Navigation Links
CT depicts racial differences in coronary artery disease
Date:11/27/2012

CHICAGO While obesity is considered a cardiovascular risk factor, a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) showed that African-American patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) have much less fat around their hearts compared to Caucasian patients.

"Prior evidence suggests that increased fat around the heart may be either an independent marker of CAD burden or a predictor of the future risk of acute coronary events," said U. Joseph Schoepf, M.D., professor of radiology and medicine and director of cardiovascular imaging at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, S.C. "You would think that African Americans, who have a higher prevalence of CAD, would have higher rates of thoracic fat in an acute chest pain setting. However, this was not the case. White patients had significantly higher thoracic fat volumes than African-American patients."

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death for people of most ethnicities in the United States. In 2010, the age-adjusted prevalence of coronary heart disease was 6.5 percent among African Americans, compared to 5.8 percent among Caucasians.

"We were very interested in finding an explanation for the racial difference in CAD and suspected differences in thoracic adipose tissue between races might be one of the contributing factors," said Paul Apfaltrer, M.D., from the Institute of Clinical Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, University Medical Center Mannheim, Heidelberg University, Germany.

For the study, researchers evaluated cardiac dual-source CT images of 411 age- and gender-matched African-American and Caucasian patients, quantifying thoracic fat volumes, including epicardial adipose tissue (EAT)body fat that is in direct contact with the heartand mediastinal adipose tissue, which is body fat within the chest cavity. Results showed that while t
'/>"/>

