Guidelines Address PFO Closure for Secondary Stroke Prevention
TUESDAY, April 2, 2019 -- In a Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions expert consensus statement published online March 21 in Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, recommendations are presented for patent foramen ovale... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 2, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

ICG Angiography for Predicting Postop Hypoparathyroidism ICG Angiography for Predicting Postop Hypoparathyroidism
Is indocyanine green angiography an effective tool for predicting postoperative hypoparathyroidism?Clinical Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

New Technique May Help Detect Hydroxychloroquine-induced Eye Problems New Technique May Help Detect Hydroxychloroquine-induced Eye Problems
Swept-source optical coherence tomography angiography (SS-OCTA) may detect eye abnormalities in patients taking hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) longer than five years to treat systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), a pilot study conducted in Spain suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

COACT: Delayed Cath Safe in Some Non-STEMI Cardiac Arrest COACT: Delayed Cath Safe in Some Non-STEMI Cardiac Arrest
No more rush to angiography for resuscitated out-of-hospital arrest? Outcomes were similar with delayed cath, but caution: it was a select group without known indications for invasive intervention.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 21, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Optovue Launches New AngioWellness(TM) Scan at Vision Expo East
Latest Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography (OCTA) Technology Offers a New Dimension for Enhanced Patient Management NEW YORK, March 20, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Optovue, the global leader in the development of optical cohe... Devices, Ophthalmology, Product Launch Optovue, AngioWellness (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

ACC 2019 Roundup – ReCor touts six-month Paradise renal denervation study results
This study effectively shows that by giving health consumers the tools they need to better manage their health, we can empower them to live healthier lives,” senior study author and chief medical officer Dr. Bimal Shah said in a prepared statement. Read more  Neovasc presents Reducer data Neovasc (NSDQ:NVCN) said today that it released data on its Neovasc Reducer device during the American College of Cardiology’s 68th Annual Scientific Sessions in New Orleans. During the session, researchers explored the treatment of refractory angina in patients with no options, Vancouver-based Neovasc said, tou...
Source: Mass Device - March 19, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Featured Patient Monitoring ReCor Medical Source Type: news

Non-STEMI Cardiac Arrest May Not Require Immediate Cath
(MedPage Today) -- COACT trial not favorable on immediate coronary angiography (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - March 18, 2019 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Angiography timing does not impact survival after cardiac arrest for NSTEMI patients
(American College of Cardiology) In patients resuscitated after cardiac arrest who do not show evidence of the type of heart attack known as ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), receiving immediate coronary angiography did not improve survival at 90 days compared to waiting a few days before undergoing the procedure, based on findings presented at the American College of Cardiology's 68th Annual Scientific Session. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CTA in Diabetes With Chest Pain: More PROMISE Than Stress Tests? CTA in Diabetes With Chest Pain: More PROMISE Than Stress Tests?
How reliable is a PROMISE trial secondary analysis showing better clinical outcomes after CT angiography vs functional testing in patients with but not without diabetes? Supporters and detractors weigh in.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - March 7, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

IschemaView launches Rapid Angio neuroimaging system
Medical imaging dev IschemaView said yesterday that it launched its Rapid Angio neuroimaging system designed for use in the angiography suite. The Menlo Park, Calif.-based company said that it partnered with Siemens (NYSE:SI) to integrate the Rapid software with Siemens’ SyngoDynaCT multiphase system for the newly launched imaging solution. Siemens’ SyngoDyna CT Multiphase is a 3D image acquisition technique which uses multiple rotations of a C-arm system to acquire multi-phasic 3D representation of the brain and its perfusion. “The Rapid Angio module, by combining the best-in-class sy...
Source: Mass Device - March 1, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Imaging Neurological ischemaview Source Type: news

Biotronik Has a New DES Added to its Repertoire
FDA has just signed off on Biotronik’s Orsiro drug-eluting stent (System). The Lake Oswego, OR-based company claims the stent is the first and ultrathin DES to outperform Abbott Laboratories’, Xience stent, which is known as the clinical standard. Biotronik said its first implants will occur this week and that it will be available in health systems in the early part of this year. The company has had CE mark for Orsiro since 2011. Perhaps the biggest selling point of the technology is the ultrathin strut design. “Thinner struts are different in that they potentially crea...
Source: MDDI - February 25, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Cardiovascular Business Source Type: news

