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2011-12-08 21:18:10

A new method for measuring narrowing in the arteries of the heart may allow patients to be assessed for a stent without having to take a drug with unpleasant side effects. In England, it is estimated that one in seven men and one in 12 women over the age of 65 experience chest pain called angina caused by narrowing of the arteries in the heart. Around 60,000 such patients a year are fitted with a coronary stent — a wire mesh tube that acts as a scaffold to keep open arteries that...

2011-11-15 09:50:30

A new, noninvasive diagnostic test for coronary artery disease is associated with a higher rate of subsequent invasive cardiac procedures and higher health-care spending. That's according to an observational study of Medicare recipients conducted by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. In the study, which will be published in the Nov. 16 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, patients who underwent coronary CT angiography were about twice as likely...

2011-10-14 15:00:00

HMP Communications, a leader in healthcare communications, has announced the launch of Cath Lab Digest, a cardiac catheterization journal, on apps for the iPad and Android tablet devices. Malvern, PA (PRWEB) October 14, 2011 Cath Lab Digest (CLD) â” http://cathlabdigest.com â” a popular monthly publication for cardiac catheterization laboratory professionals nationwide, will offer a digital-tablet edition (available via apps for Android devices and the...

2011-08-30 15:56:14

A report from the nationwide complete Swedish Coronary Angiography and Angioplasty Registry (SCAAR) Results from the SCAAR study, presented at the ESC Congress 2011 today, showed that Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) with "new generation" Drug Eluting Stents, was associated with a 38% lower risk of clinically meaningful restenosis and a 50% lower risk of stent thrombosis compared to old generation DES. Although many trials and studies support the overall early and mid-term...


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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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