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POCUS, Aneurysms, and Mortality Rates.

If you’re a #FOAM follower, you have probably seen the pleas for bedside ultrasound more than once. This paper takes an interesting approach to try and demonstrate its value in the diagnosis of aortic dissection: Over a two year period and 386,547 patient visits, there was a review of 123 medical reports and 194 autopsy reports, of which 32 patients were identified for inclusion. 119 more words

Improving Outcomes

Virtual reality successfully used in cardiac operation

Virtual reality technology, over recent years, has improved in leaps and bounds. Technical difficulties and a prohibitively high price tag have kept it largely under the radar in terms of usable technology, but the tide seems to be turning.   132 more words

Medical Technology

Victoria F. McGee

Title: Registered Cardiac Sonographer, Registered Vascular Specialist, Fellow of the American Society of Echocardiography

Company: Central Alabama Society of Echo

Location: Pelham, Alabama

Pelham, Alabama, September 28, 2015, Victoria F. 115 more words

Patient Care

Holiday Heart is Real

I wanted to put this one out early this year, even though the paper was published in 2014.

An analysis of 12,195 cases of first MI (spanning 52 countries!) was compared to 15,583 age and sex-matched controls. 89 more words


Triton App Glances at Surgical Sponges, Measures Blood Loss, Now Approved in Europe

Gauss Surgical (Los Altos, CA) won the European CE Mark to introduce its novel Triton app that measures blood loss during surgeries by taking pictures of extracted bloody sponges. 61 more words


Bandaging a Heart without Invasive Surgery

Researchers at Boston Children’s Hopsital, Wyss Institute at Harvard University, the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have put their minds together to develop a new device that can deliver and apply an adhesive patch to repair holes in the heart. 136 more words

Medical Devices