August 22, 2022
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A recent study found that video-based motion analysis from a smartphone correctly detected carotid artery stenosis in adults.
The researchers wrote that this type of screening can be incorporated into telehealth and may improve ischemic stroke outcomes. It was the top story in cardiology last week.
Another top story was on a study that found that patients hospitalized with COVID-19 were at an increased risk for venous thromboembolism compared with patients hospitalized with influenza. However, COVID-19 patients and influenza patients faced the same level of risk for arterial thromboembolism.
Read these and more top stories in cardiology below:
Smartphone video motion analysis accurately detects carotid artery stenosis
Motion analysis of video recorded on a smartphone accurately identified carotid artery stenosis in adults, demonstrating utility for a tool that could improve ischemic stroke outcomes. Read more.
Risk for VTE higher with COVID-19 than influenza
Compared with patients hospitalized with influenza, patients hospitalized with COVID-19, both before and during vaccine availability, had elevated risk for venous thromboembolism, researchers reported in JAMA. Read more.
Consider sex-specific imaging differences for women presenting with angina
Sex-specific differences in the performance of noninvasive testing for ischemic heart disease necessitate a sex-based diagnostic workup with a multimodality approach to better understand women’s chest pain symptoms, researchers reported. Read more.
Echocardiogram app receives FDA clearance
Dyad Medical announced its application providing data-driven analysis of echocardiogram images has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA. Read more.
HDL too high or low linked with CV event risk in men with hypertension
Among patients with clinical hypertension, researchers observed greater risk for CV events among men with high and low HDL levels compared with men with medium HDL, defined as 40 mg/dL to 80 mg/dL. Read more.