Canadian health system to fire radiology group

A health system in Alberta, Canada, plans to end a contract that involves radiologists...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Canada's Conservatives pledge $1.5B in imaging funds Echo remains top modality in Canada for heart failure Imaging exam wait times cost Canada $2.7B U.S. per year Canada readies huge investment in TRIUMF Ontario ban on cremation after brachytherapy draws scrutiny
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Authors: Ma W, Wang W, Huang X, Yao G, Jia Q, Shen J, Ouyang H, Chang Y, He J Abstract Red ginseng is often combined with Aconiti Lateralis Radix Praeparata to reduce alkaloids-related toxicity of the latter. Such herb-pairing also results in better therapeutic effect in heart failure, as compared to the singular use of either herb. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of Aconiti Lateralis Radix Praeparata and its combination with red ginseng on the activities of CYP450 enzymes in rats. A sensitive and reliable HPLC-MS/MS method was established and validated for the simultaneous determination of ...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 27 March 2020Source: JACC: Heart FailureAuthor(s): William T. Abraham, Mona Fiuzat, Mitchell A. Psotka, Christopher M. O’Connor
Source: JACC: Heart Failure - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
European Journal of Heart Failure, EarlyView.
Source: European Journal of Heart Failure - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Editorial Comment Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: MiR-144 regulates proliferation and apoptosis of HG-induced AC16 cardiomyocytes through targeting the CTRP3/JNK signaling pathway, providing a novel avenue for treatment of DCM. PMID: 32211094 [PubMed]
Source: International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Pathology - Category: Pathology Authors: Tags: Int J Clin Exp Pathol Source Type: research
Authors: Oh CM, Ryu D, Cho S, Jang Y Abstract Despite considerable efforts to prevent and treat cardiovascular disease (CVD), it has become the leading cause of death worldwide. Cardiac mitochondria are crucial cell organelles responsible for creating energy-rich ATP and mitochondrial dysfunction is the root cause for developing heart failure. Therefore, maintenance of mitochondrial quality control (MQC) is an essential process for cardiovascular homeostasis and cardiac health. In this review, we describe the major mechanisms of MQC system, such as mitochondrial unfolded protein response and mitophagy. Moreover, we...
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research
This study was conducted to find out which demographic features would be associated with low HF awareness in the general population of Korea. METHODS: A telephone interview was conducted with 1,032 adults (58 years and 50.6% were male) across the country. Based on answer to 15 questions about HF, we scored from 0 to 15 points (mean, 7.53±2.75; median, 8; interquartile range, 6-9). A score of
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research
Authors: Son NKL, Park JW, Kim M, Yang SY, Yu HT, Kim TH, Uhm JS, Joung B, Lee MH, Pak HN Abstract BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Little is known about the outcomes of outpatient clinic-based elective external cardioversion (OPC-ECV) for persistent atrial fibrillation (PeAF). We investigated the acute, short-term, and long-term elective external cardioversion (ECV) outcomes. METHODS: We included 1,718 patients who underwent OPC-ECV (74% male, 61.1±11.0 years old, 90.9% long-standing PeAF, 9.1% after atrial fibrillation [AF] ablation) after excluding patients with atrial tachycardia or inappropriate antiarrhy...
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research
Abstract Takotsubo syndrome (TTS), also known as stress cardiomyopathy, is a type of acute heart failure syndrome triggered by intense psychological or physiological stress. TTS typically manifests as acute chest pain, dyspnea or syncope that mimics an acute myocardial infarction but does not involve coronary artery obstruction. The current understanding of the pathogenesis of TTS suggests that sympathetic nervous system (SNS) activation plays a central role. Specifically, stress can activate the SNS and lead to the over-release of catecholamine, which have toxic effects on myocardial tissue when present at excess...
Source: Cardiology Research and Practice - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Cardiol Res Pract Source Type: research
AbstractAimsWe studied the association between android (A) to gynoid (G) fat ratio and functional capacity (peak VO2) in male patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF).Methods and resultsWe enrolled 118 male patients with HFrEF with left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) 25 kg/m2 with FNIH index 0.55 was detected in 60 patients. Relative peak VO2 was lower in patients with A/G ratio> 0.55 than in patients with A/G ratio
Source: ESC Heart Failure - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research
AbstractAimsThe PREPARE ‐MVR study (PRediction of Early PostoperAtive Right vEntricular failure in Mitral Valve repair (MVR) and to explore the associations between/Repair patients) sought to investigate the alterations of right ventricular (RV) contraction pattern in patients undergoing mitral valve replacement/repair ( MVR) and to explore the associations between pre‐operative RV mechanics and early post‐operative RV dysfunction (RVD).Methods and resultsWe prospectively enrolled 42 patients (63  ± 11 years, 69% men) undergoing open‐heart MVR. Transthoracic three‐dimensional (3D) echocardio...
Source: ESC Heart Failure - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research
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