CV Imaging

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  • Building the Case for 3D Angiography Alone in LAA Occlusion Pilot data show 3D rotational angiography without direct transesophageal echocardiography feedback is feasible and safe and spotlight important sizing differences between the two imaging modalities.
  • CMS Proposes Widening MRI Coverage for Cardiac Devices The update reflects growing evidence supporting the safety of magnetic resonance imaging of cardiac devices and would extend coverage even to devices without MRI-friendly labeling.
  • Tiered CT Protocol Boosts Efficiency, Speed of CAD Diagnosis The protocol, which includes dynamic perfusion imaging, helps rule out low-risk patients with stable angina while comprehensively assessing those with CAD who may benefit from revascularization, Dutch researchers suggest.
  • New Consensus Guidance on Optimizing Heart Failure Care The American College of Cardiology document highlights 10 pivotal issues in HF from initiating therapy all the way to shepherding patients through hospice care.

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