Cardiology

Abdominal aortic calcification may signal future heart attack

Computed tomography (CT)-based measures of calcification in the abdominal aorta are strong predictors of heart attacks and other adverse cardiovascular events—stronger even than the widely used Framingham risk score, according ...

Cardiology

New software better able to predict leakage around aortic stents

Researchers at the St. Antonius Hospital Utrecht/Nieuwegein and the University of Twente have developed software to better predict the risk of blood leaking around a patient's aortic stent. Last week, Richte Schuurmann, a ...

Cardiology

Genetic mutation linked to aortic dissection in the chest

Researchers at Umeå University in Sweden have discovered a genetic mutation that can cause dissection of the thoracic aorta, which is the body's main artery. The mutation leads to an impaired function of the smooth muscle ...

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