Cardiovascular Imaging

A miniscule fiber-optic sensor could outperform more traditional methods for monitoring blood flow during prolonged and intensive surgical CV procedures, even in the smallest and youngest heart patients, researchers at Flinders University in Australia report.

Though it’s guideline-directed to assess acute MI patients with echocardiography following a heart attack, hospitals that follow that rule incur greater costs and lengths of stay than those that employ echo more selectively, a recent study found.

A deep neural network platform can help radiologists detect abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) on CT images, and is especially helpful in clinically challenging cases, according to research presented at the SIIM annual conference.

Positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) shows a strong correlation between severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and impaired coronary flow, making it an important tool for helping to avert cardiac complications that occur when OSA is left untreated.

A 40-minute MRI scan to test for angina can spare patients from invasive angiography along with an overnight stay in the hospital, according to a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

A team of University of Texas at Austin researchers are looking to replace the decades-old electrocardiography process with a more comprehensive, streamlined way to monitor heart health: e-tattoos.

Royal Philips has rolled out the latest update for its EPIQ CVx and EPIQ CVxi cardiac ultrasound systems, expanding to include automated applications for 2D assessment of the heart and robust 3D measurements of right ventricular volume and ejection fraction.

“Although echocardiography plays an important role in the treatment of many patients with AMI, these findings suggest that a more selective approach may be safe and may reduce costs, particularly at high-use hospitals,” wrote authors of a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

The antihypertensive drug nilvadipine may benefit Alzheimer’s patients by encouraging blood flow to the brain, slowing the progression of the disease while reducing blood pressure in the hippocampus, researchers reported in Hypertension June 17.

Coronary artery calcium (CAC) levels spotted on CT scans in middle-age patients were connected to an increased risk of structural heart abnormalities indicative of future heart failure, according to a new study published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging.

 

Cardiac MRI can detect cocaine’s impact on the cardiovascular system and help differentiate between a wide range of heart diseases, according to a new literature review study published in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging.

Researchers created and validated a machine learning model using features taken from baseline, laboratory, electrocardiography (ECG), echocardiography and cardiovascular resonance (CMR) imaging data.