The incidence of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) has dropped by more than 70 percent in the past few decades, ultimately shifting the benefit-to-harm balance of screening for the disease, researchers wrote in The Lancet.
Jun 15, 2018 | Imaging
The “often overlooked” strategy of stress echocardiography outperformed coronary CT angiography (CTA) in a randomized trial of low to intermediate-risk patients with acute chest pain, resulting in fewer hospitalizations, shorter stays and similar midrange safety outcomes.
Jun 14, 2018 | Imaging
Machine learning models using echocardiographic data and variables from the electronic health record (EHR) can significantly improve mortality predictions compared to traditional risk scores, researchers reported in JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging.
Jun 12, 2018 | Imaging
A noninvasive imaging technique combined with fractional flow reserve (FFR) showed the potential to detect functionally significant lesions in patients with multivessel coronary artery disease (CAD), according to a study published June 11 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Jun 11, 2018 | 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).
May 31, 2018 | Imaging
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.
May 09, 2018 | Imaging
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.
May 03, 2018 | Imaging
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.
May 03, 2018 | Imaging
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.
May 01, 2018 | Imaging
An imaging technology called RAPID CTA that enables 3D visualization of a brain’s blood vessels has received FDA clearance, iSchemaView announced May 1.
Apr 30, 2018 | Heart Failure
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.
Apr 27, 2018 | Imaging
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).
Apr 24, 2018 | Imaging
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.
Imaging, Electrophysiology & Arrhythmia
Apr 23, 2018 | Imaging
MRI of cerebral functional network connectivity in comatose patients who recently suffered cardiac arrest may help determine if they will recover cognitive abilities at one year, according to a new study published April 23 in Radiology.
Imaging, Electrophysiology & Arrhythmia
Apr 10, 2018 | Imaging
HeartFlow, a California-based medical tech company focused on cardiovascular disease, announced its analysis system has been selected by NHS England as part of its Innovation and Technology Payment (ITP) program.
Imaging, Heart Failure
Apr 09, 2018 | Imaging
A new technique for conducting cardiac MRI can be completed within 90 seconds, allows patients to breathe during testing and could ultimately improve diagnostic accuracy and reliability.
Mar 28, 2018 | Imaging
An artificial intelligence (AI) platform outperformed board-certified cardiologists in classifying echocardiogram views, according to a study published online March 21 in Digital Medicine.
Mar 22, 2018 | Imaging
A high-sensitivity troponin I (hsTnI) assay was independently predictive of coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients with stable chest pain in the outpatient setting, researchers reported in JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging. However, it’s not ready to be used as a standalone diagnostic tool for CAD.