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VIDEO: The Future of Wearables in Healthcare

Wearables | March 08, 2019

Karl Poterack, M.D., medical director, applied clinical informatics, Mayo Clinic, explains the role wearable devices will play in healthcare. He presented in several sessions at the 2019 Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society at (HIMSS) conference.

Poterack said there is a brewing tsunami of data in wearable technologies that healthcare systems will have to figure out how to integrate in the coming years. He said the key issue with wearable data is that there needs to be outcomes data showing the value of how many steps a patient accumulates, changes in heart rate over time, or blood pressure changes in patients with specific aliments. Without this , he said there is limited value in the information. 

Watch the related VIDEO: Use of Wearable Medical Devices for Cardiac Rehabilitation.

Look through a photo gallery of other new technologies at HIMSS19. 

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Wearables | March 08, 2019

Karl Poterack, M.D., medical director, applied clinical informatics, Mayo Clinic, explains the role wearable devices will play in healthcare. He presented in several sessions at the 2019 Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society at (HIMSS) conference.

Poterack said there is a brewing tsunami of data in wearable technologies that healthcare systems will have to figure out how to integrate in the coming years. He said the key issue with wearable data is that there needs to be outcomes data showing the value of how many steps a patient accumulates, changes in heart rate over time, or blood pressure changes in patients with specific aliments. Without this , he said there is limited value in the information. 

Watch the related VIDEO: Use of Wearable Medical Devices for Cardiac Rehabilitation.

Look through a photo gallery of other new technologies at HIMSS19. 

Find news and videos from HIMSS 2019.

Advanced Visualization | March 05, 2019

Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are starting to be adopted for physician training, patient education about their planned procedures, treatment planning and it is expected to be used as a procedure guidance tool in the near future. This example of AR displayed at the Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS) 2019 meetingwas among the most innovative because it allows users to "feel" the 3-D hologram of the heart. Developed by the company SoftServe., the “Touch My Heart” work-in-progress technology allows anyone wearing an AR headset to see and interact with the heart and get a touch sensation when they reach into the virtual tissue. A pad below the image is composed of dozens of ultrasound transducers that emit sound waves in the shape of the heart so users feel touch sensations when interacting with the virtual tissue.

Read the article "Virtual Reality Boosts Revenues and Patient Understanding,"

Look through a photo gallery of other new technologies at HIMSS19. 

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ECG | March 05, 2019

This is a quick demo of the Schiller Cardiovit FT-1 electrocardiograph (ECG) system displayed at the Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS) 2019 meeting. It has a 3-D rendering of a patient showing where each lead needs to be placed. The user can rotate the images on the touch screen to see where the leads go and can easily identify where any issues are when the system automatically alerts them about misplaced leads. The goal is to improve and speed ECGs using a better form of visualization than the traditional black and white 2-D pictures. The system changes the lead place placements of the body rending based on the type of exam being performed using a drop down menu.

Look through a photo gallery of other new technologies at HIMSS19. 

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Artificial Intelligence | March 04, 2019

Anthony Chang, M.D., chief intelligence and innovation officer, Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC), and medical director of the Sharon Disney Lund Medical Intelligence and Innovation Institute. He is expert in artificial intelligence (AI). He spoke in several sessions at Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2019 meeting on the integration of AI in healthcare. 

He said AI will play a big roll in imaging assessments of adult congenital heart disease to help relieve the burden on the small number of congenital cardiologists. 

Chang also explained there is a tsunami of data about to wash over healthcare as wearable devices begin to be integrated into patient care. AI will play a key role in sorting through all this data by monitoring the information to identify trends or disease markers and alert clinicians and the patient.

He was a keynote speaker at HIMSS19 with his session "Synergies Between Man and Machine — Future AI apps can be directed to help mitigate physician burnout by decreasing the EHR burden, improving medical education, and automating quality improvement."

Read the article 6 Key Health Information Technology Trends at HIMSS 2019.

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Wearables | February 28, 2019

Robert Klempfner, M.D., director of the Cardiovascular Prevention Institute, Sheba Medical Center, Israel,  discusses his center's use of wearable devices to manage a remote cardiac rehabilitation program. He spoke on the topic at 2019 Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society at (HIMSS) conference.   

