Cardiovascular Ultrasound

This channel includes news and new technology innovations about cardiovascular ultrasound. Cardiovascular ultrasounds, or echocardiograms, use sound waves to to create images of the heart. The technology is commonly used to assess overall cardiac function and assess left or right ventricular ejection fractions. It also can show blood flow is the tissues and within the ventricles, valve function, fluid accumulation, the formation of thrombus inside the heart, and strain wall motion imaging to assess the function of the heart. It is also commonly used to guide transcatheter structural heart procedures. This channel includes information on transesophageal echo (TEE), intra-cardiac echo (ICE) and point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) systems. 

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 the virtual surgery. Read the original article in Plos One.

Feature | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 26, 2021 | By Dave Fornell, Editor
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A live, 3-D intra-cardiac echo (ICE) ultrasound image from inside the atrium of the heart taken during the first cryoablation ablation EP procedure performed using the technology at Northwestern Medicine. The new Philips Healthcare VeriSight Pro ICE catheter offers superior 2-D and 3-D live image guidance for a wide range of procedures in structural heart disease and electrophysiology (EP), allowing interventionalists to navigate procedures.

A live, 3-D intra-cardiac echo (ICE) ultrasound image from inside the atrium of the heart taken during the first cryoablation ablation EP procedure performed using the technology at Northwestern Medicine.

Feature | Ultrasound Intra-cardiac Echo (ICE) | July 21, 2021
July 21, 2021 — Northwestern Medicine Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute recently became the first cardiovascular program...
ICE image showing the inside of the heart. Mayo Clinic recently became the first to use the next-generation Philips 4-D intracardiac echo imaging catheter. ICE is seeing increased use in structural heart procedures.

ICE image showing the inside of the heart. Mayo Clinic recently became the first to use the next-generation Philips 4-D intracardiac echo imaging catheter. ICE is seeing increased use in structural heart procedures.

News | Ultrasound Intra-cardiac Echo (ICE) | July 16, 2021
July 16, 2021 — Mayo Clinic recently became the first to use a next-generation 4-D intracardiac echo (ICE) imaging...
An example of a strain echo from the study showing reduced peak longitudinal/reservoir left atrial strain in a COVID-19 patient who developed atrial fibrillation during admission. Average left atrial strain here is 20% (normal should be above 38%).

An example of a strain echo from the study showing reduced peak longitudinal/reservoir left atrial strain in a COVID-19 patient who developed atrial fibrillation during admission. Average left atrial strain here is 20% (normal should be above 38%). Read the study.

News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 14, 2021
July 13, 2021 — Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine have shown that speckle-tracking strain echocardiograms may...
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Echocardiography Related COVID-19 Research Presented at ASE 2021

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News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | June 29, 2021
June 29, 2021 – A new original science category being featured at the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) 2021...
3 Studies Show How Echocardiography is a Key Tool in Women's Health. Getty Images

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News | Womens Cardiovascular Health | June 29, 2021
June 29, 2021 – Three research studies presented at the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) 2021 virtual meeting...
Images from the ASE presentation. Left, UEA echo showing focal narrowing of the SCPC anastomosis and the same view on invasive angiography. Right, UAE echo showing complete occlusion of pulmonary artery and angiography showing the same view.

Images from the ASE presentation. Left, UEA echo showing focal narrowing of the SCPC anastomosis and the same view on invasive angiography. Right, UAE echo showing complete occlusion of pulmonary artery and angiography showing the same view.

News | Congenital Heart | June 29, 2021
June 29, 2021 – Echocardiography with ultrasound enhancing agents (UEAs) has proven to be a valuable imaging procedure...
New cardiac ultrasound technologies featured at the American Society of Echocardiography 2021 Virtual Meeting include intracardiac ultrasound (ICE) imaging from Biosense Webster (left), and cloud-based, vendor-neutral strain imaging from Epsilon Imaging (right).

New cardiac ultrasound technologies featured at the 2021 ASE meeting include intracardiac ultrasound (ICE) imaging from Biosense Webster (left), and cloud-based, vendor-neutral strain imaging from Epsilon Imaging (right).
 

News | ASE | June 29, 2021
June 29, 2021 – The virtual exhibit hall at American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) 2021 Scientific Sessions Virtual...
Circle Cardiovascular Imaging Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis to Deliver AI-Based Cardiovascular Imaging Solutions
News | Artificial Intelligence | June 28, 2021
June 28, 2021 — Circle Cardiovascular Imaging Inc. and DiA Imaging Analysis Ltd. entered into a multi-year partnership...
Point of care ultrasound, POCUS, combined with artificial intelligence, can help improve echo image quality by inexperienced sonographers.

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News | Artificial Intelligence | June 25, 2021
June 25, 2021 – COVID-19 changed everything in healthcare, and a benefit from this pandemic was a surge in innovations...
The WASE-COVID Study used the artificial intelligence automated echocardiogram reading software EchoGo-Core from Ultromics to evaluate ejection fraction and left ventricle longitudinal strain in COVID-19 patients to identify risk markers for mortality. The study also compared human vs. AI variability in assessing the exams. #ACC21 #ACC2021

The WASE-COVID Study used the artificial intelligence automated echocardiogram reading software EchoGo-Core from Ultromics to evaluate ejection fraction and left ventricle longitudinal strain in COVID-19 patients to identify risk markers for mortality. The study also compared human vs. AI variability in assessing the exams.

Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | May 18, 2021
May 18, 2021 — Artificial intelligence (AI) derived heart measurements were able to predict COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2)...
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Videos | Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) | April 01, 2021
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