Operator-Directed Sedation Seems Safe in Peds Cardiac Cath
FRIDAY, April 12, 2019 -- For carefully selected pediatric patients, operator-directed sedation (ODS) for congenital cardiac catheterization procedures is not associated with an increased risk for adverse events and may reduce case time and charges,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Minnesota Resuscitation Consortium Advanced Perfusion & Reperfusion Cardiac Life Support Strategy for Out-of-Hospital Refractory V Fib
Approximately 400,000 people in the United States suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) each year. One-third present to EMS with a shockable rhythm (v fib/v tach). Of these patients with an initial shockable rhythm, 50% are refractory to treatment resulting in prolonged duration of resuscitation and poor outcomes.1,2 The Minnesota Resuscitation Consortium (MRC) initiated the Advanced Perfusion and Reperfusion Cardiac Life Support Strategy for Out-of-Hospital Refractory Ventricular Fibrillation (v fib) in December 2015, in an effort to improve survival outcomes for patients suffering refractory v fib arrest. Extracor...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 27, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jason Bartos, MD, PhD Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation Top Story Exclusive Articles Patient Care Heart of America Source Type: news

Here ’ s how a new Abbott device is making a difference among neonatal infants
[Image courtesy of Abbott]A recent CBS News report provided a real-life example of how Abbott’s Piccolo occluder is making a difference among neonatal infants with a congenital heart defect called patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). Irie and Judah Felkner are now healthy, growing 18-month-olds. But when Irie was born early at just 1 pound 13 ounces, she had a life-threatening PDA that left her mom Crissa Felkner scared that they weren’t going to bring her home. “We saw that Irie’s heart was enlarging in size and more and more fluid was collecting in her lungs,” Dr. Aimee Armstr...
Source: Mass Device - February 19, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Chris Newmarker Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Catheters Featured News Well Abbott Source Type: news

Teleflex wins FDA PMA for Manta large bore vascular closure device
Teleflex (NYSE:TFX) said today that it won FDA premarket approval for its Manta vascular closure device, touting it as the first such device specifically designed for large bore femoral access site closures. The newly cleared Manta device won indications for closing femoral arterial access sites while reducing time to hemostasis following the use of 10-20F devices or sheaths in endovascular catheterization procedures, the Wayne, Penn.-based company said. “Our team has been working hard to obtain FDA premarket approval and were confident they would recognize the benefits that the Manta Device can provide to the p...
Source: Mass Device - February 5, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Featured Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Pre-Market Approval (PMA) Regulatory/Compliance Vascular Teleflex Source Type: news

Girls ’ Pain Taken Less Seriously Than Boys ’ , Study Finds
By Ryan Prior, CNN (CNN) — Our long-held notions of boys as being more stoic and girls as being more expressive may lead Americans to overrate the severity of male physical pain. A recent study by psychologists at Yale University found that adults, when presented with imagery of a child’s finger being pricked, considered the child to be in less pain when they thought it was a girl. The study, published in The Journal of Pediatric Psychology, involved showing 264 adult participants a video of a child whose gender appeared ambiguous. Afterwards one group of participants was told the child in the video was named S...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Source Type: news

Not Just Acid Reflux: The Need to Think Worst First
A previously healthy, well-appearing 42-year-old female living in a modern, high-rise apartment in downtown Los Angeles calls 9-1-1 at 5:30 am complaining of worsening of a burning, epigastric pain she had been experiencing for the last three days. She reports associated nausea and non-bloody, non-bilious vomiting, and that she couldn’t manage to get comfortable in bed until she finally decided to call for help at daybreak. During her 9-1-1 call, she reports “pain, like heartburn, that just woke me up again and I had to throw up, … and then I was sweating so much.” Using the Los Angeles Tiered Disp...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 13, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Stephen Sanko, MD, FACEP Tags: Exclusive Articles Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news

