Current Echocardiography News and Events

Current Echocardiography News and Events, Echocardiography News Articles.
Sort By: Most Relevant | Most Viewed
Page 1 of 8 | 295 Results
Echocardiographic screening for rheumatic heart disease in Nepal
An international research team led by Thomas Pilgrim of the Department of Cardiology at Inselspital has published a much-noticed study on early detection of rheumatic heart disease (RHD) in «JAMA cardiology». The study demonstrates that a significant reduction of RHD can be achieved in schools with systematic echocardiographic screening. (2021-02-11)

COVID-19 pandemic indirectly disrupted heart disease care
Deaths from ischemic heart disease and hypertensive diseases in the United States increased during the COVID-19 pandemic over the prior year, while globally, COVID-19 was associated with significant disruptions in cardiovascular disease testing. These findings are from two papers publishing in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology that examined the indirect effects of the pandemic on cardiovascular disease patients and their care. (2021-01-11)

Patients with non-cardiac chest pain are reassured with brief education
Patients diagnosed with non-cardiac chest pain are reluctant to believe they do not have heart disease. A new study shows that explaining the test results convinces patients and reduces the likelihood of future chest pain. The research is presented at EACVI - Best of Imaging 2020, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Chest pain is one of the most frequent causes of consults at the emergency department. (2020-12-12)

Test your heart health by climbing stairs
Climbing four flights of stairs in less than a minute indicates good heart health, according to research presented at EACVI - Best of Imaging 2020, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). 'The stairs test is an easy way to check your heart health,' said study author Dr. Jesús Peteiro, a cardiologist at University Hospital A Coruña, Spain. (2020-12-11)

Trench fever in urban people who are homeless
A disease common during the First World War, trench fever, has been found in some urban populations experiencing homelessness in Canada, and physicians should be aware of this potentially fatal disease, highlights a practice article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2020-12-07)

A case of pediatric heart failure caused by anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery
In a new publication from Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications; DOI https://doi.org/10.15212/CVIA.2019.0585, Lei Zhang, Tiewei Lv, Xiaoyan Liu, Chuan Feng, Min Zheng, Jie Tian and Huichao Sun from the Children's Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, China and the Chongqing Key Laboratory of Pediatrics, Chongqing, China consider a case of pediatric heart failure caused by anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery. (2020-11-19)

Mediastinal tuberculoma mimicking malignant cardiac tumor
In a new publication from Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications; DOI https://doi.org/10.15212/CVIA.2019.0587, Yiqian Ding, Wei Li, Yanqiu Liu, Min Ye, Liangping Cheng, Donghong Liu, Hong Lin and Fengjuan Yao from The First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China consider mediastinal tuberculoma mimicking malignant cardiac tumors. (2020-11-19)

Grappling with questions about how COVID-19 can affect the heart
For an issue once expected to occur mostly in patients with severe COVID-19, heart conditions following SARS-CoV-2 infection are much more prevalent, writes Eric Topol in a Perspective. (2020-09-23)

CHOP researchers find MIS-C associated with myocardial injury
Using sensitive parameters to assess cardiac function, researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have found that cardiac involvement in multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) differs from Kawasaki disease (KD) and is associated with myocardial injury. The findings were published recently in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. (2020-09-21)

New virtual screening tool eases, accelerates routine diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension
The COVID-19 pandemic has increasing numbers of doctors caring for patients virtually. While critical to protecting patient health during a pandemic, however, virtual care presents unique challenges, especially when it comes to diagnosis. Now, cardiologists at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, have come up with a virtual screening tool that greatly simplifies the process of diagnosing a complex form of heart failure known as pulmonary hypertension. (2020-09-17)

Special journal issue features Nemours heart specialists' best practices for children
The September issue of Progress in Pediatric Cardiology will exclusively feature articles by pediatric cardiologists at Nemours Children's Health System on echocardiography and other cardiac imaging techniques used in the care of children with cardiovascular disease. The 15 original papers and four case studies highlight best practices for imaging to screen, diagnose, and manage congenital heart disease (CHD) and other forms of cardiovascular disease over the entire lifespan to improve patient outcomes. (2020-09-09)

