Search Tag: carotid artery

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

IMAGING Management

Telerobotic Ultrasound Between New York and Chicago

2015 26 Apr

Imagine this: A doctor in New York City remotely performing long-distance, telerobotic ultrasound exams over the internet on patients in Chicago. This telerobotic imaging approach is, in fact, currently being tested by cardiovascular imaging specialists of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York and Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.... Read more

Cardiology Management

Carotid Artery Narrowing Linked to Memory Issues

2014 30 Apr

According to the findings of a recent study presented at the the American Academy of Neurology’s 66th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, there is a link between symptom-free narrowing of the carotid artery in the neck and problems in memory, learning, decision-making and thinking when compared to people with similar risk factors but no narrowing in the... Read more

Cardiology Management

Carotid Artery MRI Predicts Strokes and Heart Attacks

2014 04 Mar

Figure 1. Transverse gadolinium-enhanced T1-weighted MR images obtained superior to the carotid artery bifurcation in a 72-year-old man. L = ICA lumen. (a) Low-signal-intensity calcium (arrow) and lipid core (arrowheads) can be seen. (b) Note contouring of the ICA. The outer adventitial wall (red), lipid core (blue), calcification (green), and vessel... Read more