Heidelberg Engineering wins FDA nod for upgraded eye imaging technology
Image of an eye using OCTA technology, courtesy of Heidelberg Engineering. The FDA has approved Heidelberg Engineering’s optical coherence tomography angiography module (OCTA), the company said today. The module is available for new and existing Spectralis upgradeable diagnostic imaging devices used to manage diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration and other macular diseases. OCTA is a noninvasive imaging technique that provides three-dimensional visualization of perfused ocular vasculature. Structural OCT uses light waves to take cross-section pictures of the retina, allowing the ophtha...
Source: Mass Device - September 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Optical/Ophthalmic Vision heidelbergengineering Source Type: news

3 CTA signs show which stroke patients can skip surgery
There are three key characteristics evident on CT angiography (CTA) scans that...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 5 risk factors help predict brain hemorrhage on CT AI algorithm can triage head CT exams for urgent review Perfusion imaging expands window for stroke treatment CTA helps direct use of clot removal for stroke patients Color mapping boosts vessel interpretation in stroke CT (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Looks Aren't Everything After Stenting for ACS
(MedPage Today) -- Angiographic completeness not linked to outcomes after FFR-guided PCI (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - September 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Radiation Dosing at CT Angiography Plunged in Past Decade Radiation Dosing at CT Angiography Plunged in Past Decade
At least six factors were identified as predictors of reduced radiation exposure during the period, and image quality didn't seem to decline from 2007 to 2017, suggests the PROTECTION VI study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Retinal Abnormalities May Foreshadow Alzheimer's Retinal Abnormalities May Foreshadow Alzheimer's
Cognitively healthy individuals with preclinical Alzheimer's disease (AD) already have retinal microvascular abnormalities and other alterations, according to a new study using optical coherence tomographic angiography (OCTA).Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Heart CTA Results in Lower Death Rate From CHD, Non-Fatal MI
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 5, 2018 -- For patients with stable chest pain, coronary computed tomographic angiography (CTA) results in a lower rate of death from coronary heart disease or non-fatal myocardial infarction at five years, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

5 reasons why CCTA should be a first-line test for CAD
Mounting evidence suggests that coronary CT angiography (CCTA) may be the best...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CCTA biomarker may predict mortality from heart disease Radiologist use of CCTA continues its upswing SCOT-HEART: CCTA cuts risk of heart attack, death by 41% CCTA reduces unnecessary invasive coronary procedures CCTA predicts heart events in stable chest pain patients (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 4, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

CCTA biomarker may predict mortality from heart disease
The use of coronary CT angiography (CCTA) to measure fatty tissue around arteries...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SCOT-HEART: CCTA cuts risk of heart attack, death by 41% CCTA biomarker spots high-risk plaques in heart disease Cardiac hybrid imaging predicts adverse cardiac events CCTA reduces unnecessary invasive coronary procedures CCTA usage rate rises sharply, but still eclipsed by MPI (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 28, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Radiologist use of CCTA continues its upswing
The utilization rate of coronary CT angiography (CCTA) by radiologists has...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SCOT-HEART: CCTA cuts risk of heart attack, death by 41% CCTA biomarker spots high-risk plaques in heart disease CCTA reduces unnecessary invasive coronary procedures CCTA usage rate rises sharply, but still eclipsed by MPI Radiologists now use CCTA more than cardiologists do (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 28, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Five Reasons I Don't Believe an Imaging Test Improves Outcomes Five Reasons I Don't Believe an Imaging Test Improves Outcomes
The SCOT-HEART presentation at ESC 2018 contends that CT angiography can lead to fewer events at 5 years in patients with stable chest pain. John Mandrola remains unconvinced.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Expert Column Source Type: news

SCOT-HEART: CT Angiography Linked to Less CAD Death, Nonfatal MI SCOT-HEART: CT Angiography Linked to Less CAD Death, Nonfatal MI
Findings in more than 4000 patients suggest CT angiography in patients with chest pain alongside standard care reduces cardiovascular event rates by 40% over 5 years, researchers report. Others are not so sure.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

