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CT angiography provides accurate assessment of arterial plaque in diabetic patients

CT angiography provides accurate assessment of arterial plaque in diabetic patients

Imaging of the coronary arteries with computed tomography (CT) angiography provides an accurate assessment of arterial plaque and could have a dramatic impact on the management of diabetic patients who face a high risk of heart attacks and other cardiovascular events, according to a new multicenter study published online in the journal Radiology. [More]
Heparin proves effective than bivalirudin in patients receiving percutaneous coronary intervention after heart attack

Heparin proves effective than bivalirudin in patients receiving percutaneous coronary intervention after heart attack

In a comparison of two blood-thinning medications, heparin was associated with significantly fewer major cardiovascular events at 28 days than bivalirudin in patients receiving primary percutaneous coronary intervention after a heart attack, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's 63rd Annual Scientific Session. [More]
Men with long-term HIV infections at higher risk of developing plaque in their coronary arteries

Men with long-term HIV infections at higher risk of developing plaque in their coronary arteries

Men with long-term HIV infections are at higher risk than uninfected men of developing plaque in their coronary arteries, regardless of their other risk factors for coronary artery disease, according to results of a study led by Johns Hopkins researchers. A report on the research appears in the April 1 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine. [More]
Lower levels of vitamin D predict extent of coronary artery disease

Lower levels of vitamin D predict extent of coronary artery disease

Vitamin D deficiency is an independent risk factor for heart disease with lower levels of vitamin D being associated with a higher presence and severity of coronary artery disease, according to research to be presented at the American College of Cardiology's 63rd Annual Scientific Session. [More]

Shimadzu announces FDA approval for new digital angiography systems

Shimadzu Medical Systems USA has announced that a new digital angiography system family has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. These are the ceiling-mounted Trinias, the floor-mounted Trinias, and the Biplane models. [More]

Noninvasive imaging with MRI of carotid artery plaque accurately predicts future cardiovascular events

Noninvasive imaging of carotid artery plaque with MRI can accurately predict future cardiovascular events like strokes and heart attacks in people without a history of cardiovascular disease, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. [More]
eInfochips launches Andromeda Reference Platform for medical imaging and telemedicine designers

eInfochips launches Andromeda Reference Platform for medical imaging and telemedicine designers

The video processing system includes the system hardware and software that design teams need for fast time-to-application development [More]

Research report on global interventional cardiology devices market

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/d265mz/interventional) has announced the addition of the "Interventional Cardiology Devices Market - Global Industry Size, Market Share, Trends, Analysis And Forecast, 2012 - 2018" report to their offering. [More]
Cerenis' Phase IIb CHI-SQUARE study fails to meet primary endpoint in post-ACS patients

Cerenis' Phase IIb CHI-SQUARE study fails to meet primary endpoint in post-ACS patients

Cerenis Therapeutics, the biopharmaceutical company, today announced that its Phase IIb CHI-SQUARE (Can HDL Infusions Significantly Quicken Atherosclerosis REgression?) study did not reach its primary endpoint in post-Acute Coronary Syndrome patients. [More]
Possible mechanism behind elevated risk of cardiovascular disease discovered in HIV-infected women

Possible mechanism behind elevated risk of cardiovascular disease discovered in HIV-infected women

A Massachusetts General Hospital research team has discovered a possible mechanism behind the elevated risk of cardiovascular disease in women infected with HIV, a risk even higher than that of HIV-infected men. In the Dec. 1 issue of the Journal of Infectious Diseases the investigators report finding that HIV-infected women had a greater prevalence of the type of coronary artery plaque most vulnerable to rupture than did uninfected women. [More]
‘Flesh-eating’ disease treatments: an interview with Dr. John Crew, Seton Medical Center

‘Flesh-eating’ disease treatments: an interview with Dr. John Crew, Seton Medical Center

Untreated, the mortality probably exceeds 70%. Flesh eating is a description of Toxic Inflammatory Cellulitis which usually starts by bacterial subcutaneous infection followed by freezing in phase II healing which is inflammatory. [More]

Researchers found that blood vessels in face transplant recipients reorganize themselves

For the first time, researchers have found that the blood vessels in face transplant recipients reorganize themselves, leading to an understanding of the biologic changes that happen after full face transplantation. [More]
Siemens Healthcare to introduce new angiography system at RSNA 2013

Siemens Healthcare to introduce new angiography system at RSNA 2013

At the 99th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, December 1-6 in Chicago, Siemens Healthcare (booth #1934, South Building/Lakeside Center at McCormick Place, Hall A) will introduce a new angiography system optimized for broad clinical utilization. [More]

AATS, cardiovascular professional societies release overview of transcatheter therapies for mitral regurgitation

AATS and three cardiovascular professional societies today released an overview of transcatheter therapies for mitral regurgitation. [More]
Findings could potentially save millions of people from having unnecessary cardiac catheterization

Findings could potentially save millions of people from having unnecessary cardiac catheterization

An ultrafast, 320-detector computed tomography scanner that shows both anatomy within coronary arteries and blood flow can accurately sort out which people need - or don't need - an invasive procedure to identify coronary blockages, according to an international study. The researchers say their findings could potentially save millions of people worldwide from having an unnecessary cardiac catheterization. [More]
Measuring BMI can help predict diabetic patient's risk for heart disease

Measuring BMI can help predict diabetic patient's risk for heart disease

Researchers from the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute, in collaboration with researchers from Johns Hopkins University and the National Institutes of Health, have discovered a simple way to further predict a diabetic patient's risk for heart disease: by measuring their body mass index or BMI. [More]
Oraya presents data from INTREPID study of stereotactic radiotherapy for treatment of wet AMD

Oraya presents data from INTREPID study of stereotactic radiotherapy for treatment of wet AMD

Oraya® Therapeutics, Inc. announced today that initial three-year safety follow-up data from its INTREPID study of Oraya Therapy™ stereotactic radiotherapy for the treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) were presented for the first time today during the America Academy of Ophthalmology's (AAO) annual meeting in New Orleans. [More]
Global Genomics Group, Metabolon partner to discover novel targets for cardiovascular diseases

Global Genomics Group, Metabolon partner to discover novel targets for cardiovascular diseases

Global Genomics Group and Metabolon today announced that they have entered into a collaboration agreement to investigate biological networks and pathways in order to discover novel biomarkers and pharmaceutical targets for cardiovascular diseases. [More]
‘Pioneering’ non-invasive coronary plaque imaging revealed

‘Pioneering’ non-invasive coronary plaque imaging revealed

Combined 18F-sodium fluoride positron emission tomography–computed tomography allows physicians to visualize high-risk or ruptured coronary atherosclerotic plaques in patients with myocardial infarction or stable angina, research shows. [More]
Use of testosterone therapy after angiography associated with increased risk of death

Use of testosterone therapy after angiography associated with increased risk of death

Among a group of men who underwent coronary angiography and had a low serum testosterone level, the use of testosterone therapy was associated with increased risk of death, heart attack, or ischemic stroke, according to a study in the November 6 issue of JAMA. [More]