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VIDEO: CRT Optimization Using Echo

Leyla Elif Sade, M.D., MESC, professor of cardiology at Başkent University, Ankara, Turkey, discusses use of echo for CRT optimization at the 2017 American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) annual meeting. Related content includes the VIDEO "Echocardiography Strain Fundamentals Made Easy," and the articles "A Glimpse Into the Future of Cardiac Ultrasound," "Automation Enhances, Streamlines Echocardiography" and "What is New in Electrophysiology Technologies."

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Cardiovascular Ultrasound | June 29, 2017
VIDEO: CRT Optimization Using Echo

Leyla Elif Sade, M.D., MESC, professor of cardiology at Başkent University, Ankara, Turkey, discusses use of echo for CRT optimization at the 2017 American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) annual meeting. Related content includes the VIDEO "Echocardiography Strain Fundamentals Made Easy," and the articles "A Glimpse Into the Future of Cardiac Ultrasound," "Automation Enhances, Streamlines Echocardiography" and "What is New in Electrophysiology Technologies."

VIDEO: CRT Optimization Using Echo
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Business | June 06, 2017
VIDEO: How to Start an Electrophysiology Program

Andrea Natale, M.D., FACC, FHRS, FESC, executive medical director, Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute at St. David's Medical Center, discusses how to build an electrophysiology (EP) program at the 2017 Heart Rhythm Society annual meeting. Read the article "Growing a Cardiac Rhythm Program in a Community Setting."
 

 

VIDEO: How to Start an Electrophysiology Program
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Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) | June 01, 2017
VIDEO: Overview of Subcutaneous ICD Technology

Lucas Boersma, M.D., Ph.D., FESC, St. Antonius Ziekenhuis, Nieuwegein, The Netherlands, discusses how subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator (S-ICD) technology works, selecting patient appropriate patients and new S-ICD technologies in development at the 2017 Heart Rhythm Society annual meeting. Read the article "Subcutaneous ICD System Shows Positive Outcomes in Largest Real-world Study."
 

 

VIDEO: Overview of Subcutaneous ICD Technology
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EP Lab | May 26, 2017
VIDEO: Editor's Choice of Most Innovative New Technology at HRS 2017

DAIC Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the most innovative new electrophysiology (EP) technology at the 2017 Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) annual meeting. Learn more about the Heart Rhythm Society 2017 late-breaking electrophysiology trials.
 

VIDEO: Editor's Choice of Most Innovative New Technology at HRS 2017
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Leads Implantable Devices | May 25, 2017
VIDEO: EP Lead Extraction Strategies

Bruce Wilkoff, M.D., director of cardiac pacing and tachyarrhythmia devices at Cleveland Clinic, discusses advancements in lead management technology at the 2017 Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) annual meeting. Read the article “ Study Shows Occlusion Balloon Saves Lives During Lead Extraction.”  Read the articles “Advances in Transvenous Lead Extraction,” and  “Strategies, New Technologies Aid Lead Management.”

 

VIDEO: EP Lead Extraction Strategies
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Pacemakers | May 23, 2017
VIDEO: Current State of Leadless Pacemaker Technology

Vivek Reddy, M.D., director of cardiac arrhythmia services and professor of medicine, cardiology, Mount Sinai Hospital, N.Y., discusses advancements in leadless pacemaker technology at the 2017 Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) annual meeting. Read the articles “Leadless Endocardial CRT Pacing Effective for Heart Failure Patients,” and “New Data Showcases Long-term Benefits of Nanostim Leadless Pacemaker.”

 

VIDEO: Current State of Leadless Pacemaker Technology
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Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Devices (CRT) | May 23, 2017
VIDEO: How to Implant a Leadless CRT LV Pacing System

This video, provided by ERB, demonstrates the function and implantation of the WiSE CRT (Wireless Stimulation Endocardially for cardiac resynchronization therapy) leadless CRT pacing system for heart failure patients. Read the article “Leadless Endocardial CRT Pacing Effective for Heart Failure Patients.” 

