Cardiovascular Imaging

The University of Tennessee College of Medicine today announced the launch of a new mobile stroke response facility designed to quickly and efficiently diagnose and treat victims of stroke using advanced imaging and CT angiography.

Using mammography to detect the presence of arterial calcification in the breast is effective in predicting coronary artery disease risk in female patients, according to results of a study published online in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging and scheduled to be presented at the upcoming ACC.16 conference in Chicago.

Researchers have successfully shown that utilization of electroanatomic mapping technology is just as effective and practical as traditional fluoroscopy in cardiac ablation procedures, according to results of a study published online in the Journal of Innovations in Cardiac Rhythm Management.

Coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) is comparable to traditional invasive angiography for the detection and exclusion of lesion-specific ischemia, according to results of a study recently published online in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

New research presented at the American Stroke Association’s (ASA) International Stroke Conference 2016 suggests that brain imaging may be just as capable as time in identifying patients likely to benefit from stroke clot removal.

Obese individuals with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) have higher instances of cardiovascular disease and heart failure, according to results of a study published online Jan. 26 in the journal Radiology.

A systematic review of seven studies found that quality improvement initiatives helped reduce inappropriate cardiac imaging. The most successful interventions featured physician audit and feedback capabilities.

CHICAGO—By using MRI and CT, researchers were able to analyze five preserved human hearts that were more than 400 years old and were found last year at an archeological site.

CHICAGO—A multivariable regression analysis of a prospective, population-based study found subclinical cardiac dysfunction was associated with subclinical brain disease.

The use of a mobile stroke treatment unit has helped the Cleveland Clinic's Cerebrovascular Center speed up time-sensitive treatment while reducing costs. 

A population-based cohort study of U.S. adults who did not have cardiovascular disease at baseline found that more than three-quarters of their myocardial scars were unrecognized by electrocardiography, cardiac MRI and clinical evaluation.

Three major trials have already established the 30-day clinical and economic soundness of ordering coronary CT angiography in evaluations of patients who show up in the emergency department complaining of chest pain. A new study shows the CCTA pathway to be similarly strong at the 12-month mark.