Imaging

Acute Myocarditis Prognosis Linked to Late Gadolinium Enhancement in Cardiac MRI

Acute Myocarditis Prognosis Linked to Late Gadolinium Enhancement in Cardiac MRI

For patients with acute myocarditis with preserved left ventricular ejection fraction and for patients with suspected myocarditis, late gadolinium enhancement on cardiac MRI is associated with worse prognosis.

CCTA Associated With Decreased MI Incidence in Suspected Coronary Artery Disease

CCTA Associated With Decreased MI Incidence in Suspected Coronary Artery Disease

For patients with CAD, CCTA is associated with reduced incidence of myocardial infarction but no reduction in death or hospitalization.

Positron Emission Tomography Offers Diagnostic Value in Myocardial Ischemia

Positron Emission Tomography Offers Diagnostic Value in Myocardial Ischemia

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

New Appropriate Use Criteria Released for Imaging in Valvular Heart Disease

New Appropriate Use Criteria Released for Imaging in Valvular Heart Disease

New criteria has been developed for valvular heart disease imaging tests.

Case Study: Cardiac Manifestations of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Case Study: Cardiac Manifestations of Rheumatoid Arthritis

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

Artery, Aorta Measurements Similar With Different MRI Techniques

Artery, Aorta Measurements Similar With Different MRI Techniques

Two-dimensional and three-dimensional MRI techniques to measure the thoracic aorta and main pulmonary artery are in close agreement.

CCTA Shows Diagnostic Accuracy Post-Vascular Scaffold Implantation

CCTA Shows Diagnostic Accuracy Post-Vascular Scaffold Implantation

Coronary computed tomography angiography is an accurate method of assessing angiographic outcomes after bioresorbable vascular scaffold implantation.

Ferumoxytol-enhanced  MRI Detects Cellular Inflammation Post Myocardial Infarction

Ferumoxytol-enhanced MRI Detects Cellular Inflammation Post Myocardial Infarction

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

Chest Computed Tomography Use in COPD Assessment

Chest Computed Tomography Use in COPD Assessment

Chest computed tomography is increasingly being used in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Major Cardiovascular Events in Diabetes Predicted Coronary CT Angiography

Major Cardiovascular Events in Diabetes Predicted Coronary CT Angiography

CCTA-detected obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) improves prediction of MACE in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring Survival Predicted by Nomogram

Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring Survival Predicted by Nomogram

A nomogram can predict 5, 10, and 15-year survival among adults undergoing coronary artery calcium scoring.

Implantable Cardiac Devices, Abandoned Leads Pose Little Risk in MRI

Implantable Cardiac Devices, Abandoned Leads Pose Little Risk in MRI

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

Unstable Angina Benefits From Angiography

Unstable Angina Benefits From Angiography

Using routine invasive coronary angiography is beneficial for managing unstable angina.

Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Improves Diagnosis in Cardiac Arrest Survivors

Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Improves Diagnosis in Cardiac Arrest Survivors

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

Cerebral Hypoperfusion May Contribute Dizziness in Parkinson's

Cerebral Hypoperfusion May Contribute Dizziness in Parkinson's

Researchers tested the efficacy of transcranial doppler monitoring during head-up tilting to evaluate dizziness in patients with Parkinson's disease.

Glucose Levels May Affect Functional Outcomes After Endovascular Thrombectomy

Glucose Levels May Affect Functional Outcomes After Endovascular Thrombectomy

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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

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

Coronary Artery Disease Risk Reduced With <i>ANGPTL3</i> Deficiency

Coronary Artery Disease Risk Reduced With ANGPTL3 Deficiency

Heterozygous carriers of ANGPTL3 loss-of-function mutations demonstrated a 17% reduction in circulating triglycerides and a 12% reduction in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol.

Increased CVD Risk With ECG Abnormalities in Type 1 Diabetes

Increased CVD Risk With ECG Abnormalities in Type 1 Diabetes

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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