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VIDEO: Cryoballoon Ablation Best Practice Guidelines

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."

 

 

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Adam Greenbaum, M.D., co-director, Center for Structural Heart Disease, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, explains how his center is already performing off-label transcatheter mitral valve implantations in patients who otherwise have no more options. He also discusses some of the new transcatheter mitral valve technologies in development. Watch the VIDEO “Mitral and Tricuspid Valve Repair Technologies.”  Watch a VIDEO of Greenbaum explaining his use of venous-to-aortic transcaval access in TAVR.

Cardiac Imaging | December 29, 2017

ITN and DAIC Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the most interesting new medical imaging technologies on the expo floor at the 2017 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting. Watch the editor’s choice video for new health IT technologies at HIMSS 2017, new advances in cardiac ultrasound at ASE 2017, and CT advances at the SCCT 2017 meeting.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | December 13, 2017

Emanuel Kanal, M.D., director of MRI services and professor of radiology and neuroradiology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, explains the new mobile application he developed, which lets users visually model the forces at work during an MRI exam on patients with implanted medical devices, at the 2017 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting.

Read the related article “The Changing Relationship Between MRIs and Pacemakers.”

Advanced Visualization | December 07, 2017

Dianna Bardo M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3-D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children's Hospital, discusses how 3-D printing and other advanced imaging modalities can help improve outcomes in complex cases. Read the article “The Use of 3-D Printing in Cardiology.” Watch the WEBINAR “Innovation and Success in 3D-inspired Development of the Business and Clinical Practice,” presented by Bardo.

 

 

Angiography | November 22, 2017

Shimadzu demonstrated its Trinias Interventional X-ray System at the 2017 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) conference. The system offers several features to enable improved patient access and procedural guidance at a lower radiation dose than previous generation angiography systems. For more information visit www.shimadzu.com/med/products/angio.

Radial Access | November 22, 2017

Mladen I. Vidovich, M.D., FACC, FSCAI, chief, section of cardiology, Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, Chicago, and associate professor of medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago, discusses some of the current techniques and issues involved with radial artery access. DAIC spoke to him at the 2017 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) conference. Read articles he authored, including “Radiation Exposure Related to Transradial Access” and “Vascular Closure Devices Aid Closure of Large Access Sites.”

 

Medical 3-D Printing | November 17, 2017

Dee Dee Wang, M.D., Director, Structural Heart Imaging at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, explains how her center uses 3-D printing and computer aided design (CAD) software to improve patient outcomes. She spoke to DAIC at the 2017 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) annual meeting. Read the articles “The Use of 3-D Printing in Cardiology” and “Henry Ford Hospital Study Shows 3-D Imaging Improves Fixing Broken Hearts.”  

Stents Bifurcation | November 15, 2017

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 his experience with the Tryton Side Branch stent in both clinical practice and as an investigator in the Tryton Pivotal IDE Trial. Read the article “Data Published for Pivotal Trial for Tryton Side Branch Stent,” and about the regulatory clearance “FDA Clears First Dedicated Coronary Bifurcation Stent.”

TCT | November 15, 2017

DAIC Editor Dave Fornell shows some of the innovations displayed on the expo floor at the 2017 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT). Hear what Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) President and CEO Juan Granada, M.D., feels are the hottest technologies to watch. 

FFR Technologies | November 15, 2017

A discussion with William Fearon, M.D. director of interventional cardiology, Stanford University Medical Center, about the FAST-FFR Trial he is heading. It is comparing wire-based fractional flow reserve (FFR) to angiography image-derived FFR. The technology may open the door to wider use of FFR by eliminating costs, disruption and extra time in the cath lab workflow, the use of pressure wires and eliminate the need for adenosine. 

 

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Heart Valve Technology | November 15, 2017

Ted Feldman, M.D., MSCAI FACC FESC, director of the cardiac cath lab, Evanston Hospital, is the principal investigator for the Lotus valve’s U.S. pivotal trial. He explains what the clinical data to date has been for this new transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) device, which will likely become the third available on the U.S. market. Read the article "Lotus TAVR System Shows Superior Efficacy to CoreValve in Global REPRISE III Trial."

