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2010-09-16 17:43:51

Cardiologists and surgeons may soon have a new tool to improve outcomes for patients requiring pacemakers, bypass surgery or angioplasties. Research led by Dr. James White and his colleagues at The University of Western Ontario has led to a new imaging technique, which provides a single, 3D high-resolution image of the heart revealing both its vasculature and the presence of scar tissue within the muscle. This novel imaging was performed using a 3-Tesla MRI at Western's Robarts Research...

2010-08-25 15:02:00

Technology designed to alert patient to the need for medical attention and improve heart attack survival rates in high-risk patients SALINAS, Calif., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Imagine a day when you could be alerted to your impending heart attack before it happens. Research that got underway today at Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System could help that become a reality someday. At 8:45 A.M. today, Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System launched its clinical...

2010-08-16 14:32:15

Researchers pace embryonic heart with laser Love, exercise and, new research shows, an infrared laser can make a heart beat faster. Scientists at Case Western Reserve University and Vanderbilt University found that pulsed light can pace contractions in an avian embryonic heart, with no apparent damage to the tissue. The work, "Optical pacing of the embryonic heart," will be published in the advanced online issue of Nature Photonics on Aug. 15, 2010. According to the scientists, this...

2010-07-06 13:39:24

Scientists at The University of Manchester have solved a mystery connected with why people die from sudden cardiac arrest during sleep "“ potentially saving thousands of lives. The pioneering research, using detailed computer models, could help save lives through preventative treatment of those most at risk from a form of heart rhythm disorder called sick sinus syndrome. This occurs when the activity of the heart's pacemaker, the sinoatrial node, is impaired. Up to now, no-one has been...

2010-06-08 06:45:00

CRM, Electrophysiology and Ablation Market to Reach Over $12 Billion VANCOUVER, June 8 /PRNewswire/ - According to a new report by iData Research (www.idataresearch.net), the leading global authority in medical device and pharmaceutical market research, the U.S. cardiac rhythm management (CRM), electrophysiology and ablation device market is estimated at $8.1 billion with expected growth to over $12 billion by 2016. Increased incidence of cardiac disease and improved diagnostic technology...

2010-05-13 07:30:00

NATICK, Mass., May 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance of the ACUITY Break-Away(TM) Lead Delivery System for use with cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators (CRT-Ds) and cardiac resynchronization therapy pacemakers (CRT-Ps), both of which treat heart failure. Leads are insulated wires that carry heart signals to the implanted device and deliver energy from the device to the heart....

2010-05-12 01:00:00

PARIS, May 12, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - New Outcomes Trial to Expand Evidence for Dronedarone in a Different AF Population Sanofi-aventis (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY) announced today the initiation of a multinational, randomized double-blind Phase IIIb trial, PALLAS, to assess the potential clinical benefit of Multaq(R) (dronedarone) in over 10, 000 patients with permanent atrial fibrillation (AF) to reduce major adverse cardiovascular events. The announcement was made...

2010-05-10 10:39:27

Physiological signals can nowadays be easily monitored with measurement devices implanted inside a living body. The object "“ animal or human "“ is barely aware of the presence of the implant. An example of a device implantable in humans is the pacemaker that has long since become standard treatment for heart patients. Researcher Jarno Riistama from Tampere University of Technology (TUT) believes that the next tech-savvy generation represents a potential customer base for new...

2010-05-07 07:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NewCardio, Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board: NWCI) a cardiac diagnostic technology provider, will unveil its patented CardioBip(TM) technology for remote wireless 12-lead detection and monitoring of atrial fibrillation, ischemia and other cardiovascular events at the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) 31st Annual Scientific Sessions, May 12-15, 2010, in Denver, Colorado. NewCardio will be at booth number 2147, giving conference attendees the...

2010-04-05 09:09:15

People with severe stomach disorders can sometimes suffer from chronic vomiting. This symptom can be treated with electrical impulses from a pacemaker in the stomach. A new method enables patients who could benefit from this treatment to be identified, and electrical stimulation leads to reduced nausea and fewer days in hospital, shows a study from the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Gastric electrical stimulation has previously been shown to be effective in most...


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