VIDEO: How to Implant a Leadless CRT LV Pacing System
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Atrial Fibrillation | May 17, 2017
VIDEO: Current State of Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Technologies

Hugh Calkins, M.D., FACC, FAHA, FHRS, director of cardiac arrhythmia services and professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital, discusses advancements in AF ablation at the 2017 Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) annual meeting. Read about the new AF expert consensus statement released at HRS 2017.

VIDEO: Current State of Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Technologies
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EP Lab | May 17, 2017
VIDEO: Demonstration of How the Bridge Occlusion Balloon Seals SVC Tears

This video, provided by Spectranetics, demonstrates how to deploy the Bridge Occlusion Balloon used to seal accidental tears in the superior vena cava (SVC) during EP device lead extraction procedures. A review of post-market release data shown it can bridge the patient to open surgical repair and significantly reduce the usual 50 percent mortality associated with this complication. Read the article about the late-breaking clinical trial presentation from Heart Rhythm 2017.

VIDEO: Demonstration of How the Bridge Occlusion Balloon Seals SVC Tears
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Pacemakers | May 16, 2017
VIDEO: How to Implant the Micra Leadless Pacemaker

This video, provided by Medtronic, demonstrates the implantation of Micra transcatheter pacing system (TPS). The device is a leadless pacemaker for single chamber pacing and eliminated the need for a surgical pocket or transvenous leads. The design concept is to simplify pacemaker implantation and eliminate the need for leads, which open the patient up to additional device and infection complications. Read the article “Safety, Performance of the World's Smallest Pacemaker Reinforced in Real-world Patients.”
 

VIDEO: How to Implant the Micra Leadless Pacemaker
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EP Lab | April 10, 2017
VIDEO: Advances in Electrophysiology Technology

A discussion with Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) President Michael Gold, M.D., Ph.D., director of cardiology and associate dean at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), at the American College of Cardiology 2017 annual meeting. Read more about EP advances over the past couple years. 

VIDEO: Advances in Electrophysiology Technology
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ACC | April 03, 2017
VIDEO: Editor's Choice of Most Innovative New Technology at ACC.17

DAIC Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the interesting new technologies from the vendor booths on the expo floor at the 2017 meeting of the American College of Cardiology (ACC). For key technology trends at ACC.17, watch the VIDEO "Cardiac Technology Trends at ACC.17."

VIDEO: Editor's Choice of Most Innovative New Technology at ACC.17
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EP Mapping and Imaging Systems | February 01, 2017
How the CardioInsight Electro-anatomical Mapping System Works

This video, provided by Medtronic, demonstrates the CardioInsight electro-anatomical mapping system. It was cleared by the FDA in early 2017. It uses an ECG lead vest to noninvasively create a 3-D electrophysiology (EP) electro-map of the heart to help identify arrhythmia and plan catheter ablation procedures. Read the related article on the technology. 

How the CardioInsight Electro-anatomical Mapping System Works
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Heart Valve Technology | November 14, 2016
VIDEO: Technologies to Reduce Heart Failure Readmissions

William Abraham, M.D., FACC, discusses advances in heart failure device treatment technologies at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2016 annual meeting. He is director of the division of cardiovascular medicine and a professor of internal medicine, physiology and cell biology at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. He also served as principal investigator of the CHAMPION Trial for the CardioMEMS device. Read the article "Reducing Heart Failure Readmissions."

VIDEO: Technologies to Reduce Heart Failure Readmissions
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Sudden Cardiac Arrest | October 28, 2016
VIDEO: Explaining Sudden Cardiac Death to Patients - Illustration by Rahul Doshi, M.D.

