Category: TCTMD Articles

Imaging, Genes, Wearables: Some Predictions for the Future of Preventive Cardiology

July 15, 2019

The future of preventive cardiology will involve minimal use of polygenic risk scores, more use of CT, and a bigger focus on obesity reduction (including bariatric surgery), but it won’t rely heavily on sensors or wearable technology. These were some the predictions from a keynote presentation here last week at a special prevention symposium held ahead of the annual Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) meeting.

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Upswing Seen in US Adult and Pediatric In-Hospital Cardiac Arrests

July 10, 2019

Adult and pediatric in-hospital cardiac arrests in the United States are nearly as common as out-of-hospital cardiac arrests, according to a new analysis of registry data gathered between 2008 and 2017. Cardiac arrest in the hospital setting also appears to be on the rise, increasing by 38% in adults and (for pulseless cases) by 18% in children compared with prior reports.

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No Negative Impact With Transfer After Endovascular Thrombectomy: DEFUSE 3

July 09, 2019

For patients with large-vessel occlusion (LVO) stroke treated within 6 to 16 hours of symptom onset who meet DEFUSE 3 inclusion criteria, the need for transfer to another hospital for endovascular thrombectomy does not appear to have a negative impact on treatment effect or functional outcomes, according to a new analysis of the trial’s data.

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