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IMAGING Management

Heart Ageing Differences Shown on MRI

2015 20 Oct

A new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) study published in the journal Radiology indicates that heart ages differently in men and women. Researchers from Johns Hopkins say the findings may support the development of gender-specific treatments for heart disease.Previous studies have shown that in both sexes, the main heart chamber, the left ventricle... Read more

Cardiology Management

MRI Provides Insight After Heart Attack

2015 06 Oct

Researchers at Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) have developed a computational method that uses MRI to assess the extent of damage to the left ventricle after a heart attack. Teo Soo-Kng of the A*STAR Institute of High Performance Computing explains that heart attacks can be very complicated and in cases where the left... Read more

Cardiology Management

Extra Heartbeats Could Predict Heart Failure

2015 08 Jul

Common extra heartbeats that occur in the ventricles, or premature ventricular contractions (PVCs), could predict heart failure and even death, according to researchers at UC San Francisco. The research is based on more than a decade of investigation of 1,139 participants from the national Cardiovascular Health Study. “We cannot exclude the possibility... Read more


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