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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

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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 AnalysisSiemens Healthineers and HeartFlow, Inc. have entered into a global collaboration agreement... Read more

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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 PowerLook... 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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Multimodality Imaging of the Heart: Is More Better?

2015 04 Oct

In most patients who are referred for work-up of suspected or known coronary artery disease (CAD) by non-invasive cardiac imaging, one single imaging technique is often adequate, according to an article appearing in the journal Cor et Vasa, published by the Czech Society of Cardiology. For instance, MRI is able to provide information about morphology... Read more

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Study: CAD Plus Digital Mammography No Better than Radiologist Alone

2015 01 Oct

Computer-aided detection (CAD) in screening mammography is supposed to help radiologists identify subtle cancers that might otherwise be missed. However, analysis of results from a large Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium database of digital screening mammograms revealed that CAD was not associated with improved diagnostic accuracy. The study is... Read more

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Polygamy Increases Risk of Heart Disease by More Than 4-fold

2015 04 May

Polygamy increases the risk of heart disease by more than 4-fold, reveals research presented at the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology Congress 2015 (APSC 2015) by Dr Amin Daoulah, a cardiologist at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The risk and severity of heart disease increased with the number of wives.APSC... Read more

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CAD and Saturated Fat

2015 20 Feb

Since the 1960s, dietary guidelines have emphasised the reduction in the consumption of saturated fat for the prevention or treatment of coronary artery disease (CAD). This is mainly because saturated fat increases the level of low-density lipoproteins cholesterol in the blood thus increasing the risk for CAD. Several studies have shown this association.... 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