'Pivotal' trial results display favorable outcomes for use of TPV device
A percutaneous transcatheter therapy for congenital heart disease (CHD) patients with severe pulmonary regurgitation (PR) has been slow to materialize, in comparison to transcatheter pulmonary valve (TPV) therapy for a dysfunctional surgical RV-PA conduit which was first implanted twenty years ago as the Melody TPV. Findings from the Medtronic Harmony TPV Pivotal Trial were presented today during the SCAI 2020 Scientific Sessions Virtual Conference and showed favorable outcomes utilizing the device in patients with severe PR. (2020-05-15)

Effects of antioxidant rich Indo-Mediterranean foods on pre-heart failure
This study aimed to examine the effects of functional foods, omega-3 fatty acids and flavonoid-rich diets in patients with a high risk of Cardiovascular Diseases (CVDs) with reference to Heart Failure (HF). (2020-05-11)

Blood test offers early warning of chemotherapy-related heart problems
Scientists have identified a collection of biomarkers that together signal that a person's cancer treatment may be harming their heart. (2020-04-27)

First official ATS practice guidelines for Sarcoidosis cover diagnosis and detection
New guidance is available for physicians who must go through a number of steps to provide a probable diagnosis of sarcoidosis -- an inflammatory disease that affects the lungs, lymph glands, and other organs. (2020-04-20)

Exercise training better than weight loss for improving heart function in type 2 diabetes
Researchers in Leicester have shown that the function of the heart can be significantly improved in patients with type 2 diabetes through exercise. (2020-03-30)

A giant right atrial myxoma with blood supply from the left and right coronary arteries
In a new publication from Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications; DOI https://doi.org/10.15212/CVIA.2019.0566, Yichao Xiao, Zhenfei Fang, Xinqun Hu, Qiming Liu, Zhaowei Zhu, Na Liu, Xiaofan Peng and Shenghua Zhou from the Department of Cardiology, The Second Xiangya Hospital of Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, China consider Cardiac myxomas. (2020-03-19)

Medical radiation exposure fell in the US from 2006 to 2016
Medical radiation exposure to patients in the US fell by 20% between 2006 and 2016, reversing a quarter century-long trend of increasing exposure, according to a new study. (2020-03-17)

Study finds long-term endurance exercise is associated with enlarged aorta
Study finds high percentage of long term endurance athletes had aortas larger than the upper limit of clinical normality. (2020-02-26)

Transcendental Meditation prevents abnormal enlargement of the heart, reduces chronic heart failure
A randomized controlled study recently published in the Hypertension issue of Ethnicity & Disease found the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique helps prevent abnormal enlargement of the heart compared to health education (HE) controls. Also known as left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH), it can lead to chronic heart failure and death. It is twice as prevalent among African Americans. LVH and CVD death rates are double in African Americans compared to whites, possibly due to psychosocial stress. (2019-12-26)

Women, exercise and longevity
Women who can exercise vigorously are at significantly lower risk of dying from heart disease, cancer and other causes. The research is presented today at EuroEcho 2019, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). (2019-12-07)

Obesity surgery improves the heart
The benefits of bariatric surgery for obese individuals go beyond weight loss, according to a study presented today at EuroEcho 2019, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). (2019-12-05)

Common heart drugs linked with less heart damage from cancer therapy
Cancer patients receiving common heart drugs have less heart damage from cancer therapy, according to research presented today at EuroEcho 2019, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). For every ten patients with breast or hematological cancer treated with heart drugs, one case of cardiotoxicity could be avoided. (2019-12-04)

New analytical screening tools for the detection of cardiovascular disease
Presented in a study published in the journal Medical Image Analysis by Mariana Nogueira and Mathieu De Craene, first authors, within the framework of the CardioFunxion project, led by Bart Bijnens (ICREA) and Gemma Piella, members of the Physense and SiMBioSys research groups at BCN MedTech, experts in Machine Learning for clinical decision-making. (2019-11-19)

FOCUS may lower PE diagnosis in ED patients with suspected PE and abnormal vitals
Focused cardiac ultrasound (FOCUS) performed by emergency physicians with advanced training in emergency ultrasound may significantly lower the likelihood of the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism (PE) in most patients who are suspected of PE and have abnormal vital signs. (2019-11-06)

ASNC announces multisocietal cardiac amyloidosis imaging consensus
ASNC assembled a writing team of 26 experts in cardiovascular imaging and amyloidosis representing nine societies to author Expert Consensus Recommendations For Multimodality Imaging in Cardiac Amyloidosis. (2019-09-04)