SCOT-HEART: CCTA cuts risk of heart attack, death by 41%
Patients with chest pain who underwent coronary CT angiography (CCTA) with...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CCTA biomarker spots high-risk plaques in heart disease CCTA reduces unnecessary invasive coronary procedures CCTA predicts heart events in stable chest pain patients CCTA increases emergency room costs, length of stay CCTA halves adverse events in SCOT-HEART trial (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 25, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Scans cut heart attack rates and save lives, major study finds
(University of Edinburgh) Heart scans for patients with chest pains could save thousands of lives, research led by the University of Edinburgh suggests. The life-saving scans -- called CT angiograms -- helped to spot those with heart disease so they could be given treatments to prevent heart attacks. Researchers say current guidelines should be updated to incorporate the scans into routine care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Philips launches Epiq CVx cardiovsacular ultrasound system
Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG) said today it launched the Epiq CVx cardiovascular ultrasound system. The newly launched system is designed to increase diagnostic confidence and simplify workflows to increase patient interaction and reduce the need for repeat scans, the Amsterdam-based company said. “The Epiq CVx brings together advanced image quality, quantification and intelligence specifically for the cardiologist. I was impressed with the TrueVue feature, which elevates 3D ultrasound imaging to a totally new level and could impact diagnostic ability of echocardiography in different clinical scenarios, like bet...
Source: Mass Device - August 22, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Imaging royalphilips Source Type: news

Diverting Contrast No Help for AKI After Coronary Angiography
(MedPage Today) -- Contrast media down, but AKI rates no lower than with hydration alone (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 20, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Embolic Filter Boosts Angiographic Outcomes After Stenting
(MedPage Today) -- Fewer no-reflow cases, adverse events seen in small trial (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 1, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

GE Healthcare, Lantheus launch 2nd Phase 3 trial of PET imaging agent
GE Healthcare (NYSE: GE) and Lantheus Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LNTH), parent company of Lantheus Medical Imaging, Inc. have started a second Phase 3 clinical trial of flurpiridaz 18F, an investigational agent being evaluated for the detection of coronary artery disease. Flurpiridaz18F is designed as a positron emission tomography (PET) myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) agent. The companies agreed in April 2017 to work together on Phase 3 development and commercialization of flurpiridaz F 18. In the prospective, open-label AURORA study, patients with suspected coronary artery disease and for whom an intracoronary angio...
Source: Mass Device - July 31, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Diagnostics Imaging Research & Development GE Healthcare Lantheus Medical Imaging Source Type: news

The impact of urgent computed tomography angiography for gunshot wounds in extremities with concomitant vascular injuries on diagnosis and postoperative outcomes - Mansor S, Bendardaf R, Issa Y, Moftah M.
Background and Objectives Computed tomography angiography represents one of the most important investigation modalities in the diagnosis and follow-up of vascular diseases. We prospectively compare between patients who have had preoperative computed tomogr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

OCT Angiography Predicts Exudation in Macular Degeneration OCT Angiography Predicts Exudation in Macular Degeneration
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) angiography can predict progression of age-related macular degeneration and identify which patients might benefit from prophylaxis, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

IVUS, OCT Imaging at PCI Seen to Boost Survival vs Angiography IVUS, OCT Imaging at PCI Seen to Boost Survival vs Angiography
Coronary stenting guided by intravascular imaging has shown an edge over angiography alone for clinical outcomes, perhaps for the first time; still, it's just a cohort study, researchers note.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 23, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Radiology News Source Type: news

CathWorks touts reimbursement win for non-invasive FFR tech
Non-invasive fractional flow reserve tech developer CathWorks said yesterday it won a new CPT code covering its 3D FFRangio non-invasive fractional flow reserve analysis technology. The Israel-based company’s 3D FFRangio technology is now reimbursable when used for the real-time review of possible atherosclerotic stenosis during coronary angiography interventions. The FFRangio tech is designed as a non-invasive FFR platform that provides multi-vessel physiologic measurements, CathWorks said. “CPT code 0523T approval is a very important step for our company and the market. The CPT code decision also re...
Source: Mass Device - July 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Diagnostics Vascular cathworks Source Type: news

tPA Before Stroke Intervention: Perfusion'Almost Never Complete '
(MedPage Today) -- Angiographic success often still followed by endovascular tx (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - July 11, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

' Time Is Brain': How Mobile Stroke Units Are Saving Lives'Time Is Brain': How Mobile Stroke Units Are Saving Lives
Medscape spoke with Dr Andrei V. Alexandrov about mobile stroke units with state-of-the-art CT scanners capable of full CT angiography in the field, and how they are changing stroke care.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Expert Interview Source Type: news

Cardiac MRI, Angiography Tied to Similar Event Rates Down The Line
(MedPage Today) -- Fewer PCIs at first with cardiac MRI, according to small trial in stable CAD patients (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - July 2, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