Sheba Medical Center in Israel has adopted an app that interfaces with various wearables and Bluetooth-enabled patient monitoring devices to create remote cardiac rehabilitation and heart failure programs. It now remotely monitors hundreds of patients and does not require them to come to the hospital for sessions, which has helped increase patient satisfaction and aided in increasing physical activity compliance. The app is able to transfer device data to an EMR so progress and tasks assigned to patients can be monitored without the need for them to come into the hospital for sessions. Klempfner recently wrote a paper on this topic

Watch the related VIDEO: The Future of Wearables in Healthcare 

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Wearables | February 28, 2019

How wearable devices will play a role in healthcare was a big topic at the Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS) 2019 meeting. The biggest question is how to attached the data from consumer devices into a usable format for clinicians that interfaces with the electronic medical record (EMR). A good example of how wearables are being integrated in clinical care was demonstrated by the company Datos. It offers software that can integrate data from a wide variety of wearable devices from several makers into a mobile app, It can transfer the information to an EMR. The app also offers two way communication between the patient and the doctor’s office. It can prompt patients with a list of things they need to do each day to reach physician specified goals and displays analytics on a patient’s health data, including charts and graphs.

The system is used by Sheba Medical Center in Israel for a remote cardiac rehabilitation program. It now remotely monitors hundreds of patients and does not require them to come to the hospital for sessions, which has helped increase patient satisfaction and aided in increasing physical activity compliance. Watch the VIDEO: Use of Wearable Medical Devices for Cardiac Rehabilitation — an interview with Robert Klempfner, M.D., director of the Cardiovascular Prevention Institute, Sheba Medical Center.
 

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EP Lab | February 27, 2019

This is a virtual heart with the same electrophysiology characteristics as the real patient being developed to help optimize cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) lead placement. CRT currently has a 30 percent nonresponder rate, which is mainly due to the placement of leads. This model allows virtual placement of the leads In various locations to test response prior to the implantation procedure. The green dot shows the location of the virtual lead. It was unveiled at the Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS) 2019 annual meeting in February by Siemens. This "digital twin" technology is in development and will be able to create virtual, digital organs from a patient’s ECG, MRI scan and other clinical data. Siemens said the technology also might have applications for testing virtual ablations strategies to save procedure time when the patient is in the EP lab

Read more about the digital twin technology.

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Enterprise Imaging | February 27, 2019

Steve Holloway, principal analyst and company director for the healthcare market research firm Signify Research, explains the key trends he is seeing in enterprise imaging systems. He spoke to ITN at the 2019 Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society at (HIMSS) conference.  

Additional HIMSS 2019 coverage.

Look through a photo gallery of new technologies highlighted at HIMSS 2019.

Watch the RSNA 2018 VIDEO: Technology Report — Enterprise Imaging

December 12, 2018

This is a walk around of the new Spectrum Dynamics Veriton SPECT-CT nuclear imaging system introduced at the 2018 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting.

This is a walk around of an innovative new SPECT-CT nuclear imaging system shown at the Radiological Society Of North America (RSNA) 2018 meeting this week. It's CT system with comes in 16, 64 or 128 slice configurations. It has 12 SPECT detector robotic arms that automatically move toward the patient and use a sensor to stop a few millimeters from the skin to optimize photon counts and SPECT image quality. It also uses more sensitive CZT digital detectors, which allows either faster scan times, or use of only half the radiotracer dose of analog detector scans.

Read the article “Nuclear Imaging Moves Toward Digital Detector Technology.” 

Read the article "Spectrum Dynamics Sues GE for Theft, Misappropriation of Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition."

 

Cardiovascular Ultrasound | December 12, 2018

This is an example of the new Fetal HQ heart and vascular software from GE Healthcare for fetal ultrasound. The software, for the Voluson E10, helps evaluate the fetal heart shape, size and contractibility. A feature called Radiant Flow shows the blood flow in a 3-D view. It can also help show slow-flow blood, such as neuro-vascular circulation. This was shown for the first time at the 2018 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting.

 

Read more about this technology. 

 

Watch a VIDEO showing the fetal ventricular contractibility measures.

 

 

Cybersecurity | December 12, 2018

Anton S. Becker, M.D., radiology resident at the University Hospital of Zurich, Switzerland, discusses the long-term risks of cyberattacks on medical imaging data at the 2018 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting.

