Cardiology

Low cardiac troponin levels cannot safely rule out ischemia

(HealthDay)—Even very low concentrations of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin I (hs-cTnI) cannot safely rule out inducible myocardial ischemia in patients with symptomatic coronary artery disease (CAD), according to a study ...

Cardiology

New model of myocardial flow proposed

A research group from Shanghai and Moscow has developed a multi-scale model of coronary circulation, which nourishes the myocardium. The model is the first to account for key factors of the myocardial perfusion mechanism. ...

Diabetes

Pioglitazone improves left ventricular diastolic function

(HealthDay)—Pioglitazone improves whole-body and myocardial insulin sensitivity, left ventricular (LV) diastolic function, and systolic function in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a small study published online ...

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