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2011-03-09 14:40:50

Pacemaker cells in the sinoatrial node control heart rate, but what controls the ticking of these pacemaker cells? New research by Angelo Torrente and his colleagues of the M.E. Mangoni group's, reveals, for the first time, a critical functional interaction between Cav1.3 calcium ion (Ca2+) channels and ryanodine-receptor (RyR) mediated Ca2+ signaling. The study also sheds light on a long-standing debate regarding the relative contributions of the 'funny current' generated by ion channels and...

2011-03-02 00:00:26

The US Drug Watchdog says, "most US citizens, who took Darvocet, Darvon, or Propoxyphene, do not know these drugs could have contributed to a heart attack, severe heart rhythm issues, the need to control their heart beat with medication, or they now have a pacemaker to normalize their heart's rhythm." The group fears millions of Americans could still be using these pain medications-because they never heard about the recall. The group says, "we need to hear from every Darvocet, Darvon, or...

2011-02-24 07:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PR Newswire - NewCardio, Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board: NWCI) a cardiovascular diagnostic solutions developer, announced today that the Company has been invited by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) to present results of a recent clinical study showing that recurrent atrial fibrillation (AF) was accurately and timely detected in patients who used CardioBip(TM) for daily monitoring following catheter ablation procedures. The presentation, entitled...

2011-02-21 15:35:00

DALLAS, Feb. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital announced that it implanted the first MRI-safe pacemaker in North Texas last week and the patient has fully recovered. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110221/DC51859) An interventional cardiologist on the hospital's medical staff successfully used the Revo MRI(TM) SureScan(®) pacing system, the first MR-Conditional pacing system designed, tested and...

2011-02-17 11:30:00

Newly-OK'd device paves way for thousands of heart patients to get MRI diagnostic scans SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center is the first hospital in the southwestern United States to implant an MRI-safe pacemaker, a major technological breakthrough for patients who need MRI diagnostic scans, which can damage older style pacemakers or cause serious health complications. A pacemaker is a small device placed in the chest to...

2011-02-08 13:56:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first heart pacemaker designed to be used safely during certain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exams. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) Pacemakers are surgically implanted medical devices that generate electrical impulses to treat irregular or stalled heart beats. MRIs use a powerful magnetic field, radio frequency pulses and an internal computer...

2011-01-27 00:02:58

The US Drug Watchdog says, it is vital we identify all Darvocet, Darvon, or Propoxyphene pain pill users, who have had a recent heart attack, or a heart pacemaker installed recently. These pain pill medications are known to have extremely serious side effects including severe heart rhythm issues." They group is saying, "we are absolutely astonished with the volumes of US Citizens coast, to coast we've spoken with, who took Darvocet, Darvon, or Propoxyphene, had a heart attack, developed...

2011-01-13 00:00:45

Heart pumps the size of two D batteries offer hope, help, and more time for thousands of people with failing hearts who are enduring the long wait for a transplant or who aren't eligible for one. Boston, MA (Vocus/PRWEB) January 12, 2011 Heart pumps the size of two D batteries offer hope, help, and more time for thousands of people with failing hearts who are enduring the long wait for a transplant or who aren't eligible for one. These small pumps, known as left ventricular assist devices,...

2011-01-06 10:32:00

CLEVELAND, Jan. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- CardioInsight Technologies Inc., a leading developer of non-invasive electrocardiographic mapping technology, raised over $10 million in 2010, including an investment and distribution agreement with Tokyo's DVx, a leading Asian distributor of cardiovascular devices. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110106/DC25975LOGO) DVx will lead regulatory and marketing activities to commercialize CardioInsight's EC Mapping system in Japan, the...

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2011-01-05 06:25:00

Many people are receiving heart defibrillators who do not meet medical treatment guidelines, increasing the cost of healthcare and risks of complications, according to researchers on Tuesday. Implanted defibrillators shock the heart back into a normal rhythm when it starts beating irregularly. They can prevent sudden death in people with advanced heart failure, but researchers haven't found a benefit for other patients. The researchers said more than one in five patients -- or 22.5% -- are...


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