American Heart Association: CT Calcium Scoring broadens heart attack risk prediction – November 2011
Lancet: Coronary Calcium Scores are best for guiding statin therapy – August 2011
Journal of the American College of Cardiology: MESA results confirm prognostic value of CT calcium scoring – July 2011
Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Coronary Artery Calcium progression predicts mortality – December 2010
Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Adding CT calcium scoring to traditional risk factors increases accuracy in determining which risk category a patient should be placed in – October 2010
If you are age 50+, consider a CT Calcium Score to help you and your doctor determine your best course of action. Call us today at 1-877-709-8522 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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A study done at the Mayo Clinic, and published in the October 2011 Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, finds that needle tenotomy plus PRP is a “safe and effective treatment for chronic, recalcitrant tendinopathy”.
The patients who participated in the study each had stubborn tendon problems. The tendons treated in the study were located in the upper arms (including elbows), legs, ankles and feet.
The researchers at the Mayo Clinic used needle tenotomy (in simple terms, “poking” the tendon with a needle) before injecting the PRP into the injured tendon. Their aim was to create more surface area for the PRP to latch on to, increasing the amount of tissue regeneration stimulation that could occur.
Highly-concentrated platelet-rich plasma (hcPRP) is now available at Canada Diagnostic . Email us at email@example.com or call us at 1-877-709-8522 to learn more.
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This month, the spotlight turns to Lung Cancer.
According to the Canadian Cancer Society Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer deathfor both men and women. In 2011, an estimated 25,300 Canadians will be diagnosed with lung cancer and 20,600 will die of it. Up to 85% of all lung cancers are attributable to smoking.
If you are a smoker, or smoked in the past, you should consider a Lung scan at Canada Diagnostic as a screening test for the early detection of lung cancer.
Contact us today to book your scan.
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