Cardiac Surgery Not Linked to Cognitive Decline Cardiac Surgery Not Linked to Cognitive Decline
Previous research has suggested high rates of cognitive decline following cardiac surgery, but a new study finds no such association with surgery vs cardiac catheterization.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Cardiovascular Systems touts first patients treated with Teleport microcatheter
Cardiovascular Systems (NSDQ:CSII) touted today that the first patients in the U.S. were treated with the OrbusNeich Teleport microcatheter. The device, which recently won 510(k) clearance with the FDA, enables safe guidewire exchange during cardiovascular procedures. The Teleport product features a robust tip to provide access to challenging lesions, according to Cardiovascular Systems. Dr. Annapoorna Kini, director of the Cardiac Catheterization Lab at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Dr. Emmanouil Brilakis of the Minneapolis Heart Institute treated the first U.S. patients with Teleport. “I am excited and honore...
Source: Mass Device - December 26, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Catheters Featured Wall Street Beat Cardiovascular Systems Inc. OrbusNeich Source Type: news

Cognitive Decline Similar After Cardiac Surgery, Catheterization
TUESDAY, Dec. 18, 2018 -- For older adults, declines in memory after heart surgery and cardiac catheterization are similar, according to a study published online Dec. 18 in the Annals of Thoracic Surgery. Elizabeth L. Whitlock, M.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Upper Valley Medical Center makes another investment
Upper Valley Medical Center, the largest employer in Miami County, continues to invest in its local operations. Most recently, the center expanded the capabilities at its cardiac catheterization lab. As such, individuals experiencing a heart attack and those with non-emergency coronary blockages will benefit from more treatment options. With more capabilities and availability of additional experienced cardiologists, patients who need angioplasty and many types of stents will be able to receive them… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 17, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Caleb Stephens Source Type: news

Corindus touts first-in-human coronary telerobotics study with CorPath system
Corindus Vascular Robotics (OTC:CVRS) today touted that its CorPath robotic surgical platform was used in a first-in-human telerobotic intervention study in India. The Waltham, Mass.-based company touted that the study was the world’s first percutaneous coronary intervention conducted from a remote location outside of a catheterization lab. In the trial, five patients at India’s Apex Heart Institute underwent an elective PCI procedure from a distance of approximately 20 miles away, Corindus said. The procedures were performed by Apex Heart Institute chair and chief interventional cardiologist Dr. Tejas Pat...
Source: Mass Device - December 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Featured Robotics Corindus Vascular Robotics Source Type: news

ECG Educational Standards for Prehospital Providers
Conclusion As the role of evidence-based medicine becomes more prominent in the field of emergency medicine, a clear view of the current state of ECG education and platform from which to implement uniform standards becomes increasingly essential; especially as research expands into the prehospital setting. Further research into EMS education may identify both strengths and weaknesses in basic ECG interpretation appropriate for first responders. Implementing minimum ECG interpretation standards for EMS personnel nationwide is one potential option to ensure prehospital educational institutions stay responsive to current scie...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - November 28, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jonathan Barney, BA, EMT, MS3 Tags: Training Exclusive Articles Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news

Major Bleeding Up With Frailty in Acute MI Patients
TUESDAY, Nov. 20, 2018 -- Frail acute myocardial infarction (AMI) patients are less likely to undergo cardiac catheterization and have an increased risk for bleeding, according to a study published in the Nov. 26 issue of JACC: Cardiovascular... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Gates Vascular Institute okayed for 'revolutionary' stroke upgrade
Buffalo General Medical Center has received state approvals to add 4-D imaging equipment adjacent to its emergency department, a move it says will “revolutionize” stroke treatment. The hospital filed plans this summer to invest $2.5 million in a 4-Dimensional Computed Tomography system from Canon Medical USA, creating a cardiac catheterization lab suite within Buff Gen’s Gates Vascular Institute emergency department. The state Departme nt of Health approved the project Oct. 10.  The equipment… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 15, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

FDA clears Transseptal Solutions ’ TP Crosser transseptal access device
Medtech developer Transseptal Solutions said yesterday it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its TSP Crosser transseptal access system. The Israel-based company said that the TSP Crosser is an advanced transseptal puncture system which features a built-in steering mechanism and is designed for use in accessing the left atrium. The system is intended for use during procedures including mitral valve repair and replacement, paravalvular leak closure, left atrial appendage closure and EP ablation treatments. “Transseptal Solutions FDA clearance announcement is timely. There is a growing global demand for trans-septal catheter ...
Source: Mass Device - October 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Cardiovascular Catheters Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance transseptalsolutions Source Type: news

