Most Innovative Cardiac Technologies/Devices of 2011

Diagnostic & Interventional Cardiology (DAIC) magazine wants to hear what readers believe are the most innovative technologies and devices released in 2011
1. What do you believe are the five most innovative technologies or devices released in the past year?
2. Which of the following do you believe will have the most significant impact on clinical practice? (Rate the following on a scale of 1-5, with 5 being most significant)
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A. Optical Coherence tomography (OCT)
B. Expanded indication for carotid stenting in all patients
C. Expanded indication for ICD use in all heart failure patients
D. Ticagrelor (Brilinta)
E. Integrated IVUS/spectroscopy
F. MRI safe pacemaker
G. Cloud-based (Web-based) access to images, waveforms, reports
H. FDA-cleared smart phone apps that enable clinical image diagnosis
I. PET/MRI
J. Advanced visualization software for angiography images
K. 4-D advanced visualization software to view CT datasets in motion
3. Does your facility use any of the above technologies?
4. If so, which?
5. Which of the following do you believe will produce the greatest interest in 2012? (Rate the following on a scale of 1-5, with 5 being greatest interest.)
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A. Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders
B. Hybrid ORs
C. Bioresorbable Stents
D. Transcatheter heart valve therapies
E. 4-D Echo
F. Cardiac Clinical Decision Support Software
G. Remote/home patient monitoring technologies for heart failure
H. Implantable heart failure, Holter and ST-elevation monitors
I. Drug-eluting peripheral stents
J. Robotic systems for the cardiac cath lab
K. Drug-eluting balloons
6. Are there other choices you would suggest for technologies and/or devices to watch in 2012?
7. What information about new technology do you find most useful?
8. What is your job title?
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