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American College of Cardiology Conference: At the American College of Cardiology Conference, an exciting abstract from Scientists at the US National Institute of Health (NIH) was presented showing a statistically-significant reduction in FAI™ associated with anti-inflammatory treatment for psoriasis. Psoriasis is commonly associated with increased...

University of Edinburgh: Congratulations to the SCOT-HEART investigators, who have been awarded a 2019 EuroMinnie Award for Scientific Paper of the Year. This is important recognition of the leading role CT angiography is poised to play in coming years as a front line diagnostic test...

European Society of Cardiology: Coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) is an established and highly sensitive non-invasive technique to detect obstructive and non-obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD). However, it has not been well-studied as a technique to detect inflammatory changes (or its impact on future coronary...

MedScape: Rupture of unstable nonobstructive plaque is the underlying cause of most acute coronary syndromes.[1,2] However, imaging tests to identify high-risk plaque features such as thin-cap fibroatheroma (TCFA) or spotty calcification are not practical for everyday use and have had mixed success for predicting future events. [...

JAMA: A new protocol to rule out myocardial infarctions (MIs), or heart attacks, in emergency departments using a recently approved high-sensitivity troponin t test was found to be safe and accurate in a study published in Circulation. Most US hospitals use an older troponin assay that’s less sensitive and precise than...

REUTERS: A new method of analyzing images from CT scans can predict which patients are at risk of a heart attack years before it occurs, researchers say. The technology, developed by teams at Oxford University and institutions in Germany and the United States, uses algorithms to...