Dartmouth Institute receives $3.5 million for research to prevent acute kidney injury
(The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy& Clinical Practice) Acute kidney injury (AKI) occurs in up to 14 percent of all patients following a cardiac catheterization and up to 50 percent in patients with pre-existing kidney disease. A research team led by Dartmouth Institute Associate Professor Jeremiah Brown, PhD, MS, recently was awarded a $3.5 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to test preventative interventions through a virtual learning collaborative with or without automated surveillance reporting (ASR). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Teleflex picks up Essential Medical and its Manta vascular closure device
Teleflex (NYSE:TFX) said yesterday that it acquired Essential Medical and its Manta vascular closure device for an unspecified amount. Manta is designed to close punctures at femoral arterial access sites after catheterization procedures, including transcatheter aortic valve replacements, endovascular treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms, ventricular assist procedures and balloon aortic valvuloplasties. Exton, Pa.-based Essential won CE Mark approval in the European Union for Manta in July 2016 and is seeking pre-market approval from the FDA. The federal safety watchdog granted an investiga...
Source: Mass Device - October 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Mergers & Acquisitions Vascular Wall Street Beat Essential Medical Devices Teleflex Source Type: news

Are You Tall? Better Watch Out For Varicose Veins
(CNN) — In what researchers are calling “the largest genetic study ever performed” on varicose vein disease, a Stanford University School of Medicine study found a person’s height to be a significant risk factor for developing varicose veins. “We not only found an association between height and varicose veins, but the genetic studies we did showed a causal link,” said cardiologist and study author Dr. Nicholas Leeper, an associate professor of surgery and cardiovascular medicine at Stanford. “That suggests that the genes and pathways that drive human height are also likely to be ca...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Local TV Varicose Veins Source Type: news

Notifying cath labs early improves treatment speed, outcome
Informing cardiac catheterization labs of incoming heart attack patients 10...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Ultrasound contrast can help treat heart attacks Trial: Catheter device cuts contrast use Automated coronary plaque analysis predicts future events Use criteria cut unnecessary heart interventions PROSPECT: IVUS improves PCI outcomes (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 17, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

The role of cardiac catheterization after cardiac arrest
(Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications) In the current issue of Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications (Volume3, Number 2, 2018, pp. 137-148(12); DOI. Ahmed Harhash, Prashant Rao, and Karl B. Kern from the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, Tucson, Ariz., USA consider the role of cardiac catheterization after cardiac arrest. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Transporting Patients to Appropriate Receiving Destinations
Conclusion EMS is in a position to be the initiator of specialty center destination. In large cities with multiple hospitals, EMS should transport patients to the closest, most appropriate facility based on patient condition, even if this requires passing a closer facility. Where there are hospitals with multiple specialty services, EMS may be asked to activate a specific team, such as the stroke or cardiac team. In rural communities, EMS can communicate with the local hospital and by letting the hospital know of patient condition, help start the interfacility transport process from the field....
Source: JEMS Special Topics - July 19, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Dennis Edgerly, MEd, EMT-P Tags: Exclusive Articles Columns Operations Source Type: news

Urinary monitor dev Potrero Medical closes $27m Series C
Predictive health company Potrero Medical said yesterday it closed a $26.6 million Series C funding to help support commercialization of its flagship Accuryn monitoring system. The San Francisco-based company’s Accuryn system is designed to use urinary catheters as diagnostic tools. The device provides real-time measurements of intra-abdominal pressure, urine output and core body temperature and can be integrated into hospital EMR systems, the company said. Financing in the round was led by GT Healthcare Capital Partners and Sonder Capital, Potrero Medical said. “We are excited to be a part of Potrero Medi...
Source: Mass Device - July 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Diagnostics Urology Potrero Medical Source Type: news

