Cardiology

Sometimes, a non-invasive procedure will suffice

When a patient complains about chest pain, diagnosis will usually involve catheter angiography to evaluate the adequacy of blood supply to the heart. Researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin have now established ...

Cardiology

Non-invasive view into the heart

The non-invasive measurement of blood flow to the heart using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is on par with cardiac catheterization. This was the result of an international study published in the current issue of the New ...

Cardiology

Brain health not affected by major heart surgery

Patients who undergo heart surgery do not experience major memory changes—either better or worse—when compared with those who have a much less invasive, catheter-based procedure, according to a study published online ...

Cardiology

Older, frail heart attack patients at greater risk of bleeding

Many older patients who are considered frail by medical standards receive anticoagulants (blood thinners) and undergo cardiac catheterization during a heart attack. While these treatments can be helpful, they also can cause ...

Cardiology

One type of heart disease requires special testing

Today's technology has made tremendous strides in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease but until recently it was tricky to diagnose a heart condition called Microvascular Coronary Dysfunction (MCD).

Cardiology

Lead shield reduces radiation exposure during catheterization

(HealthDay)—Use of an accessory lead shield placed between the staff member and the patient during cardiac catheterization can reduce radiation exposure among technologists and nurses, according to a study published online ...

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