 

Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | November 14, 2017

Vivek Reddy, M.D., director of cardiac arrhythmia services and professor of medicine, cardiology, Mount Sinai Hospital, N.Y., explains the latest Watchman left atrial appendage (LAA) occluder study data presented at the 2017 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) conference. Watch the VIDEO “Post-FDA Approval Experience of LAA Occluders,” with David Holmes, M.D. Watch a VIDEO interview with Reddy at Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) 2017 on leadless pacing technologies

Cardiovascular Business | November 09, 2017

A discussion with Peter L. Duffy, M.D., MMM, FACC, FSCAI CPE, interventional cardiologist and former director of quality for the cardiovascular service line at FirstHealth of the Carolinas Reid Heart Institute, at Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst, N.C. Read the article with Duffy “Interventional Cardiologist Redefines Value for Everyday Medical Practice.” Read the article “Preparing Hospitals for Mandatory Medicare Cardiac Bundled Payments.”

Hemodynamic Support Devices | November 09, 2017

A discussion with William W. O’Neill, M.D., medical director, Center for Structural Heart Disease, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, about the creation of a national initiative to start percutaneous hemodynamic support first before beginning revascularization. O’Neill started the Detroit Cardiogenic Shock Initiative with several hospitals in 2016 and saw a 50 percent drop in mortality. Read the article “Detroit Cardiogenic Shock Initiative Goes National at TCT 2017.” Watch the VIDEO “Cardiogenic Shock Supported With Impella Shows Good Outcomes.”

Structural Heart Occluders | November 08, 2017

John Rhodes, M.D., co-director of the adult congenital heart program, Medical University of South Carolina, is the principal investigator for the REDUCE Trial, the FDA pivotal study using the Cardioform for PFO closure to prevent cryptogenic stroke. He discusses some of the data showing benefit for patients and debate around all the trials for PFO closure.

The FDA cleared the additional indication for PFO in April 2018.

Read about the results of the REDUCE trial in the article “PFO Closure Shows Positive Results from REDUCE Clinical Study.” Read about the approval of the first PFO closure device in 2016.  Watch the VIDEO "Addressing Adult Congenital Heart Referrals."

Cath Lab | November 08, 2017

Juan Granada, M.D., Cardiovascular Research Foundation president and chief executive officer, shares his insights on what technologies he predicts will become main stream therapies in the coming years. DAIC spoke to him at the 2017 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) conference. Read the article “The Future of Cardiology: 17 Technologies to Watch.” Watch other VIDEOS with Granada, “Transcatheter Mitral Valve Therapies in Development.” “The Evolution of TAVR Technology,” and “Bioresorbable Stent Failure Modes, Technique, Patient Selection and Future Development.”

Heart Valve Technology | November 08, 2017

Stephen Worthley, MB, BS, Ph.D., director of cardiac catheterization, University of Adelaide, Australia, presents the MAVERIC Trial six-month outcomes using the Arto System at a press conferences at the 2017 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) annual meeting. Read more about the trial in the article “Arto System Shows Promise as Less-Invasive Therapy for Heart Failure Patients.” Watch a VIDEO interview with Worthley on “Drug-Filled Stents as an Alternative to Polymer Drug Carriers.” 

Heart Valve Technology | November 08, 2017

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 the EARLY TAVR trial evaluating the use of transcatheter aortic valve replacement compared to surveilLance for patients With asymptomatic severe aortic stenosis. Genereux is the principal investigator for the trial. Read more about the EARLY TAVR trial

Stents Bioresorbable | November 07, 2017

A discussion with Ajay Kirtane, M.D., SM, director of the cardiac catheterization laboratories at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, on the ABSORB III 3-year outcomes and other Absorb data presented at TCT 2017. He explains more on the poor outcomes for the bioresorbable stent compared to the Xience metallic stent and procedural issues based on operator technique and experience. Read the article “Abbott Will End Sales of Absorb Bioresorbable Stent.” Watch the VIDEO “Bioresorbable Stent Comparable to Xience at Two Years, With Concerns,” with Stephen Ellis, M.D. Watch the VIDEO “Poor Outcomes for Bioresorbable Stents in Small Coronary Arteries,” with Gregg Stone, M.D.

Heart Valve Technology | November 07, 2017

Ted Feldman, M.D., MSCAI FACC FESC, director of the cardiac cath lab, Evanston Hospital, explains the current state of transcatheter mitral valve technologies in development and in trials. He is involved in some of these trials and was the principal investigator for the pivotal MitraClip trial. Watch the VIDEO “Transcatheter Mitral Valve Technology, Anatomical Challenges” with Juan Granada, M.D.. Read the articles “Advances and Future Directions for Transcatheter Valves,” and “Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement Devices in Development.”

Heart Valve Technology | October 27, 2017

Adam Greenbaum, M.D., co-director of the structural heart program at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, discusses the innovative approach to transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) being pioneered at HFHS. Read the article "How to Perform Transcaval TAVR Access."