Indocyanine Green Laser Angiography in Tumescence Indocyanine Green Laser Angiography in Tumescence
What benefits might indocyanine green laser angiography offer in the assessment of tissue perfusion during breast surgery?ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Current tools have low accuracy for predicting delayed ischemia after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Both CT angiography and transcranial Doppler have limited accuracy in detecting cerebral vasospasm and predicting delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI) in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) due to ruptured aneurysm, reports a study in the inaugural edition of Critical Care Explorations, the official open-access journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Philips scores FDA nod for DR system
Philips Healthcare has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Philips launches new Zenition mobile C-arm Philips upgrades IntelliSpace Cardiovascular Philips adds to health informatics platform Philips, MIM to collaborate on radiation therapy Philips debuts upgrade to Azurion angiography platform (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Philips launches new Zenition mobile C-arm
Philips Healthcare is launching a new mobile C-arm called Zenition that brings...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Philips upgrades IntelliSpace Cardiovascular Philips adds to health informatics platform Philips, MIM to collaborate on radiation therapy IGT, ultrasound sales growth propel Philips sales in Q4 Philips debuts upgrade to Azurion angiography platform (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 18, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Philips upgrades IntelliSpace Cardiovascular
Philips Healthcare has launched an upgrade to its IntelliSpace Cardiovascular...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Philips adds to health informatics platform Philips, MIM to collaborate on radiation therapy IGT, ultrasound sales growth propel Philips sales in Q4 Philips debuts upgrade to Azurion angiography platform Philips rearranges business segments (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 13, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Philips launches new Epiq Elite ultrasound family
Philips Healthcare has launched a new premium ultrasound scanner family called...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Philips adds to health informatics platform Philips, MIM to collaborate on radiation therapy IGT, ultrasound sales growth propel Philips sales in Q4 Philips debuts upgrade to Azurion angiography platform Philips rearranges business segments (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 7, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Philips adds to health informatics platform
Philips Healthcare is expanding its IntelliSpace Enterprise Edition to include...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Philips, MIM to collaborate on radiation therapy Philips debuts upgrade to Azurion angiography platform Philips rearranges business segments Philips sets new carbon dioxide emission goals Philips adds Univ. of Utah to customer list (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 7, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

CathWorks raises $30m in Series C
CathWorks said today that it closed a $30 million Series C round of financing to support its FFRangio non-invasive fractional flow reserve tech. The FFRangio system is designed to provide objective FFR guidance for optimizing percutaneous coronary intervention therapy decisions, the Israel-based company said. FFRangio is derived from routine X-rays during diagnostic angiogram procedures and is performed intra-procedurally during coronary angiography to reduce risk and cost associated with invasive FFR. “We are excited for the investment to support FFRangio market entry and continue with technical and clinic...
Source: Mass Device - February 5, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Diagnostics Wall Street Beat cathworks Source Type: news

Philips, MIM to collaborate on radiation therapy
Philips Healthcare plans to collaborate with medical imaging software developer...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: IGT, ultrasound sales growth propel Philips sales in Q4 MIM nets FDA OK for dosimetry software Philips debuts upgrade to Azurion angiography platform Philips rearranges business segments MIM Software gets FDA nod for dosimetry of Y-90 microspheres MIM Software rolls out updates to Encore (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 1, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Meningeal Contribution to Migraine Pain Meningeal Contribution to Migraine Pain
Using magnetic resonance angiography, this study investigated the early circumference change of cranial arteries in unilateral attacks of migraine without aura.Brain (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

IGT, ultrasound sales growth propel Philips sales in Q4
Growth in its Image-Guided Therapy (IGT) and Ultrasound units helped Philips...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Philips debuts upgrade to Azurion angiography platform Philips rearranges business segments RSNA 2018 Video Roundup: Philips Healthcare Philips wins large IT deal from NewYork-Presbyterian Philips records imaging equipment growth in Q3 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 29, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

New Imaging Tool Gives Greater View of Capillaries
A research team from Northwestern University team has developed a new tool that can image blood flow through capillaries. The 3D imaging process, called spectral contrast optical coherence tomography angiography (SC-OCTA), can help lead to the early diagnosis of disease. Research regarding the imaging technique was recently published in the journal Light: Science and Applications. A panel titled Fostering Innovation with Medical Robotics will be held at MD&M West on Feb. 5 in Anaheim, CA.  "There has been a progressive push to image smaller and smaller blood vessels and provide more comprehensive, func...
Source: MDDI - January 28, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MDDI Staff Tags: Imaging Cardiovascular Source Type: news

