Cardiovascular Telemedicine Program in Rural Australia

August 27, 2020N Engl J Med 2020; 383:883-884DOI: 10.1056/NEJMc1913719 TO THE EDITOR: Rural and indigenous populations are disproportionately affected by cardiovascular disease,1,2 with a higher prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors than urban populations, as well as harsher environmental conditions, reduced access to services, and greater difficulty in attracting and retaining health professionals.3,4 Patients therefore wait longer andContinue reading “Cardiovascular Telemedicine Program in Rural Australia”

Machine Learning Assessment of Left Ventricular Diastolic Function Based on Electrocardiographic Features

Nobuyuki Kagiyama, Marco Piccirilli, Naveena Yanamala, Sirish Shrestha, Peter D. Farjo, Grace Casaclang-Verzosa, Wadea M. Tarhuni, Negin Nezarat, Matthew J. Budoff, Jagat Narula and Partho P. Sengupta Journal of the American College of CardiologyVolume 76, Issue 8, August 2020DOI: 10.1016/j.jacc.2020.06.061 Abstract Background Left ventricular (LV) diastolic dysfunction is recognized as playing a major role in the pathophysiology of heart failure; however, clinical tools for identifying diastolic dysfunctionContinue reading “Machine Learning Assessment of Left Ventricular Diastolic Function Based on Electrocardiographic Features”

Happy birthday Cardio-Jenic – read about our 4-year journey

It is hard to believe that 4 years have flown by since we launched Cardio-Jenic Pty Ltd, in August 2016. Cardio-Jenic was created to fill the void in innovation in diagnostic cardiology.  Since our launch and informed by our motto “innovation…not iteration in cardiology”, we have searched the world to find innovative solutions that areContinue reading “Happy birthday Cardio-Jenic – read about our 4-year journey”

HeartSciences Announces New Product Innovation Award from Frost and Sullivan

MyoVista® AI-based ECG Device detects Left Ventricle Dysfunction SOUTHLAKE, TEXAS – July 28, 2020– HeartSciences, a medical device company focused on advancing the field of electrocardiology through innovation, announced it has been awarded a New Product Innovation Award – Europe by Frost & Sullivan, a leader in global research and consulting solutions. HeartSciences MyoVista® WaveletContinue reading “HeartSciences Announces New Product Innovation Award from Frost and Sullivan”

Endoscopy: images from the inside of blood vessels

Researchers of the Universities of Stuttgart and Adelaide in cooperation with medical research centers in Australia developed a special microoptical tool with a thickness of only 125 microns. This enables endoscopic examimations within blood vessels whose diameter is smaller than 0.5 mm and helps detecting plaques or thrombs to reduce the danger of a strokeContinue reading “Endoscopy: images from the inside of blood vessels”

Heart scans could lead to better treatment for patients in hospital with coronavirus

13 July 2020     Julia Bakker    Half of Covid-19 patients who received a heart scan in hospital showed abnormalities in heart function, according to new research funded by us. The study, published in the European Heart Journal – Cardiovascular Imaging, found that around one in seven showed severe abnormalities likely to have a major effectContinue reading “Heart scans could lead to better treatment for patients in hospital with coronavirus”

Sex Differences in the Association of Cumulative Body Mass Index from Early Adulthood to Middle Age and Left Atrial Remodeling Evaluated by Three-Dimensional Echocardiography: The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults Study

Doria de Vasconcellos et al, J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2020;33:878-87. Background: The relationship between long-term obesity and left atrial (LA) structure and function is not entirely understood. We examined the association of cumulative body mass index (cBMI) with LA remodeling using three-dimensional (3D) speckle-tracking echocardiography (STE). Methods: The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young AdultsContinue reading “Sex Differences in the Association of Cumulative Body Mass Index from Early Adulthood to Middle Age and Left Atrial Remodeling Evaluated by Three-Dimensional Echocardiography: The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults Study”

Heritable arrhythmias associated with abnormal function of cardiac potassium channels

Lia Crotti, Katja E Odening, Michael C Sanguinetti Cardiovascular Research, Volume 116, Issue 9, 15 July 2020, Pages 1542–1556 Abstract Cardiomyocytes express a surprisingly large number of potassium channel types. The primary physiological functions of the currents conducted by these channels are to maintain the resting membrane potential and mediate action potential repolarization under basalContinue reading “Heritable arrhythmias associated with abnormal function of cardiac potassium channels”

Diagnostic accuracy of handheld electrocardiogram devices in detecting atrial fibrillation in adults in community versus hospital settings: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Kam Cheong Wong1,2,3,4, Harry Klimis1,2,5, Nicole Lowres6, Amy von Huben1, Simone Marschner1, Clara K Chow1,2,5,6 Abstract With increasing use of handheld ECG devices for atrial fibrillation (AF) screening, it is important to understand their accuracy in community and hospital settings and how it differs among settings and other factors. A systematic review of eligible studiesContinue reading “Diagnostic accuracy of handheld electrocardiogram devices in detecting atrial fibrillation in adults in community versus hospital settings: a systematic review and meta-analysis”

Mildly symptomatic heart failure with reduced ejection fraction: diagnostic and therapeutic considerations

Alexandra Arvanitaki, Eleni Michou, Andreas Kalogeropoulos, Haralambos Karvounis, George Giannakoulas Abstract Aims Whereas up to about half of patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) report no or only mild symptoms and are considered as clinically stable, the progressive nature of HFrEF, often silent, renders clinical stability a misleading situation, especially if diseaseContinue reading “Mildly symptomatic heart failure with reduced ejection fraction: diagnostic and therapeutic considerations”