Read "Henry Ford Hospital Cardiologist Receives National Award for Innovating Transcaval Heart Procedure." 

EP Mapping and Imaging Systems | October 24, 2017

This video, provided by Acutus Medical, demonstrates a patient case showing the use of the AcQMap high-resolution electrophysiology (EP) mapping system. The system was cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in October 2017. Read about the FDA approval. See more about this system in the VIDEO "Editor's Choice of Most Innovative New Technology at HRS 2017."

Heart Valve Technology | October 23, 2017

A discussion with Mario Goessl, M.D., Ph.D., director of research and education at the Minneapolis Heart Institute. He presented research at ACC.17 on the cost savings and reduced patient recovery time achieved by using conscious sedation during transcatheter aortic valve repair (TAVR) procedures. Read the articles "Conscious Sedation TAVR Reduced Length-of-Stay and Hospital Costs," and "Moderate Sedation Shows Promise for TAVR Patients."

Cardiovascular Ultrasound | October 12, 2017

Sharon Mulvagh, M.D., FRCPC, FACC, FAHA, FASE, professor, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia Health Authority, Halifax, Canada, and emeritus professor at Mayo Clinic, discusses how ultrasound can be used to assess plaque burden at the 2017 American  Society of Echocardiography (ASE) annual meeting. Read the article highlighting new technologies at ASE 2017 "A Glimpse Into the Future of Cardiac Ultrasound." Watch her presentation on the use of point-of-care echo for plaque burden risk assessment from ASE 2017.
 

 

Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO) | October 09, 2017

Bill Lombardi, M.D., director of complex coronary artery interventions at the University of Washington, discusses the principles, training and technologies required for treating chronic total occlusions (CTOs) at ACC.17. Watch the VIDEO “New Technology to Treat Chronic Total Occlusions (CTOs)” with Farouc Jaffer, M.D., Ph.D., director of coronary interventions at Massachusetts General Hospital. Read the article “When to Consider Revascularization of Coronary Chronic Total Occlusions.”

Chronic Total Occlusion (CTO) | September 28, 2017

Farouc Jaffer, M.D., Ph.D., director of coronary interventions at Massachusetts General Hospital, discusses the newest advances and technologies for treating chronic total occlusions (CTOs) at ACC.17. Read the article "When to Consider Revascularization of Coronary Chronic Total Occlusions."

Structural Heart Occluders | September 13, 2017

Ziyad Hijazi, M.D., MPH, MSCAI, FACC, director of the cardiac program and chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Sidra Medical and Research Center in Doha, Qatar, discusses the latest technologies for ASD and PFO closure at ACC.17. Read the article “Closing Holes in the Heart.”
 

Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 30, 2017

This video educational session, provided in partnership with the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), is titled "Vascular Ultrasound in Subclinical Disease." It is presented by Valentin Fuster, M.D., Ph.D., chief of the Division of Cardiology and director of Mount Sinai Heart, the Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute, and the Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Center for Cardiovascular Health at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.. This is one of the sessions presented at the ASE 2016 annual scientific sessions, one of the premier meetings for cardiac ultrasound education. For more information, visit asescientificsessions.org. 

For more educational videos on echocardiography, visit the DAIC education channel. 

Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 30, 2017

This video educational session, provided in partnership with the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), is titled "Future of Strain Imaging." It is presented by James Thomas, M.D., FASE, FACC, director, Center for Heart Valve Disease, Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, professor of medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago. This is one of the sessions presented at the ASE 2016 annual scientific sessions, one of the premier meetings for cardiac ultrasound education. For more information, visit asescientificsessions.org. 

For more educational videos on echocardiography, visit the DAIC education channel. 

Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 30, 2017

This video educational session, provided in partnership with the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), is titled "Atherosclerosis Assessment by Ultrasound in Everyday Practice." It is presented by Sharon Mulvagh M.D., FASE, FACC, FRCPC, professor of medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, and Mayo Clinic. This is one of the sessions presented at the ASE 2017 annual scientific sessions, one of the premier meetings for cardiac ultrasound education. For more information, visit asescientificsessions.org. 

For more educational videos on echocardiography, visit the DAIC education channel. 

Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 30, 2017

This video educational session, provided in partnership with the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), is titled "What is Myocardiac Strain Imaging?" It is presented by Steven Lester M.D., FRCP(C), FASE, FACC, Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, Arizona. This is one of the sessions presented at the ASE 2016 annual scientific sessions, one of the premier meetings for cardiac ultrasound education. For more information, visit asescientificsessions.org. 

For more educational videos on echocardiography, visit the DAIC education channel. 