Cook affirms safety record of Zilver PTX stents
In response to a recent meta-analysis that linked paclitaxel-coated devices...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: IZI buys Cook biopsy, breast localization needle assets Cook recalls catheters with Beacon tip Cook recalls angiography catheters Cook begins inferior vena cava filter studies Cook debuts new embolization coil (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 23, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Philips debuts upgrade to Azurion angiography platform
Philips Healthcare parent Royal Philips has launched an upgraded version of...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Philips rearranges business segments RSNA 2018 Video Roundup: Philips Healthcare Philips wins large IT deal from NewYork-Presbyterian Philips sets new carbon dioxide emission goals Philips adds Univ. of Utah to customer list (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 17, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Not Just Acid Reflux: The Need to Think Worst First
A previously healthy, well-appearing 42-year-old female living in a modern, high-rise apartment in downtown Los Angeles calls 9-1-1 at 5:30 am complaining of worsening of a burning, epigastric pain she had been experiencing for the last three days. She reports associated nausea and non-bloody, non-bilious vomiting, and that she couldn’t manage to get comfortable in bed until she finally decided to call for help at daybreak. During her 9-1-1 call, she reports “pain, like heartburn, that just woke me up again and I had to throw up, … and then I was sweating so much.” Using the Los Angeles Tiered Disp...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 13, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Stephen Sanko, MD, FACEP Tags: Exclusive Articles Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news

IZI buys Cook biopsy, breast localization needle assets
Interventional radiology technology provider IZI Medical Products has purchased...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Cook recalls catheters with Beacon tip Cook recalls angiography catheters Cook begins inferior vena cava filter studies Cook debuts new embolization coil Landauer buys IZI Medical Products (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 8, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

JAMA: CCTA may not be best first-line exam for chest pain
Current evidence does not support coronary CT angiography (CCTA) as the test...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 5 reasons why CCTA should be a first-line test for CAD SCOT-HEART: CCTA cuts risk of heart attack, death by 41% CCTA increases emergency room costs, length of stay CCTA can cut complications and hospital stays CCTA halves adverse events in SCOT-HEART trial (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 2, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

CathWorks wins FDA 510(k) for FFRangio
Non-invasive fractional flow reserve tech developer CathWorks said yesterday that it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its FFRangio non-invasive fractional flow reserve analysis technology. The Israel-based company said that approval came based off of results from the FAST-FFR blinded comparative study study which showed that its FFRangio system was accurate when compared to invasive FFR. “The FDA clearance of CathWorks FFRangio is a significant milestone for interventional cardiologists and the healthcare system overall. It is the first non-invasive device of its kind to receive FDA clearance for use during per...
Source: Mass Device - December 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Vascular cathworks Source Type: news

Time to Replace Conventional Angiography With Coronary CT? Time to Replace Conventional Angiography With Coronary CT?
Is coronary computed tomography angiography ready to replace traditional angiography for final therapeutic decision-making? This editorial explores some of the potential limitations of CTA.European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

3D printing technique improves heart valve sizing
Researchers from Harvard University have developed a 3D printing technique...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3D-printed aortas could work well for TAVR 'Bitmap' technique enhances quality, speed of 3D printing 3D printing bolsters care for congenital heart disease Flexible 3D-printed heart replicates size, texture Rotational angiography is viable for 3D-printed hearts (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 11, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

FDA grants breakthrough status to joint Merck-Bayer AI program
Merck and Bayer have been granted FDA Breakthrough Device Designation for the collaborative Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension (CTEPH) Artificial Intelligence Pattern Recognition software. CTEPH can be difficult to diagnose because its symptoms are similar to asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease symptoms. CTEPH affects five people per million annually worldwide. Computed tomography pulmonary angiography and a ventilation/perfusion scan can be used to determine if thromboembolic occlusion is causing pulmonary hypertension in patients. Get the full story on our sister site, Medical Design & Outsour...
Source: Mass Device - December 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Bayer Merck Source Type: news

FARGO: No Gain With FFR Over Angiography in Multivessel CABG FARGO: No Gain With FFR Over Angiography in Multivessel CABG
While acknowledging the study's limitations, observers say'the lessons learned from the FFR trials in PCI may not be extrapolated to CABG patients. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

SCAI Scientific Sessions will display latest medical advances in interventional cardiology
(Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions) The 42nd annual SCAI Scientific Sessions will take place May 19-22, 2019, at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. SCAI 2019 will attract 2,000 leading physicians, cardiovascular professional, hospital administrators, academia, and industry professionals from around the world for a dynamic four-day program featuring case exchanges, lectures, prolific speakers, interactive discussions, abstract presentations, and much more. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Flat-panel CT helps refine pitch for cochlear implant users
An individualized CT-guided approach to programming cochlear implants significantly...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Flat-panel CT finds early signs of bone damage in anorexics Flat-panel CT falls short in cerebral bleed assessment Flat-panel detector CT bests MDCT in the skull base Flat-panel detectors cut radiation dose in angiography, pediatric chest x-rays (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 21, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

