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2012-07-26 13:15:49

Adding computed tomography (CT) scans to standard screening procedures may help emergency room staff more rapidly determine which patients complaining of chest pain are having a heart attack or may soon have a heart attack, and which patients can be safely discharged, according to a study funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health. Researchers in the study focused on a condition known as acute coronary syndrome, which includes...

2012-07-26 10:34:19

Patients released from hospital much faster without increased costs or risk of missed diagnosis Incorporating coronary CT angiography (CCTA) into the initial evaluation of low-risk patients coming to hospital emergency departments (EDs) with chest pain appears to reduce the time patients spend in the hospital without incurring additional costs or exposing patients to significant risks. The report of a study conducted at nine U.S. hospitals appears in the July 26 New England Journal of...

2012-07-26 00:58:27

Erectile dysfunction can be a red flag for heart disease in younger and middle-aged men, men with diabetes Although erectile dysfunction (ED) has been shown to be an early warning sign for heart disease, some physicians — and patients — still think of it as just as a natural part of "old age." But now an international team of researchers, led by physicians at The Miriam Hospital, say it's time to expand ED symptom screening to include younger and middle-aged men. In an...

2012-07-25 11:08:26

The very oldest in our society are missing out on simple heart treatments which can prolong and improve their quality of life, Newcastle heart experts say. Studying a group of people aged 87 to 89 years old, the team of researchers at Newcastle University found that a routine test in the home revealed that around a quarter of them had undiagnosed heart problems which could be treated with established and cost-effective treatments. In the study, funded by the British Heart Foundation...

2012-07-23 10:51:58

The elevated risk of cardiovascular disease seen in patients infected with HIV appears to be associated with increased inflammation within the arteries, according to a study that will appear in a special issue of JAMA published in conjunction with the International AIDS Conference. The report from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) found that levels of inflammation within the aortas of HIV-infected individuals with neither known cardiovascular disease nor elevated traditional risk factors...

2012-07-20 23:02:12

New online Coronary CT scoring application standardizes data collection. (PRWEB) July 20, 2012 MDDX, a provider of biomedical research software and services for pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries today announced the release of Online Coronary CT eCRF. This free application allows medical researchers to characterize coronary plaque via an IPAD or web-enabled computer. MDDX is providing the application at no charge to accelerate disease discovery by standardizing data...


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