Advanced Visualization | December 12, 2018

This is an example of the FDA-cleared OpenSight augmented reality (AR) system for surgical planning from NovaRad at the Radiological Society Of North America (RSNA) 2018 meeting. It uses a HoloLens headset to register an overlay of the patient’s MR or CT scan in the patient. The operator can use hand movements to slice through and manipulate the images.

The vendor gained an FDA indication for AR to be used in surgical planning in 2018. NovaRad is working with the FDA for a second indication for use of the AR in the operating room during procedures.

This video is jerky, slightly misaligned and the hand movements did not always respond because itwas shot with an iPhone inside the visor. The image quality and hand movements are much better when actually wearing it on your head and aligned for the specific user.

Read more about this technology

Artificial Intelligence | December 12, 2018

This is an example of how artificial intelligence (AI) can help improve patient care by pulling together patient data from numerous sources n the elect if medical records that are specific to a patient’s diagnosis and treatment for a specific disease state. This is Siemens’ AI-Pathway Companion introduced at the Radiological Society Of North America (RSNA) 2018 meeting this week. In this examples. A prostate cancer patient has all their data on a single time line that can be accessed by single clicks on the points to open reports, images, procedures or labs.

At the end of the time line it integrates AI driven clinical decision support that recommends the next course of action based on clinical guidelines. The guidelines cited can also be opened for review by the clinician.

Cath Lab | November 15, 2018

Navin Kapur, M.D., discusses the results of the FDA STEMI Door-to-Unloading (DTU) safety and feasibility randomized controlled trial, presented as a late-breaking study at the 2018 American Heart Association meeting. Learn more at ProtectedPCI.com/DAIC.

 

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Heart Failure | November 15, 2018

James Januzzi, M.D., Hutter Family Professor at Harvard Medical School and a cardiologist at Mass General Hospital,, Boston, spoke at the 2018 American Heart Association (AHA) meeting about blood biomarkers that can aid in assessing reverse remodeling in heart failure patients with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). 

Januzzi mentions the use of high sensitivity troponin in this video. Watch a VIDEO interview with Januzzi on his research with high sensitivity troponin.

 

 

EP Lab | November 15, 2018

Wilber Su, M.D., chief of cardiac electrophysiology, Banner University Medical Center, Phoenix, and clinical associate professor of medicine at the University of Arizona, explains the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) best practices document on cryoballoon ablation. He led the development of that document. He spoke at the 2018 American Heart Association (AHA) meeting.

Read the HRS "Best practice guide for cryoballoon ablation in atrial fibrillation: The compilation experience of more than 3,000 procedures."

Read the related article "New Technologies to Improve Atrial Fibrillation Ablation."

 

 

Artificial Intelligence | November 14, 2018

James Januzzi, M.D., Hutter Family Professor at Harvard Medical School and a cardiologist at  Mass General Hospital, Boston, spoke at the 2018 American Heart Association (AHA) meeting about his use of artificial intelligence to data-mine patient records. He spoke at AHA on the use of an AI-driven model to predict acute kidney injury (AKI) in patients undergoing coronary angiography, and on the results from a catheter sampled blood archive in a cardiovascular disease study.

Read the related article "How Artificial Intelligence Will Change Medical Imaging."

 

 

 

Computed Tomography (CT) | November 14, 2018

Matthew Budoff, M.D., professor of medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, spoke at the 2018 American Heart Association (AHA) meeting on the new AHA guidelines for cholesterol, including the use of computed tomography (CT) calcium scoring scans to assess patient risk. Budoff has been involved in several of the coronary artery calcium (CAC) trials that supported the new recommendation.

Read the related article "CT Calcium Scoring Becoming a Key Risk Factor Assessment."

 

 

Pharmaceuticals | November 13, 2018

Deepak L. Bhatt, M.D., executive director of the interventional cardiovascular program, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Heart & Vascular Center and Harvard Medical School, explains the results of the late-breaking REDUCE-IT Trial at the 2018 American Heart Association (AHA) meeting. This is a landmark study that showed icosapent ethyl (Vascepa) can significantly reduce major adverse cardiac and stroke events in patients with continued high triglyceride levels while on statin therapy.

