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)

  1 2 3 4 5
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
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.)

  1 2 3 4 5
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?