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.
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Scott Lim, M.D., director of the Heart Valve Center at the University of Virginia Medical Center, investigator in the EVEREST and COAPT trials, discusses the MitraClip transcatheter mitral valve repair system at TCT 2013. The device recieved FDA clearance a couple days before TCT.
Herbert Aronow, M.D., MPH, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, and an active member of ACC and SCAI, explains the top interventional cardiology highlights at TCT 2013.
This animation, provided by Abbott, demonstrates how the FDA-cleared MitraClip transcatherer mitral valve repair system in implanted in the heart. The device requires a transeptal puncture and real-time guidance under angiography and 3-D transesophageal echo (TEE).
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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.
American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) President Benjamin Byrd III, M.D., FASE, explains some of the recent trends and issues facing cardiac ultrasound. These trends include reimbursement issues, the rapid expansion of point-of-care ultrasound and the critical role played by the new sub-specialty of interventional ultrasound.
DAIC Editor Dave Fornell highlights some of the biggest trends and most innovative technology discussed during the American Society of Echocardiology (ASE) 2013 annual meeting.
Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute has a clear and immediate picture of their cardiovascular performance metrics with the help of Lumed's HealthView Financial Dashboard.
Watch the VIDEO “Lumedx Cardiovascular Performance Program: A New Approach to Managing Quality and Cost.” For more information, visit www.lumedx.com
Agfa Healthcare introduced new functionality and workflow improvements for its completely revised cardiovascular information system (CVIS), introduced at the American College of Cardiology 2013 meeting. The CV12 system offers new solutions for echocardiography, nuclear perfusion imaging, cath lab reporting and ECG management and reporting. For more information, visit www.agfahealthcare.com
SunTech demonstrated its new Tango M2 cardiac stress test automated blood pressure monitoring system at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2013. The system eliminates the need to manually take blood pressure readings during a stress test, which can sometimes be difficult because of patient motion. It also allows clinicians to focus on the patient and the test instead of worrying about periodic blood pressure measurements. For more information, visit www.SunTechMed.com/TM2Info
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
Ajay Kirtane, M.D., SD, chief academic officer at Columbia University Medical Center/New York Presbyterian Hospital, explains the key highlights regarding interventional cardiology at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2013. These included data on the use of cangrelor vs. clopidogrel during cath lab procedures, first U.S. reports on using the smaller Sapient XT transcatheter aortic valve, and the safety of using shorter duration dual-antiplatelet therapy with drug-eluting stents.
The American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2013 Scientific Session Committee Chairman Miguel Quinones, M.D., explains some of the key highlights from this year's meeting. Highlights included the impact of niacin on lowering cholesterol, new data on transcatheter aortic valve repair, and how mummies show atherosclerosis is not a modern disease.
DAIC Editor Dave Fornell explains his choices for the most innovative new technology on the expo floor at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2013. These include new angiography systems, dose monitoring software and technology integrations, an iPhone ECG monitoring device, ultrasound-aided CRT lead optimization, and new radiation protection aprons that are up to 50 percent lighter.
The Iowa Heart Center created a telecardiology program that connects cardiologists in Des Moines with satellite facilities in rural towns around the state. With help from Esaote, patients can have their echo exams performed on a compact ultrasound system and delivered to Des Moines for review by experts. Iowa Heart will detail its program during sessions at ACC.2013, March 9-11, in San Francisco.
This short cine loop shows a 3-D/4-D transesophegeal echo (TEE) view of a transcatheter Amplatzer closure device used to seal an atrial septal defect (ASD) and the operation of a surgically implanted St. Jude Medical mechanical mitral valve. This type of complex ASD transcatheter repair is much easier to perform under real-time 3-D TEE guidance. This image was provided by GE Healthcare's Vivid E9 Breakthrough 2012 (BT12), which includes a 4-D transducer for TEE.
At RSNA 2012, Hitachi featured its Echelon Oval 1.5T MRI system, which features the widest bore on the market at 74 cm, a wide table and the ability to perform non-contrast MR angiography exams. Hitachi also highlighted new features for its Scenaria CT system, which is upgradeable to a 128-slice system, offers new, faster iterative reconstruction software and cardiac imaging packages.
DAIC Editor Dave Fornell highlights the latest advancements that will impact cardiovascular imaging from the 2012 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting. RSNA is the largest medical imaging show in the world and most advancements are shown here first.
Imaging Technology News experts discuss the trends and latest technology they saw on the show floor and in sessions at RSNA 2012. Their discussions include some of the most innovative new devices and software to solve issues facing radiology today.
One-year results from the ADAPT-DES Trial were presented during TCT 2012. It examined patient hyporesponsiveness to clopidogrel and aspirin in a large-scale, prospective, multicenter study.
Mercy Hospital in Chicago developed an interventional program around its hybrid cath labs, fostering collaboration between interventional cardiologists, vascular surgeons and interventional radiologists. This collaboration has helped the hospital improve care and keep costs low in order to serve the Chicago South Side's low-income population. Read the article "Most Innovative Heart Centers: Chicago’s Mercy Hospital." There is also a related VIDEO about Mercy, "Developing a Hybrid Cath Lab Program."
