Cardiovascular Education

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

Videos | Cardio-oncology | June 30, 2016
Interview with Federico Asch, M.D., FACC, FASE, associate director of the echocardiography core lab at Medstar Health...
Videos | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | June 28, 2016
Interview with MD Buyline clinical analysts Jon Brubaker and Sabrina Newell at the American Society of Echocardiography...
Videos | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | June 28, 2016
Interview with Rebecca Hahn, M.D., FASE, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, at the American Society of...
Videos | Structural Heart Occluders | June 16, 2016
This is an animation, supplied by Gore, demonstrated how the Cardioform Septal Occluder is implanted for the...
McKesson, iPad, CVIS, ECG mobile viewer

Dynamic ECG waveforms displayed on an iPad using McKesson's mobile ECG viewer, which directly connects to the hospital's cardiovascular information system or ECG management system. This technology can help speed triage of STEMI patients, allowing diagnosis anywhere, rather than requiring cardiologists to walk down to an emergency department or drive into the hospital to view the ECG.

Feature | Mobile Devices | June 09, 2016 | Dave Fornell
The ubiquitous smartphone has found its way into the pockets of nearly every clinician and patient in recent years and...
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 enables...
Ampronix, simulated procedures, virtual reality, medical education
News | May 25, 2016
May 24, 2016 — ​​​​​​​In a new report, Ampronix looks at the rapid expansion of simulated procedures into medical...
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 www.dicardiology.com/events
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 technologies...
Videos | Heart Valve Technology | October 25, 2013
This animation, provided by Abbott Vascular, demonstrates how the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-cleared...
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 lay...
Videos | Vena Cava Filters | July 24, 2012
This video, provided by Crux Biomedical, demonstrates the implantation of the FDA-cleared Crux VCF inferior vena cava...