Contact: Linda Brooks
lbrooks@rsna.org
630-590-7762
Radiological Society of North America
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Vanderbilt-led study reveals racial disparities in prostate cancer care
2. Racial differences in diabetes diagnostic thresholds
3. Black gay men worldwide 15 times more likely to have HIV and racial disparity
4. New CDC study on racial disparities in infant mortality published in Journal of Womens Health
5. Multiracial youths show similar vulnerability to peer pressure as whites
6. Racial Gap in Kids Dental Care Vanishing: Study
7. Racial make-up of community impacts obesity risk
8. UC Irvine study finds racial, economic disparities in ovarian cancer care, survival
9. Researchers discover gender-based differences in Alzheimers disease
10. Stanford/Yale study gives insight into subtle genomic differences among our own cells
11. Scientists Find Gene Differences in Nonsmokers With Lung Cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/27/2015)... Smile Brands Inc. ( http://www.smilebrands.com ), one ... to dental groups in the United States, is announcing ... office in Hendersonville, TN. , Located at ... Castle Dental office provides families with a convenient, comfortable ... quality dental care. Hendersonville marks the eleventh Castle Dental ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The House of Yahweh in ... is through the Laws of Peace written in the Holy ... article titled, “Yahweh’s Way-The Great Difference” focuses on the past ... the original biblical instructions has caused mass chaos worldwide. ... in the world is based on man-made laws that will ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... (PRWEB) March 27, 2015 The ... a Quaker-based, philanthropic, grant-making foundation committed to raising ... behavioral healthcare is delivered. , The Scattergood Foundation ... advance Behavioral Health Policy and Practice through the ... SoundsLikeIBS Program App is designed to guide ...
(Date:3/26/2015)... (PRWEB) March 26, 2015 Let’s not ... store. Fresh produce are today’s traffic magnets. Three out ... supermarket because of their produce department, according to a ... ever as people are looking to add more fruits ... Your Produce Manager® Day is April 2. As featured ...
(Date:3/26/2015)... Franklin, TN (PRWEB) March 26, 2015 ... http://www.healthclick.com . This website is dedicated to providing information ... therapy and occupation therapy community. As a leader ... North American Seminars provided over 200 live and online ... PT OT continuing Education Courses :, A Master Clinicians ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Castle Dental® Opens Its First Dental Office in Hendersonville, TN 2Health News:Castle Dental® Opens Its First Dental Office in Hendersonville, TN 3Health News:The World Does Not Have to Continue in Misery, Says Yisrayl Hawkins in New Article 2Health News:SoundsLikeIBS Nominated For 3rd Annual Scattergood Innovation Award 2Health News:North American Seminars Launches Healthclick.com, a New Mobile Ready Website, Providing CME Course Information to PT, PTA, OT and ATC's 2Health News:North American Seminars Launches Healthclick.com, a New Mobile Ready Website, Providing CME Course Information to PT, PTA, OT and ATC's 3
... many different accounts of the crucifixion of Jesus find ... antique sources generally lack descriptions of crucifixions, says Gunnar ... doctoral thesis on the topic. Encyclopaedias, monographs and ... Jesus had to endure on Golgotha in Jerusalem. There ...
... ... research.,Updated website shows, based on research, reasons for RSI and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and how ... ... the patented, ergonomic HandShoe Mouse, have decided to give complete access to its ergonomic fundamental ...
... ... with Pilot Pen to create a line of new products showing support ... a nonprofit committed to providing direct financial assistance to uninsured and underserved ... of breast cancer. To show support Pilot Pen is launching 10 new ...
... discussing anomalies found in ,routine, MRIs, researchers say , ... anomalies are often detected in children who undergo "routine" ... help pediatricians handle these findings, a new study suggests. ... they want to share with parents about such findings ...
... ... Marketing, Inc. ( www.hivemindinc.com ), a new marketing “mashup” that integrates ... media marketing, announced today that the firm has been selected as ... in high-performance BioAnalytical instruments, software, and assays for basic biology and ...
... In the ... of cycling injuries and urges caution on the roads , ... (PRWEB) June 14, 2010 -- National Accident Helpline is urging cyclists and other ... an increasing number of people take to their bikes, often for the first time in months., ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:What do we really know about the crucifixion of Jesus? 2Health News:Ergonomic HandShoe Mouse Publish Proof of Unique Difference with Competition 2Health News:Ergonomic HandShoe Mouse Publish Proof of Unique Difference with Competition 3Health News:The American Breast Cancer Foundation Partners with Pilot Pen to Raise Breast Cancer Awareness Nation-Wide 2Health News:The American Breast Cancer Foundation Partners with Pilot Pen to Raise Breast Cancer Awareness Nation-Wide 3Health News:Harmless Brain Abnormalities in Kids Pose Disclosure Dilemmas 2Health News:Molecular Devices Relaunches with HiveMind Marketing 2Health News:Molecular Devices Relaunches with HiveMind Marketing 3Health News:Molecular Devices Relaunches with HiveMind Marketing 4Health News:Break The Injury Cycle, Says National Accident Helpline 2
(Date:3/26/2015)... , March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Pivotal Therapeutics Inc. (OTCQX:PVTTF; ... with a focus on Omega-3 therapies for cardiovascular disease ... it issued 763,752 common shares of the Corporation (the ... for the period of December 5 th , 2014 ... Convertible Notes that is due on or before April ...
(Date:3/26/2015)... March 26, 2015 According to ... Procedure Volume, Technology (RF, Microwave, Cryoablation, Others), Department (Interventional ... Cancer, Bone Metastasis) - Global Forecasts to 2019", published ... reach around $462.0 Million growing at a CAGR of ... tables and 57 figures spread through 195 pages and ...
(Date:3/26/2015)... March 26, 2015 Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE ... ® Advanced Bearing Technology with Vitamin E by ... published earlier this month reported that, at 96 million ... Advanced Bearing Technology featuring Vitamin E grafted highly crosslinked ... wear rate reduction of 95 percent, with no cracking, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Pivotal Therapeutics announces payment of interest on outstanding convertible notes 2Tumor Ablation Market Worth $462.0 Million by 2019 2Tumor Ablation Market Worth $462.0 Million by 2019 3Tumor Ablation Market Worth $462.0 Million by 2019 4Zimmer Announces New Testing Milestone For Vitamin E Advanced Bearing Technology 2Zimmer Announces New Testing Milestone For Vitamin E Advanced Bearing Technology 3
... and the veterans returning from war, MCU, Inc launches ... educate those wanting to help our chronically ill and ... of Medical Cannabis Therapy. Using modern ... instructors gain much needed employment utilizing the internet to ...
... WARRENDALE, Pa., Sept. 17 At MEDRAD, Inc., ... year marks MEDRAD,s 11th annual Day of Caring, ... opportunity to spend a workday volunteering in their ... (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20040309/MEDRADLOGO) Over 1000 MEDRAD employees ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Medical Cannabis University™ Launches, Puts Thousands Back to Work to Help Veterans and the Chronically Ill 2MEDRAD Employees Demonstrate Longstanding Commitment to Community 2MEDRAD Employees Demonstrate Longstanding Commitment to Community 3
... The UVS800DDA Universal Vacuum Source is a ... Cold Trap and 4-headed, Oil-free Vacuum Pump. It ... chemistry use and abuse., Combines a ... single housing eliminating extra tubing connections. ...
... designed for a wide variety of laboratory applications. ... eliminates oil mist vapors because it doesn't consume ... less fuss., Quiet, efficient operation ... ETFE and PFA heads , Recommended ...
... several different two-stage, oil-sealed, rotary vane vacuum ... applications. Each pump comes complete with a ... and Oil Mist Filter (EMF-10). The GBORK ... ballast to keep the oil clean without ...
Produces vacuum pressures required for 96 well kits...
Medicine Products: