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2013-07-10 10:19:02

The increased use of cardiac catheterization in New York relative to Ontario appears related to selecting more patients at low risk of obstructive coronary artery disease, with the subsequent diagnostic yield (i.e., the proportion of tested patients in whom disease was diagnosed) of this procedure in New York significantly lower than in Ontario, according to a study in the July 10 issue of JAMA. "The continuing increase in health care expenditures is threatening the sustainability of the...

2013-07-10 10:08:29

New interventional cardiac catheterization services offered by U.S. hospitals generally duplicate existing programs and do not help patients gain access to timely emergency cardiac care, according to a new study. Examining new cardiac catheterization programs nationally from 2004 to 2008, researchers found the programs were most likely to be introduced in areas that had existing services, near populations that had higher rates of private health insurance and in states where there is little...

2013-07-09 23:29:31

International Leader in Cardiology to Help Advance Adult Stem Cell Therapy Treatment for Heart Disease Freeport, The Bahamas (PRWEB) July 09, 2013 Okyanos Heart Institute, whose mission it is to bring a new standard of care and better quality of life to patients with coronary artery disease using cardiac stem cell therapy, has announced that Antonio Colombo, M.D., F.A.C.C. has joined the esteemed group of Okyanos’ medical advisory council members. Dr. Colombo is director of the Cardiac...

2013-04-30 10:25:00

Recent study finds that door-to-balloon times can be lowered using process improvement strategies While all heart attacks have the potential to be deadly, one type is referred to as the “widow maker” because of its high risk of death. A ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is a severe type of heart attack that occurs when a blockage in a coronary artery causes heart muscle to die; without prompt treatment risk of fatality increases dramatically. Coronary...

2013-03-12 22:59:56

STREAM trial: Treatment with tenecteplase before hospital transfer benefits some A clot-busting therapy may benefit some heart attack patients who cannot have immediate angioplasty, according to research presented today at the American College of Cardiology's 62nd Annual Scientific Session. "Drug therapy before transfer is at least as effective as [angioplasty], and an urgent catheterization was avoided in two-thirds of patients," said Frans Van de Werf, MD, PhD, professor of cardiology...

CCTA Scan Used To Determine Risk Of Heart Attack
2013-02-21 07:39:52

Jason Pierce, MSN, MBA, RN for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A study recently published in the journal“¯Radiology reports that coronary computerized tomography angiography (CCTA) may be used as a reliable, noninvasive alternative to traditional coronary angiography for assessing risk of heart attack in patients with no medically modifiable risk factors. “CCTA should be considered as an appropriate first-line test for patients with atypical chest pain and...


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Coronary Angiography
2013-07-29 11:05:01

A coronary angiography, also known as a coronary catheterization, is a procedure that gives both visual and tactical access to coronary circulation and blood filled chambers of the heart for both diagnostic and interventional purposes. It is one of many diagnostic tests used in cardiology. More specifically, coronary catheterization recognizes occlusion, stenosis, thrombosis or aneurismal enlargement of the walls of the coronary arteries; heart chamber size; heart muscle contraction...

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