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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...

2012-03-26 21:39:21

A highly detailed CT scan of the heart can safely and quickly rule out the possibility of a heart attack among many patients who come to hospital emergency rooms with chest pain, according to the results of a study that will be presented by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania today at the American College of Cardiology's 61st Annual Scientific Session and published concurrently in the New England Journal of Medicine. The multicenter randomized...

2012-02-15 21:37:07

In a first-of-its-kind study in Canada, Kevin Bainey of the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry has discovered that South Asians who live in Alberta with coronary disease experience a lower quality of life. This adds to prior data that this group lives with more severe disease. Using the APPROACH registry, which captures information about all patients who undergo a coronary angiogram in Alberta, the research team analyzed data about quality of life and health status of this population....

2012-02-09 15:00:00

Beaumont-led research may reduce unnecessary procedures and cost. Royal Oak, Mich. (PRWEB) February 09, 2012 An important research study, led by Beaumont Health System cardiologists and involving 47 hospitals and outpatient centers in Michigan, may help spare patients from unnecessary invasive heart procedures while lowering health care costs. The research, published in the Feb. 14 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, found that coronary computed tomography...

2012-01-09 12:39:58

New generation drug-eluting stents associated with lower rates of mortality and restenosis than bare metal stents A registry -which includes every patient in Sweden having percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for the treatment of acute and stable coronary artery disease- has found that PCI implantations using a new generation of drug-eluting stents is associated with lower rates of relapse (restenosis), stent thrombosis and subsequent mortality than older generation drug-eluting stents...

2011-12-12 22:20:00

Physician preferences and hospital characteristics influence the type of procedures performed on blockages of the heart, leading to significant variations in rates of bypass, stent or angioplasty procedures, found an article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). There is significant variation in the ratio of percutaneous coronary interventions to coronary artery bypass graft surgeries (PCI:CABG ratio). Both procedures are performed to address blockages of coronary arteries. PCI...


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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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