Early Rhythm-Control Therapy in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation

P. Kirchhof, A.J. Camm, A. Goette, A. Brandes, L. Eckardt, A. Elvan, T. Fetsch, I.C. van Gelder, D. Haase, L.M. Haegeli, F. Hamann, H. Heidbüchel, G. Hindricks, J. Kautzner, K.-H. Kuck, L. Mont, G.A. Ng, J. Rekosz, N. Schoen, U. Schotten, A. Suling, J. Taggeselle, S. Themistoclakis, E. Vettorazzi, P. Vardas, K. Wegscheider, S. Willems,Continue reading “Early Rhythm-Control Therapy in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation”

Myocardial fibrosis in asymptomatic and symptomatic chronic severe primary mitral regurgitation and relationship to tissue characterisation and left ventricular function on cardiovascular magnetic resonance

Boyang Liu, Desley A. H. Neil, Monisha Premchand, Moninder Bhabra, Ramesh Patel, Thomas Barker, Nicolas Nikolaidis, J. Stephen Billing, Thomas A. Treibel, James C. Moon, Arantxa González, James Hodson, Nicola C. Edwards and Richard P. Steeds Liu et al. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson (2020) 22:86https://doi.org/10.1186/s12968-020-00674-4 Abstract Background: Myocardial fibrosis occurs in end-stage heart failure secondaryContinue reading “Myocardial fibrosis in asymptomatic and symptomatic chronic severe primary mitral regurgitation and relationship to tissue characterisation and left ventricular function on cardiovascular magnetic resonance”

A machine learning algorithm supports ultrasound‑naïve novices in the acquisition of diagnostic echocardiography loops and provides accurate estimation of LVEF

Matthias Schneider · Philipp Bartko · Welf Geller · Varius Dannenberg · Andreas König · Christina Binder · Georg Goliasch · Christian Hengstenberg · Thomas Binder Department of Internal Medicine II, Medical University of Vienna, Waehringer Guertel 18‑20, 1090 Vienna, Austria The International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaginghttps://doi.org/10.1007/s10554-020-02046-6 ABSTRACTLeft ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) is the mostContinue reading “A machine learning algorithm supports ultrasound‑naïve novices in the acquisition of diagnostic echocardiography loops and provides accurate estimation of LVEF”

Cryoablation or Drug Therapy for Initial Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation

Jason G. Andrade, M.D., George A. Wells, Ph.D., Marc W. Deyell, M.D., Matthew Bennett, M.D., Vidal Essebag, M.D., Ph.D., Jean Champagne, M.D., Jean-Francois Roux, M.D., Derek Yung, M.D., Allan Skanes, M.D., Yaariv Khaykin, M.D., Carlos Morillo, M.D., Umjeet Jolly, M.D., et al., for the EARLY-AF Investigators The New England Journal of Medicine, November 16, 2020DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa2029980

A Socio-Technological Sales Framework in a virtual world

The COVID-19 pandemic and consequent border lockdowns have brought immediate and wide-ranging challenges for most B2B sales industries. This is even more amplified for those of us in the healthcare industry, whereby hospitals have in many states excluded external contractors from entering their sites. For most companies, the challenge of adapting to the new normalContinue reading “A Socio-Technological Sales Framework in a virtual world”

The Effect of Resistance Training on Serum Levels of NT-proBNP, GDF-15, and Markers of Cardiac Damage in the Elderly Males

Ebrahim Rangraz, Bahman Mirzaei, Farhad Rahmani Nia International Journal of Applied Exercise Physiology2322-3537 Vol.8 No.1 http://www.ijaep.com DOI: 10. 30472 /ijaep.v8i1.329

Artificial Intelligence and Echocardiography: A Primer for Cardiac Sonographers

State-of-the-Art Review Ashlee Davis BS, ACS, RDCS, FASE; Kristen Billick BS, ACS, RDCS, FASE; Kenneth Horton ACS, RCS, RCIS, FASE; Madeline Jankowski BS, RDCS, FASE; Peg Knoll RDCS, RCS, FASE; Jane E.Marshall BS, RDCS, FASE; Alan Paloma RDCS; Richie Palma BS, ACS, RDCS, FASE; David B.Adams ACS, RCS, RDCS, FASE https://doi.org/10.1016/j.echo.2020.04.025 Highlights AI will haveContinue reading “Artificial Intelligence and Echocardiography: A Primer for Cardiac Sonographers”