Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Neck ultrasound effective in detecting coronary artery disease

Neck ultrasound could be effective in detecting coronary artery disease. The simple, inexpensive and noninvasive carotid artery ultrasound of the neck may be an alternative to the standard, expensive and more invasive coronary angiography. The ultrasound test can also be used to rule out the diagnosis of CAD in patients presenting with reduced heart pump function. The new study by researchers with NYU Langone Medical Center appears in the June 2010 issue of the American Heart Journal

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