Dr. Alain Bouchard is joined by Dr. Satinder P. Singh, Chief of the Cardiopulmonary Radiology and Director of Cardiac CT at UAB, in a discussion of cardiac CT cases, from prognosis to diagnosis…back to prognosis! Subscribe to the MyHeart.net Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Podcasts. 5/5 (8) Tell Us How We're Doing… Was This Article Helpful?
Coronary Artery Disease
Coronary artery disease is the most common type of heart disease and is the leading cause of death in the United States. It is caused by a buildup of plaque inside the coronary arteries.
How is it that some patients with chest pain end up not having obstructive coronary disease? Dr. Alain Bouchard is joined by Dr. Janet Wei in a discussion of angina without obstructive coronary artery disease. Subscribe to the MyHeart.net Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Podcasts. 5/5 (9) Tell Us How We're Doing… Was This Article Helpful?
Nuclear Stress Test: What is it? A nuclear stress test is a minimally invasive diagnostic imaging procedure designed to evaluate the perfusion of blood through the coronary arteries to the heart muscle. Images of the heart are acquired when the heart is in a baseline resting state and again after the heart has been exercised, […]
The dramatic decrease in mortality from cardiovascular disease between 1970 and 2010 is one of the greatest successes of modern medicine. In several industrialized countries (particularly North America, Western Europe, Japan, Australia, New Zealand), the mortality rate fell by about 70% during this period, so that in some countries (notably Canada), cardiovascular disease is no […]
Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a completely noninvasive test that uses a magnetic field and radio frequency waves to create detailed pictures of the heart and blood vessels. It depicts the heart wall and valves structure and displays its function. It provides information on the regional and global heart function, valves and their function […]
The use of gene therapy for heart failure is currently being investigated. Heart failure is a major public concern which affects an estimated 1% of the Western world, including over 5 million Americans with over half a million new cases each year. The current medical treatment of heart failure includes proven beneficial medicine such as […]
How long should I take my Plavix after coronary stent is a frequent and debatable question facing our field of interventional cardiology. Background Coronary artery disease is a progressive condition that is a result of atherosclerosis. From damage of the inner layer of the artery, lipid or fat accumulates in the wall and leads to […]
Not all heart attacks are created equal. The type of heart attack can influence the prognosis greatly. A heart attack can be recognized by clinical features of chest pain or shortness of breath, ECG or cardiac imaging findings and elevated biochemical markers including the cardiac troponin, the so-called “heart attack blood test”. The […]
What Is Acute Coronary Syndrome? Acute coronary syndrome is essentially the name given to a heart attack or an impending heart attack caused by critically impaired blood supply to the heart, usually through blockage of one or more of the coronary arteries that supply the heart with blood. Lets get a little more detailed. Acute […]
Heart function including ejection fraction (EF) is important in clinical practice because it is related to prognosis. Whether the patient suffers from valvular heart disease or ischemic heart disease, a measure of heart function including ejection fraction (EF) can predict future clinical outcome and assist in risk stratification. Several approaches to detect patients at […]