WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6, 2019 — Treatment of psoriasis with biologic therapy is associated with a reduction in noncalcified coronary plaque and improved plaque morphology, according to a study published online Feb. 5 in Cardiovascular Research. Youssef A. Elnabawi, from the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, and colleagues recruited 290 participants from Jan. 1, […]Continue Reading ...
Jan 18 2019 HeartFlow, Inc. today announced the publication of the PACIFIC substudy showing that the HeartFlow FFRct Analysis demonstrates the highest diagnostic performance for detecting coronary artery disease (CAD) compared to other non-invasive tests. The HeartFlow Analysis is a non-invasive, personalized cardiac test that starts with a standard coronary computed tomography angiogram (CTA). The […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain A Cleveland Clinic genetic analysis has found that obesity itself, not just the adverse health effects associated with it, significantly increases the risk of Type 2 diabetes and coronary artery disease. The paper was published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association Network Open. Coronary artery disease -and complications […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers from the Research Institute Germans Trias i Pujol (IGTP), the Biomedical Research Networking Center on Cardiovascular Diseases (CIBERCV), the University of Barcelona and the the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya have created a new field probe to detect in a non-invasive and non-ionizing way the presence of metallic stents as well as their potential structural […]Continue Reading ...
In the current issue of Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications (Volume3, Number 2, 2018, pp. 137-148(12); DOI: https://doi.org/10.15212/CVIA.2017.0026 Ahmed Harhash, Prashant Rao, and Karl B. Kern from the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, Tucson, AZ, USA consider the role of cardiac catheterization after cardiac arrest. Coronary angiography after cardiac arrest is important to ascertain potential […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain 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. Coronary artery inflammation inhibits fatty tissue formation surrounding the blood vessels, […]Continue Reading ...
Unnecessary heart procedures can be avoided with a non-invasive test, according to late breaking research presented at ESC Congress 2018 and published in Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Dr Bjarne Linde Norgaard, principal investigator, of Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark, said: “This study showed that a non-invasive method can be used to identify which […]Continue Reading ...
Ketone bodies (acetoacetic acid, beta-hydroxybutyric acid) are metabolites that can be used as energy sources like glucose and fatty acids. They can be converted into acetyl-CoA, which produces energy via the Krebs cycle in the mitochondria, and are typically used as an alternative energy source during starvation, fasting, or periods of high-intensity exercise. However, their […]Continue Reading ...
Patients who arrive at the hospital with heart-attack-like symptoms have had little recourse for their chest pain if scans came back clear, with no signs of blocked coronary arteries. Some of these cases are caused by a little-known phenomenon called coronary slow flow. Now, researchers at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University), have demonstrated […]Continue Reading ...
A new study presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Session conference found that testing a patient’s coronary calcium levels is a better predictor of blocked coronary arteries at risk for a heart attack and the need for revascularization than standard risk-assessment equations used in medical practice today. “With coronary calcium, we’re looking at a […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers at the Thorax Centrum Twente of Medisch Spectrum Twente (MST) and the University of Twente have recently completed their fourth major study into the application of drug-eluting stents during percutaneous coronary intervention. In what was known as the BIONYX study, two stents of the latest generation were used in order to gain understanding of […]Continue Reading ...
In the current issue of Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications (Volume3, Number 2, 2018, pp. 203-214(12); DOI: https://doi.org/10.15212/CVIA.2017.0046 Ahmad A. Mahmoud, Ahmed N. Mahmoud, Akram Y. Elgendy and R. David Anderson from the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA consider the current status of coronary atherectomy. There are several […]Continue Reading ...
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a device intended to treat acute coronary artery perforations, or tears in the blood vessels of the heart. The PK Papyrus Covered Coronary Stent System is the first device approved by the FDA for this indication in 17 years. “An acute coronary artery perforation is a rare, […]Continue Reading ...
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. Coronary artery inflammation inhibits fatty tissue formation surrounding the blood vessels, known as perivascular fat. […]Continue Reading ...
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