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AI imaging analysis prognostic in coronary artery disease

(HealthDay)—Reduced myocardial blood flow (MBF) and myocardial perfusion reserve (MPR) are prognostic for patients with coronary artery disease, according to a study published online Feb. 14 in Circulation. Kristopher D. Knott, M.B.B.S., from University College London, and colleagues examined the prognostic significance of MBF and MPR in 1,049 patients with suspected and known coronary artery […]

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Lower dose of newer clot-buster may be appropriate for some stroke patients

New research confirms that the lower 0.25mg/kg dose of the clot-busting agent tenecteplase is appropriate for eligible stroke patients and can reduce the need for mechanical clot removal, according to late breaking science presented today at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2020. The clot-busting medication alteplase was approved by the U.S. Food and […]

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Risk of coronavirus importation in Africa

Egypt, Algeria and Republic of South Africa are the African countries most at risk for coronavirus COVID-19 importation in the continent, due to high air traffic with the contaminated Chinese provinces. But these countries are also among the best equipped on the continent to quickly detect and deal with new cases. In other African countries, […]