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2011-12-30 04:15:00

Cardiac Medical Services, Inc. introduces new market strategies and partnership expansion at its northeastern regional sales meeting. December 22nd — December 23rd , 2011 · Radisson Martinique · New York, NY Leesburg, VA (PRWEB) December 29, 2011 Cardiac Medical Services, Inc. announced today, during its northeast regional sales meeting, that based on Q4 sales results from last year, projections indicate a promising close to 2011, which is already well ahead of plan. Day...

2011-12-27 11:48:33

Arrhythmia is a potentially life-threatening problem with the rate or rhythm of the heartbeat, causing it to go too fast, too slow or to beat irregularly. Arrhythmia affects millions of people worldwide. The cardiac conduction system (CCS) regulates the rate and rhythm of the heart. It is a group of specialized cells in the walls of the heart. These cells control the heart rate by sending electrical signals from the sinoatrial node in the heart's right atrium (upper chamber) to the...

2011-12-20 12:40:00

Procedure may stop 'flight or fight' stress response impacting heart What do sweaty palms and abnormal heart rhythms have in common? Both can be initiated by the nervous system during adrenaline-driven "flight or fight" stress reaction when the body senses danger. Governed by the sympathetic nervous system, an abnormal "flight or fight" stress response which causes excessive sweaty palms (called hyperhidrosis) may also contribute to problems like dangerous irregular heart rhythms from...

2011-12-13 22:30:30

Dr. Rabab Mohsin, an internal medicine resident at the University of Kentucky, working with Dr. Alison Bailey of the University of Kentucky Gill Heart Institute, has discovered that the drug warfarin was underutilized in a large study group of women. Working in conjunction with the Kentucky Women's Health Registry, Mohsin, Bailey and fellow investigators identified women who reported arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) identification and treatment. Specifically, the investigators worked to...

2011-12-09 11:58:34

Electromechanical wave imaging offers a noninvasive alternative -- at the point of care -- to more invasive and costly techniques Thanks to a new study from Columbia Engineering School, doctors may now be able to diagnose in their offices non-periodic arrhythmias–noninvasively and at low cost–within a single heartbeat. Non-periodic arrhythmias include atrial and ventricular fibrillation, which are associated with severely abnormal heart rhythm that can in some cases be...

2011-12-07 11:23:41

Researchers have found the first evidence that some athletes who take part in extreme endurance exercise such as marathons, endurance triathlons, alpine cycling or ultra triathlons may incur damage to the right ventricles of their hearts — one of the four chambers in the heart involved in pumping blood around the body. The research, published online today (Wednesday) in the European Heart Journal, found that although the damage was reversed within a week of a competitive event in...

2011-12-06 23:33:56

Elderly people with atrial fibrillation are often treated with anticoagulants to thin the blood, but this medicine is hard to dose and patients have to have their blood tested regularly. Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology have now devised a new method that improves the accuracy of risk assessments. Atrial fibrillation, or irregular heartbeat, is a very common heart rhythm disturbance that increases the risk of stroke...


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