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Case Study: Cardiac Manifestations of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Case Study: Cardiac Manifestations of Rheumatoid Arthritis

A patient presents with new-onset joint pain and is discovered to have a cardiac condition.

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Composite Echo Score Predicts PH in Interstitial Lung Disease

Composite Echo Score Predicts PH in Interstitial Lung Disease

The variables for the stepwise echocardiographic score included right ventricular systolic pressure, early pulmonary regurgitation gradient, right atrial area size, tricuspid regurgitation velocity, left ventricle eccentricity index, and right ventricle fractional area change.

ACC Outlines Best Practices for Ionizing Radiation Use in Cardiovascular Imaging

ACC Outlines Best Practices for Ionizing Radiation Use in Cardiovascular Imaging

The American College of Cardiology, along with several other cardiology societies, have updated guidelines on best practices for improving safety when using ionizing radiation during cardiovascular imaging.

Deep Venous Thrombosis Ultrasound Protocol Recommendations

Deep Venous Thrombosis Ultrasound Protocol Recommendations

The Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound has endorsed recommendations regarding ultrasound imaging test protocols for patients with suspected deep venous thrombosis.

FDA: Increased Image Artifact in MRA With Neurovascular Embolization Coils

FDA: Increased Image Artifact in MRA With Neurovascular Embolization Coils

When magnetic resonance angiography is performed in patients with neurovascular embolization coils that contain 304V stainless steel, an increased image artifact may occur.

High-Risk Coronary Plaque Detection by CTA in Chest Pain May Predict MACE

High-Risk Coronary Plaque Detection by CTA in Chest Pain May Predict MACE

Patients with stable chest pain who have high-risk plaque as identified by coronary computed tomographic angiography may have a higher risk for MACE.

Guidelines for Point-of-Care Use of Transesophageal Echocardiography in Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation

Guidelines for Point-of-Care Use of Transesophageal Echocardiography in Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation

Transesophageal echocardiography offers many clinical benefits in patients with cardiac arrest compared with transthoracic echocardiography.

Positron Emission Tomography Offers Diagnostic Value in Myocardial Ischemia

Positron Emission Tomography Offers Diagnostic Value in Myocardial Ischemia

When compared with other imaging modalities, positron emission tomography offers the greatest diagnostic accuracy for coronary artery disease.

Ferumoxytol-enhanced MRI Detects Cellular Inflammation Post Myocardial Infarction

Ferumoxytol-enhanced MRI Detects Cellular Inflammation Post Myocardial Infarction

An enhanced MRI detected myocardial macrophage activity within 2 weeks following an acute myocardial infarction.

Implantable Cardiac Devices, Abandoned Leads Pose Little Risk in MRI

Implantable Cardiac Devices, Abandoned Leads Pose Little Risk in MRI

Magnetic resonance imaging appears to be safe in patients with implantable cardiac devices and abandoned leads.

Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Improves Diagnosis in Cardiac Arrest Survivors

Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Improves Diagnosis in Cardiac Arrest Survivors

Cardiac magnetic resonance was superior to transthoracic echocardiogram in identifying a pathologic substrate in patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

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