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A new way to predict complications after larynx cancer surgery
A technique that illuminates blood flow during surgery predicted which head and neck cancer patients were likely to have issues with wound healing. (2019-05-31)
New study evaluates transcatheter dialysis conduit procedures over 15 years
A new research study by Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute found that utilization of invasive procedures on hemodialysis conduits -- artificially constructed shuts used by many individuals who require dialysis -- increased markedly from 2001 through 2015 for nephrologists and declined for radiologists. (2019-05-29)
First in human results show early bird device effective in early detection of internal bleeding
New study results validate the effectiveness of the Saranas Early Bird Bleed Monitoring System to sense bleeding events during endovascular related procedures by using sensors to detect relative changes in tissue bioimpedance. (2019-05-21)
First prospective registry confirms FFR impact treatment plans for patients with CAD
A prospective, multicenter, multinational study examines how fractional flow reserve (FFR) can impact treatment plans and outcomes in patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) or acute coronary syndrome (ACS). (2019-05-21)
Novel index accurately predicts PCI success post procedure compared to standard measurement metrics
Results from a comprehensive analysis demonstrate the effectiveness of measuring a non-hyperemic pressure ratio (NHPR), pressure distal/pressure aortic (Pd/Pa) alongside fractional flow reserve (FFR) post percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). (2019-05-21)
Innovative treatment option rapidly reduces harmful cholesterol levels after heart attack
Results from the multi-center, randomized PREMIER clinical trial show a new treatment option dramatically lowers rates of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) for heart attack patients following an interventional cardiology procedure called percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). (2019-05-21)
Bravo-3 clinical trial shows strong safety profile for Proglide suture device
Results from an analysis of a large randomized trial shows ProGlide vascular closure device (VCD) was associated with lower rates of vascular complications, lower rates of acute kidney injury (AKI) and shorter hospitalizations after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) when compared with Prostar XL. (2019-05-21)
First-of-its-kind clinical trial shows improvement of outcomes in cardiogenic shock patients
A new study is the first to establish a nationwide treatment protocol that can save lives of patients with cardiogenic shock (CS), a deadly heart attack complication. (2019-05-21)
Novel therapeutic approach effective at reducing pressure for heart failure patients
Results from a first-in-man proof of concept study found occlusion of the superior vena cava (SVC) rapidly and effectively reduces pressure and volume in the heart. (2019-05-21)
First-of-its-kind study finds positive outcomes for chronic kidney disease patients
A new study exams the effects of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) guided drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation on patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). (2019-05-21)
Global AFIB patient registry shows new tools needed to assess patient risk
Initial results from the AVIATOR 2 international registry are being presented as late-breaking clinical science at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) 2019 Scientific Sessions. (2019-05-21)
Expert consensus published on use of imaging to guide heart attack treatment
Imaging provides a more precise diagnosis of a heart attack that can be used to individualise treatment. (2019-05-21)
Imaging beyond the angiogram in women with suspected MI and no obstructive CAD
In the current issue of Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications volume 4, issue 1, pp. (2019-05-08)
Application of cardiac computed tomography-derived fractional flow reserve
In the current issue of Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications volume 4, issue 1, pp. (2019-05-08)
Eyes reveal early Alzheimer's disease
Reduced blood capillaries in the back of the eye may be a new, noninvasive way to diagnose early cognitive impairment, the precursor to Alzheimer's disease in which individuals become forgetful, reports a new study. (2019-04-05)
Virtual reality enables real-time, internal view of patient anatomy during treatment
Immersive virtual reality (VR) may enable interventional radiologists to improve treatments using real-time 3D images from inside a patient's blood vessels. (2019-03-26)
Angiography timing does not impact survival after cardiac arrest for NSTEMI patients
In patients resuscitated after cardiac arrest who do not show evidence of the type of heart attack known as ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), receiving immediate coronary angiography did not improve survival at 90 days compared to waiting a few days before undergoing the procedure, based on findings presented at the American College of Cardiology's 68th Annual Scientific Session. (2019-03-18)
Could an eye doctor diagnose Alzheimer's before you have symptoms?
