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Videos | Congenital Heart | September 15, 2021
Tom Jones, M.D., director, cardiac cath labs, Seattle Children’s Hospital, explains the importance of the heart team...
MedAxiom conducetd a survey of hospitals that offer cardiac rehab, cardiovascular rehabilitation, programs to find out the costs, how they are staffed and how they are implemented.

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News | Cardiac Rehabilitation | September 14, 2021
September 14, 2021 – MedAxiom, an American College of Cardiology (ACC) company, released a report detailing cardiac...
Drones Could Deliver Defibrillators or AEDs to sudden Cardiac Arrest Victims Faster Than Ambulances. Getty Images

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Feature | Sudden Cardiac Arrest | September 01, 2021
September 1, 2021 — The world’s first feasibility study has found that drones can be used to deliver life-saving...
The Stereotaxis Genesis EP robotic navigation system.

The new generation Stereotaxis Genesis EP robotic navigation system.

News | EP Lab | September 01, 2021
September 1, 2021 — Stereotaxis and Shanghai Microport EP Medtech Co., Ltd. announced a broad collaboration to advance...
Videos | Cardiovascular Information Systems (CVIS) | August 31, 2021
One of the trends in cardiovascular information system (CVIS) and radiology PACS at the Healthcare Information...
#breakingnews The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just granted full approval to the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for people age 16 and older. It is the first vaccine to be fully approved by the FDA, and experts say it is expected to open the door for further vaccine mandates.

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News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | August 23, 2021
August 23, 2021 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just granted full approval to the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-...
An example at HIMSS of deeper third-party software integration in enterprise imaging platforms was Siemens Healthcare showing a new, deep integration with echocardiography strain imaging analysis provider Epsilon Imaging. The integration eliminates the need for a separate login and the Epsilon software is now just a tool option available in the syngo system and it carries over data and images directly into the echo report.

An example at HIMSS of deeper third-party software integration in enterprise imaging platforms was Siemens Healthcare showing a new, deep integration with echocardiography strain imaging analysis provider Epsilon Imaging. The integration eliminates the need for a separate login and the Epsilon software is now just a tool option available in the syngo system and it carries over data and images directly into the echo report. 

Feature | Information Technology | August 20, 2021 | By Dave Fornell, Editor
Taking advantage of new technology advances, several radiology PACS, enterprise imaging and cardiovascular information...
ScImage Inc., a provider of cloud-centric cardiovascular and radiology enterprise imaging and reporting solutions, announced a partnership with Cardiology Consultants PA (CCPA). The Spartanburg, S.C., cardiology group consists of 14 physicians, six nurse practitioners, three office locations and a newly opened office-based lab/ambulatory surgical center (OBL/ASC) servicing upstate South Carolina and western North Carolina. ScImage provided a CVIS, or cardiovascular information system.
News | Cardiovascular Information Systems (CVIS) | July 28, 2021
July 28, 2021 - ScImage Inc., a provider of cloud-centric cardiovascular and radiology enterprise imaging and reporting...
The AcQMap 3D Imaging and Mapping System, left, and the AliveCor KardiaMobile device and app for personal ECG monitoring using a smartphone, right. The companies plan to use remote monitoring to see if it helps improve care for ablation patients.

The AcQMap 3D Imaging and Mapping System, left, and the AliveCor KardiaMobile device and app for personal ECG monitoring using a smartphone, right. The companies plan to use remote monitoring to see if it helps improve care for ablation patients.

News | EP Lab | July 27, 2021
July 27, 2021 — AliveCor Inc., which offers FDA-cleared, smart-phone enabled personal electrocardiogram (ECG)...
Medtronic announced new data from the landmark WRAP-IT study published in Heart Rhythm,[1] demonstrating a significantly lower infection risk for patients who develop hematomas after cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) when the Tyrx Absorbable Antibacterial Envelope is used at implant. The analysis showed an 82% reduction in major CIED infections among patients with the Tyrx Envelope who developed hematomas compared to patients in the control group who developed hematomas.
News | EP Lab | July 27, 2021
July 27, 2021 — Medtronic announced new data from the landmark WRAP-IT study published in Heart Rhythm,[1]...
Images or a digital twin mitral valve of a patient created from cardiac ultrasound that were used to perform a virtual surgical procedure to test how the intervention would impact the patient prior to actually performing the procedure. The right image shows color coding for sheer stresses on the valve leaflets before and after the virtual surgery. The right image shows the model quantitation of leaflet coaptation at peak systole prior to the the virtual surgery. Read the original article in Plos One https:/

Images, or a digital twin mitral valve of a patient, created from cardiac ultrasound that were used to perform a virtual surgical procedure to test how the intervention would impact the patient prior to actually performing the procedure. The right image shows color coding for sheer stresses on the valve leaflets before and after the virtual surgery. The left image shows the model quantitation of leaflet coaptation at peak systole prior to the virtual surgery. Read the original article in Plos One.

Feature | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 26, 2021 | By Dave Fornell, Editor
Outside of medicine, computer-generated virtual twins of real machines like cars or airplanes have been used in...
AHA president says COVID has a direct impact on the heart and preventive measures for heart disease largely went out the window during the pandemic

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News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | July 26, 2021
July 26, 2021 — Heart disease and stroke continue to kill more people in the U.S. than any other cause, despite, and...
Improving Consistency and Standardization with Structured Reporting in cardiovascular information systems (CVIS), cardiac PACS.

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Feature | Cardiovascular Information Systems (CVIS) | July 26, 2021
Jeff Rieder M.D., a cardiologist with Coastal Cardiology Charleston, clearly recalls the time when reporting was...
An example of HeartFlow's FFR-CT analysis of blockage severity in a patient's coronary vessels based on a cardiac CT scan.

An example of HeartFlow's FFR-CT analysis of blockage severity in a patient's coronary vessels based on a cardiac CT scan.

News | FFR Technologies | July 15, 2021
July 15, 2021 — HeartFlow, which has commercialized noninvasive computed tomography derived fractional flow reserve (...
Medtronic announced in June it was stopping the sale and distribution of the Medtronic Heartware HVAD left ventricular assist device (LVAD). Abbott announced the same day it has the capacity to meet increased demand for LVADs as Medtronic leaves the market.

Medtronic announced in June it was stopping the sale and distribution of the Medtronic Heartware HVAD left ventricular assist device (LVAD). Abbott announced the same day it has the capacity to meet increased demand for LVADs as Medtronic leaves the market.

Feature | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | July 08, 2021 | By Dave Fornell, Editor
Medtronic announced in June it was stopping the sale and distribution of the Medtronic Heartware HVAD left ventricular...