Items Tagged ‘angiograms’

March 12, 2010 · Leave a Comment

Heart Roundup: Device-Maker Probes, Too Many Angiograms

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

The annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology gets underway this weekend and some heart-related items are in the news this morning: Coronary angiograms, widely used tests to detect artery blockages in the heart, often turn up little or no evidence of disease, a study in the New England Journal of Medicine found.   […]

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March 11, 2010 · Leave a Comment

Heart Test May Be Overused

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

A widely used test to detect blockages in the heart’s arteries often turns up little or no evidence of disease, a new study found, suggesting that patients are frequently exposed unnecessarily to the risks and costs of the invasive examination. The test is a called a coronary angiogram…   Other factors contribute to demands for […]

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