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How innovations in imaging can improve CTO procedures

Professor Julinda Mehilli, MD, works in one of the largest cardiac centers in Germany. At LMU Munich’s Medical Center, she performs many complex procedures including CTO every year. With the help of syngo CTO Guidance, she can plan the procedure in more detail so that everything runs smoothly.

Experiencing syngo CTO Guidance in clinical practice

Professor Julinda Mehilli, MD, benefits in various ways from using syngo CTO Guidance during complex CTO procedures. Find out what she has to say about the advantages of the software application for procedure planning, the intervention itself, and minimizing X-ray exposure.

High-sensitivity Troponin I Assays: A breakthrough in MI diagnosis

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Thanks to high-sensitivity troponin I assays, new possibilities have emerged for quicker, more accurate diagnoses of myocardial infarction (MI). We spoke to Peter Kavsak, PhD, about these high-sensitivity assays and their potential to significantly impact patient care and protocols.

Facilitating cardiac decision-making at the point of care

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Chest pain is one of the most common presentations at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. To meet this need, the hospital opened a 24/7 laboratory within the emergency department, the first hospital in the UK to enable rapid diagnosis of cardiovascular disease to quickly determine an appropriate therapy.

Treating complex chronic total occlusions

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Many cath labs will not treat patients with complex CTOs interventionally given the challenges of visualizing the anatomy around an occlusion. A case from University Hospital Erlangen shows how 3D imaging, coupled with advanced guidance software, helps to overcome such obstacles.

Planning with CT scans may improve outcomes in CTO PCI

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Improvements in both technologies and techniques have led to an increase in the procedural success rates of PCI for CTOs. Furthermore, evidence is emerging that preprocedural planning with CT angiography may help to further improve the success rate of these procedures.

Complex PCIs: The "number one" trend in coronary interventions

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More and more complex PCI procedures are being performed. This article explores the reasons why, such as the findings of the SYNTAX study that showed equal clinical outcomes between surgery and PCI for certain subsets of patients.

Pushing frontiers with advanced imaging tools

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Imaging has always been an important factor during PCI, but has become even more important given the increasing number of complex PCI procedures being performed. Find out more about the latest developments in imaging for procedure guidance in this article.

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LAA closure with fusion of live angiography and TEE imaging

At the Center for Cardiovascular Interventions Bonn, Germany, Professor Georg Nickenig and his team are performing more than 500 structural heart interventions per year. Find out what benefits they see in fusion of live angiography imaging and TEE in an example case of a left atrial appendage (LAA) closure.

High-end multimodality imaging for improved TAVI outcomes

Watch Professor Stephan Achenbach, MD, and Martin Arnold, MD, in a procedure to treat an 87-year-old patient with severe aortic valve stenosis by implanting a transcatheter aortic valve prosthesis at University Hospital Erlangen and see how they integrate imaging.

Integrated imaging solutions for structural interventions

Professor Stephan Achenbach, MD, is convinced that high-end imaging optimizes clinical results and translates into patient benefits. In unexpected situations during structural interventions in particular, continuous intraprocedural 4D TEE proved to be very helpful.

Implanting a Lotus valve in a severely stenotic mitral valve

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A 75-year-old woman presented with the primary complaint of severe dyspnea at rest to Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam. Find out how Nicolas van Mieghem, MD, diagnosed an extensive calcification of the mitral annulus and leaflets and see the steps he took for treatment and follow-up.

Crucial imaging support with 3D TEE in LAAC

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Patients with atrial fibrillation who cannot take long‐term anticoagulants have conventionally had few options for lowering their risk of stroke. Left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) – supported by advanced imaging technologies and guidance software – is an attractive alternative for these patients.

A true understanding of the patient’s heart

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Stéphane Lafitte, MD, ranks among the world’s most renowned researchers in the field of echocardiography. When treating valvular diseases, real-time 3D volume color Doppler imaging provides Lafitte with information that can improve patient outcomes in cardiology.

Imaging is a vital part of a successful TAVI procedure

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The global market for TAVI is expected to grow substantially and imaging will continue to play a key role in the success of TAVI procedures. Multimodality and integrative imaging approaches in particular are required to support increasingly complex, minimally-invasive structural heart interventions.

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Clinical case: cryoballoon ablation for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation

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After suffering from frequent episodes of tachyarrhythmia for several years, a 52-year-old male was hospitalized three times in just 12 months due to highly symptomatic, fast AF. Find out how Markus Stühlinger, MD, and Florian Hintringer, MD, approached the case.

Video: cryoballoon ablation for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation

Do you want to find out more about the case from Innsbruck? Watch Markus Stühlinger, MD, performing the ablations and find out what he did when the ablation of the right superior pulmonary vein was complicated by suspected phrenic nerve palsy.

Voice of the cardiologist: cryoballoon ablation for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation

Don’t have time to watch the full video? See an excerpt where Markus Stühlinger, MD, performs ablation of the right superior pulmonary vein using a 3D overlay on live fluoroscopy. Take a look at his summary of the case.

Video: image-guided atrial fibrillation treatment

Watch Florian Hintringer, MD, perform a cryoballoon catheter ablation based on integrated imaging solutions providing therapy guidance and detailed anatomical data acquired with rotational angiography and intracardiac echocardiography.

Voice of the cardiologist: image-guided atrial fibrillation treatment

Rotational angiography is very helpful in procedures using single-shot devices, says Florian Hintringer, MD. Corresponding features such as syngo LA Segmentation speed up the clinical workflow while the overlay of a 3D model on a live fluoro image in one procedure brings added insights.

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A clear view inside tiny hearts

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Martin Glöckler, MD, senior attending physician for pediatric cardiology at University Hospital Erlangen, talks about the advantages of 3D visualization in congenital heart disease interventions and for planning of pediatric heart surgery.

Touching young hearts

Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub dreams of fighting the number one killer in the developing world: cardiovascular disease. He founded a medical center in Egypt with the aim of providing high-quality healthcare to children in particular – free of charge. In 2016, a new outpatient department was opened enabling vast expansion from ca. 3,000 outpatients to almost 16,000 treated in one year. Minimally invasive cardiac interventions are also growing rapidly – up by over 25% from 1,600 in 2015 to 2,056 in 2016. Open heart surgery continues to be a major strength of the center with 828 interventions performed in 2016 – more than 20% of which were on babies in first month of life.

The challenge of imaging small bodies

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What is the most effective way to support high-quality, efficient pediatric interventional cardiology? For Seattle Children’s Hospital and Thomas Jones, MD, at least part of that answer is high-quality imaging and continuous dose reduction.

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Improving heart failure care

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Heart failure is a common and debilitating medical condition. In the general population, it contributes to increasing rates of mortality, partly because people are living longer. As part of its Act on Heart Failure initiative, Siemens Healthineers offers a dedicated consulting product for healthcare providers.