Search Tag: CAD

Executive Health Management

Cardiovascular Disease Prevention 2019: Quo Vadis?

2019 26 Aug

Summary: Cardiovascular disease prevention strategies in 2019 remain a major healthcare issue, requiring an individualised approach for diagnostic and therapeutic decision making.   Introduction   Since investigators from the Framingham Heart Study first confirmed the existence and importance of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in... Read more

Executive Health Management

Nuclear Cardiology: Molecular Insights into the Heart

2019 26 Aug

Summary: Nuclear cardiology is a promising field located between research, imaging, and patient care. Through close interdisciplinary cooperation, a variety of cardiovascular diseases (eg coronary artery, inflammatory and infiltrative cardiac diseases) can not only be investigated, but also efficiently treated in daily clinical routine.    What... Read more

Cardiology Management

SMI-Associated Sudden Cardiac Death

2019 25 Jul

A study published in JAMA Cardiology aimed to measure the prevalence of silent myocardial infarction (SMI) in patients that have had a sudden cardiac death (SCD) with no other history of coronary artery disease (CAD).  SCD is responsible for 50% of cardiac deaths, with CAD being the most common cause. As SCD is usually the first occurrence of any... Read more

IMAGING Management

AI and teleradiology impact healthcare

2019 28 May

Teleradiology and artificial intelligence (AI) can work hand-in-hand and align their respective potential to greatly impact healthcare delivery. The exponential development of high-speed telecommunications networks have opened the way for vast amounts of data to be transferred across the globe instantly. This provided the grounds for the emergence... Read more

IMAGING Management

Latest AI applications in breast imaging

2019 06 Feb

Executive Summary In this article to appear in HealthManagement the Journal on 22 February 2019, authors Jonas Teuwen , Nikita Moriakov and  Ritse Mann present a review of some state-of-the-art applications of artificial intelligence ( AI ) on mammography and magnetic resonance imaging ( MRI ). While computer aided imaging is not... Read more

Cardiology Management

Discordance between ESC guidelines and actual treatment of CAD

2019 24 Jan

There is significant clinical evidence that suggests a strong association between low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-cholesterol with risk of coronary artery disease (CAD) events and the reduction of cardiovascular events in secondary prevention. Based on this evidence, the European Society of Cardiology incorporated low-density lipoprotein targets... Read more

IMAGING Management

Prognostic Value of Non-invasive Cardiac Exams in CAD Patients

2017 27 Mar

Non-invasive imaging techniques are increasingly used in the evaluation of patients with suspected or known coronary artery disease (CAD). A new study comparing the prognostic value of all available non-invasive cardiac investigations has found that a negative test result for all modalities conveys an excellent prognosis for patients with suspected... Read more

Cardiology Management

Siemens Healthineers & HeartFlow Collaborate to Provide Solution

2017 16 Mar

•    Global agreement allows companies to develop integrated, noninvasive care solutions for improved management of coronary artery disease patients •    The collaboration’s joint solution pairs CT scanners from Siemens Healthineers with the HeartFlow FFRct Analysis Siemens Healthineers and HeartFlow, Inc. have entered into a global... Read more

IMAGING Management

ECR2016: iCAD Unveils Tomosynthesis CAD Tool For Early Identification

2016 08 Mar

iCAD, Inc., a New Hampshire-based provider of advanced image analysis and workflow solutions for the early identification and treatment of cancer, announced an industry first tomosynthesis computer-aided detection (CAD) tool during the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) meeting in Vienna, Austria. The breakthrough technology employs the... Read more

IMAGING Management

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... Read more