Search Tag: coronary revascularisation

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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New Appropriate Use Criteria for Coronary Revascularisation

2016 24 Dec

The American College of Cardiology and several partner organisations have released updated appropriate use criteria for performing coronary revascularisation in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS). The document includes clinical scenarios that are scored to indicate whether revascularisation is appropriate, may be appropriate or is rarely... Read more

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Patients Fail to Adhere to Treatment Regimen after MI

2016 23 Aug

According to latest results published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, only 43 percent of patients fully adhered to their guideline-indicated treatment regimes two years after an MI while only 34 percent of patients with atherosclerosis were fully adherent following two years. They added that full adherence reduced the risk... Read more

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Billions Could be Saved with Proper Implementation

2015 04 May

Pranav Puri, a first-year undergrad at the University of Chicago has researched the economic impact of implementation of appropriate use criteria for angioplasties at the UnityPoint Trinity Hospital in Rock Island, Ill. In February 2012, the hospital became one of the first in the country to implement the American College of Cardiology's appropriate... Read more