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2012-11-06 11:16:14

Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS-SOL) – which will be presented at the American Heart Association Annual Meeting in Los Angeles on Nov. 5 and published in the Nov. 7 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) – finds heart disease risk factors are widespread among Hispanic/Latino adults in the United States. Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study – which will be published in the Nov. 7 issue of...

2012-10-08 14:03:34

CT scan technique developed at U-M can differentiate types of lung damage A new approach to lung scanning could improve the diagnosis and treatment of a lung disease that affects approximately 24 million Americans and is the country's third-highest cause of death. In a new paper published online in Nature Medicine, a team from the University of Michigan Medical School reports on a technique called parametric response mapping, or PRM. They used PRM to analyze computed tomography, or CT,...

2012-08-22 12:30:40

Heart calcium scans are far superior to other assessment tools in predicting the development of cardiovascular disease in individuals currently classified at intermediate risk by their doctors, according to researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. The test, known as coronary artery calcium (CAC), uses a CT scan to detect calcium build-up in the arteries around the heart. The study findings are presented in the Aug. 22 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association....

2012-07-26 13:15:49

Adding computed tomography (CT) scans to standard screening procedures may help emergency room staff more rapidly determine which patients complaining of chest pain are having a heart attack or may soon have a heart attack, and which patients can be safely discharged, according to a study funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health. Researchers in the study focused on a condition known as acute coronary syndrome, which includes...


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