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2012-08-29 06:56:58

Results of study from 16 hospitals in 8 countries to be presented at international meeting An ultra-fast, 320-detector computed tomography (CT) scanner can accurately sort out which people with chest pain need — or don't need — an invasive procedure such as cardiac angioplasty or bypass surgery to restore blood flow to the heart, according to an international study. Results of the study, which involved 381 patients at 16 hospitals in eight countries, are scheduled to be...

2012-08-27 19:46:31

Non-invasive fractional flow reserve in the identification of flow-restricting arterial blockage in patients with suspected coronary artery disease Data presented today from the prospective Determination of Fractional Flow Reserve by Anatomic Computed Tomographic Angiography (DeFACTO) study show that, when compared to standard coronary angiography (CT), the non-invasive assessment of fractional flow reserve by computed tomography (FFRct) provides a more accurate determination of which...

2012-07-12 23:03:14

Free app simulates the silent progression of coronary artery disease Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) July 12, 2012 A new app for the iPad, iHeart Touch, may be a doctor´s new best friend when it comes to persuading millions of Americans to lose weight and exercise. The app uses a life-like beating heart that takes patients inside an artery, showing the effects of years of plaque buildup in coronary artery disease, ultimately leading to a heart attack. The deceptively entertaining app gives...

New Hampshire Hospital Faces Numerous Lawsuits For Hepatitis C Outbreak
2012-07-06 08:53:40

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New Hampshire´s Exeter Hospital is facing at least a dozen a lawsuits, with five new cases filed this week, after close to 60 patients had contracted hepatitis C while undergoing treatment at the hospital´s cardiac catheterization lab. The hospital announced Monday (July 2) that 27 people so far had contracted the disease while under their care. However, close to 60 former patients have filed suit against Exeter as of...

2012-06-11 20:29:00

Research shows a molecular imaging technique can accurately predict coronary artery disease by assessing blood vessels' ability to expand under stress Patients with cardiovascular disease will now benefit from a powerful new molecular imaging tool to detect disease in the main arteries supplying oxygen to the heart, say researchers presenting studies at the Society of Nuclear Medicine's 2012 Annual Meeting. When an active heart needs more oxygen, blood vessels have a natural ability to...

2012-05-08 23:54:50

Changes in technology, clinical practice prompt updated recommendations Modern cardiac catheterization laboratories bear scant resemblance to the cath labs of a decade ago. An updated consensus statement released today offers physicians guidance on how to excel in this new diagnostic and therapeutic milieu, with specific recommendations on setting up, operating and maintaining the highest standards of quality in a contemporary cardiac catheterization laboratory. The consensus statement...

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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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