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A large-scale NIH genetic testing study of people from diverse ancestries, researchers narrowed down the number of genomic variants that are strongly associated with blood lipid levels and generated a polygenic cardiovascular risk score to predict elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels. Getty Images
Feature | Genetic Testing

In a large-scale study of people from diverse ancestries, researchers narrowed down the number of genomic variants that ...

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Videos | Genetic Testing

Susan Cheng, M.D., MPH, director of the Institute for Research on Healthy Aging in the Department of Cardiology at ...

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News | Coronavirus (COVID-19)

July 15, 2021 — Using real-time deformability cytometry, researchers at the Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin in ...

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News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound

July 13, 2021 — Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine have shown that speckle-tracking strain echocardiograms may ...

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AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY (ACC) Late-breaking clinical trial study presentations at ACC.21. @ACC21 @ACC2021
Feature | ACC | Dave Fornell, Editor

The latest cardiology practice-changing scientific breakthrough, late-breaking study presentations have been announced ...

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News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies

September 2, 2020 — An international, first-of-its-kind cardiology trial used personalized genetic testing to reduce by ...

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News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies

March 28, 2020 — The TAILOR-PCI trial that used genetic testing to guide which antiplatelet medication was given to ...

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FDA Warns Troponin Tests Impacted by Biotin Dietary Supplement
Feature | Cardiac Diagnostics | Dave Fornell, Editor

November 5, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is updating its November 2017 safety communication to ...

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Technology | Blood Testing

October 9, 2019 — Abbott recently announced that its Architect Stat High Sensitivity Troponin-I blood test has received ...

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News | Blood Testing

September 18, 2019 — Discharge of patients with suspected acute coronary syndromes under a 0- and 1-hour high ...

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Dr. Markus Krane, deputy director of the Cardiac and Vascular Surgery Unit at the DHM helped compile an atlas of the heart and discovered myosin binding protein H-like (MYBPHL) occurs only in the atria of the heart. Researchers began using it as a blood test biomarker to assess the success of atrial fibrillation ablation procedures.
Feature | Atrial Fibrillation

July 24, 2019 — Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is a common abnormal heart rhythm. It is treated either with medications or ...

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The most recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance was Siemens Healthineers high-sensitivity troponin I assays (TnIH) for the Atellica IM and ADVIA Centaur XP/XPT in vitro diagnostic analyzers. The test helps in the early diagnosis of myocardial infarctions without the need for serial tropic testing. The time to first results is 10 minutes.
Feature | Cardiac Diagnostics | Linda C. Rogers, Ph.D.

Troponins are a family of proteins found in skeletal and heart (cardiac) muscle fibers that produce muscular contraction ...

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News | Blood Testing

March 19, 2019 — Prevencio Inc. announced data confirming the high accuracy of its artificial intelligence (AI)-driven ...

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