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2011-07-18 14:09:11

Coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) has excellent image quality and diagnostic confidence for the entire spectrum of pediatric patients, with significant reduction of risk with recent technological advancements, according to a study to be presented at the Sixth Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) in Denver, July 14-17. "Traditionally, pediatric patients who require coronary artery imaging have undergone a cardiac catheterization,...

2011-07-18 07:04:18

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) is an effective way to diagnose kids with heart problems. Now, newer techniques are making CTA safer for pediatric patients. "Traditionally, pediatric patients who require coronary artery imaging have undergone a cardiac catheterization, which is an invasive procedure with a significant radiation dose, requiring sedation or anesthesia for all patients," B. Kelly Han, M.D., a pediatric cardiologist at Minneapolis Heart...

2011-07-11 14:08:00

HONG KONG, July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- OrbusNeich today announced that data from an ex vivo arteriovenous (AV) shunt model of human circulating blood, in addition to results from three preclinical studies, demonstrated that the Genous Stent effectively captures circulating CD34+ endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) leading to accelerated re-endothelialization and decreased thrombogenicity compared to bare metal stents (BMS). These mechanistic data were published as an e-publication on the...

2011-05-20 04:00:00

NATICK, Mass. and PARIS, May 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced 12-month results from its PLATINUM Small Vessel study, demonstrating excellent safety and effectiveness outcomes for the 2.25 mm PROMUS Element(TM) Everolimus-Eluting Platinum Chromium Stent System in treating small vessel coronary disease. The study is a global, prospective, single-arm, subtrial of the PLATINUM clinical program. It compares the PROMUS Element Stent (2.25 mm)...

2011-05-05 12:15:00

BALTIMORE, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE) program today awarded its first accreditation to the cardiac catheterization laboratory and angioplasty/stenting program at Bon Secours St. Francis Health System in South Carolina. The presentation was made at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) 2011 Scientific Sessions in Baltimore, where more than 1,400 interventional cardiologists gathered for continuing medical...

2011-05-05 12:15:00

BALTIMORE, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) 2011 Scientific Sessions, SCAI announced its national quality improvement program to measure and improve quality in the cath lab for better patient care. Building on its legacy of using evidence to guide new ways to advance care and improve outcomes, SCAI is launching its national quality program with its signature "Quality Improvement Toolkit" to ensure facilities and...

2011-05-04 13:37:13

Recent studies have shown that a 64-detector CT angiography utilizing prospective electrocardiographic (ECG) gating produces a quality image but considerably reduced patient radiation dose when compared to retrospective ECG gating, according to research being presented at the 2011 American Roentgen Ray Society's annual meeting. The study was conducted in the Department of Radiology at the University Hospitals Case Medical Center, in Cleveland, OH. Researchers evaluated 29 patients who...

2011-04-28 14:03:12

Women are at higher risk than men of developing kidney damage after undergoing a coronary angiogram, according to a Henry Ford Hospital study. Researchers found that women are 60 percent more likely than men to develop radiocontrast-induced nephropathy (RCIN), an adverse side effect that causes kidney dysfunction within 24 to 72 hours after patients are administered an iodine contrast dye during the common heart imaging test. This is believed to be the first study in which researchers...

2011-04-28 07:28:30

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- In a large, traffic-congested city in China, severe heart attack patients received treatment faster and had better long-term results when interventional physicians were taken to them, according to a new study. The REVERSE-STEMI study involved 334 patients who had suffered a ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), which is a severe form of heart attack. The patients were initially brought to one of five hospitals, all in Shanghai, China, that didn't have specialists...

2011-04-27 01:48:17

In a large, traffic-congested city in China, severe heart attack patients received treatment faster and had better long-term results when interventional physicians were taken to them, according to a study in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. The REVERSE-STEMI study involved 334 patients who had suffered a ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), a severe form of heart attack. The patients were initially brought to one of five...


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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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