1. Expert consensus published on use of imaging to guide heart attack treatment

    Expert consensus published on use of imaging to guide heart attack treatment

    Imaging provides a more precise diagnosis of a heart attack that can be used to individualise treatment. That’s the main message of an expert consensus paper published today 1 in European Heart Journal, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), and presented at EuroPCR in Paris, France. 2 Heart attacks are diagnosed and treated using coronary angiography, an invasive procedure which provides an X-ray outline of the arteries supplying blood to the heart. Invasive imaging of the arteries gives more detail but there has been controversy over when to use it. This document seeks to resolve that ...

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    1. Imaging is more accurate, helps guide decisions and facilitates tailored therapy, especially in younger heart attack patients who more frequently have plaque erosion or non-atherosclerotic coronary artery disease.
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