CTA shows the effect of job stress on the heart
CT angiography (CTA) shows that high-stress jobs increase the risk of a hig...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Machine learning plus CT boosts prediction of major coronary events Use of CTA, CT perfusion up -- but for the right reasons CCTA shows coronary plaque burden higher in people with HIV SCCT publishes consensus report on coronary CTA USPSTF advises against carotid artery stenosis screening (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 26, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Study finds heart transplantation using donation after cardiac death with NRP
(American Association for Thoracic Surgery) A new study, presented today at the AATS 101st Annual Meeting, found that heart transplantation using donation after cardiac death (DCD) with normothermic regional perfusion (NRP) is feasible in the United States. Broader application of DCD heart transplantation has the potential to increase cardiac allograft availability by 20-30 percent. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Use of CTA, CT perfusion up -- but for the right reasons
The use of both head CT angiography (CTA) and CT perfusion studies increase...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Machine learning helps find vessel occlusions on CTA CTA spots COVID-19 in stroke patients Algorithm detects LVO stroke on multiphase CTA ISCT: Is CT perfusion dead beyond the head? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 23, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Newly discovered immune cell function vital to healing
(Uppsala University) Cardiovascular disease, the most common cause of death, is the result of oxygen deprivation as blood perfusion to affected tissue is prevented. To halt the development of the disease and to promote healing, re-establishment of blood flow is crucial. Researchers at Uppsala University have now discovered that one of the most common immune cells in the human body, macrophages, play an important role in re-establishing and controlling blood flow, something that can be used to develop new drugs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

SNMMI issues new guidelines on V/Q scans
It may be feasible to resume ventilation/perfusion (V/Q) scans in the U.S. a...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CMS ends noncoverage of PET infection and inflammation SNMMI confirms Medicare reimbursement error for Cerianna SNMMI, Zionexa call out CMS for reimbursement error SNMMI urges fast-track review of Technegas for V/Q scans SNMMI: Imagers should get COVID-19 shots early (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 30, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Class I Recall Issued for Some Affinity Pixie Oxygenators Class I Recall Issued for Some Affinity Pixie Oxygenators
Select models of the single-use device and perfusion tubing packs are being recalled because of potentially elevated levels of bacterial endotoxin.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 24, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

Machine Perfusion Improves Function of Deceased Donor Livers
MONDAY, March 15, 2021 -- The risk for nonanastomotic biliary strictures is lower with hypothermic oxygenated machine perfusion, rather than conventional static cold storage, of a liver obtained from a donor after circulatory death, according to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Palliative Wound Care for PALTC
It is well-known that many residents in the post-acute and long-term care setting have contracted, suffered from, and succumbed to COVID-19. Lesser known is that many PALTC wound experts expect the rates of pressure injuries to increase due to the virus ’s impact on oxygen perfusion and the vascular system. These experts are encouraging PALTC clinicians to have candid conversations with patients and their responsible parties about the concept of maintenance and/or palliative wound care (Wound Manag Prev 2020;66:5–7). (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - February 27, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Victoria Nalls Source Type: news

Use of cardio CT, MRI increases, but remains fraction of heart imaging
The use of cardiovascular CT and MRI has been increasing -- as has the numbe...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SCCT launches new cardiac CT training guidelines What can AI do to speed up cardiac MRI interpretations? Is perfusion MRI best to rule on revascularization? AI model could enable gadolinium-free cardiac MRI Arab Health: Why CT really can rule supreme in coronaries (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 26, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Hypothermic Machine Perfusion Prevents Complications in Donated-After-Cardiac-Death Liver Allografts Hypothermic Machine Perfusion Prevents Complications in Donated-After-Cardiac-Death Liver Allografts
When preparing livers for transplant, hypothermic oxygenated machine perfusion slashes the odds of nonanastomotic biliary stricture by two thirds, according to a European study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - February 26, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Cholangiocyte organoids can repair bile ducts after transplantation in the human liver
Organoid technology holds great promise for regenerative medicine but has not yet been applied to humans. We address this challenge using cholangiocyte organoids in the context of cholangiopathies, which represent a key reason for liver transplantation. Using single-cell RNA sequencing, we show that primary human cholangiocytes display transcriptional diversity that is lost in organoid culture. However, cholangiocyte organoids remain plastic and resume their in vivo signatures when transplanted back in the biliary tree. We then utilize a model of cell engraftment in human livers undergoing ex vivo normothermic perfusion to...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 18, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Sampaziotis, F., Muraro, D., Tysoe, O. C., Sawiak, S., Beach, T. E., Godfrey, E. M., Upponi, S. S., Brevini, T., Wesley, B. T., Garcia-Bernardo, J., Mahbubani, K., Canu, G., Gieseck, R., Berntsen, N. L., Mulcahy, V. L., Crick, K., Fear, C., Robinson, S., Tags: Cell Biology, Medicine, Diseases reports Source Type: news

How Accurate Is a Myocardial Perfusion Scan?
Title: How Accurate Is a Myocardial Perfusion Scan?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 1/29/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/29/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - January 29, 2021 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

PEDRA(TM) Technology Receives FDA Breakthrough Device Designation for its PEDRA(TM) Xauron(TM) Real-Time Tissue Perfusion System
Novel perfusion monitor achieves FDA Breakthrough Device Designation for real-time, periprocedural monitoring of tissue perfusion in patients with critical limb threatening ischemia SINGAPORE, Jan 25, 2021 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- P... Devices, Monitoring, FDA PEDRA Technology, tissue perfusion, Xauron, critical limb ischemia (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Report charts 80% drop in cardiac SPECT during COVID-19
A hospital in Alabama saw an 80% drop in the volume of SPECT myocardial perfusion...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Top 10 stories show COVID-19's hold on radiology in 2020 U.S. hospitals continue to struggle under COVID-19 COVID-19 casts long shadow on women's imaging Presurgical cardiac stress testing on decline Medical imaging turns to teleradiology to handle COVID-19 outbreak (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

PET ties coronary blood flow to future adverse events
Using PET perfusion to gauge cardiac blood flow capacity, researchers have...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Cardiac PET helps assess revascularization benefits ACC: PET tops SPECT for severe coronary artery disease SNMMI, ASNC offer guidelines for myocardial perfusion imaging with PET (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 20, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news