DAIC Articles

May 8, 2020 | DAIC Articles
UNTOUCHED Trial Data Underscores Safety And Efficacy Of Boston Scientific S-ICD System

Final results from the UNTOUCHED study of the Emblem Subcutaneous Implantable Defibrillator (S-ICD) System were presented at Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) 2020 Science virtual meeting.

Apr 14, 2020 | DAIC Articles
ACC/SCAI Offers Triage Guidance For Structural Heart Disease During COVID-19 Pandemic

There is a major challenge in balancing the risk of a delaying a needed valvular and structural heart disease (SHD) procedures against the risk of a susceptible patient being brought into the hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Apr 8, 2020 | DAIC Articles
AHA, ACC, HRS Caution Use of COVID-19 Therapies Hydroxychloroquine and Azithromycin in Cardiac Patients

The scientific community is learning more about the impact and interaction of cardiovascular diseases with novel coronavirus (COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2), including the impact of drug therapies being used and their negative cardiovascular impact.

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.