Diagnostic Value Of Quantitative Parameters For Myocardial Perfusion Assessment In Patients With Suspected CAD

February 16, 2022

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the western world, despite management having improved over the last few years. Computed tomography angiography (CTA) is the favored method for the anatomical evaluation of luminal narrowing in coronary arteries due to its accuracy and non-invasive nature. But could the addition of computed tomography (CT) myocardial perfusion imaging improve the detection of hemodynamically-significant stenosis?

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Advantages Of A Software Subscription For Cardiac Imaging

February 15, 2022

How can healthcare providers benefit from the latest medical imaging innovations, while reducing overheads and increasing efficiency? This may seem like a tough challenge, but thanks to technological advances of the digital era such as software-as-a-service (SaaS), operational efficiency can align with cutting-edge imaging technology.

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AI and ML In Arrhythmias And Cardiac Electrophysiology

February 14, 2022

The uses of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in medicine are growing all the time, offering the advantages of time-saving automation and, in some cases, performing tasks beyond the capabilities of humans. AI and ML are also changing clinical practice and research in cardiac electrophysiology, proving beneficial to the detection and diagnosis of diseases, patient outcome prediction, and the novel characterization of disease.

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Cardiac CT Scan Vs Angiogram: What's The Difference?

February 13, 2022

A cardiac computerized tomography (CT) scan – which can also be referred to as a coronary CT angiography or CT angiogram – is an imaging test to view the heart and blood vessels. It is a test that carries few risks and is less invasive than alternative procedures such as an angiogram.

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CMR Analysis Of Myocardial Injury In Recovered COVID Patients

February 12, 2022

COVID-19 has caused significant mortality and morbidity across the world. The most frequent cause of death is the severe acute respiratory syndrome which is sustained by a minority of patients. Acute respiratory infections are associated with elevated serum troponin levels, and linked to mortality even after recovery.

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Comparing Cardiac Electrophysiology Techniques

February 11, 2022

Electrophysiology studies examine the electrical activity of the heart muscle. They are used for the diagnosis and treatment of heart conditions that affect the heart’s electrical activity.

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Everything You Need To Know About Echocardiograms

February 10, 2022

Echocardiograms are used in clinical settings to assess heart function and detect disease. In this article, we present the essential information on echocardiograms, including their definition, what they are used for, what they show, the various types, and their accuracy.

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Can Cardiac Fibrosis Imaging Be Inserted Into Regular Practice?

February 9, 2022

Colour-mapped 3D imaging of fibrotic abnormalities in the heart has presented significant advantages for the diagnosis of cardiac arrhythmias and the planning of ablation procedures. But adoption of a complementary approach that combines this advanced technique with electrocardiogram (EKG), cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and cardiac computerized tomography (CT) has been slow.

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What Is 4D Flow MRI?

February 8, 2022

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is an imaging technique that is central to the diagnosis and evaluation of cardiovascular disease. Over the years, this radiological tool has evolved from 2D phase-contrast procedures to 3D methods and today’s advanced 4D flow MRIs.

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What Is Cardiac Electrophysiology?

February 7, 2022

Cardiac electrophysiology has proven valuable in the diagnosis and treatment of heart conditions that affect the heart muscle’s electrical activity. Over the years, electrophysiological procedures have developed concurrently with advances in imaging techniques that are used for the planning, guidance, and monitoring of procedures.

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Quantitative Assessment Of CAD Using CMR

February 3, 2022

Can quantitative assessment of coronary artery disease (CAD) open the door to greater reproducibility and diagnostic accuracy than qualitative methods?

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Guideline For The Evaluation And Diagnosis Of Chest Pain

January 26, 2022

Every year, Americans pay over 6.5 million visits to emergency departments due to chest pain, in addition to nearly 4 million outpatient clinic visits. While more often than not, this symptom is not related to heart problems, when serious heart events do occur, they are usually preceded by chest pain.

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One Cardiac Imaging Solution For Multiple Modalities

January 7, 2022

The diagnostic investigations of cardiovascular diseases have been given an entirely new scope by advances in imaging modalities. Several of the developments in recent years – from multidetector cardiac CT to cardiac MRI and hybrid modalities – have opened the door to an extended range of image-based diagnostic methods in cardiology. These imaging techniques support cardiologists in their decisions, and their management of patients. Numerical image reconstruction and image analysis are now imperative to medical imaging research.

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The Different Types Of Echocardiograms

December 16, 2021

An echocardiogram is a scan that uses sound waves to create images of the heart and its surrounding blood vessels. There are several different types of echocardiograms, and the one which is used will depend on the information the doctor requires.

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Can CMD Be Identified With High-Res CMR?

November 26, 2021

Can high-resolution cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging techniques be used for the identification of coronary microvascular dysfunction (CMD)? That’s what researchers from the British Heart Foundation Centre of Excellence and King’s College London set out to determine, exploring whether quantitative perfusion techniques provide greater accuracy than visual analysis.

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Electrophysiology Of Heart And Arrhythmias

November 26, 2021

Electrophysiology is a study of the heart’s electrical system to test for abnormal heart rhythm. In this article, we will look at how electrophysiology can help to diagnose and potentially treat heart conditions and arrhythmias; covering the different cardiac electrophysiology procedures, how electrophysiology is performed, its benefits, and more.

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The Purpose Of Cardiac MRIs In Cardiovascular Imaging

November 26, 2021

Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans are used to diagnose a variety of heart conditions, including congenital heart disease, coronary heart disease, heart valve disease, cardiac tumors, and inherited heart conditions.

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What Is Myocardial Perfusion Imaging?

November 2, 2021

Myocardial perfusion imaging is an imaging test that can show if there is adequate blood flow to the heart and if the heart is pumping as it should be. It is important for the diagnosis and management of patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease (CAD).

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Can ML Help To Predict Long Term Mortality In TAVI Patients?

November 1, 2021

Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is used for aortic valve stenosis treatment in high-risk patients and has now been extended to intermediate-risk patients. With the procedure still having an elevated mortality rate at five years, researchers from Italy’s Centro Cardiologico Monzino, University of Milan, and Politecnico di Milano set out to develop a new machine learning (ML) method that could identify the best predictors of five-year mortality after TAVI.

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How Accurate Is Cardiac Calcium Scoring?

November 1, 2021

A CT cardiac calcium scoring test, also known as a calcium scan, can be suitable for people between the ages of 40 and 70 who have an increased heart disease risk but are not showing any symptoms.

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The Potential Of AI In Cardiovascular Medicine And Imaging

November 1, 2021

The influence of artificial intelligence (AI) on cardiovascular medicine and imaging is growing, and showing increasing promise. That’s the conclusion drawn by researchers from London’s Imperial College and Ohio’s Cleveland Clinic, who have produced a review of AI in personalized cardiovascular medicine and cardiovascular imaging.

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