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2008-10-10 09:00:52

NMT Medical, a medical technology company, has completed patient enrollment in its pivotal patent foramen ovale/stroke clinical trial, Closure I. NMT believes that it is the first company to complete enrollment of a prospective, multi-center, randomized, controlled study that examines the potential relationship between patent foramen ovale (PFO) and stroke and transient ischemic attacks (TIA). The company also believes it will be first to submit a pre-market approval application to the FDA...

2008-10-08 12:00:38

NMT Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: NMTI) announced today that the Company has completed patient enrollment in its pivotal patent foramen ovale (PFO)/stroke clinical trial, CLOSURE I. NMT believes it is the first company to complete enrollment of a prospective, multi-center, randomized, controlled study that examines the potential relationship between PFO and stroke and transient ischemic attacks (TIA). The Company also believes it will be first to submit a premarket approval (PMA) application to the...

2008-10-05 03:00:08

By MacDonald, Anita Burrell, Steven Nuclear medicine is a diverse field with a large number of different studies spanning virtually all organ systems and medical specialties. Many nuclear medicine procedures are performed routinely; others may be performed only rarely, sometimes less than once per year. The infrequent nature of many studies makes it challenging to retain relevant knowledge and skills. This 2-part article provides a review of several infrequently performed studies. The...

2008-09-16 09:00:15

Migraine linked to blood clots in veins, says study WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- People with migraines may also be more likely to develop blood clots in their veins, according to a study published in the Sept. 16 issue of U.S. journal Neurology. In the condition called venous thrombosis, blood clots form in a vein, which can limit blood flow and cause swelling and pain. Those clots can then dislodge from the vein and travel to the heart and the lungs, which can be fatal. For the...

2008-09-15 12:00:35

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cardica, Inc. today announced that it received a $1 million milestone payment from Cook Medical (Cook) for the successful development of a specialized automated device used to close holes in the heart known as patent foramen ovales (PFO), a relatively common heart defect present in 15 to 20 percent of the general population. "Patients with PFO may be at increased risk for several serious medical conditions, including stroke and...

2008-08-09 03:00:09

By Nestico, Pasquale F Cassimatis, Dimitri C; Sheikh, Fareed; Huber, Michael; Davison, Jonathan; Modlin, Randolph ABSTRACT Objective: We present a soldier with a pulmonary embolism presenting with syncope during an ischemic stress test, subsequently found to have normal coronary arteries (CA). case: A 49- year-old soldier had 3 months history of exertional chest pain, shortness of breath, syncope, and malaise. He passed out during a stress echocardiogram and had a positive troponin level. A...

2008-07-21 06:00:42

Continuing to position itself as a leader in medical education and patient care, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. announced today that multiple live cases using the Infinix(TM) CF-i/BP will be showcased at the Pediatric and Adult Interventional Cardiac Symposium (PICS-AICS) held in Las Vegas July 20-23, 2008. Two premier hospitals that recently acquired the Infinix CF-i/BP will be performing live cases over the course of the symposium - Rush University Medical Center and the Children's...

2008-07-17 15:01:02

NMT Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: NMTI) today announced that it will release its second-quarter 2008 financial results before the market opens on Tuesday, August 5, 2008. Management will host a conference call at 10:00 a.m. (ET) that morning to review the Company's financial results and provide a business update. Individuals interested in listening to the live webcast of the conference call should log onto the "Investors" section of NMT Medical's website, www.nmtmedical.com. The call also...

2008-07-16 09:01:20

ST. LOUIS, July 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stereotaxis, Inc. announced today that the pediatric cardiology team at the Heart and Diabetes Center of North Reinland-Westphalia in Bad Oeynhausen, Germany, successfully performed a first-of-its-kind-procedure to treat pulmonary atresia in a 10-year old boy. The team performed the procedure with Stereotaxis' Niobe Magnetic Navigation System. Pulmonary atresia is a congenital malformation of the pulmonary valve which obstructs the flow of...

2008-07-15 03:00:11

By Broy, Charles Bennett, Steven ABSTRACT Partial anomalous pulmonary venous return (PAPVR) is an uncommon congenital abnormality that occurs in 0.4 to 0.7% of postmortem examinations. Ninety percent of these anomalies are associated with an atrial septal defect. Partial anomalous pulmonary venous return occurs more commonly on the right than the left and is manifested by abnormal return of the pulmonary veins to the central venous circulation. Most patients are asymptomatic, but when...


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Echocardiogram
2013-07-29 11:11:00

An echocardiogram is a test that, much like an ultrasound, uses sound waves to create a moving image of the heart. The most common type of echocardiogram is performed transthoracic, meaning the image is taken through a probe against the chest. A TTE does not involve radiation and is a very safe procedure. A cardiac sonographer will put a gel on the patient's chest and move the transducer around different areas, including directly anterior to the breastbone, inferior and lateral to the right...

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monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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