Siemens Healthineers at ESC Congress 2019

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Siemens Healthineers at ESC Congress 2019

ESC Congress 2019 – European Society of Cardiology Congress
Aug 31 - Sep 4, 2019
Paris Expo Porte de Versailles
Paris, France

At Siemens Healthineers, our purpose is to enable healthcare providers to increase value by empowering them on their journey towards expanding precision medicine, transforming care delivery, and improving patient experience, all enabled by digitalizing healthcare. Join us at ESC Congress 2019 in Paris!


ARTIS icono floor

ARTIS icono floor1 is the flexible, multi-axis floor system that offers ceiling-like flexibility at a lower price point. The system provides full patient coverage of 2.1 m without having to reposition the patient and 1.9 m lateral coverage, which is ideal for e.g. radial access. Installation sizes start from just 25 sqm, while the free ceiling makes installation easier and minimizes air flow impact during imaging.

Interventional Suite

This stent visualization tool enhances stent visibility even under difficult conditions. One-click operation processes scenes no matter if pre-acquired or acquired during the 5s acquisition program. In addition to automated fade-in/fade-out of processed image, CLEARstent offers scene-like behavior, PACS compatibility for review on any DICOM viewer and live fluoro overlay of processed image.

CLEARstent Live
This real-time stent enhancement functionality gives a clear display of the undeployed stent in relation to previously deployed stents or cardiac anatomy – with a significant potential to speed up procedures and to save contrast.

syngo CTO Guidance
Expand your procedure mix by treating more CTO patients. syngo CTO Guidance enables better planning with automatic segmentation of coronary CTAs and provides guidance during the procedure with color-coded COROwave to avoid foreshortening.

syngo TrueFusion
When treating structural heart disease, advanced real-time 3D TEE and True Volume color Doppler imaging are required to visualize form, function, and flow in one volume view – without compromise. With TrueFusion, add the relevant anatomical and functional landmarks easily to your live fluoroscopy.

Cardiovascular MR

Outcome relevant decisions – redefining patient pathways with Cardiac MRI
Cardiovascular MRI offers you valuable information for a number of sophisticated clinical questions, as well as excellent soft tissue differentiation, high spatial and temporal resolution, and 3D and 4D data acquisition. Today, MRI is widely regarded as one of the most comprehensive diagnostic tools in cardiology, but also as a highly complex examination. Siemens helps you bring cardiac MRI into your clinical routine.

Digital Offerings

Digital Twin of the Heart
The “digital twin”2 of the heart, developed by Siemens Healthineers in collaboration with the cardiology department of the University of Heidelberg and other partners, was one of the three showcase exhibits at the Digital Summit. This tool holds large amounts of individual health data and could be used for diagnosis and treatment, as well as for disease prevention.

AI-Pathway Companion
AI-Pathway Companion aims to be the next-generation in clinical decision support systems, intelligently integrating relevant data using artificial intelligence technologies to facilitate diagnosis and treatment decisions along disease-specific pathways. AI-Pathway Companion has a focus to expand on precision medicine along the clinical pathway with AI-based decision support. The system aims to intelligently integrate longitudinal patient data and co-relate insights from imaging, pathology, lab and genetics. AI-Pathway Companion is also aimed to personalize and standardize patient management, offering process improvement insights through cohort data analysis of key performance indicators.

Documentation / Reporting / Cardiac IT

Sensis Vibe

The Sensis Vibe documentation system is the vital core where all events, decisions, measurements, and data from your procedures are captured. lt reduces administrative effort and standardizes documentation and reporting.

syngo Dynamics

Siemens Cardiovascular Imaging and Information Solution offers enterprise-wide reading and smart structured reporting through a single system, driving your outcomes. It helps to enable enhanced outcomes, increased performance, and improved operational efficiency.



Delivering comprehensive, anatomically precise information to enable informed decisions without missing a beat, the ACUSON SC2000™ PRIME ultrasound system is engineered to go beyond basic cardiovascular ultrasound. Innovations in simultaneous anatomy and blood flow visualization as well as valve modeling and quantification provide clinicians with fast, actionable understanding.

AcuNAV Volume (ICE catheter)
Real-time 30 visualization of the inside of the heart provides clinicians with a view of cardiac structures and devices like never before. Siemens Healthineers, the pioneer and industry leader in intracardiac echocardiography (ICE), brings to ultrasound the world's first commercial volume intracardiac catheter to improve clinical decision-making and provide exceptional patient care.

Artis Freestyle Access
Artis Freestyle Access is the combination of Artis with PURE with ACUSON Freestyle™ Elite ultrasound system3. It allows for immediate availability and improved workflow when using ultrasound in the interventional suite.

Laboratory Diagnostics

Cardiovascular In-vitro Laboratory Testing

We provide a comprehensive and expanding menu of cardiac biomarkers across a broad spectrum of instrument solutions that help manage your patients throughout the continuum of cardiovascular disease.

Practical Tutorials

Cardiovascular MR

CMR for Cardiomyopathy – Beyond pretty pictures

João Cavalcante
Minneapolis, US

Saturday, Aug 31, 14:30 - 16:00
Sunday, Sep 1, 16:30 - 18:00

  • Embracing CMR as a powerful, non-invasive tool for the differential diagnosis of cardiomyopathies
  • Learning about the benefits of MyoMaps with HeartFreeze for pixel-based quantification of myocardial damage
  • Probing the potential of CMR for risk assessment in patients with cardiomyopathies


CMR for Valvular Disease – what does it add?

