Cardiology Imaging

FEops HEARTguide wins CSI Highlight of the Year Award

FEops has won the CSI Frankfurt 2019’s Highlight of the Year Award for its FEops HEARTguide under the category of interventional imaging. A press release reports that this award celebrates promising technologies that will have the biggest impact in the field, on daily practice or on patients’ health and outlook. It adds that the FEops HEARTguide, which received CE mark earlier this year, is a one-in-its-kind procedure planning environment for structural heart interventions.

FEops HEARTguide is a cloud-based procedure planning environment uses advanced personalised computational modelling and simulation to provide clinicians and medical device manufacturers with first-ever insights into the interaction between transcatheter structural heart devices and specific patient anatomy preoperatively. The current release includes transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) and left atrial appendage obstruction (LAAO) workflows. According to press release, such insights have the power to accelerate research and development of novel device-based solutions, as well as ultimately help to improve clinical outcomes in real-world hospital settings.

At CSI Frankfurt 2019 (26–29 June, Frankfurt, Germany), Cameron Dowling (Cardiology Clinical Academic Group, St George’s, University of London and St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom) and Martin J Swaans (Department of Cardiology, St Antonius Hospital, Nieuwegein, The Netherlands) shared their early experience with patient-specific computer simulation of transcatheter aortic valve implantation in bicuspid aortic valve morphology.

In addition to the Highlight of the Year Award, FEops HEARTguide also featured in two best poster awards at CSI—Best poster in TAVI and best poster in LAAO. About the poster award, Dowling stated: “This award recognises the outstanding work undertaken by the FEops team in developing patient-specific computer simulations for structural heart interventions.”

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