Search Tag: Aorta

IMAGING Management

Lower Dose, Lower Contrast Possible for CTA Scans

2015 26 Dec

A CTA scan (a scan of the arteries) can be performed with a contrast medium volume reduction of up to 75 percent and up to 50 percent reduction in radiation dose, according to a new study from the University of Twente in Enschede, Netherlands. Researchers say the study's results can almost directly be applied in hospitals today, thus providing enormous... Read more

IMAGING Management

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Men Benefit from Ultrasound Screening

2015 13 Jun

Men benefit from one-time ultrasound screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) in terms of reduced risk of dying, fewer abdominal aorta ruptures and avoidance of emergency surgery, according to a systematic review of worldwide data on AAAs. No such evidence is available for women, say researchers from the German Institute for Quality and Efficiency... Read more

Executive Health Management

Overdiagnosis Risk In Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening

2015 04 Mar

It is unknown whether the benefits outweigh the risks of screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). AAA involves the swelling of the main blood vessel that leads away from the heart and down through the abdomen. An undetected rupture in the wall of the artery is fatal in 80 percent of cases, most of which involve men older than age 65, with smoking... Read more

ICU Management

Improved Survival Rates in Aortic Dissection

2014 07 Nov

Hospitalisation rates for aortic dissection (AD) have remained stable, although survival rates have improved particularly in patients undergoing surgical repair, according to a new study reported in the November 2014 issue of Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.Researchers examined US inpatient Medicare data from 2000 to 2011 to determine... Read more

IMAGING Management

Atherosclerosis in Abdominal Aorta May Signal Future Heart Attack, Stroke

2013 18 Jun

Two MRI measurements of the abdominal aorta — the amount of plaque in the vessel and the thickness of its wall — are associated with future cardiovascular events, such as a heart attack or stroke, according to a study of more than 2,000 adults. Results of the study are published online in the journal Radiology. “This is an important study, because it... Read more


Endorsed Companies