Search Tag: coronary artery disease

Cardiology Management

Impact of Cardiac Radiation on Risk of Coronary Artery Disease

2020 27 Jan

Over the years, there has been significant progress in the treatment of children with cancer. This has resulted in an increase in the number of cancer survivors living into adulthood. However, significant impact has been observed on the long-term health of these individuals, with many of them experiencing chronic health issues related to previous treatment.... Read more

Executive Health Management

Nuclear Cardiology: Molecular Insights into the Heart

2019 26 Aug

Summary: Nuclear cardiology is a promising field located between research, imaging, and patient care. Through close interdisciplinary cooperation, a variety of cardiovascular diseases (eg coronary artery, inflammatory and infiltrative cardiac diseases) can not only be investigated, but also efficiently treated in daily clinical routine.    What... Read more

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SMI-Associated Sudden Cardiac Death

2019 25 Jul

A study published in JAMA Cardiology aimed to measure the prevalence of silent myocardial infarction (SMI) in patients that have had a sudden cardiac death (SCD) with no other history of coronary artery disease (CAD).  SCD is responsible for 50% of cardiac deaths, with CAD being the most common cause. As SCD is usually the first occurrence of any... Read more

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

Executive Health Management

Precision health and population health: can they intersect effectively?

2019 22 May

How and where can precision medicine and public health join forces to improve patient care and outcomes and, ultimately, lead to more efficient healthcare. HealthManagement.org spoke to four precision medicine experts for their views. You might also like: Precision Medicine: the future of health   Tienush Rassaf  Department Head... Read more

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Discordance between ESC guidelines and actual treatment of CAD

2019 24 Jan

There is significant clinical evidence that suggests a strong association between low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-cholesterol with risk of coronary artery disease (CAD) events and the reduction of cardiovascular events in secondary prevention. Based on this evidence, the European Society of Cardiology incorporated low-density lipoprotein targets... Read more

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Coronary artery disease: Comparison of revascularisation techniques

2017 21 Sep

Patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting benefit from a lower risk of repeat revascularisation; however, if a patient wishes to avoid the morbidity associated with surgical revascularisation, percutaneous coronary intervention is a safe and effective alternative, according to a systematic review published in JAMA Cardiology. In patients... Read more

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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... Read more

Cardiology Management

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 Analysis Siemens Healthineers and HeartFlow, Inc. have entered into a global... Read more