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.

Wearable Defibrillator Cuts Overall Mortality, But Not Sudden Deaths After Heart Attack

Jeffrey Olgin, M.D., F.A.C.C., Division of Cardiology, UCSF

On behalf of VEST investigators 

News | ACC | March 13, 2018

March 13, 2018 –  Wearing a lightweight vest equipped with a cardioverter...

Infraredx Highlights Value of IVUS + NIRS for Detecting Lipid Core Plaque at ACC.18
News | Intra-Vascular Ultrasound (IVUS) | March 13, 2018

March 13, 2018 –  Infraredx, a company that works in...

News | Patient Monitors | March 09, 2018

March 9, 2018 — Philips recently announced the integration of its IntelliVue Guardian with automated Early Warning...

Heart Failure More Likely for Some Breast Cancer and Lymphoma Survivors
News | Cardio-oncology | March 01, 2018

March 1, 2018 –  Patients who were treated for breast cancer or lymphoma are more than three times at risk for...

Can Your Cardiac Device Be Hacked?
News | Cybersecurity | February 27, 2018

February 27, 2018 — Medical devices, including cardiovascular implantable electronic devices, could be at risk for...

Lexington Begins HeartSentry Clinical Trial
News | Cardiovascular Clinical Studies | February 20, 2018

February 20, 2018 – Lexington Biosciences, Inc., a development-stage medical device company, announced the...

Women often present with different symptoms for cardiovascular disease then men. There are sex differences between men and women with heart disease.

Women often present with different symptoms for cardiovascular disease than men. 

Feature | Womens Cardiovascular Health | February 12, 2018 | Jeff Zagoudis

Clinical research has revealed men and women often have different presentations for cardiovascular disease (CVD)....

Philips Recalls HeartStart MRx Defibrillator for Defect that May Cause Device Failure.
News | February 12, 2018

February 12, 2018 — Philips is recalling the HeartStart MRx Defibrillator due to a defect in the device's Gas...

Cell phone emissions cause cardiac tumors in males rats.
News | Cardio-oncology | February 06, 2018

February 6, 2018 — High exposure to radiofrequency radiation (RFR) in rodents resulted in...

Renal Cysts May Signal Stroke Risk
News | Stroke | February 05, 2018

February 5, 2018 — Sacs of fluid in the kidneys may indicate there is also blood vessel damage in the brain and a...

New Policy Decisions Give Millions Access to HeartFlow FFRct Analysis
News | Cardiac Imaging | February 01, 2018

February 1, 2018 – HeartFlow announced that seven new commercial payers issued positive medical policies covering...

Videos | Wearable Sensors | January 29, 2018

Take a video tour of some of the medical devices designed to improve patient care, improve patient engagement and...

FDA Issues Safety Communication on Zoll LifeVest 4000 Wearable Cardioverter Defibrillator
News | Wearable Sensors | January 22, 2018

January 22, 2018 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced last week it is providing information and...

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