Conference Coverage

This channel highlights DAIC's coverage of numerous key cardiology and medical imaging conferences each year. These include ACC, AHA, ASE, ASNC, EuroPCRECR, HIMSS, HRS, RSNA, SCAI, SCCT, TCT, and VIVA.

There is a trend in interventional cardiology that is now being called “renalism,” where patients with poor renal function are being excluded from interventional procedures because they are automatically considered too high risk. However, some hospitals are also creating cardio-renal care teams so these patients can be cared for by a team of experts rather than interventional cardiologists going it alone. #SCAI21 #SCAI2021 Creating a card0-renal program.

There is a trend in interventional cardiology that is now being called “renalism,” where patients with poor renal function are being excluded from interventional procedures because they are automatically considered too high risk. However, some hospitals are also creating cardio-renal care teams so these patients can be cared for by a team of experts rather than interventional cardiologists going it alone.

Feature | Cath Lab | May 14, 2021 | By Dave Fornell, Editor
There is a trend in interventional cardiology that is now being called “renalism,” where patients with poor renal...
Explaining the Emory TMVR angle. Discordance between mitral annular centerline (yellow lines) and valve orientation imposed by guidewire position within the LV apex (red dashed lines). (B) Valve intrinsic angle (α) is determined by external skirt height. (C) When annular-apical “Emory” angle (red curves) exceeds α (blue curve), annular skirt apposition is not possible, causing PVL (red arrows). (D) The valve is oriented perpendicular to the annual plane using an exteriorized apical guidewire.

Explaining the Emory TMVR angle. Discordance between mitral annular centerline (yellow lines) and valve orientation imposed by guidewire position within the LV apex (red dashed lines). (B) Valve intrinsic angle (α) is determined by external skirt height. (C) When annular-apical “Emory” angle (red curves) exceeds α (blue curve), annular skirt apposition is not possible, causing PVL (red arrows). (D) The valve is oriented perpendicular to the annual plane using an exteriorized apical guidewire (solid yellow line). Image courtesy of Kendra Grubb, M.D.

Feature | Structural Heart | May 13, 2021 | By Dave Fornell, Editor
The mitral valve anatomy is extremely complex, which has caused many challenges for transcatheter mitral valve...
Videos | Structural Heart | May 13, 2021
Tom Jones, M.D., director, cardiac catheterization laboratories, Seattle Children’s Hospital, and principle...
The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) is collaborating with the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and several vendors on best practices for device and app and wearable device makers to provide deeper understanding of products that manage cardiovascular health. #wearables

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) is collaborating with the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and several vendors on best practices for device and app and wearable device makers to provide deeper understanding of products that manage cardiovascular health. 

News | Wearables | May 10, 2021
May 10, 2021 – Today, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) announced it is collaborating with the American College...
Videos | Radial Access | May 06, 2021
Arnold Seto, M.D., MPA, FSCAI, chief of cardiology, Long Beach Veterans Affairs Medical Center and director,...
Videos | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | May 06, 2021
Payam Dehghani, M.D.,  FRCPC, FACC, FSCAI, co-director of Prairie Vascular Research and associate professor at the...
SCAI 2021 late-breaking presentations included the data on the Medtronic Harmony transcatheter pulmonary valve, cutting radial access hemostasis time by 50 percent, improving cardiogenic shock survival to 71 percent, and data showing very high mortality in COVID patients who suffer a STEMI heart attack. #SCAI21 #SCAI2021

SCAI 2021 late-breaking presentations included the data on the Medtronic Harmony transcatheter pulmonary valve, cutting radial access hemostasis time by 50 percent, improving cardiogenic shock survival to 71 percent, and data showing very high mortality in COVID patients who suffer a STEMI.

Feature | Cath Lab | May 06, 2021 | By Dave Fornell, Editor
April 29, 2021 — Here is the list of late-breaking study presentations and links to articles about each of them from...
Videos | Cath Lab | May 05, 2021
Ashwin Nathan M.D., a cardiology fellow in the division of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Hospital of the University of...
The Corindus CorPath robotic cath lab navigation system allows operators to sit and control the procedure from behind a lead-lined booth, so they do not have to wear heavy aprons during the procedures.  Christoper Baker, M.D., Hoag Memorial Hospital using the system. #SCAI21 #SCAI2021

The Corindus CorPath robotic cath lab navigation system allows operators to sit and control the procedure from behind a lead-lined booth, so they do not have to wear heavy aprons during the procedures.  

Feature | Robotic Systems | May 05, 2021
May 5, 2021 — A late-breaking study of the Siemens Healthineers Corindus Corpath GRX second-generation cath lab robotic...
Avoiding high-risk PCI procedures does not improve hospital scores according to a study presented at SCAI 2021. CTO procedure at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit. Photo by Dave Fornell.

Avoiding high-risk PCI procedures does not improve hospital scores according to a study presented at SCAI 2021. CTO procedure at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit. Photo by Dave Fornell.

News | Cardiovascular Business | May 05, 2021
May 5, 2021 — A late-breaking study presented at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI)...
One third of patients will die who have COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) and suffer a ST-elevated myocardial infarction (STEMI), according to the latest, comprehensive data from The North American COVID-19 Myocardial Infarction (NACMI) Registry. The data was presented as a late-breaking study at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) 2021 Scientific Sessions. The study showed there was an alarming one-in-three patients dying with STEMI and COVID, compared to 4-in-100 #SCAI2021

The key slide from the SCAI 2021 NACMI late-breaking presentation showing the very high adverse rates for COVID STEMI heart attack patients (red) as compared to pre-pandemic STEMI patient controls (green).

Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | May 03, 2021 | By Dave Fornell, Editor
May 3, 2021 – One third of patients will die who have COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) and suffer a ST-elevated myocardial...
Most Stable Ischemic Heart Disease Patients Did Not Meet ISCHEMIA Trial Enrollment Criteria, raising questions about its application in real-world practice. #SCAI2021 Getty Images

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News | Cath Lab | May 03, 2021
May 3, 2021 – Results from a new study find a broad range of patients who typically undergo revascularization for...
The NuMED 10-zig Covered CP (CCP) balloon expandable covered stent. It is used for repair of sinus venosus atrial septal defects (SVASD). #SVASD #SCAI2021 #congenitalheart #

The NuMED 10-zig Covered CP (CCP) balloon expandable covered stent.

News | Congenital Heart | May 01, 2021
May 1, 2021 - An analysis of a new international registry reveals benefits of using a longer covered stent for...
Videos | Structural Heart | April 30, 2021
Ashwin Nathan M.D., a cardiology fellow at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, presented a late-breaking...
The Medtronic Harmony transcatheter pulmonary valve (TPV) system offers a less invasive treatment option for patients with a congenital heart defect irregularity in their right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) that requires a pulmonary valve placement to restore valve function. 

The Medtronic Harmony transcatheter pulmonary valve (TPV) system offers a less invasive treatment option for patients with a congenital heart defect irregularity in their right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) that requires a pulmonary valve placement to restore valve function. 

Feature | Structural Heart | April 30, 2021 | Dave Fornell, Editor
April 30, 2021 — New study results validate the effectiveness of the Medtronic Harmony transcatheter pulmonary valve (...