Read the article on the REDUCE-IT Trial

Hypertension | November 07, 2018

Kim Allan Williams, Sr., M.D., chief of the Division of Cardiology and the James B. Herrick Professor at Rush University Medical Center, discusses the efforts being made by the Association of Black Cardiologists to reduce systemic hypertension in the African-American community. Williams is speaking on this topic at the American Heart Association 2018 meeting.

 

 

Cath Lab | November 07, 2018

In 2009, the GuideLiner Catheter revolutionized the concept of guide extension, creating new possibilities in interventional cardiology. Now in its third generation, the GuideLiner V3 Catheter continues to build on a history of innovation and performance — one that has been demonstrated with more than half a million catheters in cath labs around the world.

Teleflex also offers a family of Turnpike Catheters. These contain a robust multi-layer shaft that provides impressive flexibility, torque and tracking over a 0.014” guidewire in complex coronary and peripheral interventions. The unique five-layer composite shaft provides an ideal combination of flexibility and torque response to help navigate through complex anatomy while the outer polymer layer paired with a 60 cm distal hydrophilic coating facilitates smooth catheter delivery. This portfolio consists of the Turnpike Catheter (standard version), the Turnpike Spiral Catheter, the Turnpike Gold Catheter, and the Turnpike LP Catheter. Each catheter configuration contains a specific design element to address various clinical challenges in complex procedures

This year, Teleflex acquired two well-known PTCA balloon catheters. The Chocolate XD PTCA Balloon Catheter is a specialty angioplasty balloon, used in the pre-dilatation and treatment of coronary lesions. The balloon’s proprietary nitinol constraining structure creates “pillows” and “grooves” that are designed to provide controlled dilatation while minimizing vessel wall trauma.

The Glider PTCA Balloon Catheter is a semi-compliant balloon with a skived tip and low entry profile. The tip design, coupled with hydrophilic coating and an innovative, torqueable shaft, allows for precise tip orientation for use in crossing complex lesions and stent struts.

For more information: www.teleflex.com

Congenital Heart | November 01, 2018

Example of GE Healthcare’s FetalHQ software for the ultrasound imaging of fetal hearts. The new tool runs on GE Healthcare’s Voluson ultrasound systems and is the first tool to simultaneously examine the size, shape and function of the fetal heart echocardiography for congenital heart evaluations.

Read more about the technology in the article "Cardiac Ultrasound Software Streamlines Fetal Heart Exams."

 

 

October 11, 2018

Professor Ian Meredith, MBBS, Ph.D., global chief medical officer and executive vice president, Boston Scientific, explains key trial data presented at the 2018 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) conference. He also explained the company's recent purchase of numerous start-up companies to expand in areas of structural heart, venous interventions, electrophysiology and oncology. 

Hear Meredith's insights in the VIDEO: Future Research and Development Efforts in Cardiovascular Medicine

 

October 11, 2018

A discussion with Professor Ian Meredith, MBBS, Ph.D., global chief medical officer and executive vice president, Boston Scientific, on future directions for cardiology device technology development. He spoke to DAIC at the 2018 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) conference.

Hear Meredith's insights in the VIDEO: Boston Scientific's Recent Cardiology Advances and Technology Acquisitions

TCT | October 03, 2018

DAIC Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the most innovative new cardiovascular technology he found on the expo floor at the 2018 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) conference.

Here are links to other Editor's Choice videos at recent conferences:

VIDEO: Editor's Choice of Most Innovative New Cardiac Technology at ACC 2018

VIDEO: Editor’s Choice of the Most Innovative Echo Technology at ASE 2018

VIDEO: Editor's Choice of the Most Innovative New Imaging Technology at RSNA 2017

 

 

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Womens Cardiovascular Health | October 01, 2018

Cindy Grines, M.D., chair and professor, department of cardiology, Zucker School of Medicine, Hostra/Northwell, spoke on this topic in sessions at the 2018 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) conference. 

 

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Find more articles on women's heart issues in the Women's Cardiovascular Health channel

 

Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | October 01, 2018

Ashish Pershad, M.D., medical director, structural heart program, Banner University Medical Heart Institute, Phoenix, explains the difference he found between the FDA cleared Watchman left atrial appendage (LAA) occluder and the Abbott Amplatzer Amulet device now in U.S. trials. He spoke on these differences at the 2018 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) conference. 