CCTA reduces unnecessary invasive coronary procedures
Using coronary CT angiography (CCTA) instead of SPECT myocardial perfusion...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Stress echo beats CCTA for evaluating chest pain CCTA usage rate rises sharply, but still eclipsed by MPI CCTA predicts heart events in stable chest pain patients PROMISE: CCTA better than functional cardiac testing CCTA can cut complications and hospital stays (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 29, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Stress Echo Safe for ER Triage of Patients With Chest Pain
MONDAY, June 25, 2018 -- For patients presenting to the emergency department with chest pain, a smaller proportion are hospitalized after undergoing stress echocardiography (SE) versus coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA), according to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

OptoVue wins FDA nod for AngioAnalytics tech
Ophthalmological-focused developer Optovue said yesterday it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its AngioAnalytics optical coherence tomography angiography blood vessel measurement tech designed to aid in managing disease that cause progressive blindness. The Fremont, Calif.-based company said it also won clearance for its 3D projection artifact removal software, designed to improve OCTA image quality to allow for accurate measurements and interpretation of its OCTA images. OptoVue touted that the newly cleared AngioAnalytics tech adds to its currently released AngioVue OCTA technology designed to provide high-resoluti...
Source: Mass Device - June 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Optical/Ophthalmic Regulatory/Compliance Optovue Source Type: news

Coronary Angiogram
Title: Coronary AngiogramCategory: Procedures and TestsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/12/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - June 12, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Angiography, PCI Down in States Capping Medical Liability
(MedPage Today) -- Malpractice reform may have had an impact on physician behavior (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - June 6, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Compression Methods on Par after Transradial Angiography
(MedPage Today) -- Manual and mechanical compression led to similar rates of early radial artery occlusion (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 4, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

CTA Gives Percutaneous Angiography a Run for Its Money CTA Gives Percutaneous Angiography a Run for Its Money
Coronary CT angiography was on a par with conventional percutaneous angiography for answering the question of'CABG or PCI? 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Heart Team Decisions Similar with CT, Conventional Angiography
(MedPage Today) -- Trial shows feasibility of noninvasive-only planning (Source: MedPage Today Radiology)
Source: MedPage Today Radiology - May 23, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

FAST Study Demonstrates High Diagnostic Accuracy of CAAS vFFR and Received USA 510(k) Market Clearance
MAASTRICHT, Netherlands, May 22, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- A highly innovative software, developed by Pie Medical Imaging - PMI - B.V. (Esaote Group) will be presented at EuroPCR 2018, the world-leading course in interventional car... Devices, Interventional Cardiology Pie Medical Imaging, CAAS vFFR, Cardiovascular Angiographic Analysis Systems (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

MRA tops CTA for pulmonary embolism evaluation
MR angiography (MRA) may have an edge over CT angiography (CTA) for diagnosing...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: French find no need for CT to rule out PE CT use for pulmonary embolism rises despite low yield Doctors who order fewer CTPA scans detect more PE Role of imaging modalities is changing for PE diagnosis Video from ECR 2017: Dr. Martine Rémy-Jardin on pulmonary embolism (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 16, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

CT-Angiography of the Vertebral Arteries After Trauma CT-Angiography of the Vertebral Arteries After Trauma
This study looks at when it might be appropriate to utilize CT angiography to assess for vertebral artery injury among patients who have sustained trauma.Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Retinal Changes on OCT Angiography May Flag Early Alzheimer's Retinal Changes on OCT Angiography May Flag Early Alzheimer's
Microvascular changes in the eye detected by noninvasive optical coherence tomography angiography may herald preclinical Alzheimer's disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Asymptomatic Atherosclerosis Common in Lower-risk Individuals Asymptomatic Atherosclerosis Common in Lower-risk Individuals
Nearly half of middle-aged adults with a low to intermediate risk of cardiovascular disease have at least one vessel with 50% or more stenosis when examined by whole-body magnetic resonance angiography (MRA), researchers have found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Abbott wins FDA nod for Advisor HD Gridcardiac mapping cath
Abbott (NYSE:ABT) said today it won FDA clearance for is Advisor HD Grid mapping sensor enabled catheter designed for creating highly detailed maps of the heart. The newly cleared mapping catheter builds on the Abbott Park, Ill.-based company’s previous designs and and is intended to improve cardiac ablation procedures by providing an inside view of the heart for more accurate identification of the cardiac anatomy. The Advisor HD Grid catheter is designed to capture data including the direction and speed of cardiac signals, and allows for the creation of high-density maps of cardiac tissue for more optimal ...
Source: Mass Device - May 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Catheters Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Abbott Source Type: news

iSchemaView's CTA imaging platform gets FDA clearance
Cerebrovasular imaging company iSchemaView has received the FDA nod for its latest product the RAPID CTA, a 3D imaging platform for computed tomogrpahy angiography (CTA).   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - May 2, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Post-mortem CT angiography illuminates causes of death
(Radiological Society of North America) CT angiography is a useful adjunct to autopsy that is likely to increase the quality of post-mortem diagnosis, according to a new study. Researchers said the findings could have important implications for criminal investigations and hospital quality control efforts. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

