DAIC Articles

Mar 20, 2020 | DAIC Articles
CMS Calls For Postponing All Elective Cardiac Tests and Procedures to Aid COVID-19 Containment

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced March 18, 2020, that all elective surgeries, non-essential medical procedures and dental procedures should be delayed during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2) outbreak.

Mar 17, 2020 | DAIC Articles
VIDEO: Imaging COVID-19 With Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS)

Interview with Mike Stone, M.D., an emergency physician at Northwest Acute Care Specialists in Portland, Ore., director of point of care ultrasound education at Butterfly Network Inc., and and former chief of the division of emergency ultrasound at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston.

Feb 28, 2020 | DAIC Articles
Emerging Technologies Proving Value in Chinese Coronavirus Fight

New healthcare technologies are being implemented in the fight against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in China. This new tech includes artificial intelligence, analytics software, and using drones to make deliveries to hospitals, according to the healthcare market research firm GlobalData.

Feb 21, 2020 | DAIC Articles
New Heart Failure Devices and Drugs to Treat Heart Failure

There are several new tools being added to the clinical armamentarium in the fight against heart failure (HF). These advances in implantable HF technologies offer new approaches to more effectively treat both heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) or preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF).

Feb 14, 2020 | DAIC Articles
Radial Access Nearing 50 Percent of PCI Volume in U.S.

Transradial access for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in the U.S. has rapidly grown over the past 20 years, from zero percent to between 40-50 percent of PCI cases.

Jan 31, 2020 | DAIC Articles
Nuance Adds Cardiovascular Computer-Assisted Physician Documentation for Cath Lab Reporting

Nuance Communications Inc. introduced Nuance Cardiovascular CAPD, a new computer-assisted physician documentation (CAPD) solution designed to help cardiologists improve the quality of complex documentation and the accuracy of reimbursement for cardiac catheterization procedures.

Jan 7, 2020 | DAIC Articles
New Guidelines for Stress Echocardiography in Ischemic Heart Disease

The  American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) has updated its guidelines for using echocardiography to image ischemia.

Nov 27, 2019 | DAIC Articles
Augmented Reality for Radiology and Cardiology Training Demonstrated at RSNA 2019

CAE Healthcare will showcase its mixed reality training solutions for practicing physicians and medical imaging companies for the first time at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2019 meeting.

Nov 21, 2019 | DAIC Articles
Incorporating Distal Radial Artery Access Into Clinical Practice

Interest in distal radial artery access (DRA) is growing rapidly. Among the benefits of DRA are the low risk of entry site bleeding complications and the low rate of radial artery occlusion.[1,2] This is an overview of the benefits of using distal radial vascular access in the area of the anatomical snuff box in the cath lab.

Nov 13, 2019 | DAIC Articles
Wireless and Leadless Pacemaker Being Developed by Texas Heart Institute With Federal Grant

Texas Heart Institute (THI) was awarded a prestigious four-year, $2.39 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to explore further the development of a novel pacemaker system that is both leadless and wirelessly powered.