A study of more than 200 people at the Duke Eye Center in the journal Ophthalmology Retina suggests the loss of blood vessels in the retina could signal Alzheimer's disease. (2019-03-11)
Current tools have low accuracy for predicting delayed ischemia after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage
Both CT angiography and transcranial Doppler have limited accuracy in detecting cerebral vasospasm and predicting delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI) in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) due to ruptured aneurysm, reports a study in the inaugural edition of Critical Care Explorations, the official open-access journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM). (2019-02-21)
New technology gives unprecedented look inside capillaries
A Northwestern University team has developed a new tool that images blood flow through capillaries, detecting subtle changes in capillary organization for early diagnosis of disease. (2019-01-25)
NIH scientists combine technologies to view the retina in unprecedented detail
By combining two imaging modalities -- adaptive optics and angiography -- investigators at the National Eye Institute (NEI) can see live neurons, epithelial cells, and blood vessels deep in the eye's light-sensing retina. (2018-11-14)
Results from the ULTIMATE trial reported at TCT 2018 and published simultaneously in JACC
The first study designed to determine the benefits of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) guidance over angiography guidance during drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation in all-comer patients found that IVUS improved clinical outcomes by lowering the rate of target vessel failure at one year. (2018-09-24)
The role of cardiac catheterization after cardiac arrest
In the current issue of Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications (Volume3, Number 2, 2018, pp. (2018-09-10)
Optimal timing of invasive evaluation after heart attack examined in randomized trial
The optimal timing of invasive evaluation after a heart attack has been examined in a randomised trial. (2018-08-28)
Novel imaging biomarker to help predict coronary inflammation
Researchers at Cleveland Clinic, University of Oxford and University of Erlangen have identified a novel imaging biomarker, which has been found to be able to predict all-cause and cardiac mortality by measuring inflammation of fatty tissue surrounding the coronary arteries. (2018-08-28)
Unnecessary heart procedures can be avoided with non-invasive test
Unnecessary heart procedures can be avoided with a non-invasive test, according to late breaking research presented today at ESC Congress 20181 and published in Journal of the American College of Cardiology. (2018-08-25)
Study explores use of eye imaging for identification of preclinical Alzheimer's disease
It is important to identify people with early-stage Alzheimer's disease (AD) who could potentially benefit from treatment but current testing to do this is invasive and expensive. (2018-08-23)
Alzheimer's one day may be predicted during eye exam
Using technology similar to what is found in many eye doctors' offices, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. (2018-08-23)
Brain scan checklist set to boost care for stroke survivors
People who suffer a stroke caused by bleeding in the brain could be helped by four simple checks of their brain scans, research led by the University of Edinburgh suggests. (2018-08-14)
The danger of coronary artery compression in children is more common than we think
The incidence of coronary artery compression in children fitted with epicardial pacemakers may be slightly more common than previously believed, say noted cardiologists. (2018-08-13)
Standardized stroke protocol can ensure ELVO stroke patients are treated within 60 minutes
A new study shows that developing a standardized stroke protocol of having neurointerventional teams meet suspected emergent large vessel occlusion (ELVO) stroke patients upon their arrival at the hospital achieves a median door-to-recanalization time of less than 60 minutes. (2018-07-23)
Cardiac hybrid imaging an effective tool for predicting heart attacks
Cardiac hybrid imaging with CT and nuclear stress testing is an excellent long-term predictor of adverse cardiac events like heart attacks in patients being evaluated for coronary artery disease, according to a new study. (2018-07-03)
Increased safety in diagnosing cardiac infarction with more sensitive analytical method
Five percent more cardiac infarctions detected and 11 percent fewer patients suffering a relapse. (2018-06-08)
High-sensitivity troponin test reduces risk of future heart attack
The newer high-sensitivity troponin test discovers smaller amounts of heart-specific proteins, troponins, than the older troponin test and thus identifies more myocardial infarction patients than before. (2018-06-04)
How do public 'report cards' affect physicians' treatment decisions?
Researchers from the Smith Center for Outcomes Research in Cardiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) provide a closer look at physicians' knowledge, attitudes and beliefs about public reporting on percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). (2018-05-10)
Post-mortem CT angiography illuminates causes of death
CT angiography is a useful adjunct to autopsy that is likely to increase the quality of post-mortem diagnosis, according to a new study. (2018-05-01)
High prevalence of atherosclerosis found in lower risk patients
Researchers using whole-body magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) have found a surprisingly high prevalence of atherosclerosis in people considered to be at low to intermediate risk for cardiovascular disease, according to a new study. (2018-05-01)
First results announced for the AVIATOR 2 international multicenter registry
Results of the AVIATOR 2 international registry are being presented as late-breaking clinical science at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) 2018 Scientific Sessions. (2018-04-27)
First ever risk tool predicts readmission rates for patients after undergoing TAVR
A new study looked at the effectiveness of novel risk tool to predict 30-day readmission rates in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) presented today at SCAI 2018 Scientific Sessions. (2018-04-27)
Culprit vessel-only strategy has lower mortality rates compared to routine MVI
A contemporary, real-world analysis shows lower mortality rates when culprit-only intervention is used for patients with multivessel disease (MVD) and acute myocardial infarction (AMI) with cardiogenic shock (CS). (2018-04-27)
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