' Extended Reality' Comes to the Cath Lab'Extended Reality' Comes to the Cath Lab
From virtual dissections to real-time 3D hologram-assisted cardiac catheterization,'extended reality'technologies are set to affect cardiovascular medicine in the very near future.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Where are the Low-Hanging Fruits for Device Manufacturers?
(Part One of a Two-Part Series) As the U.S. healthcare system becomes increasingly value-oriented, a relatively new phenomenon is occurring—the increased use of risk-sharing arrangements between manufacturers and providers or payers, where payments for devices are tied to patient outcomes and/or financial metrics. In early 2018, leading medical-device manufacturer Medtronic announced it had a risk-sharing arrangement in place with more than 1,000 hospitals for its TYRX technology for cardiac implants in the U.S., an increase of about 700 hospitals over six months. Medtronic has also started five other simil...
Source: MDDI - April 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Harry Liu and Christine Chen Tags: Business Source Type: news

ACC, Saudi Arabian Cardiac Interventional Society partner on registries
(American College of Cardiology) The American College of Cardiology and the Saudi Arabian Cardiac Interventional Society have partnered to implement the National Cardiovascular Data Registry's (NCDR) CathPCI Registry in hospitals across Saudi Arabia. The CathPCI Registry assesses the characteristics, treatments and outcomes of heart disease patients who receive diagnostic catheterization as well as percutaneous coronary intervention procedures. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fort Duncan Regional Medical Center Expands Digisonics Cardiovascular Information System with ...
HOUSTON (February 8, 2018)– Fort Duncan Regional Medical Center in Eagle Pass, Texas has expanded the Digisonics Cardiovascular Information System to their cardiac catheterization lab. The Digisonics system provides Fort Duncan Regional Medical Center with a state-of-the-art system for their cardiac patients. Immediate access to critical information and faster turnaround times will provide optimal cardiac care. An interface with the facility’s Merge hemodynamics system provides...This story is related to the following:Medical Equipment& Supplies (Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies)
Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies - February 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news

From the heart: The tale of a three-time transplant recipient
Playing youth hockey and Little League in the spring of 1988, I started to become easily fatigued. I became very weak and could no longer run around. By May, a visit to my pediatrician resulted in a trip to the Boston Children’s Hospital Cardiology Clinic on Fegan 6 and the first of many cardiac catheterizations I would receive in my life. The results of that first procedure were shared in my corner room across from the nurses’ station on 6 East (the cardiac step-down at the time): I would need a heart transplant for cardiomyopathy. It was Friday the 13th. I was 10 years old. Tim, before he ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - February 7, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tim Gallagher Tags: Our Patients’ Stories cardiac catheterization cardiomyopathy heart transplant Heart transplant program kidney transplant Pediatric Transplant Center (PTC) Source Type: news

‘This Is Us’ Finally Revealed How Jack Pearson Died. Here’s What a Doctor Says You Should Know About the Condition
Spoiler alert: Last night on the hit TV show This Is Us, viewers finally learned how one of the main characters, Jack Pearson, dies. After waking in the middle of the night to a fire in his home, the father of three helped his wife and children escape, rescued the family pet and managed to retrieve important family heirlooms from the burning building. But later, at the hospital, Jack went into cardiac arrest as a result of smoke inhalation. “It was catastrophic, and I’m afraid we’ve lost him,” a doctor told Jack’s wife, Rebecca. When relaying Jack’s death to his best friend Miguel, Rebec...
Source: TIME: Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine onetime Source Type: news

Living too far from advanced cardiac care decreases your odds of survival
(Elsevier) A new study published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology determined that patients with acute cardiac syndrome (ACS) and cardiogenic shock (CS), who live far from the only cardiac catheterization facility in Nova Scotia, Canada, have a survival rate about half that of patients with more direct access. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Expectant Mothers Urged to Undergo Fetal Test
[Daily News] WITH Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute (JKCI) successfully performing cardiac catheterisation to 15 children, specialists have asked expectant mothers to undergo fetal echocardiography to enable children with heart defects to receive proper treatment at an early age. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Niagara Falls Memorial opens $4.3 million cardiac unit
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has opened its new inpatient cardiac and stroke unit. The $4.3 million project, dedicated Thursday morning, includes 23 private rooms, smart technology and an onsite physical/occupational therapy and rehabilitation facility on the hospital’s third floor.  It’s the latest enhancement to the hospital’s cardiac service offerings: Last spring, th e hospital opened a cardiac catheterization lab in partnership with Buffalo General Medical Center, Mercy Hospital… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 4, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Bringing Robotics into the Cath Lab to Protect Physicians
Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI, or angioplasty with stent) is a common procedure used to treat patients with obstructive coronary artery disease, with an estimated 600,000 procedures performed annually in the United States. PCI has a low risk of complications for patients, but that's not the case for clinicians. Patients receive a dose of radiation during a PCI procedure, which takes anywhere from 30 minutes to a few hours. Interventional cardiologists and cardiac catheterization laboratory personnel are exposed to ionizing radiation all day, every day. Protective measures, such as radiation safety caps,...
Source: MDDI - December 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Heather R. Johnson Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

