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Inaccuracies in Cardiac PET-CT Scanning

...such standard SPECT nuclear cardiac imaging and CT angiography have been proven to have comparable false positive results for different reasons. Pure PET or PET-CT done properly are the best non-invasive tests for early coronary heart disease or for assessing its severity but have to be done correctly with at...

CT Scan Radiations may Lead to Cancer

...ure from a computed tomography (CT scan) coronary angiography varies widely, with the risk greater for women and...ncluding the 64-slice computed tomography coronary angiography (CTCA; combines multiple X-ray images with the aid of a computer to produce cross-sectional views of...

Women, Younger Patients at Greater Lifetime Cancer Risk from CT Scan

...sure from a computed tomography (CT scan) coronary angiography varies widely, with the risk greater for women and younger patients, according to an analysis based on computerized simulation models. The study, published in the journal JAMA, was conducted by a team of researchers led by Andrew J. Einstein, at t...

Good News for Sufferers of Heart Attack, Chest Pain

...ng ACE inhibitors. At the same time, the use of angiography to see blocked arteries in the heart and angioplasty as an emergency or secondary treatment to reopen blockages increased by more than 30 percent in STEMI patients and around 20 percent in ACS patients. As the use of all these treatments increased,...

CTA Useful in Detecting Ruptured Cerebral Aneurysms

CT angiography (CTA) has a nearly 100% detection rate in acute ruptured, cerebral aneurysms, according to a recent study conducted at the Health Sciences Center in Winnipeg, Canada. The study consisted of 171 patients with acute subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) who...

Sleep Apnea Increases Risk of Heart Attack or Death by 30 Percent

...d any heart disease events (heart attack, coronary angiography or bypass surgery) or died. Sleep apnea triggers the bodys fight or flight mechanism, which decreases the amount of blood pumped to the heart. Repeated episodes every night for a few years can starve the heart of enough oxygen when it is combined w...

Standards for Measuring Narrowing of Carotid Arteries too Aggressive

...g of blood filled structures. The limitation with angiography is that you had to guess how far the outer wall of the artery was beyond the arterys channel to determine the precise degree of artery blockage, he says. That was a guess, an estimate. Based upon that subjective estimate, formulas were developed to l...

Good News for Sufferers of Heart Attack, Chest Pain

...ng ACE inhibitors. At the same time, the use of angiography to see blocked arteries in the heart and angioplasty as an emergency or secondary treatment to reopen blockages increased by more than 30 percent in STEMI patients and around 20 percent in ACS patients. As the use of all these treatments increased,...

Canada’s Conjoined Twins Growing Normall

...s of marathon tests. They are slated to undergo an angiography to determine whether a potential separation surgery will be viable. The neurosurgeon attending to them has explained that a separation surgery is fraught with risks....

Saif Ali Khan Recovering and Stable

... cardiologist Vivek Mehan immediately performed an angiography but found him to be stable,' Trivedi said. Saif had early Sunday morning returned from a tour of South Africa and had rehearsed for a performance at a function earlier in the day. He complained of chest pain at about 5 p.m. when he was heading for...

South Asians in US More Prone to Heart Disease

..., says. "The Doppler machine is less invasive than angiography (which includes injecting a contrast medium into the patient) and can just as easily detect the disease in the early stages." Dr. Dodani and her colleagues suspected that if a subject had thickening of the carotid arteries, he or she would also hav...

Probing the Effect of Endurance Exercise on Athletes' Hearts

...n 18 and 55. Using four methods for quantitative angiography (X-ray of the heart chambers) to study the RV, they measured the volume of blood in the relaxed RV (end-diastolic volume, EDV), the volume of blood left in the RV after the heart had contracted (end-systolic volume, ESV) and the fraction of blood pum...

Surgery, the Best Option for Kids With High Blood Pressure

...ly a few millimeters wide. Both minimally invasive angiography techniques, and non-invasive MRI and CT imaging, can be used to assess the condition. In the paper, the U-M team describes in detail the surgical approach that yielded such high success rates for their patients. Because children are still growing,...

For Kids With High BP, Surgery Can Help When Medicines Fail

...ly a few millimeters wide. Both minimally invasive angiography techniques, and non-invasive MRI and CT imaging, can be used to assess the condition. In the paper, the U-M team describes in detail the surgical approach that yielded such high success rates for their patients. Because children are still growing,...

Three Teslas magnetic resonance imager acquired. Shot in the arm for research

...maging diagnosis in muscular-skeletal injuries and angiography by Magnetic Resonance. Besides, there exist other areas of the body the study of which will also be enhanced by the use of 3 Teslas resonance such as the abdomen, the breast and the heart, amongst others. Likewise, the greater strength of the magne...

Child-Proof: Brain Mapping Safer for Children than Previously Thought

...and upward into the arteries of the neck, cerebral angiography is the most accurate brain-vessel imaging techniqu...agnosing something,” Jordan says. “We do know that angiography is clear.” Compared to doing the test in adults, the procedure in children usually takes less time...

A New Approach to Heart Bypass Surgery Provides Patients with 'One-stop Shopping'

... lauds the new technology, stating that the use of angiography has already proven worthwhile. During a recent bypass, the “after” picture was able to show surgeons that the clip, placed on the graft to stop bleeding, was actually too close to the artery, which comprised the graft and could potentially harm the p...

Study Says Chest Pain Toll in Women is More than Physical

... of women undergoing clinically indicated coronary angiography have nonobstructive CAD. Now we are beginning to appreciate the financial burden that is placed upon these women – as well as on the health care system – as they continue to seek medications and therapies to reduce ischemia and angina over their life...

AIIMS Asked to Pay Compensation for Negligence

...alleged she was brought to AIIMS for undergoing an angiography test to determine the percentage of blockages in her arteries and veins. They said after the test results, Asha was advised to undergo angioplasty, a procedure used to dilate narrowed blood vessels by inserting a balloon-tipped catheter. Asha die...

Surupsinh Naik Undergoes Angiography

...preme Court in a contempt case, today underwent an angiography at a private hospital//. Sources at the government's JJ Hospital, where Naik was admitted immediately after his arrest following complaints of chest pain, said he underwent the medical procedure at the Jaslok Hospital. Source:PTI News...

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