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Cardiac Imaging in Suspected Coronary Artery Disease

Cardiac Imaging in Suspected Coronary Artery Disease

Two imaging studies found that less invasive screening procedures reduced unnecessary angiographies in patients with coronary heart disease or suspected coronary artery disease.

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Cardiac MRI Critical in Diagnosing Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy

Cardiac MRI Critical in Diagnosing Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy

Cardiac MRI should be used to differentiate Takotsubo cardiomyopathy from similar conditions.

Suspected Coronary Artery Disease: Coronary CT Angiography vs Standard Care

Suspected Coronary Artery Disease: Coronary CT Angiography vs Standard Care

Coronary computed tomographic angiography does not reduce cardiac events in patients with suspected coronary artery disease.

Mitigating Poor Cardiovascular Outcomes in Diabetes Using Angiography

Mitigating Poor Cardiovascular Outcomes in Diabetes Using Angiography

Patients with diabetes had more CV risk factors and higher rates of noninvasive testing positivity as well as 60-day aspirin, statin, ACE inhibitor, and ARB use.

MACE Prediction in Coronary Angiography Using Multiple Biomarkers Score

MACE Prediction in Coronary Angiography Using Multiple Biomarkers Score

A multiple biomarker score has been developed for the prediction of MACE in coronary angiography.

Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators, Pacemakers Can Receive MRI

Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators, Pacemakers Can Receive MRI

None of the patients had device failure during the MRI; however, 6 patients did have atrial fibrillation or flutter but each case stopped on its own.

Speckle-Tracking Echocardiography May Help Identify LV Diastolic Function Phenotypes

Speckle-Tracking Echocardiography May Help Identify LV Diastolic Function Phenotypes

Data derived from speckle-tracking echocardiography and conventional methods and data derived solely from speckle-tracking echocardiography showed a high degree of statistical overlap.

Electronic Health Record Access Via Electrocardiograph

Electronic Health Record Access Via Electrocardiograph

Electrocardiographs may be used as a means to lock and unlock a patient's electronic health records.

Using Imaging Technology to Stratify CVD Risk in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Using Imaging Technology to Stratify CVD Risk in Rheumatoid Arthritis

CVD risk algorithms for patients with rheumatoid arthritis may be more useful if paired with imaging technology.

Stroke Onset Identified by Computed Tomography

Stroke Onset Identified by Computed Tomography

Computed tomography can measure brain water uptake which can be used to identify stroke within 4.5 hours of onset.

Trans-esophageal Echocardiography Trends in Atrial Fibrillation Ablation

Trans-esophageal Echocardiography Trends in Atrial Fibrillation Ablation

Pre-ablation trans-esophageal echocardiography rates dropped from 86% to 42%; meanwhile, cerebrovascular accidents occurred in only 0.40% of patients.

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