This video, provided by Zoll, demonstrates how cardiologists can explain sudden cardiac death to patients. It is critical to educate patients who are at risk of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), so Rahul Doshi, M.D., director of electrophysiology, associate professor of clinical medicine, Keck Medical Center of University of Southern California, explains sudden cardiac death (SCD) to his patients using a simple illustration. Visit SCDFacts.org for additional resources for you and your team to support the SCD conversation with your patients. One in five post-AMI patients have been shown to be at high risk of dying after PCI.1 The majority of mortality in AMI patients post-PCI occurs in the first three months — one out of every 10 high-risk patients die, with about 60 percent of this mortality due to SCD.[1,2] 

1. Halkin A, et al. Prediction of Mortality After Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for Acute Myocardial Infarction: CADILLAC Risk Score. JACC 2005;45:1397–1405.

2. Stone G, et al. Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Arrest Post PTCA in High-Risk Patients.
http://www.theheart.org/article/1202823.do (April 2011). 

VIDEO: Explaining Sudden Cardiac Death to Patients - Illustration by Rahul Doshi, M.D.
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Inventory Management | October 28, 2016
VIDEO: Automated Inventory Management for the Cath Lab

With quality of care and cost efficiency at the top of your mind, there is no room in your hospital for waste from high-value supplies. However, managing your critical supplies in the cath lab can be a challenge. How can you get the supply waste in your facility under control? Watch this short video to learn how an automated inventory management solution could help you reduce the waste in your hospital while improving your total cost of care. For more information visit www.cardinalhealth.com.

 

VIDEO: Automated Inventory Management for the Cath Lab
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Inventory Management | September 21, 2016
Inventory Management - A Way to Curb Medical Device Waste

With bundled payments putting increased pressure on hospitals to manage supply costs while providing quality patient care, there is no room in your cath lab for high-value medical device waste. An automated inventory management solution could help you find and reduce the waste hiding in your supply chain while helping to improve your total cost of care. Visit cardinalhealth.com/CIMS

Inventory Management - A Way to Curb Medical Device Waste
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Heart Failure | September 02, 2016
Implantable Device Improves Sleep Apnea in Heart Failure Patients

This video, provided by Respicardia, demonstrates the Remede System is a pacemaker-like implantable device. It is designed to improve cardiovascular health by restoring natural breathing during sleep in patients with central sleep apnea. In this video from The Ohio State University, William Abraham, M.D., director of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, explains how the technology works and highlights one patient case involved in a recent study of the device

Implantable Device Improves Sleep Apnea in Heart Failure Patients
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Inventory Management | August 15, 2016
Take Control of Your Cath Lab Inventory

Pacemakers, stents and bandages — keeping tracking of what is on hand and accurately capturing charges can be a challenge. What if you could track, manage and analyze your cath lab inventory – low cost to high value – to reveal powerful business intelligence and shine a light on new savings and revenue capture? 

Take Control of Your Cath Lab Inventory
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Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | April 15, 2016
Post-FDA Approval Experience of LAA Occluders at ACC.16

David Holmes, M.D., professor of medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and consultant, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, shares details from his presentations at ACC.16 regarding the Watchman left atrial appendage occluder. 

Post-FDA Approval Experience of LAA Occluders at ACC.16
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Inventory Management | March 10, 2016
Keeping a Pulse on Your Cath Lab Inventory

Managing inventory in the procedural area is often a challenge that creates substantial waste and inefficiency that impacts your bottom line. Understanding how to overcome the top barriers allows you to spend more time on patient care and less time on tackling your supplies. Learn how you can manage inventory more effectively with Cardinal Health Inventory Management Solutions. For more information visit cardinalhealth.com/cims.

 

Keeping a Pulse on Your Cath Lab Inventory
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EP Lab | March 25, 2015
Advances in Electrophysiology at ACC 2015

Learn about the trends and new technology in electrophysiology in an interview with David Wilber, M.D., editor of JACC's Clinical EP, and medical director, clinical electrophysiology, director, Cardiovascular Institute, co-director, Cardiovascular Research Institute, Loyola University Medical Center, Chicago.

