Search Tag: Angiography

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MRI in Pulmonary Embolism Diagnosis

2017 25 Apr

  Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has high specificity but limited sensitivity for the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism (PE), according to a systematic review published in the journal Thrombosis Research. Given these inconclusive results, researchers say management studies are needed to more precisely define the role of MRI in the diagnostic workup... Read more

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SCAI 2017 - The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions

2016 02 Nov

The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions is a 4,300-member professional organization representing invasive and interventional cardiologists in approximately 70 countries. SCAI's mission is to promote excellence in invasive/interventional cardiovascular medicine through physician and allied health professional education and representation,... Read more

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CE-MARC 2: Fewer Invasive Angiograms

2016 30 Aug

According to new findings from the Clinical Evaluation of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Coronary Heart Disease 2 (CE-MARC 2) trial presented at the ESC Congress 2016, initial investigation of patients with suspected coronary heart disease (CHD) using functional imaging as compared to guideline-directed care resulted in significantly less unnecessary... Read more

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Third International "En Face" OCT and OCT Angiography Congress

2015 21 Nov

The First and Second “En Face” OCT and OCT Angiography Congresses held in Rome December 2013 and 2014, were successful: intense two days meetings with 670 (2013) and 780 (2014) attendees. They were academic feasts with world renowned faculty. Presentations brought in many new concepts in “En face Imaging” and OCT Angiography that appear to have huge... Read more

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Trial to Compare CT, Cardiac Catheterisation

2015 20 Oct

A new European randomised study (DISCHARGE) aims to determine whether computed tomography (CT) can replace cardiac catheterisation in evaluating patients with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD). Marc Dewey, Heisenberg Professor of Radiology at the Charité University Hospital in Berlin, coordinates the study, taking place at 25 clinical sites in... Read more

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Virtual Reality Meets Angiography

2015 12 Oct

Researchers have developed a new technique for creating virtual models in the angiography room, which can make treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms safer. The technique is the result of collaboration between the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) and the university's departments of radiology, radiation oncology, and nuclear... Read more

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Aneurysms May Recur Years After Endovascular Treatment

2015 10 Jun

While endovascular treatment (EVT) of intracranial aneurysm is effective in preventing long-term bleeding, this may be followed by aneurysm recurrences in a significant proportion of cases. In particular, patients with larger aneurysms or incomplete occlusion face a long-term risk of aneurysm recurrences.The findings are based on a new magnetic resonance... Read more

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#RSNA14: Study Finds Mild CAD Puts Diabetic Patients at Risk

2014 02 Dec

Diabetic patients with even mild coronary artery disease (CAD) face the same relative risk for a heart attack or other major adverse heart events as diabetics with serious single-vessel obstructive disease, according to a new long-term study. Researchers reviewed data from the Coronary CT Angiography Evaluation For Clinical Outcomes: An International... Read more

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Nonobstructive CAD Linked to Higher Risk of Heart Attack, Death

2014 04 Nov

The findings of a new U.S. study published in JAMA revealed that those diagnosed with nonobstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) had a remarkably increased risk of heart attack or death one year after diagnosis. The study evaluated heart attack and mortality rates amongst patients with nonobstructive CAD, obstructive CAD, and no apparent CAD.Nonobstructive... Read more

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Radiation Dose Reduction for Staff and Patients

2014 24 Aug

Concerns about ionising radiation during interventional cardiology have increased in recent years due to rapid growth in interventional procedure volumes and the high radiation doses associated with some procedures. Noncancer radiation risks to cardiologists and medical staff in terms of radiation-induced cataracts and skin injuries for patients appear... Read more