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 ...
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 ...
June 22, 2018 An interview with Dr. Ross Upton, conducted by Kate Anderton, BSc What are the risk factors for coronary heart disease? 50 percent of males over 40 and 33 percent of females over 40 will get coronary heart disease at some point in their lives. It is the number one cause of death […]Continue Reading ...
March 12, 2018 Getting a large dose of a statin did not have an impact on major adverse cardiac events among a broad population of patients slated to undergo percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), a procedure to clear blocked arteries, in a trial being presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 67th Annual Scientific Session. However, […]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 ...
August 13, 2018 Children fitted with epicardial pacemakers should be regularly screened to detect those at risk for coronary artery compression, recommend scientists in HeartRhythm The incidence of coronary artery compression in children fitted with epicardial pacemakers may be slightly more common than previously believed, say noted cardiologists. After reviewing patient records at Boston Children’s […]Continue Reading ...
April 26, 2018 Late-breaking clinical science shows common therapy options for psoriasis (PSO)-a chronic inflammatory skin disease-can help reduce coronary plaque. The authors found that not only do the treatments reduce the volume of the plaque, but also the plaque becomes less inflammatory over time harboring fewer characteristics prone to rupture and cause a heart […]Continue Reading ...
Constrictions of the coronary blood vessels is a possible consequence of type 1 diabetes, and one that can eventually lead to myocardial infarction or heart failure. Generally speaking, women are afflicted by coronary artery disease later than men, but if a woman has type 2 diabetes, the advantage is negated. A new report by researchers […]Continue Reading ...
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