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UF researchers develop easy tool to predict risk of heart attack, stroke

A new assessment tool can predict users’ 10-year risk of heart attack or stroke with just a few patient-inputted responses, no lab tests required. Developed by University of Florida researchers, the EZ-CVD calculates a person’s risk score based on six questions on sex, age, current smoking status,…

Appropriate Use Criteria for PET Myocardial Perfusion Imaging, David E. Winchester, MD

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY In the last decade, myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) with PET has emerged to play a pivotal role in the clinical routine process for the detection of hemodynamically significant obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) and cardiovascular risk stratification (1–5). The high spatial and contrast resolution in concert with photon…

Malnutrition in the Obese Commonly Overlooked But With Serious Consequences

A new editorial about the Malnutrition in the Obese, Commonly Overlooked But With Serious Consequences by Monica Aggarwal, MD has been published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Malnutrition is defined as “faulty nutrition due to inadequate or unbalanced intake of nutrients or their impaired assimilation…