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PET Imaging of Atherosclerosis

2017 19 Jun

A new study presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) shows a hybrid molecular imaging system uniting three imaging modalities to map the composition of dangerous arterial plaques before they rupture and induce a major cardiac event.The imaging system has been developed by Stanford University... Read more

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Mortality Following Bypass Surgery Increases After 8-10 years

2017 13 Jun

Findings from a new register study from the Department of Clinical Epidemiology at Aarhus University, Denmark show that mortality following bypass surgery increases after 8-10 years. Prognosis following heart bypass surgery is generally good and has shown improvement over the last three decades. However, this new study shows that mortality increases... Read more

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Marathon Running Not a Risk Factor for Atherosclerosis

2017 12 Jun

Here's good news for runners. A new study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology finds that running multiple marathons does not increase the risk of atherosclerosis. "Previous studies found that after running a marathon, the same cardiac biomarkers were acutely elevated as after a heart attack," said lead author Dr. Axel Pressler,... Read more

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Good Communication Helps Improve Heart Patient Outcomes

2017 03 Apr

New research findings support evidence showing that effective patient-physician communication has a positive effect on the patient's health. In a survey of 6,810 patients with atherosclerosis, those who reported good communication with their healthcare providers were less likely to use the emergency room and more likely to comply with their treatment... Read more

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Patients Fail to Adhere to Treatment Regimen after MI

2016 23 Aug

According to latest results published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, only 43 percent of patients fully adhered to their guideline-indicated treatment regimes two years after an MI while only 34 percent of patients with atherosclerosis were fully adherent following two years. They added that full adherence reduced the risk of major... Read more

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New Tools Determine Risk of CHD in Diabetics

2016 02 Feb

According to a recent report, new tools could be used for improving the treatment of heart disease in patients with type 2 diabetes. This could prove to be quite significant since nearly two-thirds of deaths among people with type 2 diabetes is related to cardiovascular disease. The report is published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology:... Read more

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Worksite Lifestyle Intervention to Reduce Cardiac Risk

2016 23 Jan

Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, Director of Mount Sinai Heart and Physician-in-Chief of The Mount Sinai Hospital will be undertaking a three year study to determine the effects of a workplace-based lifestyle intervention on cardiovascular disease. The TANSNIP-PESA (Trans-Atlantic Network to Study Stepwise Noninvasive imaging as a Tool for Cardiovascular Prognosis... Read more

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Statins: A Double-Edged Sword

2015 17 Aug

A new study published in the American Journal of Physiology - Cell Physiology talks about how statins are beneficial in some cases but highlights the importance of weighing individual risk before using statins as preventive therapy. Statins have proven to be quite effective in reducing atherosclerosis-related events and some researchers have gone so... Read more

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PET/CT Method Can Help Detect ‘Hardening’ of the Arteries

2015 14 Jul

University of Cambridge researchers have developed an imaging technique — combining positron emission tomography (PET) and CT — that uses sodium fluoride radiotracer to detect the build-up of unstable calcium deposits in arteries, a process that can cause heart attack and stroke. The new method, reported in the journal Nature Communications, could help... Read more

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Anti-Inflammatory Nanomedicine Reduces Atherosclerosis

2015 24 Feb

Researchers have developed nanometre-sized "drones" that deliver a special type of healing molecule to fat deposits in arteries, which could become a new way to prevent heart attacks caused by atherosclerosis. This research by scientists at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Columbia University Medical Center is published online in Science Translational... Read more