After more than three decades away from the cause, Brigham and Women’s Hospital cardiologist James Muller, MD, is back to warn a younger generation of physicians about the threat and potential consequences of nuclear war, the Boston Globe reports.
The Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares, a research foundation in Madrid, Spain, has coordinated the first international consensus document to streamline MRI protocol after myocardial infarction in clinical trials and experimental models.
Gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) are central to MRI exams, providing critical information unavailable with other modalities. However, some patients experience acute adverse reactions and investigators of a recent study published in Radiology set out to get a clearer picture of these events.
Only half of the world’s countries offer cardiac rehabilitation programs, according to a recent survey, leaving some 18 million heart patients across the globe without access to therapy that could vastly improve their prognosis and quality of life.
Research published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes July 9 suggests the public health burden of pulseless in-hospital cardiac arrests is around 38% higher in adults and 18% higher in children than was previously believed.
Heart patients of a lower socioeconomic status are far more likely to participate in cardiac rehabilitation if they receive financial incentives to attend sessions, according to a study published in the July 1 edition of JACC: Heart Failure.
Long wait times for diagnostic imaging is hurting both patients and the country as a whole, argued Michael Barry, president of the Canadian Association of Radiologists, in a recent opinion piece published by the Journal Pioneer.