Monday December 17, 2018

China Develops new Diagnostic Method for Coronary Heart Disease

Coronary angiography is the most conventional diagnostic method of coronary heart diseases. However, the internationally recognized high-precision assessment technology is expensive and requires complex surgical procedures

0
//
heart disease
Representational image. (IANS)
Republish
Reprint

Researchers have developed a new method for diagnosing coronary heart disease with 33 per cent higher accuracy rate as compared with conventional methods.

Developed by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the new technology is called Quantitative Flow Ratio (QFR) measurement system and has been approved by the China Food and Drug Administration, Xinhua news agency reported on Monday.

Based on the computational analysis of an X-ray coronary angiography image, the system obtains the QFR, which can help identify coronary heart disease.

The new method does not require additional surgeries or drugs, the report said.
The new method does not require additional surgeries or drugs, the report said. (IANS)

“The new method will assist doctors in identifying coronary heart disease and assist in making treatment plans, such as whether the patient needs a heart stent implantation,” Chen Yazhu from the varsity was quoted as saying.

Coronary angiography is the most conventional diagnostic method of coronary heart diseases. However, the internationally recognized high-precision assessment technology is expensive and requires complex surgical procedures.

Also Read: Air Pollution Linked to Changes in Heart Structure

A clinical study, led by Fuwai Hospital of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, showed that the new method could assess coronary function within four minutes, and had a 33 per cent higher accuracy rate as compared with a coronary angiography. (IANS)

Click here for reuse options!
Copyright 2018 NewsGram

Next Story

Apple Decides to Update iPhones in China To Avoid Ban

The ban does not cover the new iPhone XS, iPhone XS Plus or iPhone XR, which were not yet available when Qualcomm filed its lawsuit

0
Apple, Iphone XR, Apple Watch
Apple to update iPhones in China to avoid ban. Flickr Commons

Apple has decided to update iPhones in China to avoid a ban after a court ruling banned the sale and import of most iPhone models after granting Qualcomm an injunction against Apple.

According to a report in The New York Times on Friday, the Cupertino-based tech giant said it would update the software of iPhones in China early next week to try to resolve the legal dispute.

The company said it would update its iPhones “to address any possible concern about our compliance with the order”.

“Apple said its update would change the iPhones’ software so it did not infringe on Qualcomm patents, which relate to switching between apps and changing the size and appearance of photographs,” said the report.

Apple and Qualcomm are suing one another in courts across the world. Billions of dollars are at stake, and each side has claimed some victories.

A Chinese court had banned the sale and import of most iPhone models after granting Qualcomm an injunction against Apple, a stunning decision that comes amid the trade war between the US and China.

Apple, however, is still selling iPhones in China.

Apple, Campus, China
A customer is entering the Apple store in Fairfax, Virginia. VOA

According to Don Rosenberg, Qualcomm’s Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Apple is violating the court’s order.

“They are legally obligated to immediately cease sales, offers for sale and importation of the devices identified in the orders and to prove compliance in court,” he was quoted as saying.

Apple has also appealed against the Chinese court ruling.

Also Read- Irish Watchdog Opens Inquiry into Latest Privacy Breach of Facebook

It accused Qualcomm of playing dirty tricks, including asserting a patent that had already been invalidated by international courts, and other patents that it had never before used.

“Qualcomm’s effort to ban our products is another desperate move by a company whose illegal practices are under investigation by regulators around the world,” Apple said in a statement earlier this week.

The ban does not cover the new iPhone XS, iPhone XS Plus or iPhone XR, which were not yet available when Qualcomm filed its lawsuit. (IANS)