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.

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...

Fat Distribution in Women and Men Provides Clues to Heart Attack Risk
News | Womens Cardiovascular Health | January 12, 2018

January 12, 2018 – It is not the amount of fat in your body but where it is stored that may increase your risk for...

CT Shows Enlarged Aortas in Former Pro Football Players

3-D rendering from a cardiac CT dataset demonstrating mild dilation of the ascending aorta. Image courtesy of Christopher Maroules, M.D.

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

January 12, 2018 — Former National Football League (NFL) players are more likely to have enlarged aortas, a...

Male Triathletes May Be Putting Their Heart Health at Risk
News | Cardiac Diagnostics | January 09, 2018

January 9, 2018 – Competitive male triathletes face a higher risk of a potentially harmful heart condition called...

New International Report Provides Comprehensive Guide to Imaging in Chagas Heart Disease
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | January 03, 2018

January 3, 2018 — Chagas disease (ChD), an infectious parasitic disease transmitted primarily by triatomine insects...

Zoll and Myant Enter Strategic Research and Development Collaboration
News | Wearable Sensors | December 28, 2017

December 28, 2017 — Zoll Medical Corp. and Myant, Inc., a high-tech advanced manufacturing company, announced they...

BlueCross BlueShield Companies in Eight States Issue Positive Medical Policies for HeartFlow FFRct Analysis
News | FFR Technologies | December 28, 2017

December 28, 2017 — HeartFlow Inc. announced that Health Care Service Corp. (HCSC), which operates Blue Cross and...

ERT Acquires iCardiac Technologies
News | Cardiac Diagnostics | December 19, 2017

December 19, 2017 — ERT recently announced it has acquired iCardiac Technologies, a provider of centralized cardiac...

Videos | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | December 13, 2017

Emanuel Kanal, M.D., director of MRI services and professor of radiology and neuroradiology at the University of...

The Corus CAD genetic test is a simple, noninvasive blood test that is clinically available for the assessment of obstructive coronary artery disease.

The Corus CAD gene expression test is a simple, noninvasive blood test that is available to assess a patient’s current likelihood of having obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD).

 

Feature | Genetic Testing | December 13, 2017 | Andrew Waxler, M.D., FACC

The diagnosis and management of cardiovascular disease has long followed a familiar approach. Patients see their...

VitalConnect Secures Fifth FDA Clearance for Patient Monitoring Device
Technology | Wearable Sensors | December 12, 2017

December 12, 2017 — VitalConnect Inc. announced its fifth 510(k) market clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug...

ECG Study of NBA Players Shows Need for Sport-Specific Normative Data and Guidelines
News | ECG | December 08, 2017

December 8, 2017 — Cardiologists at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center compared...

New Study Suggests Protein Could Protect Against Coronary Artery Disease

Patients with no obstructed blood flow in the coronary arteries had higher levels of CXCL5 (blue) compared to patients with moderate levels (green) or lower levels (yellow) of CXCL5, who had increased severity of coronary obstructions (indicated by the arrows). Credit: Schisler lab

News | Cardiac Diagnostics | December 07, 2017

December 7, 2017 — The buildup of plaque in the heart’s arteries is an unfortunate part of aging. But by studying...

New data on the Corvia intra-atrial shunt to treat diastolic heart failure were presented at the recent 2017 American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions. It was the most popular story in November.

New data on the Corvia intra-atrial shunt to treat diastolic heart failure were presented at the recent 2017 American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions. It was the most popular story in November.

Feature | December 06, 2017 | Dave Fornell

Here is the list of the most popular articles and videos on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC)...

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