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2011-11-15 09:54:08

In human coronary arteries, atherosclerotic plaques tend to spread downstream because of the changes in blood flow patterns the plaque causes, researchers have found. This insight comes from a study of fluid dynamics in the arteries of people being treated for coronary artery disease. The results are being presented Tuesday, Nov. 15 at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions meeting in Orlando. The study leader is Habib Samady, MD, professor of medicine and director of...

2011-11-15 09:50:30

A new, noninvasive diagnostic test for coronary artery disease is associated with a higher rate of subsequent invasive cardiac procedures and higher health-care spending. That's according to an observational study of Medicare recipients conducted by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. In the study, which will be published in the Nov. 16 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, patients who underwent coronary CT angiography were about twice as likely...

2011-10-11 14:03:02

New highly sensitive technique gives better clues to future cardiac events in heart patients A new non-invasive technique for measuring how well the heart and blood vessels function in patients already suffering from coronary artery disease could, in a single test, identify which abnormally narrowed blood vessels are the most likely to lead to further cardiovascular complications. According to Dr. Aaron So, at Lawson Health Research Institute and Robarts Research Institute in London,...

2011-07-23 00:00:41

Calgary cardiac rehabilitation, Heart Fit Clinic, has released its new cardiac rehabilitation exercise DVD program which can reduce wait times worldwide to ensure people after a cardiovascular event are exercising safely and effectively. Your heart requires work after a heart attack, shows new study by researchers at the University of Alberta. The researchers from University of Alberta challenged the concept that the heart must rest. Calgary, AB (PRWEB) July 22, 2011 The Heart Fit Clinic is...

2011-07-01 06:53:04

(Ivanhoe Newswire)"”Studies have shown that African Americans are at a greater risk of heart attacks, but what causes this? According to a recent study, African Americans have greater levels of non-calcified plaque consisting of buildups of soft deposits deep in the arterial walls. This type of plaque is more vulnerable to rupturing and causing blood clots which could lead to a heart attack or other cardiovascular event. Joseph Schoepf, M.D., professor of radiology and medicine and...

2011-06-22 08:00:00

SAN DIEGO, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardium Therapeutics (NYSE Amex: CXM) today announced the selection of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Nuclear Cardiology Core Laboratory (Cedars-Sinai Core Laboratory), Los Angeles, California, to serve as the central core lab for the Company's Generx ASPIRE clinical study. Cedars-Sinai Core Laboratory will be responsible for the consolidation and analysis of SPECT (single-photon emission computed tomography) myocardial imaging data from the...

2011-05-18 16:11:05

If you're middle-aged, the answer could provide a strong predictor of your risk of heart attack or stroke over the next decade or more. In two separate studies, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have found that how fast a middle-age person can run a mile can help predict the risk of dying of heart attack or stroke decades later for men and could be an early indicator of cardiovascular disease for women. In one recent study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology,...

2011-04-21 14:50:46

TAU pioneers new test for "sudden death syndrome" in young athletes When a high school athlete drops dead, the rare but fatal condition called "sudden death syndrome" dominates the headlines. For reasons that remain a mystery to scientists, some young athletes "” especially young males "” begin to experience an unusual heart arrhythmia. With over-exertion, their hearts stop pumping, leading to sudden death. