Quantitative flow ratio (QFR) outperformed coronary angiography in calculating fractional flow reserve (FFR), a measurement key to determining heart blockages, according to a study in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
July 11, 2018 | Cardiovascular
Myocardial delayed enhancement (MDE) CT rivaled late gadolinium enhanced (LGE) MRI in the detection and classification of myocardial scar in patients with heart failure, according to a recent Radiology study. The results may help identify features of chronic heart failure.
July 09, 2018 | Imaging Informatics
Patients with retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filters used to prevent venous thromboembolisms face increased complication risks the longer their device remains in the body. Researchers created an informatics tool to address the issue.
July 03, 2018 | Cardiovascular
Patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) monitored with either cardiac MR (CMR) or angiography demonstrated no difference in impact rates over three years, according to a recent JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging study.
July 03, 2018 | Cardiovascular
In those tested for coronary artery disease, research published July 3 in Radiology suggests that cardiac hybrid imaging with CT imaging and nuclear stress testing may be an effective predictor of heart attack risk and other adverse cardiac events.
July 02, 2018 | Cardiovascular
A majority of cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) in the U.S. are still MR-nonconditional, but a pair of neurologists believe hospitals need to assess their institutional policy to ensure patients have access to MRIs when needed.
June 27, 2018 | Advanced Visualization
4D flow CT produced similar intracardiac blood flow patterns compared to the current reference standard obtained with 4D MRI, according to recent research in Radiology.
June 26, 2018 | Cardiovascular
A deep-learning software that can automatically calculate left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) with less variability than a cardiologist recently received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
June 15, 2018 | Cardiovascular
Coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) is the current go-to for triaging chest pain patients in the emergency department (ED), but a recent study found the often-overlooked stress echocardiography (SE) may actually be safer and provide patients with a better overall experience.
June 15, 2018 | Cardiovascular
Machine learning can accurately predict survival after echocardiography by analyzing unique data produced from heart images and electronic health record (EHR) information, according to a recent study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging.
June 14, 2018 | Cardiovascular
A new vascular imaging technique—coronary ultrafast Doppler angiography (CUDA)—can accurately and noninvasively map the intramyocardial coronary structure and quantify fluctuations in intramural coronary blood flow.
June 12, 2018 | Cardiovascular
CT angiography (CTA), coupled with fractional flow reserve (FFR), demonstrated an ability to detect functionally significant lesions in patients with multivessel coronary artery disease (CAD).
June 08, 2018 | Cardiovascular
Paaladinesh "Dinesh" Thavendiranathan, MD, a scientist at Canada’s Toronto General Hospital Research Institute, recently discussed how cardiac imaging and biomarkers can significantly improve cancer patient care at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting.
June 07, 2018 | Cardiovascular
Physicians practicing in states that implemented damage caps for malpractice claims were less likely to use angiography and more likely to use noninvasive stress testing in coronary artery disease patients.
June 06, 2018 | Cardiovascular
Best known for his appearances on the TV show “Shark Tank,” Mark Cuban was part of a group of investors who helped raise millions for the non-invasive biomagnetic imaging startup.
May 17, 2018 | Cardiovascular
Coronary CT angiography (CTA) is diagnostically accurate in detecting scaffold luminal obstruction, according to a team of international researchers, signaling it may become the preferred method for evaluating patients treated with bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS)—but not all experts agree.
May 14, 2018 | Cardiovascular
Researchers from Germany and the U.K. found quantitative analysis of perfusion cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) ischemic burden superior to visual analysis in patients with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD), according to a recent Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) study.
May 03, 2018 | Cardiovascular
In recognition of the increased use of ionizing radiation-based cardiovascular imaging, the American College of Cardiology released a new expert document outlining best practices for minimizing exposure to patients and clinicians.
May 02, 2018 | Cardiovascular
Global longitudinal strain (GLS), imaged via speckle-tracking, proved a superior predictor of mortality than left ventricular fraction (LVEF) in a study of acute heart failure patients, Cardiovascular Business reports.
May 02, 2018 | Cardiovascular
In light of the advances of machine learning (ML) in imaging, a team of researchers recently scoured ML-algorithm-based cardiovascular CT progress to offer an understanding of its benefits—and its limitations.
May 01, 2018 | Cardiovascular
James K. Min, MD, and professor of Radiology and Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine has been chosen for a five-year term as new editor-in-chief of the Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (CT).