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Cardiology Management

Nonobstructive CAD Linked to Higher Risk of Heart Attack, Death

2014 04 Nov

The findings of a new U.S. study published in JAMA revealed that those diagnosed with nonobstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) had a remarkably increased risk of heart attack or death one year after diagnosis. The study evaluated heart attack and mortality rates amongst patients with nonobstructive CAD, obstructive CAD, and no apparent CAD.Nonobstructive... Read more

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Carotid Artery MRI Predicts Strokes and Heart Attacks

2014 04 Mar

Figure 1. Transverse gadolinium-enhanced T1-weighted MR images obtained superior to the carotid artery bifurcation in a 72-year-old man. L = ICA lumen. (a) Low-signal-intensity calcium (arrow) and lipid core (arrowheads) can be seen. (b) Note contouring of the ICA. The outer adventitial wall (red), lipid core (blue), calcification (green), and vessel... Read more

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New Scan Identifies Heart Attack Risk

2013 11 Nov

Early testing suggests that a novel heart scanning method can identify those who may be at an increased risk of suffering from heart attack.The test is able to recognize hazardous plaques within the heart-nourishing arteries. A fatty plaque rupture can lead to a blood clot, which in turn blocks the flow of blood in a person’s body, and according to... Read more