Two imaging studies found that less invasive screening procedures reduced unnecessary angiographies in patients with coronary heart disease or suspected coronary artery disease.
Fractional flow reserve derived from routine coronary angiography may improve coronary lesion assessment.
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.
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.
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.
When magnetic resonance angiography is performed in patients with neurovascular embolization coils that contain 304V stainless steel, an increased image artifact may occur.
An enhanced MRI detected myocardial macrophage activity within 2 weeks following an acute myocardial infarction.
Cardiac magnetic resonance was superior to transthoracic echocardiogram in identifying a pathologic substrate in patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.
Cardiovascular disease risk in type 1 diabetes increased with the development of each additional major ECG abnormality.
CVD risk algorithms for patients with rheumatoid arthritis may be more useful if paired with imaging technology.
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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