Search Tag: coronary artery disease

Cardiology Management

Initial Noninvasive Testing for CAD Diagnosis

2017 10 Apr

The use of coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) to evaluate suspected coronary artery disease (CAD) is associated with greater use of preventive cardiac medications and invasive cardiac procedures, including coronary revascularisation, compared with functional testing. These findings are from a new Danish study published in Journal of the... Read more

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Clinical Trials Demonstrate Benefits of iFR Compared to FFR

2017 22 Mar

The DEFINE FLAIR and iFR Swedeheart studies establish that iFR offers a faster procedure while almost completely eliminating severe patient symptoms as compared to FFR. - Patient outcome data from the DEFINE FLAIR and iFR Swedeheart trials, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, has potential to positively impact the use and adoption of iFR-guided... Read more

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Siemens Healthineers & HeartFlow Collaborate to Provide Solution

2017 16 Mar

•   Global agreement allows companies to develop integrated, noninvasive care solutions for improved management of coronary artery disease patients•   The collaboration’s joint solution pairs CT scanners from Siemens Healthineers with the HeartFlow FFRct AnalysisSiemens Healthineers and HeartFlow, Inc. have entered into a global collaboration agreement... Read more

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Is PCI Safe for Patients Undergoing TAVR?

2017 24 Jan

Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in addition to transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in patients with concomitant severe aortic stenosis and coronary artery disease (CAD) is safe and does not increase procedural risk, according to a systematic review published in the journal Heart & Lung.See Also: Towards Optimal Management of Left... Read more

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22nd World Congress on Heart Disease 2017

2016 13 Nov

The Congress will provide the opportunity for a comprehensive overview of the latest research developments in cardiovascular medicine, primarily in the areas of molecular biology, coronary artery disease, heart failure, cardiac arrhythmias and cardiac surgery.Plans for this CME meeting are progressing extremely well. Many distinguished cardiologists... Read more

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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