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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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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
In conclusion, transplantation appears to be a large contributor to elevated cancer rates in this patient group. This is likely to be mainly due to associated immunosuppression, however, radiation exposure may also be a contributing factor.
Source: European Journal of Epidemiology - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research
Abstract Pulmonary artery aneurysms (PAA) and pseudoaneurysms (PAP) are caused by infections, vasculitis, trauma, pulmonary hypertension, congenital heart disease, and connective tissue disease. Most cases of such aneurysm occur in the trunk or major branches of the pulmonary artery, while the peripheral type is less common. The treatment modalities are medical therapy, surgery, and percutaneous catheter embolization. The mortality rate associated with rupture is approximately 50%. We encountered a case of a 53-year-old man with a pulmonary artery pseudoaneurysm secondary to pneumonia and cavity formation during c...
Source: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Source Type: research
Conclusions— Among patients with suspected CS, combining CMR and PET provides complementary value for estimating the likelihood of CS and guiding patient management.
Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Inflammation, Cardiomyopathy, Inflammatory Heart Disease, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Nuclear Cardiology and PET Cardiomyopathies Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 10 January 2018 Source:Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition) Author(s): Andreas A. Giannopoulos, Oliver Gaemperli Hybrid imaging for ischemic heart disease refers to the fusion of information from a single or usually from multiple cardiovascular imaging modalities enabling synergistic assessment of the presence, the extent, and the severity of coronary atherosclerotic disease along with the hemodynamic significance of lesions and/or with evaluation of the myocardial function. A combination of coronary computed tomography angiography with myocardial perfusion ima...
Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Transcatheter aortic valve implantations are now routine at a number of high-end hospitals around the world. Minimally invasive mitral valve replacements, on the other hand, are a lot more difficult and prone to post-op complications, and so are stil...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Cardiac Surgery Cardiology Exclusive Source Type: blogs
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