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VIDEO: New Cholesterol Guidelines Support CT Calcium Scoring for Risk Assessment

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."

 

 

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RSNA 2015 | December 11, 2015

Video discussion of new technology and trend highlights at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2015 meeting with DAIC/ITN editor Dave Fornell and ITN contributing editor Greg Freiherr.

TCT | November 05, 2015

Tom Watson, clinical analyst for MDBuyLine, and DAIC Dave Fornell discuss some of the technology trends at the 2015 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) annual meeting.

TCT | November 05, 2015

DAIC Editor Dave Fornell offers his choices for the most innovative new interventional cardiovascular technologies presented on the expo floor and in sessions at the 2015 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) meeting. 

Renal Denervation | November 03, 2015

Robert Schwartz, M.D., medical director at the Minnesota Heart Institute, explains new applications for denervation therapies for hypertension, heart failure and other disease. 

Cath Lab | November 03, 2015

Guillaume Baillaird, CEO of ControlRad Systems, described how his company's technology can significantly reduce radiation dose to staff and patients during angiography procedures.

Radial Access | October 30, 2015

Sunil Rao, M.D., associate professor of medicine and a member in the Duke University Clinical Research Institute, a leading proponent of radial access offers insights as to where radial access is at in the United States. Radial access is rapidly growing and was a topic of late-breaking trials presented at the 2015 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) annual meeting. Read the article "Radial Access Adoption in the United States."
 

 

Intravascular Imaging | October 30, 2015

Ziad  Ali, M.D., associate director of translational medicine, Columbia University Medical Center / New York-Presbyterian Hospital, explains recent advances in IVUS, OCT and FFR. This was a big topics discussed at the 2015 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) annual meeting. Read the article “10 Reasons Why You Need Supplemental Imaging in the Cath Lab.”
 

Stents Drug Eluting | October 30, 2015

Dr. Stephen Worthley, Ph.D., director of the cardiac cath labs at Royal Adelaide Hospital at the University of Adelaide in Australia, and co-principal investigator of Medtronic's recently launched international drug-filled stent (DFS) clinical trial, explains DFS the new technology. This was among the top innovations presented at the 2015 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) annual meeting.

Balloon Catheter | October 30, 2015

Todd Brinton, M.D., clinical associate professor and consulting associate professor of bioengineering at Stanford University Medical Center, explains balloon-based lithoplasty as a new alternative for treating heavily calcified coronary and peripheral vascular disease lesions.  The technology was among the new innovations at the 2015 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) annual meeting. 

Stents Bioresorbable | October 30, 2015

Dean Kereiakes, M.D., medical director of The Christ Hospital Heart and Vascular Center, and a lead investigator for both the ABSORB and SYNERGY stent trials, discussed the latest developments in bioresorbable stent technology. Bioresorbable stent technology was among the top innovations presented at the 2015 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) annual meeting. Read the article "FDA Approves First Totally Bioresorbable Stent."

Heart Failure | October 30, 2015

Manesh Patel, M.D., associate professor of medicine, and director of interventional cardiology and the cath labs at Duke University, explains the innovations in interventional heart failure technologies, including the Aortix percutaneous heart pump. This was among the innovations presented at the 2015 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) annual meeting. Read more on this device.

 

Computed Tomography (CT) | August 07, 2015

DAIC Editor Dave Fornell shares some of the most innovative new technologies shown on the expo floor and discusses in sessions at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2015 annual meeting.

Computed Tomography (CT) | August 05, 2015

Interview with James Min, M.D., Professor of Radiology and Medicine and Director of Dalio Institute of Cardiovascular Medicine, Weill Cornell, New York Presbyterian Hospital.  Watch the VIDEO “Early U.S. Experience With FFR-CT in Evaluating ED Chest Pain Presentation.” A discussion with Simon Dixon, M.D., MBChB, on the use of fractional flow reserve-computed tomography (FFR-CT) to evaluate chest pain patients in the emergency departmenat Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich. Read the article "What is New in FFR Technology."
 

