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Cardiology Management

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

IMAGING Management

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... Read more

Cardiology Management

Severe Calcification Ups Risk of Cardiovascular Event

2014 19 Aug

From the early days of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) it became apparent that the presence of severe coronary calcification was a predictor of worse clinical outcomes. In the era of plain old balloon angioplasty, severe coronary calcification was associated with an increased risk of coronary dissection and procedural failure, while in the... Read more