Lauren ’s story: How roller derby saved my life
I wasn’t a particularly athletic child. The second day of soccer practice, in sixth grade, we had to run laps around the soccer field, and 10-year-old me said, “I feel like I’m going to have a heart attack!” My coach disagreed. I quit. That much running was not for me. Fifteen years later, at age 25, I had not only joined a roller derby league, but had also worked my way up to doing contact drills at practice in just three months. I felt incredible! I felt powerful! I felt unstoppable… until I went into cardiac arrest at a Thursday night practice this past July. A lost two days I woke up the ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - December 6, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lauren Simano Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories ALCAPA Boston Adult Congenital Heart Program Coronary Artery Program Dr. Luis Quinonez Source Type: news

Benefit of ECMO in Resuscitation from Refractory V Fib Cardiac Arrest
  The dawn of a new era Although ventricular tachycardia/ventricular fibrillation (v tach/v fib) constitutes only 25-35% of all cardiac arrests, more than 80% of all cardiac arrest survivors with favorable neurological function present with v tach/v fib.1,2 (See Figure 1, p. 12.) Despite that, only one third (approximately 30%) of patients presenting initially with v tach/v fib survive to hospital discharge with good neurological function. Compared to the other presenting rhythms (asystole and pulseless electrical activity) v tach/v fib is associated with the highest survival and stands out as the most important pos...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Demetris Yannopoulos, MD Tags: Patient Care Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news

Benefit of ECMO in Resuscitation from Refractory V Fib Cardiac Arrest
  The dawn of a new era Although ventricular tachycardia/ventricular fibrillation (v tach/v fib) constitutes only 25-35% of all cardiac arrests, more than 80% of all cardiac arrest survivors with favorable neurological function present with v tach/v fib.1,2 (See Figure 1.) Despite that, only one third (approximately 30%) of patients presenting initially with v tach/v fib survive to hospital discharge with good neurological function. Compared to the other presenting rhythms (asystole and pulseless electrical activity) v tach/v fib is associated with the highest survival and stands out as the most important positive p...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Demetris Yannopoulos, MD Tags: Patient Care Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news

Danny ’s journey to a biventricular heart
The first hint that something wasn’t quite right with Danny Sanchez-Garcia’s heart came at his mom’s six-month prenatal visit. “There was a little blip on the ultrasound, but then it was gone on the next one, so they didn’t think it was anything and I didn’t worry any more about it,” says Danny’s mom, Cynthia. Cynthia was overjoyed when Danny was born at her local hospital seeming perfectly healthy. But as the hospital staff monitored Danny overnight, they noticed his oxygen level was lower than normal and decided to run more tests. His doctors believed the tests pointed to a...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 15, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Ellen Greenlaw Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Biventricular Repair Complex Biventricular Repair Program congenital heart valve program double outlet right ventricle Dr. Christopher Baird Dr. Roger Breitbart ECMO Pulmonary atresia tetra Source Type: news

WhatsApp streamlines heart attack care in Argentina
Argentinian ambulance doctors are using WhatsApp to fasttrack their patients ’ care. Study data presented at the Argentine Congress of Cardiology’s 2017 conference suggests that using the free messaging app to send diagnostic electrocardiograms (ECGs) directly to a hospital’s catheterization lab allowed heart attack patients to bypass the emergency department and reduc e mortality. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 19, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

