Cardiac Imaging News

MRI Could Help Guide Acute Stroke Therapy
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According to a retrospective study, patients who suffer from acute strokes and undergo endovascular therapy, may greatly benefit if an MRI is used to navigate the therapy. According to M. Shazam Hussain, MD, of the Cleveland Clinic, and co-workers, a procedure that added MRI to the traditional CT-based evaluation was linked with a lower percentage of patients who received endovascular therapy (51.7% versus 96.6%, ... Read more

MI Risks in Women Not So Different…

Researchers have reported that although some studies show that women may have a higher risk of a myocardial infarction (MI) or death due to unusual symptoms, a study using coronary computed tomography angiography reveals that adverse results are not ... Read more

Heart Disease Comparable in Men and Women, …

Based on a study recently presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), an examination of data from an international multicenter study of coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) shows that men and ... Read more

Energy Drinks Can Harm Heart Function According to …

Based on a study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), healthy people who drink energy drinks that are high in caffeine and taurine had considerably higher heart contraction rates only one hour ... Read more

New Rehabilitation Tool Improves Motor Skills …

A recent study shows that by utilizing a new stroke rehabilitation device that adapts a patient's thoughts to electrical impulses to move upper extremities, stroke patients reported improvements in their motor skills and capability to perform daily ... Read more

Advanced CT Imaging Proves Just as Precise as Invasive …

Based on an international study, an ultrafast, 320-detector computed tomography (CT) scanner that displays both anatomy within coronary arteries and blood flow can accurately pick out which people require, or don’t require, an invasive procedure ... Read more

Clot-Buster Improved by Ultrasound in Stoke Patients…

A new study showcased that a hands-free ultrasound device in conjunction with a clot-busting drug was quite safe and effective for ischemic stroke patients. The phase II pilot-study results were published online in the American Heart Association ... Read more

Seemingly Harmless Lesions May Not Require PCI …

Recent results of a randomized trial showed that taking a more conventional appraoch in determining which coronary lesions would require percutaneous intervention did not harm or derail patient outcomes in any way. According to Hyeon-Cheol Gwon, ... Read more

Imaging May Detect Suspicious Coronary Plaque Early…

Researchers from the University of Edinburgh  have discovered that using a noninvasive imaging system may be able to spot coronary atherosclerotic plaques that are at high risk for rupture, potentially allowing for earlier involvement in order to ... Read more

Ultrasound Catheter, CT Software Developed for …

A new ultrasound catheter has been developed for use with real-time volumetric intracardiac echocardiography (ICE). Real-time ICE provides great quality, dose-free imaging during interventional procedures, and the Acuson AcuNav V catheter, ... Read more

Live 3D Hologrpahic Imaging for Use in in …

A clinical study, conducted by Philips (Best, The Netherlands) and RealView Imaging, Ltd. (Yokneam, Israel) has shown the feasibility of using a special live three-dimensional (3D) holographic visualization and interaction technology to guide ... Read more

Regular use of FFR Linked with Improved PCI Results…

Based on the results of a Korean study, regular measurement of fractional flow reserve (FFR) was associated to improved clinical outcomes and decreased use of stents in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). According to the ... Read more

T1 Mapping with Cardiac MRI Detects Fabry Disease…

Based on a new study, T1 mapping with cardiac MRI was a highly sensitive and particular parameter for the detection of Fabry disease. “Current imaging evaluations of the heart [for Fabry disease] are suboptimal. The goal of the current study ... Read more

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