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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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Angiography-Derived Fractional Flow Reserve Improves Coronary Lesion Assessment

Angiography-Derived Fractional Flow Reserve Improves Coronary Lesion Assessment

Fractional flow reserve derived from routine coronary angiography may improve coronary lesion assessment.

Anemia Identified as Risk Factor for Contrast-Induced Acute Kidney Injury

Anemia Identified as Risk Factor for Contrast-Induced Acute Kidney Injury

Anemia with a baseline hemoglobin <13 g/dL was associated with a more than 5-fold increased risk for contrast-induced acute kidney injury in patients undergoing coronary angiography.

Handheld, Wireless Ultrasound Device SONON 300L Now Available

Handheld, Wireless Ultrasound Device SONON 300L Now Available

The device is indicated for ultrasound echo imaging, measurement, and analysis of the human body for general clinical applications including musculoskeletal, vascular, small parts (breast, thyroid), and lung imaging.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

FFRCT Investigated as Screening Tool for Chest Pain in Proof-of-Concept Trial

FFRCT Investigated as Screening Tool for Chest Pain in Proof-of-Concept Trial

A change in treatment was made in nearly half the patient population (44%) as a result of adding noninvasive fractional flow reserve data to CTA data.

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