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Anaesthesia Has Major Impact on CABG Surgery Risks

2015 05 Mar

For patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, according to researchers, the anaesthesiologist managing the procedure can have a major impact on the risk of adverse outcomes. The study found "substantial variability" in death or major complications across anaesthesiologists, with close to a twofold difference in risk for CABG patients... Read more

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European Coronary Patients Not Meeting Treatment Targets

2015 18 Feb

The latest findings from EUROASPIRE IV, largest survey of coronary care in Europe, show that most coronary patients in Europe are failing to achieve their lifestyle, therapeutic and risk factor targets as set out in the latest prevention guidelines. Overall, less than half of all European patients following a heart attack are even receiving the benefits... Read more

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Coronary Artery Plaque Associated with Liver Disease

2014 04 Nov

A new study has found a close association between high-risk coronary artery plaque and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a common liver disease. Both conditions were detected with a single CT examination, according to researchers who used coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) for the study. Previous research has shown that CCTA can... Read more

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Heart Attacks: Genetic Link Weaker Than Thought

2014 23 Oct

Results of a new study debunk the long-standing belief linking heart attacks to family history and genetics. These new findings may help those with a family history of coronary disease and those diagnosed with narrow coronaries realise that heart attacks are not inevitable and that their lifestyle choices and environment, not just their genetics, also... Read more

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International Clinicians Expand Cardiovascular CT Knowledge via Siemens Training

2014 29 May

A comprehensive four-day training course run by experts from Royal Brompton Hospital and supported by the National Heart and Lung Institute and Siemens Healthcare has been successfully completed by Cardiac Radiologists and Imaging Cardiologists from the UK, Denmark and India. It was designed to provide advanced, practical experience and build knowledge... Read more

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Study: CT Offers Measurement Tool for Arterial Plaque in Diabetic Patients

2014 23 Apr

The journal Radiology has published online the findings of a new multicenter study entitled "Coronary Artery Plaque Volume and Obesity in Patients with Diabetes: The Factor-64 Study." which investigates the role of CT in measuring arterial plaque. It appears that computed tomography (CT) angiography imaging of the coronary arteries provides a precise... Read more

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Tiny Chip Device to Transmit 3-D Images from Inside Heart Arteries

2014 20 Feb

A team of researchers has developed the technology for a catheter-based device that would be able to provide real time, 3-D imaging from inside a persons’ heart, coronary arteries and peripheral blood vessels. This innovate device could offer better guidance during heart surgery and enable more clearing of clogged arteries to be done without the necessity... Read more

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Golden Anniversary for Life Saving Angioplasty

2014 16 Jan

Fifty years ago on January 16th a medical revolution occurred with the world’s first percutaneous transluminal angioplasty procedure. The procedure used a catheter to open a blockage from inside an artery, replacing the need to surgically open the vessel. This remarkable feat paved the way for minimally invasive vascular surgery and made angioplasty... Read more

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Cardiac Surgery Outcomes Highlight Racial Disparities Linked to Hospital Quality

2014 10 Jan

According to a recently released study by Govind Rangrass, M.D. and colleagues of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery outcomes indicated the prevalence of racial disparities. Several factors, among them hospital quality, were associated with the findings.According to the study background, racial disparities... Read more


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