Navigation Links
CT Scans Can Spot Heart Trouble Fast
Date:3/26/2012

patients with chest pain, but no previous history of heart disease or risk factors such as high blood pressure or diabetes, to CT scans or regular care.

The scans generate three-dimensional images of the heart and the blood vessels surrounding it, the researchers noted.

Among those with a normal scan, none died or had a heart attack within a month after being seen in the ER. In addition, more of these patients were sent home than those who received usual care -- about 50 percent versus 23 percent, the researchers found.

Those who received scans spent less time in the hospital and had heart problems diagnosed faster.

Scans are also cost-effective, Hollander said. The tests, which are like a standard CT scan, cost about $1,500. Patients who have a normal scan can be sent home within a few hours. A patient who is admitted to the hospital can run up bills of more than $4,000 for stress tests and monitoring alone, the researchers noted.

Chest pain is one of the most common reasons people go to the emergency room in the United States, accounting for as many as 8 million visits each year, at a cost of several billion dollars, they noted.

Many patients with chest pain are suffering from anxiety, pneumonia or indigestion that can cause the same symptoms as a heart attack, the researchers explained. Yet, more than half of patients with chest pain are admitted to the hospital for observation or testing such as cardiac catheterization or a stress test.

Commenting on the study, Dr. Gregg Fonarow, director of the Ahmanson-UCLA Cardiomyopathy Center and co-director of the UCLA Preventative Cardiology Program, said that "there are 8 million men and women that present to emergency medical centers with chest pain each year."

There has been great interest in developing strategies to more efficiently evaluate these patients and identify which ones can be safely discharged, he said.

The trial demonstrated that these scans may be use
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. FDA Seeks Reduction in Radiation From Medical Scans
2. New Heart CT Scans Deliver Far Less Radiation: Study
3. Scans Might Monitor Success of Alzheimers Drugs
4. Brain scans could be marketing tool of the future
5. Scans May Be Misleading for Hockey Players
6. Scans of brain networks may help predict injurys effects
7. CT and MRI scans associated with shorter hospital stays and decreased costs
8. Fear of getting fat seen in healthy womens brain scans
9. Researchers successfully lower radiation dose associated with pediatric chest CT scans
10. Summit aims to develop guidelines for safe and effective CT scans
11. Simple reduction technique decreases radiation dose associated with CT scans of the head
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
CT Scans Can Spot Heart Trouble Fast
(Date:9/16/2014)... Syracuse, NY (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 ... HearStrong Champion Danielle Strassle at the 2014 Buffalo Bills ... in Buffalo, NY. , Bills legend and NFL ... , assisted the foundation in honoring Strassle for her ... and professional goals and inspire others in her community ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... Online retailer Kettlebell Kings has announced that ... kettlebell purchases in their online store. The company wants ... with this effective workout method that is quickly gaining ... carries a variety of kettlebell brands as well as ... , “We’ve seen for ourselves how effective kettlebells ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... Yellow Spings, OH (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 ... the Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health ... offering joins a growing list of programs offered through ... the spring semester starting January 2015. , "Antioch University ... a strong reputation in the field and a track ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... Issaquah, WA (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 ... of medical equipment and supplies and a veteran-owned ... lines for medical professionals-- Jant Pharmacal Corporation, Nipro ... is committed to providing its customers the best, ... serve its current customers, and in an effort ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... The Living Ethics lecture series returns ... on what it means to live in an ethically ... and thought-provoking topics. , “The Museum’s job is to ... at their world differently. The Living Ethics series’ ... truly enlightening dialogue,” says Richard Conti, Chief Wonder Officer, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:The HearStrong Foundation and the Buffalo Bills Alumni Foundation Celebrated HearStrong Champion During 2014 Alumni Weekend 2Health News:Join the Kettlebell Movement - Kettlebell Kings Announces $0 Shipping on all Orders 2Health News:Antioch University Launches Online Master’s Degree Program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling 2Health News:Expanding Community Vision at the Science Museum of Virginia 2
... A recent study finds that, TACE inhibitors currently developed ... control proliferation of tumor cells. TACE is// strongly present ... to current therapies. ,TACE (tumor necrosis factor-alpha-converting ... pair of ligands, called Amphiregulin and TGF-alpha, from the ...
... states have registered a leap in the number of dengue ... authorities fearing that the mosquito-borne// disease could further spread due ... ,The north-eastern state of Kelantan registered the highest jump, from ... cases in the first week of January. ...
... and Drug Administration has given the go-ahead to the ... otherwise called fat loss,// occurring in patients with AIDS ... assist in the manufacture of collagen. ,To ... on a study of 100 HIV patients suffering facial ...
... worried about the lack of natural B vitamin "folate" in ... has linked the inadequacy of this vitamin to birth defects ... to breads and cereals being supplemented with folic acid. This ... nation-wide study, undertaken between 1999 and 2004 showed that more ...
... by Jane Carlton, Ph.D., a parasite specialist and an associate ... University// School of Medicine, have successfully decoded the genome of ... STD that usually affects both men and women. ... of the journal Science. ,Moreover, this 4-year ...
... to a British Muslim scholar a special and specific health ... of Edinburgh University// believes that this could hold the key ... ,While sharing his thoughts in the British Medical Journal, professor ... realize this need and bring about a change in the ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:A New Strategy to Control Breast Cancer 2Health News:Mosquito-borne Dengue Disease on the Rise in Five Malaysian States 2
(Date:9/15/2014)... , Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- MedicOne Medical ... transport services, has been selected by Inc. Magazine ... in America. Photo - ... 500|5000 list identifies successful, privately-held companies with the ... Medical Response, one of only two ambulance companies ...
(Date:9/15/2014)... , Sept. 15, 2014  Catalist-listed QT Vascular Ltd. ... a developer and manufacturer of minimally invasive medical devices ... announce that the Group has enrolled the first European ... . Multiple patients have already been enrolled in ... Auckland City Hospital, in Auckland, New Zealand ...
(Date:9/15/2014)... NEW YORK , Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... together under one roof Saturday to learn, interact ... treatments at New York City,s first Lupus Trials Fair ... (LRI) and the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation . ... NYC,s leading institutions -- sharing experiences, ideas and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:MedicOne Medical Response Named to 2014 Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies List 2MedicOne Medical Response Named to 2014 Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies List 3First European Patients Enrolled in QT Vascular's ENDURE Trial 2First European Patients Enrolled in QT Vascular's ENDURE Trial 3First European Patients Enrolled in QT Vascular's ENDURE Trial 4First European Patients Enrolled in QT Vascular's ENDURE Trial 5Lupus Research Institute Launches NYC's First Lupus Trials Fair 2Lupus Research Institute Launches NYC's First Lupus Trials Fair 3
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
Medicine Products: