Report: Trump's calcium score indicates heart disease

The coronary artery calcium CT score in President Donald Trump's recent medical...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Iterative recon halves CT radiation dose for calcium score CT CAC scoring tops age for predicting heart disease risk JACC: CT CAC scoring helps screen for CAD Coronary calcium CT scans predict mortality ARRS: Ungated CT calcium scores downgrade cardiac risk
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A low score on a coronary calcium CT scan indicates minimal calcified plaque,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Report: Trump's calcium score indicates heart disease Coronary calcium CT scans predict mortality Coronary calcium CT scans motivate lifestyle changes EISNER: Calcium CT screening predicts cardiac events Zero calcium means good outcomes, even with undetected plaques
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The cumulative exposure and risk of anesthesia, vascular access, contrast agents and radiation is emerging as a significant lifelong burden in patients with congenital heart disease (CHD). Latest generation computerized tomographic (CT) scanners are increasingly used for high resolution cardiovascular imaging and have both hardware and post processing radiation dose reduction strategies that can be implemented. Currently, these dose reduction strategies are not uniformly applied and there is a large variability in radiation dose used for the performance of CT in CHD.
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Research paper Source Type: research
By using PET/CT to measure the level of calcium in the coronary arteries during...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Report: Trump's calcium score indicates heart disease Iterative recon halves CT radiation dose for calcium score 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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HeartFlow said on Wednesday it inked a collaborative research agreement deal with the Imperial College London for research in the areas of medical imaging and deep learning using the company’s FFRct technology. Redwood City, Calif.-based HeartFlow’s FFRct technology works by taking the data from a standard CT scan and applying algorithms that result in a color-coded 3D “map” detailing the changes in flow across coronary lesions. The collaborative project will be led by Dr. Ben Glocker and Daniel Rueckert, Heartflow said. As part of the project, a team from Heartflow will operate ...
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Diagnostics Research & Development Software / IT HeartFlow Source Type: news
Authors: Di Bella G, Pizzino F, Donato R, Di Nunzio D, de Gregorio C Abstract Cardiomyopathies (Cs) are a heterogeneous group of myocardial diseases with structural and/or functional abnormalities.The aetiology is due to genetic-family substrate in most cases, however, the correct and detailed analysis of morphofunctional abnormalities (severity and distribution of hypertrophy, ventricular dilatation, ventricular dysfunction) and tissue characteristics (myocardial fibrosis, myocardial infiltration) are a crucial element for a definite diagnosis.Among the different diagnostic imaging modalities applied in clinical p...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
HeartFlow said today it closed a $240 million Series E round of financing, with funds slated to support commercial expansion and studies of its HeartFlow FFRct analysis system. Redwood City, Calif.-based HeartFlow’s FFRct technology works by taking the data from a standard CT scan and applying algorithms that result in a color-coded 3D “map” detailing the changes in flow across coronary lesions. Financing in the round included investments from Wellington Management, Baillie Gifford &Company and existing investors, the company said. “We are delighted to be investing in HeartFlow on beha...
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Business/Financial News Funding Roundup HeartFlow Source Type: news
Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Chronic Ischemic Heart Disease, Myocardial Infarction, Computerized Tomography (CT) Cardiovascular Images Source Type: research
ConclusionsMRI represents a promising imaging modality as an initial, single-shot study, for patients with suspected PH with the advantages of being non-invasive and having no radiation exposure.
Source: Lung - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
We report a fatal case of nontraumatic hemopericardium caused by a ruptured dissecting pulmonary artery aneurysm in a 16-year-old girl with patent ductus arteriosus. The unenhanced postmortem computed tomography performed before autopsy was able to identify a large hemopericardium with a pulmonary artery aneurysm and lifting of mural calcification suggestive of a dissecting aneurysm. This enabled the pathologist to locate the exact rupture site that caused the hemopericardium.
Source: The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology - Category: Forensic Medicine Tags: Case Reports Source Type: research
HeartFlow today touted that seven new insurers released positive medical policies supporting coverage for its HeartFlow FFRct analysis following a coronary computed tomography angiogram, expanding coverage to a total of 185 million patients. Redwood City, Calif.-based HeartFlow’s FFRct technology works by taking the data from a standard CT scan and applying algorithms that result in a color-coded 3D “map” detailing the changes in flow across coronary lesions. Positive medical policies were issued by Cigna, Florida Blue, Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans of Michigan, North Carolina and Vermon...
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular HeartFlow Source Type: news
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