WhatsApp use by Argentina ambulances associated with faster heart attack treatment
(European Society of Cardiology) WhatsApp use by ambulance doctors in Argentina was associated with faster treatment of heart attack and lower mortality in an observational study presented today at the Argentine Congress of Cardiology (SAC 2017). The free messaging application was used to send diagnostic electrocardiograms (ECGs) directly to hospital catheterisation (cath) laboratories, enabling patients to bypass the emergency department. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Analytics 4 Life lands $25m for AI-backed cardiac imaging tech
Analytics 4 Life said today that it landed $25 million in a Series B financing round. A group of investors, including doctors and medical device experts, contributed to the round. The digital health company’s cardiac imaging tech is designed to help physicians assess the presence of coronary artery disease using signals from the body – without the use of radiation or contrast agents. The company’s first application of its technology is CorVista, a non-invasive diagnostic test that uses an array of sensors to scan signals naturally given from the body. When the sensors are finished collecting data, the sig...
Source: Mass Device - September 27, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Cardiovascular Diagnostics Funding Roundup Imaging analytics4life Source Type: news

Sudan: Regional Conference of African Cardiac Association to Be Held On 7 October in Khartoum
[SNA] Khartoum -The Sudanese Cardiac Society is due to host in the 7 th of next October, the Regional Conference of the African Cardiologist Association, which coincides with the convention of the African Catheterization Conference, in the friendship hall in Khartoum. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 27, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Florida Hospital Carrollwood unveils new cath lab for heart patients (Photos)
Florida Hospital Carrollwood has taken the wraps off its new hybrid catheterization lab for heart patients. The cath lab and a future emergency room expansion were funded in part through a $5 million gift to the hospital foundation by Dr. Kiran Patel and his wife, Dr. Pallavi Patel, health care entrepreneurs and philanthropists. The physicians began their medical careers at the Carrollwood facility and have seen it grow from a 10-bed hospital with a mobile cath lab to one with 120 beds and a state-of-the-art… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Margie Manning Source Type: news

Diverse Team Makes Special Delivery in Strong Memorial ’s Heart Center
Strong Memorial Hospital ’s Cardiac Catheterization Lab is an unusual place for the birth of a child, but for Jessica Driffill, it was the right place. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - September 18, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Catheterization procedure linked to potentially long-lasting blood vessel damage
(Wiley) Transradial catheterization -- when a clinician inserts a long thin tube through the radial artery in the arm -- is commonly used to diagnose and treat certain heart conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fentanyl in the Cath Lab: Routine but Risky? Fentanyl in the Cath Lab: Routine but Risky?
New data show the potent intravenous opiate weakens the antiplatelet effects of ticagrelor during PCI, challenging its routine and prophylactic use for cardiac catheterization and PCI in the US.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Study examines use of systolic blood pressure at time of primary percutaneous coronary intervention
(Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions) Researchers have led a retrospective single-center study examining simple hemodynamic parameters obtained at the time of cardiac catheterization to predict in-hospital mortality following ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Current 30-day mortality rates for patients with STEMI range from 2.5% to 10%, and 10.5%-24% of those patients require mechanical hemodynamic support. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Underweight Patients Fare Worse After Heart Catheterization Underweight Patients Fare Worse After Heart Catheterization
Registry-based research reinforces the concept of an"obesity paradox," but it is also"really striking how poorly underweight patients do," researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Underweight associated with highest mortality and costs after cardiac catheterisation
(European Society of Cardiology) Being underweight, and not overweight, has the highest mortality, cost, length of stay, and readmission rate for those undergoing cardiac catheterisation, according to an analysis of more than one million patients presented at ESC Congress today. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sudan: Conduction of First Exploratory Operation At IBN Al-Nafis Heart Surgery Center
[SNA] Khartoum -The Consultant of Cardiac Surgery, Dr. Salah Al-Basha, has conducted, Thursday, the first operation of an exploratory catheterization at Ibn al-Nafis Center for Cardiothoracic Surgery at Omdurman Teaching Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan: Khartoum to Host Conference of African Heart Association in 7-11 October
[SNA] Khartoum -The Sudan's capital Khartoum is due to host the conference of the African Heart Association in the period from 7 to 11 October, coinciding with the conferences of the African Summit of the World Heart Union and the African Catheterization, with the participation of 500 specialists, consultants and technicians from inside the country, and 200 experts from Africa, America, Europe and Asia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Did the Nazis Invent Cardiac Catheterization?
(MedPage Today) -- In this Revolution and Revelation, Milton Packer relates the story of a Nazi who won the Nobel Prize (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 9, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news