Advances in Electrophysiology at ACC 2015
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ACC | March 25, 2015
ACC 2015: Editor's Choice of the Most Innovative New Technology

DAIC Editor Dave Fornell shares his picks of the most interesting new devices and advances in cardiovascular technology shown on the expo floor at the 2015 American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting.

ACC 2015: Editor's Choice of the Most Innovative New Technology
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Atrial Fibrillation | July 30, 2014
Using Radiosurgery for Atrial Fibrillation Cardiac Ablation

Paul Keall, Ph.D., FAAP, professor and NHMRC Australian Fellow at Radiation Physics Laboratory at the University of Sydney, Sydney Medical School, discusses radiosurgery beyond cancer.

Using Radiosurgery for Atrial Fibrillation Cardiac Ablation
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ACC | April 08, 2014
ACC 2014 Editor's Choice of Most Innovative New Technologies

DAIC Editor Dave Fornell offers his choices of the most innovative new cardiovascular technologies shown on the expo floor at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2014 meeting.

ACC 2014 Editor's Choice of Most Innovative New Technologies
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Cath Lab | November 11, 2013
TCT 2013 Editor's Choice of Most Innovative New Technologies

DAIC Editor Dave Fornell offers his choices of the most innovative new cardiovascular technologies discussed in sessions and shown on the expo floor at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2013 meeting.

TCT 2013 Editor's Choice of Most Innovative New Technologies
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Pacemakers | October 14, 2013
VIDEO: Implantation of the Nanostim Leadless Pacemaker

This video, provided by Abbott/St. Jude Medical, demonstrates how the Nanostim leadless pacemaker is delivered via catheter. This eliminates the need for open surgical procedures. It is anchored into the myocardium at apex of the right ventricle. Watch the VIDEO “Current State of Leadless Pacemaker Technology,” an interview with Vivek Reddy, M.D.

VIDEO: Implantation of the Nanostim Leadless Pacemaker
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Cardiac PACS | March 22, 2013
ACC.13: CVIS Enhancements — McKesson Cardiology

McKesson highlighted enhancements to its cardiovascular information system (CVIS) version 13. The system offers new modules for electrophysiology, inventory control and aids interoperability for better change capture and data mining. For more information, visit www.allaboutCVIS.com

ACC.13: CVIS Enhancements — McKesson Cardiology
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EP Lab | May 31, 2012
IT Considerations for Electrophysiology Reporting Systems

To help hospitals upgrade their electrophysiology (EP) reporting systems and integrate EP into cardiovascular and hospital reporting systems, Michael Mirro, M.D., FACC, medical director, cardiology/electrophysiology, Parkview Physicians Group, Ft. Wayne, Ind., offers suggestions of what to look for in systems. He spoke about cardiovascular/EP IT integration and the impact of healthcare reforms during the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) 2012 scientific sessions. For more information: www.DIcardiology.com

IT Considerations for Electrophysiology Reporting Systems
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Leads Implantable Devices | May 22, 2012
Riata Leads Shown to Have Higher Malfunction Rates

Data was presented during the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) 2012 scientific sessions that showed the Riata ICD lead had a higher malfunction rate than comparable leads. The results from "Independent Multicenter Study of Riata and Riata ST Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Leads" were presented by Raed H. Abdelhadi, M.D., FACC, a cardiologist and electrophysiologist researcher at the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation.