Heart Valve Technology | August 30, 2017

Azeem Latib, M.D., MBBCh, FCP, interventional cardiologist at Columbus Hospital in Milan, Italy, discusses the latest innovations in mitral and tricuspid valve repair technologies at ACC.17. Read an article by Latib, “Transcatheter Annuloplasty For Repair Versus Replacement in Functional Mitral Regurgitation.” Watch the related VIDEO with Rebecca Hahn, M.D., "Transcatheter Tricuspid Valve Repair and Replacement Technologies."

 

Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 28, 2017

This video educational session, provided in partnership with the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), is titled "Predicting Right Ventricular (RV) Failure: 2D? 3D? Strain?" It is presented by James Kirkpatrick, M.D., FASE, FACC, director, echocardiography laboratory, ethics consultation service, University of Washington Medical Center. This is one of the sessions presented at the ASE 2016 annual scientific sessions, one of the premier meetings for cardiac ultrasound education. For more information, visit asescientificsessions.org. 

For more educational videos on echocardiography, visit the DAIC education channel. 

Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 28, 2017

This video educational session, provided in partnership with the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), is titled "Strain Imaging - Common Errors and Artifacts." It is presented by Zoran Popovic M.D., Ph.D., staff, cardiovascular imaging section, Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic. This is one of the sessions presented at the ASE 2016 annual scientific sessions, one of the premier meetings for cardiac ultrasound education. For more information, visit asescientificsessions.org. 

For more educational videos on echocardiography, visit the DAIC education channel. 

Nuclear Imaging | August 24, 2017

Prem Soman, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at the Heart and Vascular Institute, University of Pittsburgh, and president-elect of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), explained advances in PET and SPECT imaging and the learning curve involved in reading scans from the new CZT SPECT cameras. Watch the VIDEO: Trends in Nuclear Cardiology Imaging, an iknterview with David Wolinsky, M.D., director of nuclear cardiology at Cleveland Clinic Florida. Read the related article "Advances in Cardiac Nuclear Imaging."

Nuclear Imaging | August 24, 2017

Randy Thompson, M.D., attending cardiologist, St. Luke’s Mid-America Heart Institute, Kansas City, explains protocols and what to consider when working with the newer generation CZT-SPECT camera systems for nuclear cardiology. He spoke during the 2017 American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) Today technology update meeting. Watch the related VIDEO "PET vs. SPECT in Nuclear Cardiology and Recent Advances in Technology." Read the related articles "Managing Dose in PET and SPECT Myocardial Perfusion Imaging,"  and "Advances in Cardiac Nuclear Imaging."

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) | July 25, 2017

This video case study, provided by Gore Medical, is titled "Tackling Complex Cases in Dialysis Access," by John Ross, M.D., director, Dialysis Access Institute, The Regional Medical Center, Orangeburg, S.C. It demonstrates in a recorded case how to surgically implant a Gore Hybrid Vascular Graft. To view the entire series of complex peripheral disease cases, visit medicalmastery.goremedical.com.

CT Angiography (CTA) | July 21, 2017

DAIC and ITN Editor Dave Fornell discusses some of the most innovative new computed tomography (CT) technology and trends at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2017 meeting. Read the article "Advances in Cardiac CT Technology" and watch VIDEO: Advances in Cardiac CT Imaging.

Cardiovascular Surgery | July 19, 2017

This video educational session, provided in partnership with the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), is titled "Surgical Options for Right Ventricular (RV) Dysfunction and Tricuspid Regurgitation (TR) in Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) Patients." It is presented by Nahush Mokadam, M.D., FACC, FACS, LeRoss Endowed Professor of cardiovascular surgery, director of heart transplant and mechanical circulatory support, program director cardiothoracic residency, University of Washington. This is one of the sessions presented at the ASE 2016 annual scientific sessions, one of the premier meetings for cardiac ultrasound education. For more information, visit asescientificsessions.org

Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 19, 2017

This video educational session, provided in partnership with the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), is titled "Ramping it Up: Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) Echo Assessment in the ICU." It is presented by Jerry Estep, M.D., FASE, FACC, associate professor of clinical medicine, section head of heart transplant and mechanical circulatory support, division of heart failure, medical director of the Heart Transplant and LVAD Program, Houston Methodist Debakey Heart and Vascular Center. This is one of the sessions presented at the ASE 2016 annual scientific sessions, one of the premier meetings for cardiac ultrasound education. For more information, visit asescientificsessions.org.  Estep was involved in the ROADMAP LVAD Study of the HeartMate IIRead the article “Leading Cardiovascular Societies Release New Guidance on Use of Heart Pumps.”

 

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