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2014-05-08 23:00:18

Allegheny General Hospital has become the first hospital in Pittsburgh to use a new cardiac imaging technology that provides sharper images of the heart in shorter time with less radiation exposure. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) May 09, 2014 Allegheny General Hospital (AGH), part of the Allegheny Health Network, has become the first hospital in the Pittsburgh area to offer patients access to a revolutionary nuclear cardiac imaging technology that greatly improves and expedites the diagnosis of...

2013-12-03 23:32:33

CDI Miami announces thallium stress tests, a way to test for coronary artery disease. Miami, FL (PRWEB) December 03, 2013 One of the most effective considerations of preventative care in both men and women is in diagnostic imaging—that is, nuclear, x-ray, ultrasound, or magnetic imaging scans, to screen for possible malign growths or other serious conditions that, if caught early, can be stopped or greatly reduced in severity. Heart disease, the #1 killer of Americans, can be diagnosed...

2013-06-11 14:06:05

Molecular imaging technique detects arterial disease in the heart earlier and in finer detail than other leading imaging methods Coronary artery disease (CAD) is one of the world´s most prevalent and silent killers. Positron emission tomography (PET), which images miniscule abnormalities in cellular metabolism, can tip off clinicians about cardiac disasters waiting to happen– including sudden death from a heart attack–better than standard angiography, researchers revealed...

2013-05-22 10:10:18

A drug commonly used to treat depression and anxiety may improve a stress-related heart condition in people with stable coronary heart disease, according to researchers at Duke Medicine. Compared with those receiving placebo, people who took the antidepressant escitalopram (sold as Lexapro) were more than two-and-a-half times less likely to have mental stress-induced myocardial ischemia (MSIMI), a heart condition brought on by mental stress. The findings, published in the May 22/29, 2013...

2013-05-06 11:20:01

A new stress test protocol that investigates reducing the use of perfusion imaging in low risk patients undergoing SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging for possible angina symptoms was found to be diagnostically safe, revealed a US retrospective analysis. The study, reported as an abstract´ at the International Conference on Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT (ICNC11) May 5 to May 8 in Berlin, Germany, predicted that using exercise ECG stress testing alone in patients with high exercise...

2013-01-17 23:02:03

This January, save 10% on all General Wellness lab testing from Request A Test including the High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein Test. The CRP test is used to help evaluate a person's risk for heart disease and heart attacks or strokes. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) January 17, 2013 This January, Request A Test, a national provider of affordable direct to consumer lab testing, is offering their customers 10% off of any lab testing order from the General Wellness category when they use discount code...

2012-12-07 11:50:46

Factoring in age and specific EKG signs validate the test's utility Although there is a widespread belief among physicians that the exercise treadmill test (ETT) is not reliable in evaluating the heart health of women, UC Davis researchers have found that the test can accurately predict coronary artery disease in women over the age of 65. They also found that two specific electrocardiogram (EKG) indicators of heart stress during an ETT further enhanced its predictive power. Published in...

2012-11-20 11:43:19

Angina is often a symptom of stable IHD Six organizations representing physicians, other health care professionals, and patients today issued two new clinical practice guidelines for diagnosing and treating stable ischemic heart disease (IHD), which affects an estimated one in three adults in the United States. The guidelines and patient summaries appear in the November 20 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine, published by the American College of Physicians (ACP). ACP, the American...

2012-06-14 12:47:21

In an age of high-tech medicine cheap, simple stress test still “essential” Most people might assume that technology first developed in 1928 would be obsolete by now.  But from air conditioned buildings to sliced bread, many inventions of that era are still essential to our lives today. That includes the exercise stress test, which is still the most widely used medical test for coronary artery disease.  “Even though they´ve been around for nearly a...


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Cardiac Stress Test
2012-11-18 19:30:13

The cardiac stress test is a diagnostic test used in Cardiac pathology for the purpose of patient diagnosis. It measures the heart’s function while placing a heavier workload on the heart. The cardiologist cannot be at the patient’s side while at work, under stress, during a workout or pushed to the limit so this test mimics those activities in a controlled setting. How it is Performed The stress is created by increasing the workload on the cardiac system. This can be accomplished by...

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