courtesy of Corvia Medical.

News | Heart Failure | September 12, 2019
September 12, 2019 — Corvia Medical has sponsored and is actively enrolling patients in a heart failure (HF) device...