Structural heart procedures are growing, and so is the cath lab team.
For two straight years, Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC) magazine has reported from the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) Annual Scientific Sessions on the rise of a new sub-specialty—interventional echocardiography.
Interventional echocardiography crucial to structural heart
Structural heart procedures have seen rapid growth in the cath lab—and have been a featured topic at many of our 2016 regional educational conferences—and for all but the most expert interventionalists, echocardiography plays a big role in those cases.
Continue reading Cardiac cath team gets a new member. Defining a new sub-specialty: interventional echocardiography
New research in ultrasound out of Lund University in Sweden might be key to better, broader screening for cardiovascular risk.
A relatively simple mathematical calculation developed at Lund University can be used to interpret ultrasound signals and identify whether or not plaques consist of harmless connective tissue and smooth muscle cells or dangerous lipids and macrophages.
Continue reading VIDEO: Ultrasound identifies dangerous plaque
Adjusting Echo-EKG Lab Staffing to Variable Volumes
When hospital occupancy determines volume in your Echo-EKG lab, staffing the right number and mix of professionals for variable demand can be a challenge.
Adjusting staff to volume is the name of the game for Cardiology Supervisor Joyce Ukleja of the Rush Oak Park Hospital and Rush University Medical Center.
Continue reading Staffing the Echo-EKG Lab