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IMAGING Management

Nuclear Stress Test Identifies Heart Attack Risk in Diabetics

2019 08 Jul

Nuclear stress tests reveal an increased risk of cardiac-related deaths in patients with diabetes, a new study in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging confirms.     Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Myocardial Perfusion Imaging (MPI) uses radioisotopes and a special camera to capture how efficiently blood is flowing through the heart under stress.... Read more

Cardiology Management

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... Read more

Cardiology Management

The Rich Do Better After Heart Surgery

2015 27 Oct

According to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology , survival after cardiac surgery is dependant in part on the income of the patient.  People living in the lower socio-economic bracket have higher mortality risk mainly due to a higher burden of cardiovascular disease but because the association between income and... Read more