João Cavalcante
Minneapolis, US

Sunday, Sep 1, 9:00 - 10:00
Monday, Sep 2, 9:00 - 10:00

  • Exploring the role of CMR as a non-invasive tool for the diagnosis and assessment of valvular disease
  • Learning about the benefits of 2D and 4D flow imaging techniques for quantitative assessment of hemodynamics in patients with valvular disease
  • Probing the potential of CMR to assess potential risks and benefits of valve remodeling therapy


Cardiac MR powered by Cloud and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to accelerate clinical workflow

A. Redheuil
Paris, FR

Sunday, Sep 1, 14:30 - 16:00

  • Allow attendees to gain understanding of how their clinical workflow in cardiology can benefit from a cloud-based infrastructure
  • Increase awareness of 4D flow use in clinical practice through hands-on practice
  • Provide opportunity to analyze a complete Cardiac MR exam through a cloud-based deep learning application


Cardiovascular CT

The development and utility of end – Systolic imaging protocols in cardiovascular CT

Ed Nicol
Abingdon, GB

Saturday, Aug 31, 10:30 - 12:00
Saturday, Aug 31, 16:30 - 18:00

This talk will take delegates on a quality assurance and protocol optimization journey that led to the introduction of an end-systolic dual-source protocol, widely applicable for both adult and pediatric cardiovascular CT imaging. Data on dose and image optimization will be presented and information on how it has transformed our clinical practice in a tertiary cardio-thoracic centre. This includes coronary, congenital and structural heart acquisitions.


Non-coronary cardiac CT

G. Soulat
Paris, FR

Sunday, Sep 1, 10:30 - 12:00
Monday, Sep 2, 10:30 - 12:00

While the cardiac CT is taking an increasingly important place in the study of coronary arteries, the possibility of dual source CT and its high temporal resolution goes well beyond the study of the coronary artery disease. After a quick literature discussion, this hands-on session will focus on left ventricular diseases and prosthetic or native valvular injuries.

Coronary CT angiography - Indication, examination and interpretation

Matthias May
Erlangen, DE

Monday, Sep 2, 14:30 - 16:00
Tuesday, Sep 3, 10:30 - 12:00

Evaluation of the coronary arteries is feasible by CT, however obtaining good image quality and a considerable clinical impact is often challenging. This basic course offers an overview about consensus papers and current literature for optimized patient selection, provides information about general workflow and individual patient preparation, discusses protocol settings and adaptations in complex situations, and teaches different reading techniques in a hands-on tutorial.


Measure volume anatomy and flow non-invasively, accurately, quickly and reproducibly in 4D

Giuseppe Trocino
Biassono, IT

Saturday, Aug 31, 12:30 - 14:00
Sunday, Sep 1, 12:30 - 14:00

Stroke Volume, Cardiac output and valve morphology are measured in every TTE and some TEE exams irrespective of disease or diagnosis. This workshop will allow you to use techniques for aortic and mitral valve modeling using real‐time True Volume TEE data and also leverage true volume colour Doppler from TTE and TEE acquisitions and quantify Stroke Volume, Cardiac Output (HR), Regurgitant Fraction and Regurgitant Volume non-invasively, accurately, reproducibly and quickly.

Measure volume anatomy and flow non-invasively, accurately, quickly and reproducibly in 4D

Olivier Lairez
Toulouse, FR

Monday, Sep 2, 12:30 - 14:00
Monday, Sep 2, 16:30 - 18:00
Tuesday, Sep 3, 12:30 - 14:00

Stroke Volume, Cardiac output and valve morphology are measured in every TTE and some TEE exams irrespective of disease or diagnosis. This workshop will allow you to use techniques for aortic and mitral valve modeling using real‐time True Volume TEE data and also leverage true volume color Doppler from TTE and TEE acquisitions and quantify Stroke Volume, Cardiac Output (HR), Regurgitant Fraction and Regurgitant Volume non-invasively, accurately, reproducibly and quickly.

Satellite Symposium

Sunday, September 1, 2019
13:00 - 14:00
Colette – The Hub

Let’s Talk about High-Sensitivity Troponin I: Perspectives from the Cardiology and the Emergency Departments

Chairperson: F. Peacock (Houston, US)

13:00 - 13:30 Redefining the Acute Coronary Syndrome
N. Mills (Edinburgh, GB)

13:30 - 14:00 Of False Positives and ER Discharges: How hs-cTnI Decreases Your Workload.
F. Peacock (Houston, US) 

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how high-sensitivity cardiac troponin (hs-cTnI) has influenced the diagnosis and classification of Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
  • Identify opportunities to improve the investigation of patients with acute chest pain in whom Myocardial Infarction (MI) has been ruled out
  • Explore how hs-cTnI testing could be used in the outpatient clinic to guide treatment following an ACS
  • Evaluate and predict the impact of the implementation of hs-cTnI in the ER
  • Critique validated risk stratification tools as an aid in the disposition of ER suspected ACS patients
  • Identify strategies to improve ER efficiencies and decrease testing of suspected ACS patients


1ARTIS icono and its features are pending 510(k) clearance. The products/features (mentioned herein) are not commercially available in all countries. Their future availability cannot be guaranteed.

2Digital twin is currently under development; is not for sale in the U.S. Its future availability cannot be guaranteed.

3Pre-requisites on Artis side: 55'' Large Display; Pre-requisites on ACUSON Freestyle side: ACUSON Freestyle Elite with Artis Access