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New research released earlier this month showed that Biotronik’s home monitoring system significantly reduces mortality rates in patients who have implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs).

Children with single-ventricle disease face three reconstructive surgeries to treat the complex heart defect. According to a recent study from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), such patients also experience higher rates of brain abnormalities.

Adults who had two or more midlife vascular risk factors had a significantly increased risk of elevated amyloid deposition in the brain later in life compared with those with no midlife vascular risk factors, according to a prospective cohort study.

New research has found that CT angiographies and stress tests could help predict when a patient is likely to suffer a heart attack or another serious cardiovascular event.

A review of five prospective, randomized clinical trials found that a coronary artery calcium (CAC) scan could be the most effective way to screen for coronary artery disease in asymptomatic patients.

 

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6 things to know about Biotronik’s TRUECOIN study, home monitoring system

New research released earlier this month showed that Biotronik’s home monitoring system significantly reduces mortality rates in patients who have implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs).

Children with rare heart condition linked to brain abnormalities

Children with single-ventricle disease face three reconstructive surgeries to treat the complex heart defect. According to a recent study from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), such patients also experience higher rates of brain abnormalities.

Vascular risk factors at midlife may help predict Alzheimer's

Adults who had two or more midlife vascular risk factors had a significantly increased risk of elevated amyloid deposition in the brain later in life compared with those with no midlife vascular risk factors, according to a prospective cohort study.

Researchers use noninvasive imaging to predict adverse cardiac events

New research has found that CT angiographies and stress tests could help predict when a patient is likely to suffer a heart attack or another serious cardiovascular event.

CAC scanning may be the most effective screening for coronary artery disease

A review of five prospective, randomized clinical trials found that a coronary artery calcium (CAC) scan could be the most effective way to screen for coronary artery disease in asymptomatic patients.

American Society of Nuclear Cardiology names Brown University professor president

Raymond Russell III, MD, PhD, has been named president of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) for 2017.

4D Flow MRI: Another Dimension for Congenital Heart Disease

4D flow magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) offers striking visuals of blood flow in the heart and vessels but as yet has not found a foothold in clinical practice. Congenital heart disease, and in particular the bicuspid aortic valve, may provide its point of entry.

FDA warns of deaths, injuries associated with implantable infusion pumps in MRI environment

The FDA announced on Jan. 11 that the agency had received reports of serious adverse events associated with the use of implantable infusion pumps in the magnetic resonance environment.

High-fat diet makes cardiac images more clear

New research from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) suggests that a high-fat diet before imaging may improve diagnostic results of cardiac sarcoidosis. 

AHA 2016: Rate of cardiac stress testing increases among commercially insured

The use of cardiac stress testing increased by 3 percent from 2005 to 2012 among a commercially insured group of men and women, according to a cross-sectional study.

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