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
U.K. group tests PET tracer for Alzheimer's disease
July 23, 2021 -- A research group from Imperial College London in the U.K. used a new carbon-11-based PET radiotracer to identify brain activity that could be linked to the formation of plaque in people with cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease. Read More
Is the rise of machines inevitable in interventional radiology?
July 13, 2021 -- Machines and devices have always been important to radiology, with industry and healthcare professionals collaborating on technological advances. Now another exciting evolution is set to push forward endovascular medicine, virtual attendees heard in a special session at the ECR 2021 Summer Edition on 1 July. Read More
Achenbach comments on collapse of Danish star Christian Eriksen
June 15, 2021 -- Not all cases of sudden cardiac death can be prevented by screening, and it's vital to balance the risks and benefits, warned cardiac imaging expert Prof. Dr. Stephan Achenbach after the collapse of 29-year-old football player Christian Eriksen on the second day of the Euros. Read More