Cardiovascular Business

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Videos | Structural Heart | September 16, 2020
Juan F. Granada, M.D., CEO of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) explains structural heart innovations and...
Survey data showing opinions of physicians and hospital administrators on barriers to implementing new technology and how new technologies have improved cardiovascular care.

Survey data showing opinions of physicians and hospital administrators on barriers to implementing new technology and how new technologies have improved cardiovascular care.

News | Cardiovascular Business | September 14, 2020
September 14, 2020 — New global research released by Abbott takes a deep dive into the barriers of cardiovascular...
Videos | Cardiovascular Business | September 14, 2020
Nick West, M.D., chief medical officer for Abbott Vascular, explains the details from a survey of 1,400 patients,...
Videos | Radial Access | September 11, 2020
Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center has opened one of the region’s first radial lounges in its Gagnon...
An example of a cardiac CT scan showing a 3-D reconstriction of the heart showing a stented vessel, and reformatted images showing the stented coronary artery with restenosis from different views. This was imaged using a Canon Aquilion Prime CT system.

An example of a cardiac CT scan showing a 3-D reconstriction of the heart showing a stented vessel, and reformatted images showing the stented coronary artery with restenosis from different views. This was imaged using a Canon Aquilion Prime CT system.

Feature | CT Angiography (CTA) | September 08, 2020
September 8, 2020 — The Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) published a report, “Current Evidence and...
The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) granted a New Technology Add-on Payment (NTAP) for the Boston Scientific Eluvia Drug-Eluting Vascular Stent System as part of the 2021 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS). 
News | Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) | September 04, 2020
September 4, 2020 — The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) granted a New Technology Add-on Payment (...
The Medtronic Heartware and Abbott Heartmate 3 LVADs and others currently cleared by the FDA might be easier to use in Medicare advanced heart failure patients under new guidelines proposed by CMS. Photo by Dave Fornell

The Medtronic Heartware and Abbott Heartmate 3 LVADs and others currently cleared by the FDA might be easier to use in Medicare advanced heart failure patients under new guidelines proposed by CMS. Photo by Dave Fornell

Feature | Heart Failure | August 21, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
August 21, 2020 — The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed updates to coverage policies for...
Boston Scientific recently introduced the newst iteration of LAA occluder device, the Watchman FLX. It uses small spikes to help better anchor the device and prevent embolization.

Boston Scientific recently introduced the newst iteration of LAA occluder device, the Watchman FLX. It uses small spikes to help better anchor the device and prevent embolization. Read more on this FDA approval.

News | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | August 21, 2020
August 21, 2020 — According to a report published by Research Dive, the rising number of patients suffering from atrial...
In February 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared artificial intelligence software to assist in the acquisition of cardiac ultrasound images. The Caption Guidance software from Caption Health is an accessory to compatible diagnostic ultrasound systems and uses artificial intelligence to help the user capture images of a patient’s heart that are of acceptable diagnostic quality. It is aimed at point of care ultrasound (POCUS) exams, where users may not be regular sonographers.

In February 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared artificial intelligence software to assist in the acquisition of cardiac ultrasound images. The Caption Guidance software from Caption Health is an accessory to compatible diagnostic ultrasound systems and uses artificial intelligence to help the user capture images of a patient’s heart that are of acceptable diagnostic quality. It is aimed at point of care ultrasound (POCUS) exams, where users may not be regular sonographers.

Feature | Artificial Intelligence | August 18, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
The No. 1 overarching hot topic at all the medical conferences over the past couple years has been artificial...
A panel discussion with some of the key opinion leaders at the recent SCCT 2020 virtual meeting. Note the questions on the left side of the screen, where attendees were able to interact with the speakers. #SCCT2020 #yesCCT

A panel discussion with some of the key opinion leaders at the recent SCCT 2020 virtual meeting. Note the questions on the left side of the screen, where attendees were able to interact with the speakers.

News | Cardiovascular Education | August 14, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
All medical conferences moved to a virtual meeting format due to COVID-19 this year, and there has been apprehension...
The impact of COVID-19 on the healthcare industry.

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News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | July 16, 2020
July 16, 2020 – Frost and Sullivan’s recent analysis, Post-Pandemic Global Healthcare Market Outlook, 2020, forecasts...
The American Heart Association (AHA) has cancelled its in-person annual meeting due to COVID-19 and plans to host a virtual, online meeting instead.

The American Heart Association (AHA) has cancelled its in-person annual meeting due to COVID-19 and plans to host a virtual, online meeting instead.

News | AHA | July 15, 2020
July 15, 2020 – The last major cardiovascular conference to go virtual in 2020 due to the COVID-19 (SARS-Cov-2)...
A comparison of the Edwards Pascal (left) and the Abbott MitraClip used for transcatheter mitral and tricuspid valve leaflet repairs. The two companies settled patent litigation regarding the devices today.
News | Structural Heart | July 13, 2020
July 13, 2020 — Edwards Lifesciences Corp. and Abbott Vascular announced the two companies have reached an agreement to...
Philips angiography system in a cath lab at Henry Ford Hospital.
Feature | Cardiovascular Business | July 13, 2020 | Deb Thompson and Christian Comeau
For a cardiovascular service line leader, addressing challenges in an evolving healthcare climate is a constant....
A carotid artery atherosclerotic plaque blockage at the bifurcation seen here can cause strokes. The stenting these lesions is a less invasive way of treating than open vessel surgery. The SVS has issued guidelines to help guide credentialing for the carotid stent procedure. Image from Vital Images.

A carotid artery atherosclerotic plaque blockage at the bifurcation seen here can cause strokes. The stenting these lesions is a less invasive way of treating than open vessel surgery. The SVS has issued guidelines to help guide credentialing for the carotid stent procedure. Image from Vital Images.

News | Stroke | July 09, 2020
July 9, 2020 — The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) has released a clinical competence statement on training and...