Search Tag: revascularisation

Cardiology Management


2014 30 May

Two types of treatments routinely save the lives of patients with ST-segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI): primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and thrombolysis. At EuroPCR 2014, experts in the interventional cardiology community discussed the roles of these strategies in a Great Debate, for which ‘Primary PCI for STEMI: an...Read more

Cardiology Management


2014 02 Sep

One of the most important treatment principles in cardiology includes myocardial revascularisation by percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or surgical placement of coronary artery bypass grafts (CABG). However, in order to use these principles effectively, it is important to identify patients who require revascularisation as well as accurately...Read more

Cardiology Management


2014 16 Sep

Results of a new modelling study published in Radiology showed that imaging could be a cost-effective tool for identifying people at risk for stroke who might benefit from aggressive intervention. The study evaluated people with asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis, a narrowing of the major blood vessels transporting blood to the head due to atherosclerosis...Read more

Cardiology Management


2015 24 Nov

Virtual reality device was successfully used to guide recanalization of right coronary artery as reported by the Canadian Journal of Cardiology.  Virtual reality (VR) is expected to revolutionise medicine and healthcare. Already, several medical specialties are using it to train physicians and assist diagnosis. It is believed that VR has tremendous...Read more

Cardiology Management


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

Cardiology Management


2017 17 Oct

A large, population-based study demonstrates the safety and long-term benefits of multiple arterial grafting (MAG) among patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). In this study of 20,076 consecutive patients with triple-vessel or left-main disease, MAG was associated with significant reductions in long-term mortality and repeated...Read more

IMAGING Management


2017 07 Nov

Researchers in Poland performed a prospective study to assess functional and cognitive outcome, with regard to cerebral flow on transcranial Doppler (TCD) and brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in patients with symptomatic carotid artery stenosis (CAS) referred for carotid artery revascularisation (CAR). Their findings indicate that early revascularisation...Read more

Cardiology Management


2018 22 Feb

The optimal timing for potential intervention in patients with non ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) remains unclear. Recent evidence on early versus selective percutaneous coronary intervention is ambiguous with respect to effects on mortality, myocardial infarction and recurrent angina. New research indicates a substantial treatment...Read more