Contrast agent pooling on CT suggests imminent cardiac arrest
May 23, 2022 -- Researchers suggest that contrast agent pooling on CT -- known as the CAP sign -- are in danger of imminent cardiac arrest. The CAP sign could be addressed as an imaging feature of circulatory failure and used to predict the likelihood of cardiac arrest, they say. Read More
Has cardiac MRI reached its diagnostic potential?
May 11, 2022 -- Cardiac MRI has overcome issues that limited its use in the past. But challenges remain, specifically in how it can diagnose cardiovascular disease in women, according to a presentation given on 9 May at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine meeting. Read More
ECR: CT offers safe alternative to angiography for CAD diagnosis
March 7, 2022 -- CT is a safe alternative to invasive coronary angiography (ICA) for diagnosing coronary artery disease (CAD). The study was simultaneously published on 4 March in the New England Journal of Medicine and presented at ECR 2022 Overture. Read More
Dutch group uses POCUS to rule out PE in high-risk COVID-19 cases
February 9, 2022 -- Researchers from Amsterdam have used point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) to rule out pulmonary embolism (PE) in critically ill COVID-19 patients and to determine who should undergo CT pulmonary angiography. Read More
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