3D printing bolsters care for congenital heart disease
The use of 3D-printed heart models in healthcare has improved the management...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Live from 3DHeals 2018: 3D printing and radiology Flexible 3D-printed heart replicates size, texture SIR: 3D printing aids US-guided procedure simulation Customized 3D-printed liver boosts patient education Rotational angiography is viable for 3D-printed hearts (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 30, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Inari Medical touts FlowTriever pulmonary embolism study data
Inari Medical today presented results from a study of its FlowTriever retrieval and aspiration system designed to treat pulmonary embolism, touting the safety and efficacy of the system. Results were presented by Dr. Thomas Tu of Louisville, Ky.’s Baptist Health at the Scientific Sessions of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions in San Diego, Irvine, Calif.-based Inari Medical said. “The significant improvement in right heart function shown with the FlowTriever system compares very favorably with outcomes of other techniques used to treat PE. At the same time, the impressive safety profil...
Source: Mass Device - April 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Vascular Inari Medical Source Type: news

4 Trends Advancing Medtech
For the past 20 years, the Medical Design Excellence Awards have celebrated medical products that improve the quality and accessibility of healthcare. Our finalists this year carry on this tradition, while also keeping in step with today’s high-tech digital and consumer trends. With the help of our esteemed jurors, we have identified four key trends in this year’s group of finalists: risk reduction; faster, more-efficient healthcare delivery; the influence of the Internet of Things; and the consumerization of healthcare. We’ve been tracking a few of these trends in past awards programs, so they’re n...
Source: MDDI - April 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: MD & M East (New York) Design Source Type: news

Post-approval registry shows positive 1-year results for Abbott ’ s MitraClip
A post-approval registry study of the MitraClip mitral valve repair device from Abbott (NYSE:ABT) showed positive results at one year, according to late-breaking results presented this week at the annual meeting of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions in San Diego. The real-world study, of the first 2,000 MitraClip patients treated in the Transcatheter Valve Therapy Registry, showed that 86.8% of patients had post-procedural mitral regurgitation of ≤2+ and a survival rate of 81.7% after a year. Echocardiograms showed improvement in left ventricular end-diastolic volume and left v...
Source: Mass Device - April 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Clinical Trials Replacement Heart Valves Abbott Source Type: news

Contemporary update to PROGRESS-CTO International Registry shows successful outcomes
(Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions) A significant update to the PROGRESS-CTO International Registry was presented today as late-breaking clinical science at SCAI Scientific Sessions 2018. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

First ever risk tool predicts readmission rates for patients after undergoing TAVR
(Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions) A new study looked at the effectiveness of novel risk tool to predict 30-day readmission rates in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) presented today at SCAI 2018 Scientific Sessions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medtronic touts two-year Harmony transcath pulmonary valve feasibility study data
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) today released two-year outcomes from an early feasibility study of its Harmony transcatheter pulmonary valve, touting solid valve function no reports of paravalvular leaks. Results were presented at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions 41st annual scientific sessions, the Fridley, Minn.-based company said. “Following the one-year feasibility outcomes, we are encouraged to see the Harmony valve continues to show positive outcomes for patients two years post-implant. We are optimistic that these early outcomes will be a strong indicator of the types of results that we ...
Source: Mass Device - April 26, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Replacement Heart Valves Medtronic Source Type: news

Studies find more patients admitted to hospitals with cardiac conditions in winter months
(Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions) Two new studies examined seasonal variations in cardiac-related hospitalizations specifically for aortic dissection and ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarctions (STEMI). The results of both studies revealed winter as the most common time for hospital admissions and used the Nationwide Inpatient Sample database (NIS) for analysis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Infection of the heart valves and healthcare costs on rise due to impact of IV drug
(Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions) A new study finds the number of patients hospitalized with endocarditis has increased dramatically over the last decade in a pattern that mirrors the increase in mixed drug use. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New study shows therapy for psoriasis can reduce heart plaque
(Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions) Late-breaking clinical science shows common therapy options for psoriasis (PSO) can help reduce coronary plaque. The authors found that not only do the treatments reduce the volume of the plaque, but also the plaque becomes less inflammatory over time harboring fewer characteristics prone to rupture and cause a heart attack. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news