Computed Tomography (CT) | August 05, 2015

Interview with Daniel Berman, M.D., FACC, chief of cardiac imaging and nuclear cardiology and professor of imaging, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2015 meeting. Watch the VIDEO ”The Value of the Cardiovascular Service Line.” An interview with Linda Gillam, M.D., Atlantic Health System, who suggests how cardiology-related services can demonstrate their value to providers and patients. 

Computed Tomography (CT) | August 05, 2015

Interview with Harold Litt, M.D., Ph.D., chief of cardiovascular imaging section and associate professor of radiology, University of Pennsylvania. He also served as co-principal investigator of the ACRIN-PA study of cardiac CT use in the ED.

Medical 3-D Printing | August 05, 2015

Interview with Dee Dee Wang, M.D., FACC, FASE, advanced structural heart imaging staff cardiologist, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, about the use of 3-D printing to aid procedural planning and guidance in complex structural heart cases. Read the article “Henry Ford Hospital Study Shows 3-D Imaging Improves Fixing Broken Hearts.”     Read the article “The Future of 3-D Printing in Medicine.”
 

Computed Tomography (CT) | August 05, 2015

Interview with Ricardo Cury, M.D., FAHA, FSCCT, FACC, president of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) and chairman of radiology, director of cardiac imaging, Baptist Health of South Florida, Miami. He explains recent key trials, radiation dose and perfusion imaging. For more information on cardiac CT advances, read the article “New Technology Supports CT as Prime Cardiac Imaging Modality.”
 

 

Cardiovascular Ultrasound | June 29, 2015

Interview at the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) annual meeting with Federico Asch, M.D., M.D., FACC, FASE, associate director of the echocardiography core lab at Medstar Health Research Institute and assistant professor of medicine (cardiology) at Georgetown University.

Cardiovascular Ultrasound | June 26, 2015

DAIC Editor Dave Fornell shares his choices for the most innovative new echocardiography technologies and trends at the 2015 American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) annual meeting.

Cardiovascular Ultrasound | June 26, 2015

Interview at the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) annual meeting with Federico Asch, M.D., M.D., FACC, FASE, associate director of the echocardiography core lab at Medstar Health Research Institute and assistant professor of medicine (cardiology) at Georgetown University. He explains some of the new analytic software advances that offer new ways to assess cardiac function.

Cardiovascular Ultrasound | June 26, 2015

Interview at the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) annual meeting with Federico Asch, M.D., M.D., FACC, FASE, associate director of the echocardiography core lab at Medstar Health Research Institute and assistant professor of medicine (cardiology) at Georgetown University. He explains how ultrasound might have a roll in the future for breaking up clots and targeted delivery of gene and drug therapies.

Structural Heart | June 26, 2015

Interview with Steve Goldstein, M.D., director, noninvasive lab, Medstar Washington Heart Institute, Washington, D.C., on the uses of echo guidance for interventional procedures in the cath lab.

Cardiovascular Ultrasound | June 17, 2015

Role of Interventional Echcardiography in Transcatheter Structural Heart Procedures — Rebecca Hahn, M.D., Columbia University Medical Center, is an expert in the new subspecialty of interventional echo and shares her insights at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation's (CRF) Transcatheter Valve Therapies (TVT) conference in Chicago in June.

Structural Heart | June 17, 2015

Interview with Ted Feldman, M.D., FACC, MSCAI, FESC, cardiac cath lab director, Evanston Hospital, North Shore Health System, and principle investigator, Everest II MitraClip U.S. pivotal trial, at the Transcatheter Valve Therapies 2015 meeting. Watch the VIDEO “Advances and Future Directions for Transcatheter Valves.”

 

Heart Valve Technology | June 17, 2015

Interview with Michael Reardon, M.D., professor of cardiothoracic surgery at DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center, and chairman of the patient screening committee, CoreValve U.S. pivotal trial, at the Transcatheter Valve Therapies 2015 meeting.

