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People With Bioimpedance Were At Risk ForHeart Failure

Imagine stepping onto a scale not to measure your weight, but the chance of your heart failure. That's the potential scenario envisioned by researchers who may have discovered a new risk factor for heart failure: leg bioimpedance. More frequently used to calculate body fat, bioimpedance uses low electrical currents to measure resistance within the tissue. The study was published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

Researchers found that people who had lower leg bioimpedance were at higher risk for heart failure. The discovery could potentially lead to earlier diagnosis and preemptive treatment of the condition.

Fluciclovine PET/CT For Recurrent Prostate Cancer

The addition of fluorine-18 (18F)-fluciclovine positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) to the diagnostic workup of patients with biochemical recurrence of prostate cancer locates previously undetected lesions and changes treatment management for the majority of patients, according to a clinical trial report