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 ...

Cardiology

New study clarifies benefits of coronary stents

(Medical Xpress)—Who should get stents, the tiny metal tubes designed to keep once-clogged coronary arteries open? Someone who is having a heart attack certainly should, and the life-prolonging benefits have been demonstrated ...

Oncology & Cancer

Newer techniques are making cardiac CT safer for children

Coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) has excellent image quality and diagnostic confidence for the entire spectrum of pediatric patients, with significant reduction of risk with recent technological advancements, ...

Health

Are some people more at risk from air pollution?

I'm driving in rush hour traffic, waiting for the slow crawl of cars to reach the speed I would be moving had I biked home. My heart rate rises slightly; it's a beautiful summer day and I'm thinking of the many things I'd ...

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).

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