Radiologists rally in support of medical 3D printing

Clinicians, including radiologists, who attended a 3D printing course unanimously...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ARRS: Radiologists foresee bright future for 3D printing 3D printing gives pediatric heart surgery a boost 3D printing bolsters care for congenital heart disease Flexible 3D-printed heart replicates size, texture Rotational angiography is viable for 3D-printed hearts
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ConclusionAs a novel inflammation-based risk score, the CRP/albumin ratio may be an easily accessible marker for assessment of stent restenosis risk.ResumoObjetivoA reestenose de stent permanece como um desafio clínico em doentes com cardiopatia isquémica. A reestenose de stent está associada a intervenções coronárias recorrentes bem como a aumento de internamentos e de custos médicos. A inflamação tem um papel significativo. Embora a associação entre reestenose de stent e o aumento dos níveis de proteína C-reativa (PCR) e a diminui&...
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Fractional flow reserve CT (FFR-CT) was significantly better at predicting...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CT tube voltage doesn't affect AI FFR-CT analysis ISCT: Machine-learning FFR-CT expedites heart evaluation FFR-CT algorithm guides management of revascularization Machine learning improves FFR-CT for coronary ischemia Is it time for CCTA to replace invasive angiography?
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AbstractCongenital pulmonary artery (PA) anomalies comprise a rare and heterogeneous spectrum of disease, ranging from abnormal origins to complete atresia. They may present in early infancy or more insidiously in adulthood, often in association with congenital heart disease such as tetralogy of Fallot or other syndromes. In recent years, cross-sectional imaging, including computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), has become widely utilized for the noninvasive assessment of congenital PA diseases, supplementing echocardiography and at times supplanting invasive angiography. In this article, modern CT a...
Source: The International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Abstract AIM: To describe the coronary angiographic aspects observed in patients with dilated cardiomyopathies (DCM) in a sub-Saharan African country in order to improve their management. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study conducted from 1 January 2010 to 31 March 2016. All patients aged 18 years and older, presenting with DCM and admitted to Abidjan Heart Institute, who underwent coronary angiography were included. One hundred and eight patients were selected. We analysed and compared the coronary angiographic features observed. RESULTS: The median age of our patients was 52 years (46-61). There ...
Source: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Cardiovasc J Afr Source Type: research
ConclusionRight SCA with congenital absence of the LCA is one of the rarest coronary artery anomalies. In a significant percentage of patients it is associated with ischemia and can be life-threatening. CCTA and MRI are the modalities of choice for diagnosis and risk stratification.ResumoIntroduçãoArtéria coronária única (ACU) sem cardiopatia congénita associada é uma entidade rara. Maioria dos casos é assintomática e achados acidentais, mas podem causar isquémia, insuficiência cardíaca congestiva e morte súbita (MS).Caso clíni...
Source: Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
This study aimed to assess the value of CGM in diagnosing CAD in patients with suspected stable ischemic heart disease (SIHD).This was a systematic review and meta-analysis conducted on available literature until May 2018. Studies considered coronary angiography as the reference standard for CAD diagnosis and reported CGM diagnostic value parameters were included. No language and time restrictions for enrolling the studies were considered. Statistical analysis was performed using Meta-DiSc software.The findings of the 10 studies published in 9 articles were enrolled in the meta-analysis. Overall pooled sensitivity was 71.7...
Source: International Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Heart J Source Type: research
Conclusions: The present study shows the significance of estimation of myocardial blood flow and myocardial flow reserve in diabetic patients asymptomatic for CAD. Based on our study, rest and stress MPI using 13N-NH3 cardiac PET serves to be a valuable modality in early detection of coronary microvascular dysfunction in asymptomatic diabetic patients. This modality could be of great help in understanding both the coronary blood flow abnormalities as well as the detection of coronary artery disease in diabetic patients asymptomatic for coronary artery disease.
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Authors: Tags: Cardiovascular Clinical Science Posters Source Type: research
Ischaemic heart disease persists as the leading global cause of death and lost life years in adults.1 Angina is a common clinical presentation of ischaemic heart disease related to a supply:demand mismatch of myocardial blood flow, typically provoked by exertion or stress. Invasive coronary angiography is the reference test for angina and identifies obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) as a cause for symptoms.
Source: Radcliffe Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research
This study was performed to explore the clinical manifestations and long-term prognosis in patients with Takayasu arteritis (TA) with pulmonary artery involvement (PAI). METHODS: The medical records of 194 patients with TA who underwent traditional catheter angiography or computed tomography of pulmonary artery from 2009 to 2016 were retrospectively reviewed. The clinical manifestations, angiographic features, and mortality of 128 patients with TA with PAI were further analyzed. RESULTS: Patients with TA with PAI had a higher risk of pulmonary hypertension (PH) than patients with TA alone (61.7% vs. 7.6%, p
Source: Journal of Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: We developed a pre-test chest pain score that uses a digital scoring system to assess whether or not the pain was caused by IHD. This scoring system can be applied easily and swiftly by healthcare professionals and can prevent the confusion that is caused by other classification and scoring systems. PMID: 31116271 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Sao Paulo Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Sao Paulo Med J Source Type: research
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