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Report offers additional tools to determine heart disease risk, treatment in type 2 diabetes

February 6, 2016

The risk for coronary heart disease in patients with type 2 diabetes is lower than previously believed; however, proper risk assessment and strategies of care are still critical.

“By properly evaluating the level of CHD risk, physicians will know when to prescribe more aggressive and less aggressive treatment strategies for their patients,” Matthew J. Budoff, MD, an LA BioMed lead researcher and chair of The Imaging Council of the American College of Cardiology, said in a press release.

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`Smoker’s paradox’ exists in some patients with reperfused STEMI

February 6, 2016
In patients with reperfused STEMI, smoking independently predicted more favorable left ventricular remodeling after infarction, consistent with the “smoker’s…
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ICE-TEE safe, feasible for guiding LAA closure without general anesthesia

February 1, 2016
Use of an intracardiac echocardiography probe through the esophageal route was safe and feasible for the monitoring of left atrial appendage closure without general…
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Progression of CAC corresponds to heightened risk for AF

January 29, 2016
Progression of coronary artery calcium during an average of 5 to 6 years is associated with increased risk for atrial fibrillation, according to new data from the…
In the Journals

Report offers additional tools to determine heart disease risk, treatment in type 2 diabetes

February 6, 2016
The risk for coronary heart disease in patients with type 2 diabetes is lower than previously believed; however, proper risk assessment and…
In the Journals

`Smoker’s paradox’ exists in some patients with reperfused STEMI

February 6, 2016
In patients with reperfused STEMI, smoking independently predicted more favorable left ventricular remodeling after infarction, consistent with the…
In the Journals

ICE-TEE safe, feasible for guiding LAA closure without general anesthesia

February 1, 2016
Use of an intracardiac echocardiography probe through the esophageal route was safe and feasible for the monitoring of left atrial appendage closure…
In the Journals

Progression of CAC corresponds to heightened risk for AF

January 29, 2016
Progression of coronary artery calcium during an average of 5 to 6 years is associated with increased risk for atrial fibrillation, according to new…
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VIDEO: Advances in imaging systems, agents could improve high-risk atherosclerotic plaque detection

January 28, 2016
ORLANDO, Fla. — Farouc Jaffer, MD, PhD, medical director of the CAD program at Massachusetts General Hospital, offers insight into advances in…
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Societies issue recommendations for diagnostic imaging in ED for chest pain

January 25, 2016
The American College of Cardiology and American College of Radiology have issued a joint document establishing appropriate use of diagnostic imaging…
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Low relative wall thickness increases risk for ventricular tachyarrhythmia, death in some patients

January 22, 2016
In a substudy of the MADIT-CRT trial, researchers found that decreased relative wall thickness was associated with ventricular tachyarrhythmia and…
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The Patient with CAD Who Develops Peripheral Arterial Disease

January 15, 2016 Expires: 1/15/2017
The prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is crucial in light of its associated mortality, morbidity, and economic consequences. The role of…
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Society releases consensus statement on management of cardio-oncology patients in cath labs

January 13, 2016
There are an estimated 14.5 million cancer survivors in the United States, a number that is expected to grow to 20 million by 2020. However, there is…
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VIDEO: Athena Poppas, MD, reviews imaging modalities, underscores importance of integration

January 12, 2016
ORLANDO, Fla. — Athena Poppas, MD, associate professor of medicine at Brown University and director of CV imaging at LifeSpan Cardiovascular…
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