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 A new study found that differences between a person's age in years and his or her biological age, as predicted by an artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled EKG, can provide measurable insights into health and longevity.

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News | ECG | June 18, 2021
June 18, 2021 — You might be older ― or younger ― than you think. A new study found that differences between a person's...
Case Study | Cardiovascular Information Systems (CVIS) | June 18, 2021
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many cardiology departments were faced with the daunting task of supporting inpatient and...
The integration of a cardiovascular information system (CVIS) with electronic medical records (EMR) ensures a seamless flow of data between providers and helps physicians access a more comprehensive picture of a patient’s medical history, leading to better outcomes.
Feature | Cardiovascular Information Systems (CVIS) | June 15, 2021
The integration of a cardiovascular information system (CVIS) with electronic medical records (EMR) ensures a seamless...
Prediction performance of DL compared to quantitative measures and Kaplan-Meier curves for quartiles of DL. Image created by Singh et al., Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA.

Prediction performance of DL compared to quantitative measures and Kaplan-Meier curves for quartiles of DL. Image created by Singh et al., Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA.

News | SPECT Imaging | June 14, 2021
June 14, 2021 — An advanced artificial intelligence technique known as deep learning can predict major adverse cardiac...
GE is integrating artificial intelligence into most of its imaging and information technology software. AI can aid fast critical care decision making. Above left is the vScan Air wireless point-of-care ultrasound system. It integrates AI for immediate, automated assessment of a patient's ejection fraction, right.

GE is integrating artificial intelligence into most of its imaging and information technology software. AI can aid fast critical care decision making. Above left is the vScan Air wireless point-of-care ultrasound system. It integrates AI for immediate, automated assessment of a patient's ejection fraction, right.

Feature | Artificial Intelligence | June 10, 2021
The digital transformation of healthcare is underway, but it will advance further and faster if key stakeholders work...
AI Med will present its Virtual Clinical Series: Imaging Built by Clinicians, for Clinicians, June 29-30, 2021.
News | Artificial Intelligence | June 09, 2021
June 9, 2021 — AI Med will present its Virtual Clinical Series: Imaging Built by Clinicians, for Clinicians, June 29-30...
Some of the top technology news from ACC 2021. Top left, the LAAOS III trial showed benefit when surgeons seal off the LAA during other open heart procedures. Bottom left, the ReCor Paradise renal denervation system helped lower blood pressure in patients who did not respond to medication. Top right, for patients with both heart failure and AFib it makes no differences is therapy is focused on controlling the heart rhythm or heart rate. Bottom right, the FLOWER-MI trial found no benefit to FFR-guided PCI.

Some of the top technology news from ACC 2021. Top left, the LAAOS III trial showed benefit when surgeons seal off the LAA during other open heart procedures. Bottom left, the ReCor Paradise renal denervation system helped lower blood pressure in patients who did not respond to medication. Top right, for patients with both heart failure and AFib it makes no difference if therapy is focused on controlling the heart rhythm or heart rate. Bottom right, the FLOWER-MI trial found no benefit to FFR-guided PCI in STEMI with multi-vessel disease.

Feature | ACC | June 08, 2021 | By Dave Fornell, Editor
Here are the top 10 takeaways from the late-breaking studies on cardiovascular technologies presented at the 2021...
Avicenna.AI announces the introduction of Cina Chest, including AI tools for detection and emergency triage of pulmonary embolism and aortic dissection.
News | Artificial Intelligence | June 07, 2021
June 3, 2021 — Medical imaging AI specialist Avicenna.AI announced that it has received certification in the United...
With structured reporting, organizations can save weeks of manual work every year by mandating the collection of required data items during the reporting process and automating submissions. To manage today’s customizable clinical workflows, providers need structured reporting to improve quality and save time across the cardiovascular imaging suite.            
Case Study | Cardiovascular Information Systems (CVIS) | June 07, 2021
Baystate Health is an integrated healthcare system serving more than 800,000 people throughout western New England....
GE Healthcare had integrated artificial intelligence algorithms into many of its device technologies. Recently the vendor introduced AI-enabled real-time automated ejection fraction measurements on its Venue Go point of care ultrasound system.

GE Healthcare had integrated artificial intelligence algorithms into many of its device technologies. Recently the vendor introduced AI-enabled real-time automated ejection fraction measurements on its Venue Go point of care ultrasound system

News | June 03, 2021
June 3, 2020 — GE Healthcare is collaborating with the American College of Cardiology (ACC) through support of and...
Illustration of how spectral CT can help confirm findings on a conventional CT scan without requiring follow-up imaging, such as a nuclear scan. The conventional CT on the left, and the dual-energy CT on the right confirms an infarct.

Illustration of how spectral CT can help confirm findings on a conventional CT scan without requiring follow-up imaging, such as a nuclear scan. The conventional CT on the left, and the dual-energy CT on the right confirms an infarct. Image from Philips Healthcare.

Feature | Computed Tomography (CT) | May 27, 2021
May 27, 2021 — Philips Healthcare released a workhorse computed tomography (CT) system, the Spectral CT 7500, which has...
Videos | Congenital Heart | May 26, 2021
Tom Jones, M.D., director, cardiac catheterization laboratories, Seattle Children’s Hospital, explains some of the new...
 iRhythm Technologies Inc. announced two new U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearances — one for a new and improved design of its flagship Zio wearable cardiac monitor, and a second for updated artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities. 
News | May 25, 2021
May 25, 2021 — iRhythm Technologies Inc. announced two new U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearances —...
Cardiovascular information systems (CVIS) allow storage of in-office echocardiograms, aids report generation and reading echos for several hospitals. Hitachi’s VidiStar CVIS.
Feature | Cardiovascular Information Systems (CVIS) | May 19, 2021
The ability of a cardiologist to work remotely can save lives. By leveraging the advantages of a cloud-based...
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)...