Diabetic patients without coronary artery calcium (CAC) are at a relatively low risk for coronary heart disease (CHD) despite the duration of their diabetes, according to new a new study in JAMA Cardiology. The research suggests CAC scores could be a useful addition to global assessment tools for CHD risk stratification in patients with diabetes and metabolic syndrome.

A noninvasive test for fractional flow reserve derived from CT (FFRCT) is a better predictor of revascularization and major adverse cardiac events (MACE) than CT angiography (CTA), according to a study in JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging. FFRCT could also prevent unnecessary invasive coronary angiographies (ICAs), the study’s authors wrote.

Low-dose colchicine therapy can favorably remodel coronary plaque following acute coronary syndrome (ACS), reducing one of the major predictors of future cardiovascular events, according to a new study in JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging.

Clinicians could predict the long-term neurological outcomes of cardiac arrest survivors with something as simple as a follow-up MRI, a study published this week in Radiology states.

What trends and strategies are shaping the future destiny of the cardiovascular service line? Take a look at the future forecast through the expert eyes of Brian Contos, an executive director with The Advisory Board Company. Is your program poised to take advantage of changing market dynamics such as outpatient care, reimbursement and payment policies? And what about implantables, MACRA, patient-focused care and interventional procedures?

First-degree relatives of patients with early onset coronary artery disease (CAD) had nearly six times the amount of total coronary plaque when compared to age-matched, symptomatic controls, putting them at increased risk of adverse cardiac events, according to a new study from Denmark.

In a recent study published by JAMA Neurology, a team of researchers analyzed how imaging techniques could inform decisions on whether to transfer stroke patients to centers capable of blood clot removal.

Coronary artery calcium score (CACS) and coronary CT angiography (CTA) are the best predictors of all-cause mortality and major adverse cardiac events (MACE) in patients awaiting kidney transplantation, according to a new study in JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging.

Fat surrounding the heart, and not liver fat, is associated with poorer cardiovascular disease outcomes and adverse left ventricular remodeling, according to new research in JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging.

Cardiology’s Shark Tank will be back for its fourth year when TCT convenes Oct. 29-Nov. 2, in Denver. Program Director Juan F. Granada, MD, shares insights from the conference’s innovation competition.

To date, clinicians have lacked a noninvasive technique for the assessment of coronary flow reserve, but a new study offers a promise of just such a technique.

For revascularized ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients, early post-infarction cardiac MRI parameters offer long-term predictive value that is superior to that offered by traditional outcome predictors, a large, long-term European study has found.