Siemens Healthineers inks long-term collaborative deal with Florida Hospital

Siemens (NYSE:SI) Healthineers today announced a multi-phase agreement with Florida Hospital to develop outcomes-based collaborative projects. During the first phase of the collaborative deal, the two groups will look to incorporate cardiac computed tomography angiography into Florida Hospital’s clinical protocol. “Siemens Healthineers has a longstanding creative backbone, and they’re always looking to create new solutions and innovative ways of delivering care across the health continuum. I’m really excited that we’re addressing affordability and accessibility by creating cutting-edge health care that connects with people in a new and different way,” Florida Hospital senior exec officer Eric Stevens said in a prepared statement. “Clearly, Florida Hospital is an innovative organization that is pushing the envelope to advance the way in which health care should be delivered in the future. Siemens Healthineers is pleased to collaborate with such a forward-thinking organization,” Siemens Healthineers diagnostic imaging senior VP Michael Wendt said in a press release. The project will culminate in a six-month study which looks to optimally assess and manage intermediate-risk patients who arrive at Celebration Health’s emergency department with acute chest pain, Siemens said. The study will use Celebration Health’s Somatom definition flash dual source CT system from Siemens Healthineers, the German industrial conglom...
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ConclusionsIncidental findings on inpatient CCTAs performed for chest pain have a significant impact on treatment and imaging during and following hospital admission.
Source: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology - Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research
This study aimed to determine whether size, sex, or ethnicity are independently associated with distal femoral morphology in healthy Caucasian and Asian knees, and to compare anatomic ratios to those of commercially available TKA implants.MethodsTwo series of computed tomography (CT) angiograms from France (264 knees) and China (259 knees) were used to digitize osteometric landmarks at the level of the femoral epicondyles, to measure anteroposterior (AP) and mediolateral (ML) dimensions at the anterior, posterior, medial, and lateral zones. The aspect (ML/AP), trapezoidicity (MLp/MLa), and asymmetry (APl/APm) ratios, as we...
Source: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
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Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The lower cost, higher sensitivity and specificity rates, and faster, less burdensome process for detecting CAD patients make Fast-SENC a more capable and economically beneficial stress test than SPECT. The payer model and hospital model demonstrate an alignment between payer and provider economics as Fast-SENC provides monetary savings for patients and resource benefits for hospitals. PMID: 30732489 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Medical Economics - Category: Health Management Tags: J Med Econ Source Type: research
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Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
A 59-year-old man was admitted with a 2-h history of stabbing chest pain and dizziness. On arrival he was in shock with an arterial blood pressure of 70/30  mmHg and he had electrocardiographic changes suggestive of lateral ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Emergency invasive coronary angiography showed stenoses of left anterior descending (75–94%), circumflex (50–74%) and right (50–74%) coronary arteries along with a complete occlusi on of a small obtuse marginal branch. None of these were treated with primary intervention.
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Case report Source Type: research
A 67-year-old man was admitted to the emergency unit with abdominal pain. An infrarenal aortic aneurysm with a diameter of 70 millimeters was detected by computed tomography (CT). In the catheter laboratory, graft stents were implanted into the infrarenal aorta total occlusion of the right renal artery was seen in angiography. The graft stent was punctured with a 30 ° angled Brockenbrough catheter and another stent was implanted.
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
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Source: Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Trauma and Emergency Room Imaging / L ’imagerie des urgences et des traumatismes Source Type: research
AbstractEvaluation of atypical presentation of angina chest pain in emergency department is difficult. Hospitalization of this patient may impose additional costs and waste the time, early discharge may lead to miss the patients. The aim of this study was to determine volubility of Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) in management of patients admitted to emergency department with atypical manifestations of angina pain, un-diagnostic Electrocardiogram (ECG) and negative enzyme. Half of 100 patients admitted to emergency department with atypical chest pain and un-diagnostic ECG who were candidate for admission...
Source: The International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Introduction: Cardiovascular (CV) disease remains the most common cause of mortality in United States of America. Chest pain is typically the most common symptom associated with coronary artery disease (CAD) in the general population. Many patients present to emergency departments with chest pain, leading to vast costs in the medical system. Majority of CAD data is from academic institutions even though significant number of patients see cardiologists in the private setting. We analyzed coronary computed tomographic angiogram (CCTA) results in males and females ages 65 and below presenting with chest pain from an outpatien...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: research
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