Meet the 18 finalists for the EuroMinnies 2022 awards
January 20, 2022 -- The fourth edition of the EuroMinnies, AuntMinnieEurope.com's annual awards scheme, is entering its final phase, and today we can reveal the full list of finalists. In the four "people awards," the eight finalists come from eight different European nations. Find out who made the cut. Read More
Novel study evaluates ultrasound's impact on length of hospital stay
December 23, 2021 -- Australian researchers have found that performing focused ultrasound on cardiopulmonary patients just admitted to hospital may not decrease their length of stay compared to standard treatment. Read More
German experts call for better reimbursement of cardiac imaging
November 22, 2021 -- How well are patients with heart disease provided with imaging services in Germany? Recent analysis suggests that while there is an established network of specialist radiological facilities and experts, there is scope for improvement, particularly when it comes to reimbursement. Read More
SCOT-HEART team presents latest findings on cardiac CT
September 28, 2021 -- Coronary artery calcification is a marker of cardiovascular risk, but what is its association with qualitatively and quantitatively assessed plaque subtypes? In its most recent analysis, the award-winning Scottish CT of the Heart (SCOT-HEART) trial research team has given some answers. Read More
New research puts focus on coronary microvascular disease in long COVID
September 2, 2021 -- A German-led study has identified a significantly reduced microvascular perfusion post COVID-19 compared with healthy controls, irrespective of symptoms and disease severity. The findings were presented at the recent European Society of Cardiology annual congress. Read More
Belgians shed light on major adverse cardiac events in COVID-19 cases
August 31, 2021 -- The absence of coronary artery calcium translates into a low risk of major adverse cardiovascular events in COVID-19 patients, even in the presence of cardiac risk factors, Belgian researchers reported at the European Society of Cardiology annual congress. Read More
Cardiac CT tissue tracking proves value in pulmonary embolism
August 26, 2021 -- Evaluation of longitudinal strain by CT is fast emerging as a useful tool to stratify low-risk patients with pulmonary embolism, according to new research being presented at this week's European Society of Cardiology annual congress. Read More
CTA shows how statin treatment changes coronary plaque
August 20, 2021 -- Dutch researchers have found CT angiography (CTA) demonstrates that statin treatment in patients at risk of heart disease not only reduces the volume of some types of coronary plaque -- thus slowing progression towards more advanced disease -- but it also changes plaque density. Read More
Spanish group seeks to optimize outcome in stroke cases
August 4, 2021 -- Researchers from Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron in Barcelona have found that patients with suspected large vessel occlusion stroke can have better long-term outcomes if they are transferred directly to the angiography suite for diagnosis upon admission. Read More
Shared decisions must lie at the heart of consent process
August 3, 2021 -- When it comes to informed consent, we need to develop practical techniques and questions and be curious about our patients’ wishes, writes Dr. Chris Hammond. Offer them time, space, and support, and try to listen and understand them before negotiating a decision. Read More