Riata Leads Shown to Have Higher Malfunction Rates
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EP Lab | May 22, 2012
Editor's Choice of Innovative Technology at Heart Rhythm Society 2012

Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology Editor Dave Fornell shows some of the most innovative new technology displayed on the show floor at the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) annual scientific sessions. The tour includes new devices and trends in electrophysiology. For more information: www.DIcardiology.com

Editor's Choice of Innovative Technology at Heart Rhythm Society 2012
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EP Lab | May 17, 2012
HRS 2012: The State of Electrophysiology

Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) President-Elect Hugh Calkins, M.D., FACC, director, cardiac arrhythmia services and EP lab, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md., offers an overview of trends and top news in electrophysiology at the HRS 2012 scientific sessions. For more information: www.DIcardiology.com

HRS 2012: The State of Electrophysiology
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Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) | May 16, 2012
Subcutaneous ICD System May Change EP Device Implantation

Pivitol trial data regarding the safety and efficacy of the Cameron Health Subcutaneous Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (S-ICD) system was very positive. The system is currently pending FDA approval and would be the only subcutaneous lead electrophysiology device cleared for use in the United States. The system eliminates the need for venous leads and intra-cardiac securement, greatly simplifying the implant procedure. Data from Cameron Health's IDE trial was presented by Martin Burke, DO, FACC, FACOI, FRCP, director, Heart Rhythm Center, University of Chicago, at the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) 2012 scientific sessions. For more information: www.DIcardiology.com 

Subcutaneous ICD System May Change EP Device Implantation
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EP Lab | May 16, 2012
ICDs Are Safe for Patients Participating in Sports

Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) are safe in patients who participate in sports, according to a study presented during Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) 2012. Rachel Lampert, M.D., associate professor of medicine, section of cardiovascular medicine, Yale School of Medicine, explains the study findings during a press briefing at HRS. For more information: www.DIcardiology.com

ICDs Are Safe for Patients Participating in Sports
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Ultrasound Intra-cardiac Echo (ICE) | April 06, 2012
3-D Intracardiac Echo of Transseptal Puncture

Siemens' AcuNav V 3-D intracardiac echo (ICE) catheter offers detailed, live 3-D images of the interior of the heart. This video shows an example of the catheter imaging a transseptal puncture. This new ICE technology may help better guide these punctures, which are routinely used in catheter ablations and transcatheter left atrial appendage (LAA) occluder delivery. The technology was shown as a work-in-progress during ACC 2012.

3-D Intracardiac Echo of Transseptal Puncture
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Ultrasound Intra-cardiac Echo (ICE) | April 06, 2012
3-D Intracardiac Echo of Pulmonary Vein

Siemens' AcuNav V 3-D intracardiac echo (ICE) catheter offers detailed, live 3-D images of the interior of the heart. This video shows an example of the catheter imaging the pulmonary vein. The technology may play a role in better guiding transcatheter electrophysiology (EP) ablation procedures. The technology was shown as a work-in-progress during ACC 2012.

3-D Intracardiac Echo of Pulmonary Vein
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Cardiac PACS | March 29, 2012
ACC.12: McKesson Introduces EP, Stress and Holter Reporting to its CVIS

During the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2012 Scientific Session, McKesson displayed new features for its cardiovascular information system (CVIS). These included an electrophysiology (EP) reporting workflow, the addition of stress and Holter support and integrated inventory management. The features were shown as works-in-progress as part of the upcoming release of McKesson Cardiology v13.0, slated for release by early summer 2012. The EP reporting module integrates diagnostics including tilt tables, implantable devices and ablation treatment EP recording systems. For more information: www.allaboutCVIS.com

ACC.12: McKesson Introduces EP, Stress and Holter Reporting to its CVIS
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Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) | March 09, 2012
VIDEO: How to Install a Subcutaneous ICD System

This video, provided by Boston Scientific, shows how to implant the subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator (S-ICD) system. Unlike conventional implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs), which require thin, insulated wires (leads) to pass through the venous system and into the heart, the entire S-ICD System sits just below the skin and leaves the heart and blood vessels untouched. This technology has the potential to expand the reach of ICD therapy, offering physicians and appropriate patients a new alternative to traditional ICDs.  Read the most recent article on the S-ICD — “FDA Clears MRI-safe Subcutaneous Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (S-ICD) System.”

 

VIDEO: How to Install a Subcutaneous ICD System
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