Cardiothoracic Imaging Techniques
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  February 21, 2019  
  Cardiology  
  The latest cardiology news from News Medical  
 Cardiothoracic Imaging TechniquesCardiothoracic Imaging Techniques
 
Cardiothoracic imaging techniques are those used to visualize the heart and surrounding structures. Examples of imaging techniques that are used to screen patients for particular diseases include echocardiography, nuclear imaging, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
 
   Balloon-guided catheter surgery provides better outcomes for stroke patientsBalloon-guided catheter surgery provides better outcomes for stroke patients
 
Patients who have experienced a stroke as a result of blockages of the arteries in the brain have better outcomes with the use of balloon-guided catheter surgery as compared to having a conventional guided catheter procedure.
 
   Medaxiom joins American College of Cardiology FoundationMedaxiom joins American College of Cardiology Foundation
 
The American College of Cardiology Foundation has acquired MedAxiom, a cardiovascular membership, services and consulting firm, adding the company's recognized leadership in cardiovascular operations, performance improvement, and business acumen to ACC's world class science, education, registry, quality improvement and advocacy work.
 
 Brain protein critical to recovery from stroke identified
 
Brain protein critical to recovery from stroke identifiedEvery 40 seconds, someone in the United States suffers a stroke and available therapies, such as clot busting drugs or clot removal devices, are focused on limiting the extent of brain damage.
 
 
 PTSD alone does not explain the increased risk of cardiovascular disease in veterans
 
PTSD alone does not explain the increased risk of cardiovascular disease in veteransPost-traumatic stress disorder by itself does not explain the increased risk of cardiovascular disease in veterans with this condition.
 
 
 Patients with diabetes mellitus have high risk of stable ischemic heart disease
 
Patients with diabetes mellitus have high risk of stable ischemic heart diseaseMore than 30 million Americans have diabetes mellitus, and heart disease is the cause of death in 68% of them.
 
 
 Strong social support may reduce cardiovascular disease risk in postmenopausal women
 
Strong social support may reduce cardiovascular disease risk in postmenopausal womenHaving good friends can save your life, as a study based on data from the Women's Health Initiative demonstrates how strong social support may reduce the risk of death from cardiovascular disease in postmenopausal women.
 
 
 Leviticus Cardio and Jarvik Heart reveal novel wireless heart pump system
 
Leviticus Cardio and Jarvik Heart reveal novel wireless heart pump systemA groundbreaking piece of medical technology was revealed to the public today at the National Research Center for Cardiac Surgery in Astana, Kazakhstan. At a press conference held at the Center, top heart failure experts from around the world announced the successful implantation of FIVAD into a human.
 
 
 Rapid weight gain in early childhood affects heart health in adolescence
 
Rapid weight gain in early childhood affects heart health in adolescenceExcessive weight gain in children under two years can lead to cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors in teenage years including increased cholesterol, being overweight and having fat around the middle, finds new research from the University of Sydney.
 
 
 Older adults' symptoms of depression can be linked to higher risk of death
 
Older adults' symptoms of depression can be linked to higher risk of deathAs we age, we become more likely to experience symptoms of depression. Research shows that depression's symptoms can be linked to a higher risk for death. Yet often, older adults' symptoms of depression may be missed by healthcare professionals.