Cardiovascular

Reimbursement will go into effect on Oct. 1 and cover ultrasound acquisitions for 461 diagnostic resource groups, including heart failure, stroke and other common cardiovascular concerns.

Correlation tensor MRI could enhance brain tissue assessments and predict patient-level outcomes.

Bypassing conventional CT for scans readily available in surgical rooms may help doctors quickly assess large vessel occlusion strokes prior to mechanical thrombectomy.

Korean researchers tested the Coronary Artery Disease Reporting and Data System in nearly 1,500 patients treated across four hospital emergency departments.

Nanopeptisomes bind to the surface of clots and point directly to where blockages are forming.

Men and smokers were particularly prone to this condition, which, if left untreated, carries an up to 30% mortality rate.

Hawaiian researchers found merely recommending providers utilize higher D-dimer requirements wasn't enough to decrease CTPA orders and increase positivity rates.

Speckle-tracking strain is a safe, affordable way to gain clues into who may develop atrial fibrillation and require additional monitoring down the road.

The tool can be applied to standard MR imaging scans and also predicts an individual's risk of diabetes.

Massachusetts General Hospital doctors analyzed Coronary Artery Disease Reporting and Data System usage in their high-volume cardiac CT services center for the study.

Medtronic is recalling five models of its Angiographic Guidewire Component due to sterilization issues.

The tool signicantly helped inexperienced rads and rivaled cardiovascular imaging experts at spotting obstructive CAD.

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Researchers looked at this question closely, performing a study of their own in addition to a meta-analysis.

More than one-quarter of the U.S. adult population has Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, or GERD, and the condition saddles as many as 20% of its sufferers with Barrett’s esophagus. The latter is a serious risk factor for esophageal cancer.

   
   
   
   
   
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