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CMR 'may be preferable' to SPECT for CHD prognosis

CMR 'may be preferable' to SPECT for CHD prognosis

Long-term follow-up of the CE-MARC study suggests that cardiovascular magnetic resonance could be a better predictor of cardiovascular events than single-photon emission computed tomography in patients with coronary heart disease. [More]
Important signs, symptoms of stroke that everyone should know

Important signs, symptoms of stroke that everyone should know

Almost 795,000 Americans suffer from stroke each year, 130,000 which are fatal, making stroke the fifth leading cause of death in the United States. [More]
Study shows women undergoing TAVR have longer-term survival rate compared to men

Study shows women undergoing TAVR have longer-term survival rate compared to men

Data from one of the largest national registries of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) patients shows that although women are more likely to experience vascular complications in the hospital, their one-year survival rate is more favorable than men. [More]
Younger women more likely to experience one-year adverse cardiovascular events after PCI

Younger women more likely to experience one-year adverse cardiovascular events after PCI

Women younger than 55 years of age who undergo percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) are more likely to experience one-year adverse cardiovascular events due to risk factors such as diabetes and chronic kidney disease, yet they are less likely to receive potent antiplatelet therapy than men. The PROMETHEUS study found that outcomes for both men and women post-PCI are dependent on their baseline risk factors, not their sex. [More]
Moderate sedation leads to better clinical outcomes than general anesthesia for TAVR patients

Moderate sedation leads to better clinical outcomes than general anesthesia for TAVR patients

A new study finds the use of moderate sedation, in which patients do not need a breathing tube, leads to better clinical outcomes as compared to general anesthesia for patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). [More]
Study finds no gender-based differences on use of anticoagulation medications in TAVR patients

Study finds no gender-based differences on use of anticoagulation medications in TAVR patients

A study on the impact of using different anticoagulation medications on men and women who have undergone a transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) found no difference in early vascular complications or mortality. [More]
Robotically assisted PCI could be viable alternative to manual procedure

Robotically assisted PCI could be viable alternative to manual procedure

A first-of-its kind study using robotic technology to remotely control coronary guidewires and stents reported on the feasibility of performing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) on patients with complex coronary lesions. Similar clinical outcomes compared to the PCI procedure performed manually were reported. [More]
New AVERT system can reduce radiographic dye volume in patients at risk of AKI

New AVERT system can reduce radiographic dye volume in patients at risk of AKI

In the largest study of its kind, a new device has been found to significantly reduce the volume of radiographic dye without decreasing image quality in patients who are at risk of developing acute kidney injury (AKI) after undergoing a coronary angiography or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). [More]
Study analyzes PI, RI of patients who underwent AVM embolization and surgical resection

Study analyzes PI, RI of patients who underwent AVM embolization and surgical resection

Winner of the Louise Eisenhardt Traveling Scholarship, Sophia F. Shakur, MD, IFAANS, presented her research, Changes in Pulsatility and Resistance Indices of Cerebral Arteriovenous Malformation Feeder Arteries after Embolization and Surgery, during the 2016 American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Annual Scientific Meeting. [More]
Clinical study shows association between Corus CAD blood test scores and cardiovascular event rates

Clinical study shows association between Corus CAD blood test scores and cardiovascular event rates

CardioDx, Inc., a molecular diagnostics company specializing in cardiovascular genomics, announced today results from a genomic substudy of the NHLBI-funded Prospective Multicenter Imaging Study for Evaluation of Chest Pain (PROMISE) trial in nondiabetic patients receiving the Corus CAD blood test. [More]
New tool facilitates shared decision-making between physicians and patients with chest pain

New tool facilitates shared decision-making between physicians and patients with chest pain

Patients visiting a hospital emergency department with chest pain who engaged with their physician in shared decision-making using a tool called Chest Pain Choice showed improved knowledge of their health status and follow-up care options compared with patients who received standard counseling from a physician without the use of this decision aid, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's 65th Annual Scientific Session. [More]
Tests used for diagnosing heart disease appear to function differently for women and men

Tests used for diagnosing heart disease appear to function differently for women and men

Tests used to diagnose and assess the severity of coronary artery disease appear to function differently for women and men who have stable symptoms, according to researchers from Duke Clinical Research Institute. [More]
Apple body shape linked to higher heart risk than pear-shape in diabetics

Apple body shape linked to higher heart risk than pear-shape in diabetics

People with type 1 or 2 diabetes who have apple-shaped bodies with excessive fat around the abdomen and stomach, can be at higher risk of serious heart disease than patients with pear-shaped figures who store excess fat around their hips, according to a new study from Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute and John Hopkins University. [More]
Hi-tech Hybrid Operating Theatre has potential to improve patient care, reduce overall cost of treatment

Hi-tech Hybrid Operating Theatre has potential to improve patient care, reduce overall cost of treatment

Last month, St George’s Hospital - one of the biggest in the UK - opened their new hi-tech Hybrid Operating Theatre, where state of the art imaging could mean less invasive surgery and safer procedures for patients. [More]
Expanding imaging capabilities in Nuffield health with 5 new MR systems from Siemens healthcare

Expanding imaging capabilities in Nuffield health with 5 new MR systems from Siemens healthcare

Not-for-profit healthcare provider, Nuffield Health, has as part of a wider investment programme, invested in five MR’s and one CT system from Siemens Healthcare to provide its patients with a more comfortable imaging experience and an expanded service offering. [More]
Ultrasound-activated microbubbles help preserve healthy heart tissue

Ultrasound-activated microbubbles help preserve healthy heart tissue

Researchers funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering used ultrasound-activated microbubbles to improve preservation of heart muscle and function in a pig heart attack model. [More]
Aged Garlic Extract beneficial for preventing heart disease

Aged Garlic Extract beneficial for preventing heart disease

The supplement Aged Garlic Extract can reverse the buildup of deadly plaque in arteries and help prevent the progression of heart disease, according to a new study scheduled for publication in the Journal of Nutrition. [More]

NIDEK introduces AngioScan OCT Angiography for use with RS-3000 Advance OCT

NIDEK CO., LTD., a global leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of ophthalmic, optometric, and lens edging equipment, is pleased to announce the launch of AngioScan OCT Angiography that enables visualization of retinal and choroidal microvasculature and blood flow with the RS-3000 Advance OCT. [More]
ADMT withdraws Premarket Notification 510(k) application for Angiodroid Injector

ADMT withdraws Premarket Notification 510(k) application for Angiodroid Injector

ADM Tronics Unlimited, Inc. has announced that Angiodroid America, Inc. has withdrawn its Premarket Notification 510(k) application filed with the US Food and Drug Administration for Angiodroid The CO2 Injector for Angiography (the "Angiodroid Injector"). [More]
Cardiologists successfully use virtual reality device to treat chronically blocked right coronary artery

Cardiologists successfully use virtual reality device to treat chronically blocked right coronary artery

Virtual reality (VR) has potential to revolutionize some aspects of medicine and healthcare. Several medical specialties are already using it to train physicians and assist diagnosis and it also has potential for treatment. A group of cardiologists has now successfully used a VR device to guide the opening up (revascularization) of a chronically blocked right coronary artery. [More]
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