Cardiovascular Imaging

A scientist at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)’s annual meeting discussed how cardiac imaging and biomarker measurements could improve care for cancer survivors.

Restenosis of the carotid arteries is more likely after stenting than endarterectomy and increases the likelihood of stroke, according to a subanalysis of a randomized trial published in The Lancet Neurology.

Avinger announced last week the FDA has approved its next-generation Pantheris Lumivascular atherectomy device, which is used to remove plaque from a blood vessel in those with peripheral artery disease (PAD).

The FDA has cleared a robotic system that can noninvasively assess abnormal blood flow to the brain, helping diagnose and triage patients with ischemic strokes and other neurologic disorders.

A quantitative measure of stress perfusion by cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging showed superior ability to predict major adverse cardiac events (MACE) in unselected patients with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD), according to a study published May 7 in JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging.

An intraoperative imaging and mapping system designed to aid in the ablation of complex cardiac arrhythmias was successfully used for the first time in the United States, according to an article distributed by Penn Medicine.

An expert consensus document published May 2 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology offers recommendations for limiting radiation exposure to both patients and medical personnel during cardiovascular imaging procedures.

Machine learning in cardiovascular CT has the potential to improve disease diagnosis and predictive models, according to the authors of a new paper, but limitations with its applications still remain.

An imaging technology called RAPID CTA that enables 3D visualization of a brain’s blood vessels has received FDA clearance, iSchemaView announced May 1.

A measure of global longitudinal strain (GLS) was far more predictive of mortality than left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) in a study of 4,172 patients with acute heart failure, demonstrating its potential as a new standard technique.

A small study presented at SCAI 2018 demonstrated the potential of 3D printing to help clinicians select the appropriate size for transcatheter heart valves and avoid paravalvular leak (PVL).

Maltodextrin imaging agents can distinguish bacterial infections from inflamed areas, according to a rat study published in JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging. Ideally, this finding could lead to novel tracers to catch infections from implanted cardiac devices (ICDs) before they require removal.