Tag: angiography

Patients with pulmonary embolism (PE) can present with a myriad of symptoms, and without prompt recognition and treatment, are at risk of developing life-threatening complications. The authors of this multinational population-based cohort study (n=39,257) aimed to evaluate whether an association exists between experience in the management of acute PE,...
1. Routine invasive coronary angiography was associated with a reduction in 12-month mortality in patients with unstable angina. 2. The survival benefit of invasive coronary angiography management persisted when angiography was delayed up to 2 months after the first episode of unstable angina. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Acute coronary...
1. Roughly one quarter of patients who received elective coronary angiography were asymptomatic.  2. Hospitals with higher rates of elective angiography in asymptomatic patients also had higher rates of inappropriate intervention (such as stent deployment), which suggesting that coronary angiography selection was associated with the appropriateness of coronary intervention.  Evidence Rating Level: 2...
Image: PD 1. Detection of blunt carotid/vertebral injury (BCVI) with computed tomography angiography (CTA) is reliable in patients with two of the following risk factors: cervical spine fracture, skull base fracture, Horner’s syndrome, neck soft tissue injury or unexplained neurological deficit.  2. CTA also has a high false-negative rate and a negative...
Image: CC/JHeauser 1. For early STEMI patients who could not undergo timely PCI within 1 hour, prehospital fibrinolysis coupled with coronary angiography was non-inferior to PCI. 2. Fibrinolytic therapy was associated with an increased risk of stroke and intracranial hemorrhage. This multi-center randomized control study randomized patients with early STEMI who could...
Feb 10th - Hybrid OR suites streamline pre- and post-operative assessment of whole body tissue perfusion in acute type A dissections, informing more tailored therapies. Image: CC/MilitaryHealth 1. Hybrid OR suites streamline pre- and post-operative assessment of whole body tissue perfusion in acute type A dissections, informing more tailored therapies. 2. In...