Mercy Hospital in Chicago has developed a successful hybrid cath lab program where various specialties work together for the best, minimally invasive patient outcomes. Beyond the coronaries, this cath lab specializes in endovascular aortic stent grafting, peripheral vascular disease, embolization procedures and transcatheter heart valve replacements. Read the related article "Most Innovative Heart Centers: Chicago’s Mercy Hospital." Watch the related Mercy VIDEO "Mercy Hospital Develops Effective, Collaborative Interventional Program."
Results from the POSEIDON Trial were presented at TCT 2012. Data showed a positive strategy to prevent contrast-induced nephropathy in patients with renal impairment undergoing interventional catheterization procedures.
The PC Trial data presented at TCT 2012 looked at transcather PFO closure vs. medical therapy in preventing cryptogenic strokes.
The results of the FAME II Trial were presented at the 2012 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) meeting. The study showed the cost effectveness of fractional-flow reserve (FFR) therapy vs. standard medical therapy.
Positive results from the RESPECT trial of transcatheter PFO vs. standard medical therapy were presented at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2012 meeting.
Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology Editor Dave Fornell shares his choices of the latest advances in cardiac ultrasound from the show floor of the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) 2012. With the increasing use of more complex interventional procedures, transesophageal echo (TEE) and intracardiac echo (ICE) are being used for guidance to reduce fluoroscopic radiation dose.
This video, provided by Crux Biomedical, demonstrates the implantation of the FDA-cleared Crux VCF inferior vena cava filter (VCF) with bi-directional retrieval. It is designed to trap blood clots that can lead to potentially fatal pulmonary embolisms among patients at risk. The Crux VCF is the first designed to facilitate bi-directional retrieval through either the femoral or jugular veins, a key consideration when access to one or the other vein is limited. The helical shape was designed to self-center and to conform more closely to the shape of the vena cava, as well as to reduce bends and stress that can compromise filter integrity. Read the article "Large-Scale Inferior Vena Cava Filters Study Examines Safety and Effectiveness of These Devices."
Three big trends were seen in cardiovascular ultrasound during the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) 2012 meeting. Malissa Wood, M.D., co-director of the Women's Center at Mass General Hospital, Boston, and chair of the ASE Public Relations Committee, explains these trends. The biggest is the expanding use of ultrasound and transesophageal echo (TEE) in the cath lab and hybrid OR for structural heart procedural navigation. Other trends include use of pocket ultrasound and new software advances to simlify and reduce the time it takes to use 3-D echo and make quantifications. For more information: www.dicardiology.com/article/ultrasound-sees-increasing-use-interventional-procedures
Siemens' syngo Aortic ValveGuide software enables transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedural guidance with integration of 3-D images on live fluoro imaging. This video shows the valve guidance technology used during the implantation of a Medtronic CoreValve device. For more information: www.DIcardiology.com
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
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.
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
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
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
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
The ACRIN-PA trial showed computed tomography (CT) coronary angiography can be more cost-effective than the standard-of-care in evaluating patients with chest pain in the emergency department. The data was presented during the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2012 scientific sessions. For more information: www.DIcardiology.com
New data from the PARTNER trial for the Edwards Sapien Valve were presented during the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2012 scientific sessions. The new information included two-year clinical and echocardiographic outcomes after transcatheter vs. surgical aortic valve replacement in high-risk surgical patients. For more information: www.DIcardiology.com
One of the most interesting educational exhibits at the recent American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2012 Scientific Session was "The Heart of Innovation" display on the show floor. The ACC in collaboration with marquee sponsor Philips Healthcare and several other industry leaders created this non-accredited, hands-on education experience. The exhibit explored the evolution of the standard-of-care for heart disease and heart failure caused by valvular disease. It looked at these issues through the lenses of personalized medicine, techno-biology, minimally invasive procedures and physician-patient engagement. The exhibit included technology from the past, present and future of healthcare. To incorporate a historical view, the entrance to the display included the ACC's special collection of historic artifacts encompassing medical books, stethoscopes and device technology dating back hundreds of years, including a stethoscope from 1535. This historical perspective was juxtaposed with a modern attendee experience that included the option to explore the entire exhibit with a specially provided iPad tour. The centerpiece was a mockup of a hybrid OR. It included a Corindus CorPath robotic cath lab intervention guidance system. Other partners included Maquet, showing a portable heart-lung machine the size of a small suitcase and the CFI Medical Solutions ZeroGravity radiation protection system. What made the hybrid OR particularly unique was that it was situated across from the Minimally Invasive Gallery, which featured many of the innovations that are driving procedures performed in the hybrid OR. The gallery encompassed solutions from Medtronic and Edwards Lifesciences, including Edward's breakthrough Sapien transcatheter heart valve. The display discussed current treatments and what the future technologies will likely be from the standard-of-care in the future.
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 left atrial appendage (LAA). The technology may play a role in guiding and properly seating transcatheter LAA occluders. The technology was shown as a work-in-progress during ACC 2012.