Cardiovascular Education

This channel includes videos and articles to help explain various cardiovascluar practices, procedures, and technologies.

cardiac PET, myocardial perfusion, PET-CT, cardiac perfusion

A PET-CT cardiac perfusion exam from a Siemens Biograph scanner. The black and white areas of the image show the CT imaging of the anatomy. The colored portion shows the PET overlay on the myocardium and is color-coded to show tracer uptake values. This can show areas of the heart muscle where there are perfusion defects cause by infarcts or coronary artery blockages due to a heart attack and help determine the severity of the ischemia.

Feature | PET Imaging | June 03, 2016 | Dave Fornell

Positron emission tomography (PET) is a nuclear imaging technology (also referred to as molecular imaging) that...

Here is a schedule listing for upcoming cardiology meetings and cardiac conferences.
News | January 08, 2017

DAIC maintains a comprehensive listing of cardiology specialty meetings on its website at ...

Videos | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | June 17, 2015

Role of Interventional Echcardiography in Transcatheter Structural Heart Procedures — Rebecca Hahn, M.D., Columbia...

Big data in cardiology, social media big data analytics, data mining

Big data, showing correlation between a CDC study on cardiovascular disease and a study conducted based on hostility in Twitter tweets. This demonstrates how big data from social media might be used to in new ways to evaluate population health.

Feature | Analytics Software | April 10, 2016 | Dave Fornell

The buzz term “big data” has made a rapid entry onto the healthcare scene in the past couple years with promises of...

HIPAA, HIPPA, cyber security concerns are rising over how to better securing patient records.
Feature | Cybersecurity | August 18, 2014 | Yvonne Li

The healthcare industry is becoming more mobile and efficient than ever before thanks to the adoption of...

Videos | Heart Valve Technology | October 25, 2013

This animation, provided by Abbott, demonstrates how the FDA-cleared MitraClip transcatherer mitral valve repair...

Videos | Pacemakers | October 14, 2013

This video, provided by Abbott/St. Jude Medical, demonstrates how the Nanostim leadless pacemaker is delivered via...

An example of iterative reconstruction image reconstruction to improve the image quality of low dose CT scans to enable lower dose imaging

An example of the clearer images enabled by iterative reconstruction using Philips iDose4 software. The software can enhance the sharpness of the stent and reduce metal and calcium blooming artifacts to give a clearer view of the coronary artery lumen.

Feature | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 23, 2013 | Dave Fornell

Radiation exposure from multidetector computed tomography (CT) has become a pressing public health concern in both...

Videos | Vena Cava Filters | July 24, 2012

This video, provided by Crux Biomedical, demonstrates the implantation of the FDA-cleared Crux VCF inferior vena...

A radial artery angiogram demonstrating perforation of the radial artery at the bifurcation with the brachial artery, with evidence of extravasation of contra

Image 1 shows a selective radial artery angiogram demonstrating perforation of the radial artery at the bifurcation with the brachial artery, with evidence of extravasation of contrast.

Feature | Radial Access | May 15, 2012 | Asim R. Zaidi, M.D., Mladen I. Vidovich, M.D., Adhir R. Shroff, M.D., and Bernadette Speiser, MSN, CCRN


The radial artery approach is exceptionally well-suited for diagnostic angiography and, with a lower...

Videos | Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) | March 09, 2012

This video, provided by Boston Scientific, shows how to implant the subcutaneous implantable cardioverter...

hybrid OR, hybrid cath lab

Dr. Krassi Ivancev and staff in the University College London Hospitals in the United Kingdom perform a hybrid procedure in their GE-installed hybrid OR.

Feature | Hybrid OR | September 21, 2011 | Dave Fornell

One of the biggest trends is the creation of hybrid operating rooms (ORs) that bring together the best of both...

radial access, transradial hemostasis compression band

Inflation of a radial compression band for rapid hemostasis. 

Feature | Radial Access | July 15, 2011 | Lidia Bochenek-Cobb BSN, CCRN and Katherine Durham BSN, CCRN, Jesse Brown VA Medical Center

Transradial catheterization is increasingly becoming the access site of choice for many hospitals throughout the...

Choosing Tools for Transradial, Radial access, procedures.

It is necessary for the radial artery to be easily visualized for the access puncture. An arm support or cradle can be used.

Feature | Radial Access | May 18, 2011 | Angela Iverson RT (R), Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, Chicago

When a lab is transitioning from transfemoral to transradial cardiac catheterizations, the process can be either...

BMW guidewire, Abbott guidewires, guide wire technology, guidewires 101, what is a guidewire

Abbott's Hi-Torque BMW II guidewire.

Feature | Guidewires | March 18, 2011 | Dave Fornell

Tiny guide wires are designed to navigate vessels to reach a lesion or vessel segment. Once the tip of the...

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