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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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Glucose Levels May Affect Functional Outcomes After Endovascular Thrombectomy

Glucose Levels May Affect Functional Outcomes After Endovascular Thrombectomy

The effect of hypoglycemia on functional outcomes after endovascular thrombectomy differs, depending on collateral status.

Instantaneous Wave-Free Ratio Noninferior to Fractional Flow Reserve for Guiding PCI

Instantaneous Wave-Free Ratio Noninferior to Fractional Flow Reserve for Guiding PCI

Both iFR and FFR groups experienced similar rates of composite nonfatal myocardial infarction, unplanned revascularization, or all-cause death within 1 year post-procedure.

Increased CVD Risk With ECG Abnormalities in Type 1 Diabetes

Increased CVD Risk With ECG Abnormalities in Type 1 Diabetes

Cardiovascular disease risk in type 1 diabetes increased with the development of each additional major ECG abnormality.

Utility of Hydration in Mitigating Risk of Contrast-Induced Nephropathy

Utility of Hydration in Mitigating Risk of Contrast-Induced Nephropathy

High-risk patients experienced the same rate of contrast-induced nepropathy as patients who received usual care when guideline-recommended prophylactic hydration was not utilized, according to researchers.

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.

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.

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.

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