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Technologies diagnose coronary disease in one heartbeat

ATLANTA, GA (March 14, 2006) -- As a growing number of Americans are diagnosed with heart conditions each year, it is becoming increasingly important that new heart-specific diagnostic technologies are developed that are easier and more effective than previous standards. Emerging technologies to diagnose heart disease and a more systematic way to predict the long-term success of cardiac procedures are among the topics of studies presented today at the American College of Cardiology's inaugural Innovation in Intervention: the i2 Summit 2006. Innovation in Intervention: i2 Summit is an annual meeting for practicing cardiovascular interventionalists sponsored by the American College of Cardiology in partnership with the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions.

One-Beat Whole Heart Imaging Using the 2nd Spec 256-Multislice CT: First Clinical Data (Abstract 2914-117)

The 2nd Spec 256-Multislice CT scanner (computed tomography) represents the next generation of CT scanners to assess coronary artery health and cardiac anatomy and function. The diagnostic tool is designed to non-invasively determine whether significant coronary artery disease is present, completing the whole heart scan in 1.5 seconds without gating and table movement, using the wider coverage of the CT scanner. For comparison, the commonly used 64-slice CT scanner takes approximately 10 seconds to complete a diagnostic scan of the heart.

A team of researchers at Ehime University School of Medicine in Japan tested the efficacy of the 256-Multislice CT on two patients, both of whom had previously experienced heart attacks, and determined they could clearly and effectively evaluate the damage from the patients' past heart attacks. By injecting a contrast solution into each patient, researchers were able to see two-dimensional and three-dimensional images of the heart to assess coronary and cardiac function. Coronary artery structure was evaluated, as was the fu
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Contact: Victoria Kirker
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American College of Cardiology
14-Mar-2006


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