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Heart CT Scans Outperform Stress Tests

2015 02 Nov

According to the findings of a comparative study conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins, noninvasive CT scans of the heart's vessels are more effective at spotting clogged arteries than exercise stress tests. The report is published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging.The study included 391 patients aged 45 to 85 years from 16 hospitals in eight... Read more

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Trial to Compare CT, Cardiac Catheterisation

2015 20 Oct

A new European randomised study (DISCHARGE) aims to determine whether computed tomography (CT) can replace cardiac catheterisation in evaluating patients with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD). Marc Dewey, Heisenberg Professor of Radiology at the Charité University Hospital in Berlin, coordinates the study, taking place at 25 clinical sites in... Read more

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Multimodality Imaging of the Heart: Is More Better?

2015 04 Oct

In most patients who are referred for work-up of suspected or known coronary artery disease (CAD) by non-invasive cardiac imaging, one single imaging technique is often adequate, according to an article appearing in the journal Cor et Vasa, published by the Czech Society of Cardiology. For instance, MRI is able to provide information about morphology... Read more

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ACC Focus on Cardiac Imaging Appropriate Use

2015 20 Sep

Cardiac imaging growth has been on the decline over the past 10 years, indicating increased adherence to appropriate use criteria (AUC) for imaging tests, according to a Leadership Page article in the Journal of American College of Cardiology."Physicians who have been provided with AUC data on their imaging use have recognised their shared responsibility... Read more

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Young Women With Diabetes have Six-Fold Risk of Heart Attack

2015 31 Aug

Women aged 45 years and under with diabetes have a six-fold risk of heart attack, according to research presented at ESC Congress. The study in more than 7 000 women also found that young women who had a heart attack (myocardial infarction, MI) were more likely to be smokers than older women with MI. “Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) affect mainly the... Read more

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Heart Attack Patients without Obstructive CAD at High Risk of Residual Angina

2015 23 Aug

According to new research published in the European Heart Journal - Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes, patients without obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) have the same risk of angina as those with obstructive CAD. The researchers observe that patients are at a significant risk of incurring residual angina following a heart attack even if... Read more

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Diagnostic Imaging Can Rule Out CAD in Low-Risk Patients

2015 17 Aug

According to Dutch researchers, coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) combined with calcium scoring can noninvasively rule out coronary artery disease (CAD) in about half of women with atypical chest pain who are at relatively low risk for CAD. Their study, published in Journal of Women's Health, shows that the combined method is a good first-line... Read more

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Study Links Arterial Plaque with Diabetes, Cholesterol

2015 02 Jun

Results of a new study published in Radiology reveal that non-calcified arterial plaque is associated with diabetes, high systolic blood pressure and increased “bad” cholesterol levels in asymptomatic individuals. “Most information to date about coronary artery disease and cardiovascular risk factors in asymptomatic individuals has been derived from... Read more

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US Guidance: Cardiac Screening in Low Risk Adults Ineffective

2015 24 Mar

The American College of Physicians has issued new guidance stating that adults without symptoms and who are at low risk of developing coronary artery disease should not be screened for heart disease with resting or stress electrocardiography, stress echocardiography, or stress myocardial perfusion imaging.1“Cardiac screening in adults at low risk for... Read more

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Statins Reduce Hospital Admission for Heart Failure

2015 23 Mar

A meta-analysis of 17 statin trials involving over 100,000 patients shows that statin treatment led to a 10 percent significant reduction in hospital admission for heart failure over an average of four years treatment. The study, reported at the European Atherosclerosis Society Congress, is also published online in The European Heart Journal."While... Read more

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