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September 10, 2012 : Science News
MRI spots silent heart attacks
Nathan Seppa
Many people have had a heart attack and don’t know it. A study of older people in Iceland finds that nearly twice as many had experienced a silent heart attack as had suffered one with all the medical bells and whistles. MRI scans revealed the hidden heart attacks better than standard testing by electrocardiography, or EKG, scientists report in the Sept. 5 Journal of the American Medical Association.

September 5, 2012 : Journal of the American Medical Association
Prevalence and Prognosis of Unrecognized Myocardial Infarction Determined by Cardiac Magnetic Resonance in Older Adults
co-authored by Peter Kellman, Ph.D., Anthony H. Aletras, Ph.D., and Andrew E. Arai, M.D. of the NHLBI Division of Intramural Research
In a community based cohort of oler individuals, the prevalence of unrecognized myocardial infarction by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging was higher than the prevalence of recognized myocardial infarction and was associated with increased mortality risk. In contrast, UMI by electrocardiography was lower than that of RMI and not associated with increased mortality risk.

September 4, 2012
Silent heart attacks are common and predict risk of death, MRI diagnosis shows
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is more effective than electrocardiography (ECG) at identifying "silent" heart attacks, also known as unrecognized myocardial infarctions, according to a study performed by National Institutes of Health researchers and international colleagues.

Nehal Mehta, new Lasker Clinical Research Scholar

July 9, 2012
NIH and Lasker Foundation announce first Clinical Research Scholar
Nehal N. Mehta, M.D., has been named the inaugural Lasker Clinical Research Scholar, through a joint initiative of The National Institutes of Health and the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation. Mehta has joined the intramural program in the NIH’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).

January 29, 2003
NIH Study Shows MRI Provides Faster, More Accurate Way To Diagnose Heart Attacks
Advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology can detect heart attack in emergency room patients with chest pain more accurately and faster than traditional methods, according to a new study supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).

June 15, 1999
NIH Study to Evaluate Role of MRI in Emergency Diagnosis of Heart Attack and Stroke
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, MD today announced the start of a unique study to evaluate whether advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology will improve the emergency diagnosis of heart attack and stroke, ultimately saving patients' lives.

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