Heart Valve Technology | June 17, 2015

Interview with Juan Granada, M.D., executive director and chief scientific officer of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation's Skirball Center for Innovation, at the Transcatheter Valve Therapies 2015 meeting. Read the article "Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement Devices in Development."
 

 

Heart Valve Technology | June 17, 2015

Interview with Juan Granada, M.D., executive director and chief scientific officer of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation's Skirball Center for Innovation, at the Transcatheter Valve Therapies 2015 meeting. Read the article "Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement Devices in Development," and the article "Advances and Future Directions for Transcatheter Valves."
 

 

Structural Heart | June 17, 2015

Interview with Charanjit Rihal, M.D., chief of cardiology and professor of medicine, Mayo Clinic, at the Transcatheter Valve Therapies 2015 meeting.

Information Technology | April 23, 2015

DAIC/ITN Editor Dave Fornell shows examples of new healthcare IT technology at the 2015 HIMSS meeting that will change the future of healthcare. These include healthcare wearable devices, smart phone apps, virtual training software, population health data, and technology for patient engagement.  See more exampled of how consumer healthcare technology is rapidly evolving in the VIDEO: Wearable Health Monitors and Apps at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show.
 

 

Information Technology | April 22, 2015

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) has issue a draft list Stage 3 Meaningful Use requirements. Jeff Coughlin, senior director, federal and state affairs, Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), explains what these requirements include at the HIMSS 2015 annual meeting.

Wearable Sensors | April 22, 2015

At HIMSS 2015, one of the biggest trends was the explosion of consumer health related wearable devices and smartphone apps and how these will integrate into the healthcare system for improved patient monitoring and patient engagement. Thomas Martin, HIMSS director of health information systems, explains this trend and where these devices will fit in during the coming years. Read the article "How Wearables, Smartphones and Apps May Change the Face of Healthcare."
 

 

Enterprise Imaging | April 22, 2015

During HIMSS 2015, Louis Lannum, director, ITD enterprise imaging, information technology division, Cleveland Clinic, explained in sessions how to create an enterprise imaging system that goes beyond PACS to service all imaging and data needs of departments in the hospital enterprise.

Enterprise Imaging | April 22, 2015

Mony Weschler, chief applications strategist and architect, application technology services, Montefiore Health System, New York, explains how he integrated enterprise imaging and mobile ECG waveform at Montefiore Health System.

Drug-Eluting Balloons | April 02, 2015

In 2015, the FDA approved the first two drug-coated balloons for the U.S. market to treat peripheral artery disease in the SFA. Doug Drachman, M.D., Mass General Hospital, who served a the site principal investigator for the Lutonix balloon trial, explains his experiences and insights with these devices in an interview at ACC 2015. Read the article “Drug-eluting Balloons Enter the U.S. Market.”
 

Cath Lab | March 25, 2015

Hear the latest trends and news on interventional cardiology from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2015 meeting in an interview with John Reilly, M.D., FACC, vice chairman of cardiology, Ochsner, New Orleans, and chairman of PR, SCAI.

EP Lab | March 25, 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.

ACC | March 25, 2015

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.

Heart Valve Technology | March 20, 2015

Several late-breaking trials for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) were presented at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2015. Find out some of the insights to that data with Ajay Kirtane, M.D., SM, chief academic officer and director of the interventional cardiology fellowship program, Columbia University Medical Center / New York-Presbyterian Hospital, and CRF/TCT faculty.

Heart Failure | March 20, 2015

The results from the CHAMPION Trial for the CardioMEMS device were presented at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2015. Principal Investigator William Abraham, M.D., professor, cardiovascular medicine, The Ohio State University, shares trial data and his experience with the system.

Cardiac PACS | December 18, 2014

Sentara Health in Virginia is going through the process of choosing a new cardiovascular information system (CVIS) and implementing enterprise imaging. Sentara's IT leader shares information on what elements they are looking for and how they plan to wire their system to achieve a new level of interoperability for cardiology. They were at RSNA 2014 visiting with CVIS vendors as part of their selection process. Read the article "10 Questions to Ask When Purchasing a Cardiovascular Information System."
 

 

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