ARTICLEMultimodality Imaging of Traditional and Novel Cardiac DevicesHo, Yoona MD; Brouha, Sharon S. MD, MPHAuthor Information Dr. Ho is Resident, and Dr. Brouha is Assistant Clinical Professor of Radiology, Department of Radiology, University of California, San Diego, 200 West Arbor Dr., San Diego, CA 92103; E-mail: email@example.com. After participating in this activity, the diagnostic radiologist should be better able to identify the imaging appearance of traditional and novel cardiac devices; to explain the indications, relevant pathophysiology, and technique for placement of these cardiac devices; and to describe complications associated with these devices. The authors and all staff in a position to control the content of this CME activity and their spouses/life partners (if any) have disclosed that they have no relationships with, or financial interests in, any commercial organizations pertaining to this educational activity. Lippincott Continuing Medical Education Institute, Inc., is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Lippincott Continuing Medical Education Institute, Inc., designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. To earn CME credit, you must read the CME article and complete the quiz and evaluation on the enclosed answer form, answering at least seven of the 10 quiz questions correctly. This continuing medical education activity expires on May 30, 2016. Contemporary Diagnostic Radiology: May 31, 2015 - Volume 38 - Issue 11 - p 1-7 doi: 10.1097/01.CDR.0000465716.39493.e7 Buy Take the CME Test Metrics Abstract Traditional and novel cardiac devices are visualized commonly on routine imaging, such as chest radiography and CT. An awareness of the normal and abnormal imaging appearance of such devices is essential for radiologists interpreting routine thoracic imaging studies. This article reviews the imaging appearance of traditional and novel cardiac devices, indications for placement, mode of placement, and potential complications. In addition, we discuss valvular prostheses including those placed via minimally invasive methods, cardiac conduction devices, left atrial appendage clips, atrial septal occluding devices, ventricular assist devices, and total artificial hearts. Copyright © 2015 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.