Watch the VIDEO: New Data on LAA Occlusion From the PREVAIL and PROTECT Trials — Interview with Vivek Reddy, M.D.

Read the article "Occluding the Left Atrial Appendage (LAA)."

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Hemodynamic Support Devices | October 01, 2018

Nevin Kapur, M.D., FAHA, FACC, FSCAI, executive director, Cardiovascular Center for Research and Innovation, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, explains the importance of ventricular unloading in the management of acute myocardial infarction and cardiogenic shock. He spoke on this topic at the 2018 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) conference. 

 

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Hemostasis Management | September 27, 2018

Philippe Genereux, M.D., co-director of the structural heart program at the Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute at Morristown Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, explains some of the technologies and techniques to close large vascular access sites due to TAVR, TEVAR and hemodynamic support devices. He was involved in a session on this topic at the 2018 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) conference. 

Read more about vascular closure devices.

 

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Artificial Intelligence | September 27, 2018

Rami Doukky, M.D., professor of medicine, preventative medicine and radiology, and chief of the Division of Cardiology at Cook County Health and Hospitals System, discusses how artificial intelligence (AI) will impact all medical imaging modalities at the 2018 American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) annual meeting in San Francisco.

 

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Intravascular Imaging | September 26, 2018

Ron Waksman, M.D., associate director of the division of cardiology and director of cardiovascular research and advanced education, Medstar Heart Institute, explains details of the late-breaking LRP (Lipid Rich Plaque) Trial at the 2018 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) conference. The trial used near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) combined with intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) to identify vulnerable plaques and track them over time to determine the accuracy of the risk assessment. He said this may be a paradigm shift for interventional cardiology, being able to identify high-risk lesions before they cause a heart attack.

Read the article on the LRP Study reults.

Learn more about the LRP study in another VIDEO with Waksman at ACC 2018.

Find more news and video from TCT.

 

 

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Hemodynamic Support Devices | September 22, 2018

There was a 77 percent increase in survival in cardiogenic shock patients treated using a new protocol in the National Cardiogenic Shock Initiative. The data was presented at the 2018 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) meeting. The details are discussed here with Babar Basir, D.O., and William O'Neill, M.D., from Henry Ford Hospital

Watch the related VIDEO: Overview of the National Cardiogenic Shock Initiative

Watch the related VIDEO: Support Protocols at Henry Ford Hospital

Additional articles and videos on Henry Ford Hospital 

Hemodynamic Support Devices | September 12, 2018

A discussion with William O'Neill, M.D., director of the structural heart program, Henry Ford Hospital, and Michele Voeltz, M.D., fellowship program director, interventional cardiology, explaining their process for selecting various levels of hemodynamic support.

Henry Ford Hospital also helped spearhead the Detroit Cardiogenic Shock Initiative that morphed into the National Cardiogenic Shock Initiative using these same protocols. Watch an interview with O'Neill explaining the national initiative.

Additional articles and videos on Henry Ford Hospital 

 

 

 

Cardiac Imaging | September 10, 2018

Leslee Shaw, Ph.D., professor of cardiology and radiology, Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, and past-president of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT), explains how cardiac imaging will be used in the ISCHEMIA Trial to assess treatment strategies for patients with stable ischemic heart disease. The trial was discussed by Shaw at the 2018 American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) meeting.

Watch the related VIDEO Role of Cardiac CT in Value-based Medicine, an interview with Shaw at SCCT 2017.

Nuclear Imaging | August 22, 2018

Kim A. Williams, Sr., M.D., MACC, MASNC, FAHA, FESC, cardiology division chief and James B. Herrick professor at Rush University Medical Center, discusses the importance of nuclear cardiology in preventive medicine, and previews his upcoming keynote lecture at the 2018 annual meeting of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), Sept. 6-9 in San Francisco.

Watch the related VIDEO ASNC 2018 Program Preview, where Rami Doukky, M.D., professor of medicine, preventive medicine and radiology, and chief of the Division of Cardiology at Cook County Health and Hospitals System, discusses new additions to the ASNC meeting program for 2018.

Watch the VIDEO MACRA's Impact on Cardiology, an interview with Williams on the impact of healthcare reform on cardiology and specifically on nuclear perfusion imaging.

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