Deep learning can quantify CAC on low-dose CT

CHICAGO - A deep-learning algorithm can automatically calculate coronary artery...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CT CAC scoring tops age for predicting heart disease risk JACC: CT CAC scoring helps screen for CAD Coronary calcium predicts events, death, in younger adults JACC: Sedentary lifestyle puts calcium in coronaries Automated CAC fares well in CT lung screening scans
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Using intravascular ultrasound, researchers from the U.S. National Institutes...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PET may help spot protein clumps in heart disease 3D printing bolsters care for congenital heart disease ACC: PET/CT calcium scans could foretell cardiac events Breast cancer treatments may boost heart disease risk Report: Trump's calcium score indicates heart disease
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Authors: Ruge T, Carlsson AC, Ingelsson E, Risérus U, Sundström J, Larsson A, Lind L, Ärnlöv J Abstract OBJECTIVE: Circulating levels of endostatin are elevated in many underlying conditions leading to heart failure such as hypertension, diabetes, chronic kidney disease and ischemic heart disease. Yet, the association between endostatin and the incidence of heart failure has not been reported previously in the community. DESIGN: We investigated the longitudinal association between serum endostatin levels and incident heart failure in two community-based cohorts of elderly: Prospective Inve...
Source: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Scand Cardiovasc J Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Fetuses with congenital heart disease have smaller cerebellar volumes than healthy fetuses. Additional research is needed to assess this finding as a radiologic marker for long-term outcome.
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Researchers from the Netherlands examined the brain CT scans of patients with...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Iterative recon halves CT radiation dose for calcium score Deep learning can quantify CAC on low-dose CT CT CAC scoring tops age for predicting heart disease risk JACC: CT CAC scoring helps screen for CAD Coronary calcium CT scans predict mortality
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Genetesis is developing CardioFlux, a noninvasive and accurate chest pain triage, and has closed on an oversubscribed round of $7.5M in series A financing. CincyTech led the round with participation from existing investors including Mark Cuban’s Radical Investments, and new investors including Ohio Innovation Fund and Raptor Group. “For millions dealing with the risks and anxiety of heart disease, this technology has the potential to be a game changer,” said Cuban, who leads Radical Investments, in a release. “I’m encouraged by the Genetesis team’s progress and by the promise this techno...
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While anxiety symptoms vary widely, odds are good that at some point you’ve experienced occasional physical and emotional distress signals such as panicky breathing, your heart pounding in your chest, trouble sleeping, feelings of dread, or even loops of worry. That’s normal. By itself, anxiety isn’t a problem. It anchors the protective biological response to danger that boosts heartbeat and breathing, pumping oxygenated blood to your muscles as your body prepares to fight or flee. A dollop of healthy anxiety can persuade you to get to work on time, push you to study hard for an exam, or discourage you fr...
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Diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterization is routinely used in the diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart disease. There are well-established concerns regarding the risk of radiation exposure to patients and staff, particularly in children given the cumulative effects of repeat exposure. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) offers the advantage of being able to provide better soft tissue visualization, tissue characterization, and quantification of ventricular volumes and vascular flow. Initial work using MRI catheterization employed fusion of x-ray and MRI techniques, with x-ray fluoroscopy to guide catheter ...
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This study indicates that frailty and other age-related diseases could be prevented and significantly reduced in older adults. Getting our heart risk factors under control could lead to much healthier old ages. Unfortunately, the current obesity epidemic is moving the older population in the wrong direction, however our study underlines how even small reductions in risk are worthwhile." The study analysed data from more than 421,000 people aged 60-69 in both GP medical records and in the UK Biobank research study. Participants were followed up over ten years. The researchers analysed six factors that could impa...
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Conclusion: Both LDL-C and inflammation reduction are beneficial to the reduction of CVD risk. However, canakinumab is a very expensive drug that only induced a 15% reduction in CVD events, thus drastically reducing the possibility for it to be used in clinical practice. Besides, canakinumab is associated with increased infections, some fatal. A potent statin with anti-inflammatory effects is probably the best choice for the majority of those needing hypolipidaemic drug therapy. PMID: 29785212 [PubMed]
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