Cardiovascular

Mount Sinai doctors presented their simple system Monday during the American Heart Association's annual meeting.

Emory University researchers will compare the technique to nuclear stress testing in a small group of patients.

Using CT resulted in similar clinical and safety outcomes compared to advanced imaging, such as MRI and CT perfusion.

This is a moment for us to further our efforts in saving lives and saving limbs,” one Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center expert said recently.

Mount Sinai experts believe quantitative flow ratio may become a widely adopted alternative to angiograms and guide wires for patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention.

That includes utilizing the most up-to-date protocols and equipment, among many other things, ASNC President Randall C. Thompson said.

The imaging technique could identify thousands of patients each year who may benefit from thrombectomy more than 24 hours after suffering a clot.

The radiotracer also eliminated the need for invasive tubes and sedation, Mass General specialists reported in a recent experimental study.

The update is meant to help clinicians improve outcomes while reducing costs, but one advocate says certain imaging suggestions may cause unanticipated harm.

Scan data published in the American Journal of Roentgenology suggests radiologists must remain cognizant of the link between myocarditis and vaccines.

A simple exam could prove to be a lifesaving choice for firefighters, who face a higher risk for CVD, experts explained in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine.

The 40-expert committee unveiled the guidance during Vascular Interventional Advances 2021 in Las Vegas.

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"Be the squeaky wheel. This issue was taken care of because physicians stood up,” Rad Partners' Richard Heller, MD, told RSNA attendees Monday. 

The platform runs on Azure, a cloud computing service operated by Microsoft, which recently announced plans to acquire Nuance for $20B. 

Radiology experts analyzed fetal MRIs from 33 women who contracted the virus while bearing a child, sharing their results Tuesday at RSNA. 

   
   
   
   
   
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