Cardiology

Nonexperts can be trained to interpret RHD echocardiograms

(HealthDay)—A short computer-based course can train nonexperts in interpretation of rheumatic heart disease (RHD) screening echocardiograms, according to a study published in the June 1 issue of The American Journal of ...

Cardiology

Beating new life into a heart transplant

Human hearts which are not used each year because they are deemed unsuitable for an organ transplant could get a second chance to save a life, with the help of new research taking place in the North East.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Liver transplant outcomes no worse with echo abnormalities

(HealthDay)—Intracardiac shunts (ICSs), diagnosed using an echocardiogram, or mild or moderate pulmonary hypertension (PH), do not affect short- or long-term mortality in liver transplant candidates, according to research ...

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