HeartFlow wins Japanese reimbursement for FFRct analysis
HeartFlow said yesterday that it won reimbursement coverage from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare for its HeartFlow FFRct fractional flow reserve analysis. The Redwood City, Calif.-based company said that it has already received approval from the Japanese Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency, and that reimbursement will go into effect beginning on December 1. “When a patient presents with symptoms suggesting CAD, we want to be able to quickly and effectively diagnose patients while reducing the need for unnecessary tests or invasive procedures. In clinical studies, we were able to see fir...
Source: Mass Device - November 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Featured Imaging Software / IT HeartFlow Source Type: news

Speedy Angiography Needed in NSTE ACS Without Prior P2Y12 Inhibitor Speedy Angiography Needed in NSTE ACS Without Prior P2Y12 Inhibitor
The EARLY trial also suggests that if there is a delay in sending a patient with non-ST- segment-elevation ACS to the cath lab, the patient should receive aggressive guideline-based medical therapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

VentureMed launches Flex scoring catheter study
Vascular focused device developer VentureMed said yesterday that it launched a new study of its Flex dynamic scoring catheter, exploring whether the device reduces dissections and the need for bailout stents in peripheral arteries. In the newly launched iDissection Classification study, investigators will use intravascular ultrasound to identify the health of vessels after treatment with the Flex system, the Toledo, Ohio-based company said. The trial is being led by Dr. Nicolas Shammas of Davenport, Iowa’s Midwest Cardiovascular Research Foundation, who led the previous iDissection study. In the previous st...
Source: Mass Device - November 7, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Featured Vascular venturemed Source Type: news

Late Lumen Loss in the Era of New Gen Drug-eluting Stents Late Lumen Loss in the Era of New Gen Drug-eluting Stents
A new study examines the prognostic value of late lumen loss obtained by serial angiography for predicting repeat interventions in patients treated with drug-eluting stents.European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Diagnostic Strategy Can Rule Out PE in Pregnant Women
MONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 -- A diagnostic strategy based on pretest clinical probability assessment, high-sensitivity D-dimer testing, bilateral lower-limb compression ultrasonography (CUS), and computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA) can... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What & #039;s Next for Bioresorbable Scaffolds?
Even with new data, the future of bioresorbable scaffolds remains in flux. At TCT 2018 in September, Reva Medical and Abbott Laboratories painted differing pictures with their respective bioresorbable scaffold studies. What now? Dr. Lukasz Koltowski from the Medical University of Warsaw in Warsaw, Poland, presented new data from Reva Medical's "Fantom STEMI" pilot study. The study showed procedural success and clinical utility of the Fantom bioresorbable scaffold in nine patients with acute ST-segment elevated myocardial infarction (“STEMI”) heart attacks. "Many heart atta...
Source: MDDI - October 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Heather R. Johnson Tags: Business Cardiovascular Source Type: news

‘ Take Action ’ : Dave McGillivray ’s Message To Anyone Ignoring Symptoms Of Heart Disease
BOSTON (CBS) – There aren’t many people who run their age in miles every year. Dave McGillivray does. From the time he was a boy, he’s celebrated his good health and love of running with a personal challenge that obviously gets more challenging with age. His last “full” birthday run was last year: 63 miles. This year, by necessity, he split the effort into 32 miles of running and 32 miles of biking. A feat, to be sure. But this year, he is facing a challenge for which there is no training. McGillivray, arguably one of the most fit people on the planet, has coronary artery disease and is prepa...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen Dave McGillivray Lisa Hughes Mass General Hospital Source Type: news

FAST-FFR: FFR From Angiography Accuracy Similar to Pressure Wire FAST-FFR: FFR From Angiography Accuracy Similar to Pressure Wire
Fractional-flow reserve values acquired from angiograms during coronary revascularization could be the new standard of care, interventional cardiologists say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Clot Factors Most Responsive to Thrombolysis in Stroke Clot Factors Most Responsive to Thrombolysis in Stroke
Results suggest tPA works best for small, porous, and distal clots, and underline the importance of CT angiography to assess stroke patients for treatment, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

TCT: Angiogram-Based FFR Shows Good Diagnostic Value
(MedPage Today) -- Easier and potentially faster physiological measurements sans pressure wire (Source: MedPage Today Radiology)
Source: MedPage Today Radiology - September 24, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

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 12, 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