Tag Archive: angiography

Sep 17

Early trial results have shown that the Absorb everolimus-eluting bioresorbable scaffold was similar to a metal stent eluting the same drug (Xience)

Early trial results have shown that the Absorb everolimus-eluting bioresorbable scaffold was similar to a metal stent eluting the same drug (Xience) on 1–year outcomes but may have been more effective at reducing angina. Device success, quantitative coronary angiography, and intravascular ultrasound results were similar between the two stent types at that point, Patrick W. …

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May 12

A report published online in Nature Reviews Cardiology has put forward some new signs on coronary computed–tomography angiography (CCTA)

A report published online in Nature Reviews Cardiology has put forward some new signs on coronary computed–tomography angiography (CCTA) that can help identify coronary plaques at risk of rupture. Authors suggested that low CT attenuation, positive remodeling, and the napkin–ring sign indicate 5– to 20–fold increase in the risk of suffering ACS.

Jan 16

Coronary computed tomography angiography with diagnostic image quality

Coronary computed tomography angiography with diagnostic image quality is feasible at an ultralow radiation dose of 0.2 millisievert using model–based iterative reconstruction. This represents roughly an 80% reduction in radiation dose compared with standard coronary CT angiography, Dr. Julia Stehli said at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America.