Pregnancy problems may lead to later cardiac trouble in adult children
A new study in Cardiovascular Research finds that female offspring of females with polycystic ovary syndrome have an increased risk for developing cardiac dysfunction. (2019-08-05)

Pre-eclampsia may carry long-term heart risks for women
Pre-eclampsia is a potentially dangerous condition characterized by high blood pressure that arises in some pregnant women, but a review of published studies in Australasian Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine indicates that its effects on cardiovascular health can persist well after pregnancy. (2019-07-03)

Critical need for greater understanding into diagnosis of inherited heart disease
Results of a study carried out by researchers at the Centenary Institute in collaboration with Wiser Healthcare, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the University of Sydney, have shown that the use of advanced imaging equipment is driving a significant increase in the diagnosis of a little known inherited heart disease in adults. (2019-05-30)

Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications (CVIA) new issue, Volume 4 Issue 1
Beijing, 1 May 2019: the journal Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications (CVIA) has just published a major new issue, Volume 4 Issue 1. This is a Special Issue on Imaging with Guest Editor Dr David Winchester . (2019-05-16)

Researchers test new imaging method for first time on human patients
A new study by researchers at the University of Arkansas could significantly improve methods for detecting and diagnosing congenital heart disease in infants and small children. Researchers used vector flow imaging to create detailed images of two three-month-old babies' hearts. (2019-04-03)

Echocardiograms may help with patient selection for transcatheter mitral valve repair
Clinicians should use echocardiography, an ultrasound that shows the heart's structure and function, when determining whether patients with heart failure and a leaking heart valve are likely to benefit from valve repair, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's 68th Annual Scientific Session. (2019-03-18)

New training statement defines Level III echocardiography competencies for first time
A new advanced training statement from the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association and the American Society of Echocardiography defines the training requirements for performing advanced echocardiographic procedures, or 'Level III' training, for the first time. (2019-02-19)

Women less likely to receive specialized medical evaluations after stroke
Hospitalized women with ischemic stroke were less likely than men to be evaluated by stroke specialists and get specialized diagnostic tests, according to preliminary research. (2019-01-30)

Performance on exercise test predicts risk of death from cardiovascular disease and cancer
Performance on an exercise test predicts the risk of death from cardiovascular disease, cancer, and other causes, reports a study presented today at EuroEcho-Imaging 2018. Good performance on the test equates to climbing three floors of stairs very fast, or four floors fast, without stopping. The findings underline the importance of fitness for longevity. (2018-12-06)

Acute heart failure patients with 'metabolically healthy obesity' have better survival
Acute heart failure patients with 'metabolically healthy obesity' have better survival than those with 'metabolically unhealthy obesity' or with normal weight regardless of metabolic status, according to a study presented today at EuroEcho-Imaging 2018. Obese patients had less deterioration in heart structure and function. (2018-12-06)

Breast cancer patients who take heart drug with trastuzumab have less heart damage
Breast cancer patients who take a heart drug at the same time as trastuzumab have less heart damage, according to a study presented today at EuroEcho-Imaging 2018. (2018-12-05)

Babies born with broken hearts
Researchers are exploring how irregular filling mechanics may contribute to defects in developing fetal hearts because inefficient filling leads to energy losses that alter the heart's structure and performance, and studying how filling mechanics and flow structure change over the course of gestation. During the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics 71st Annual Meeting, Nov. 18-20, they will discuss the team's findings on human fetal cardiac flow measurements collected from normal and abnormal fetal echocardiogram exams. (2018-11-20)

Blood pressure drug slows aortic dilatation in Marfan syndrome
Munich, Germany -- Aug. 28, 2018: Treatment with a drug to lower blood pressure slows enlargement (dilatation) of the aorta in children and young adults with Marfan syndrome, according to late breaking results from the AIMS trial presented today in a Hot Line Session at ESC Congress 2018. (2018-08-28)

Device may detect heart dysfunction in childhood cancer survivors treated with chemo
A wireless device designed for detection of heart dysfunction in childhood cancer survivors treated with anthracycline chemotherapy was accurate and displayed a low false-negative rate as compared to cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging. (2018-06-21)

Page 1 of 8 | 295 Results
   First   Previous   Next      Last   
Brightsurf.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.