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.
VIDEO: The Evolution of Complex PCI at University of Colorado
Interview with John Messenger, M.D., FACC, FSCAI, director of the cardiac cath labs and director of the cardiovascular ICU/stepdown unit, and Kevin Rogers, M.D., director of vascular medicine at the University of Colorado Hospital. They explain the trend toward more complex procedures, including chronic total occlusions (CTOs) and complex high-risk indicated procedure (CHIP) patients. They explain how they minimize X-ray and contrast dose during these longer procedures, the tools they use to perform the procedures and offer advice for centers expanding into complex PCI.
Watch a VIDEO walk through of this cath lab at the University of Colorado Hospital.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
Treating Mitral Regurgitation in High Risk PatientsUsing the MitraClip — article by Allen Atchley, M.D.
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.
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."
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."
Interview with Charanjit Rihal, M.D., chief of cardiology and professor of medicine, Mayo Clinic, at the Transcatheter Valve Therapies 2015 meeting.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
McKesson is committed to working with facilities to adapt to the new healthcare reality in both an effective and cost-efficient fashion. The vendor does this by providing a suite of enterprise solutions including: McKesson Enterprise Image Repository — Brings together all the scattered images from numerous isolated systems into the image repository (VNA) and helps provide a single view of the patient's imaging history, accessible from anywhere across the enterprise. McKesson Clinical Data Exchange — Manage, share and access patient images and clinical documents anywhere in the enterprise or across a region from any common Web-enabled device or workstation by leveraging the IHE cross-enterprise document sharing (XDS) integration profile.
QICS is a unique, automated workflow management solution to help today's medical professionals enhance the delivery of care, reduce risks, optimize user productivity and meet regulatory requirements compliance. QICS can provide workflow efficiencies that help providers improve performance and satisfaction for both physicians and patients. Qualitative Intelligence and Communication System (QICS) solutions can help: Create records for accountability and analytics — Meet regulatory requirements — Reduce manual processes to streamline workflow — Optimize communication to help deliver better care
Many of the key trends in radiology seen at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2014 meeting are discussed by ITN Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr and ITN Editor Dave Fornell.
Here are ITN Editor Dave Fornell's choices for the most innovative new imaging technologies shown on the expo floor at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2014 annual meeting.
Siemens introduces True volume transesophageal echo (TEE) transducer — this 3-D/4-D 90°x90° TEE solution enables clinically meaningful echocardiography visualization of anatomy, volume color Doppler and function in one volume view, without compromises like stitching. Combined with eSieValves advanced cardioac ultrasound analysis package, it offers automated modeling and quantification in seconds allowing cardiologists to remove the guesswork from valve sizing. For more information: usa.healthcare.siemens.com/ultrasound/cardiovascular/acuson-sc2000-ultrasound-system/features
Doug Drachman, M.D., Mass General Hospital Institute of Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care, explains how to prevent and manage access site complications, use of vascular closure devices and how to aid patient ambulation following PCI.
Ziad Ali, M.D., senior scientist at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF), discusses the current trials and future possibilities of intravascular near-infrared spectroscopy imaging to identify and pre-treat vulnerable plaque.
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) 2014 meeting.
DAIC Editor, Dave Fornell, interviews Jim Hermiller, M.D., FACC, director of interventional cardiology, St. Vincent Heart Center-Indiana, and a principle investigator in the Absorb III Trial. Read the article "FDA Approves First Totally Bioresorbable Stent."
John Stevens, chairman and CEO of HeartFlow, explains his company's computed tomography (CT)-based fractional flow reserve (FFR) assessment technology, which may eliminate the need for catheter-based FFR measurements.
Centricity Cardio Enterprise Solution from GE Healthcare is designed to empower Cardiologists to enhance patient care through full clinical access, optimized productivity and enhanced revenue cycle efficiencies. Omar Sunna, global product manager for GE Healthcare IT, explains some of the highlights of the system at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2014 meeting.
Toshiba launched its new myocardial perfusion software for computed tomography (CT) during the 2014 American College of College of Cardiology (ACC) annual meeting. Perfusion imaging is now available on both the Aquillion One and Aqullion One Vision CT systems.
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.
Peter G. Maxim, Ph.D., assistant professor of radiation oncology at Stanford University, discusses stereotactic radiotherapy for renal sympathetic nerve ablation for the treatment of refractory hypertension, and some of the challenges involved, with Imaging Technology News Editorial Director Melinda Taschetta-Millane.
DAIC Editor Dave Fornell explains some of the most innovative new cardiovascular CT technology displayed at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2014.
Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) Past President Matthew Budoff, M.D., explains some of the new technology and latest trends seen in cardiac CT during the SCCT 2014 annual meeting in San Diego, Calif.
The Aplio 500 CV is the system of choice for all premium 2-D cardiac exams. Featuring Toshiba's 2-D Wall Motion Tracking technology, the system provides stunning visualization and quantitative analysis of myocardial wall motion with unrivaled accuracy and reproducibility. With on-board cardiac quantification measurements in all directions (radial, circumferential, 2D rotation and longitudinal), the Aplio 500 CV system is designed to get the most comprehensive information anytime and anywhere in the hospital, right at the patient's bedside. Additional cardiac-specific technologies include Tissue Enhancement, Advanced Dynamic Flow, Lateral Gain Controls, Tissue Doppler, Stress Echo, Flex-M Mode and Auto IMT. The system is easy to use, with superior ergonomics and a smaller footprint, making it easier to maneuver for greater patient access and improved workflow. For more information: http://medical.toshiba.com/products/ul/cardiovascular/index.php
DAIC Editor Dave Fornell highlights his choices for some of the most innovative new technology at the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) 2014 meeting.