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IMAGING Management

Cardiac hybrid imaging as tool for predicting heart attacks

2018 04 Jul

According to researchers, cardiac hybrid imaging with CT and nuclear stress testing is an excellent long-term predictor of adverse cardiac events like heart attacks in patients being evaluated for coronary artery disease (CAD). Hybrid imaging findings could help guide treatment decisions, such as whether or not a patient should have a revascularisation... Read more

Cardiology Management

Human cardiac-muscle patches improve recovery from heart attacks

2018 16 Jan

Large cardiac-muscle patches created from human cells have been tested on large animals in a heart attack model, with results showing the patches significantly improved recovery from heart attack injury, according to a study published in the journal Circulation. The results are a step closer to the goal of treating human heart attacks by suturing cardiac-muscle... Read more

Cardiology Management

Fewer Heart Attacks During Weekends, Summer Vacation

2017 11 Jul

New research supports evidence showing that stress is related to a higher risk of myocardial infarction (MI) – i.e., heart attack. In the new nationwide registry study of 156,000 people of the Swedish population, the daily incidence rate of MI was higher during the winter holidays, and on Mondays, whereas rates were lower during weekends and during... Read more

IMAGING Management

Incidental Findings From Scans Increase Hospital Stay, Cost

2017 11 May

According to a new analysis of medical records that were gathered from more than 300 hospitalised patients, routine imaging scans used to help diagnose heart attacks generated incidental findings in over half of the patients. However, only 7% of these findings were medically significant. Researchers are thus urging imaging experts and hospitals to... Read more

Cardiology Management

Exercise and Vitamin D Better Together for Heart Health

2017 30 Apr

A new study published in Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism provides further evidence that exercise and adequate vitamin D can reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Data of more than 10,000 American adults for nearly 20 years were analysed by researchers to investigate the relationship between these two health factors and their... Read more

IMAGING Management

Noninvasive Imaging Helps Predict Heart Attacks

2017 14 Mar

A new study in the journal Radiology demonstrates the effectiveness of using noninvasive CT angiography and stress tests to detect which patients are likely to suffer a heart attack or other adverse cardiovascular event. This noninvasive approach may be a better option than coronary angiography, an invasive technique, in identifying such high-risk... Read more

Cardiology Management

Statins, Aspirin Reduce Heart Attack Severity

2016 20 Sep

According to new research, medications prescribed for prevention of heart attacks such as statins and aspirin can also reduce the severity of heart attacks. The research is published in PLOS ONE and findings will be presented at the 27th Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology (GW-ICC). The study was conducted with 14,790 patients hospitalised... Read more

ICU Management

Study: Heart Patients Fare Worse in ICUs

2016 09 Aug

A new study suggests that patients who have heart attacks or flareups of CHF fare worse in hospitals that rely on intensive care units to care for such patients. The findings are published in CHEST . Findings show that these patients may be half as likely to get proven tests and treatments and are less likely to survive a month after hospital stay.... Read more

Cardiology Management

Avoidable Heart Attacks in Europe

2016 31 May

According to Prof. Fausto Pinto, President of the European Society of Cardiology, many people in Europe are dying of heart disease, prematurely and unnecessarily. He feels that this is a massive tragedy that could easily be avoided.  The results revealed by new mortality data show that a total of 184,000 fatal heart attacks and 94,000 fatal strokes... Read more

Cardiology Management

Heart Attacks Affecting Younger, More Obese People

2016 29 Mar

New findings presented at the American College of Cardiology's 65th Annual Scientific Session in Chicago, IL, show that serious heart attacks are affecting younger and more obese individuals. Rates of blood pressure, diabetes and COPD are also higher in this patient group.  ST-elevation myocardial infarction or STEMI is the most severe and deadly... Read more