The authors found a link between six months of empagliflozin and a reduction in extracellular volume, sharing their findings in JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging.
One key detail of the team's analysis was that anatomic imaging strategies are associated with an especially high sensitivity for detecting coronary artery disease.
“The differences in the findings are extremely important,” one researcher said.
Specialists at a high-volume facility in Germany were able to successfully limit radiation dose—and patient outcomes did not suffer.
The noninvasive treatment option could potentially improve care for many patients, including those scheduled to undergo TAVR.
Researchers found that a simple three-part intervention could help patients feel more at ease about their results.
In fact, the authors noted, CCTA outperformed SPECT in some key areas.
The study's authors explored data from more than 37,000 adults.
Ordering two additional exams helped provide key details for 84% of women included in the study. All patients had already undergone an angiogram.
The document, published in numerous journals, was designed to help trainees improve their understanding of cardiovascular computed tomography.
How does COVID-19 impact most athletes? When should clinicians turn to cardiac imaging? A team of specialists discussed these topics, and more, in JAMA Cardiology.
Prior studies focused on myocardial injury had not included much, if any, insight into medical imaging data, making the results less helpful to clinicians.