Researchers have developed a point-of-care smartphone app that helps physicians ID cardiac implanted electrical devices in urgent or emergent settings, according to a study published in JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology.
A singular, high-dose beam of radiation could improve survival odds in patients with ventricular tachycardia, many of whom are too sick to undergo conventional therapy, researchers reported at the ASTRO meeting in Chicago Sept. 15.
Research out of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University suggests focused cardiac ultrasound, rather than a full echo workup, might be an effective way of screening for CVD in cats.
The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, together with eight other nuclear medicine and cardiology societies, have published a consensus document outlining the best practices for imaging and diagnosing cardiac amyloidosis.
A study published in JAMA Network Open August 11 suggests that, despite the growing use of imaging modalities like computed tomography and MRI, echocardiography remains the most popular method for imaging patients with heart failure.