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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.

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.

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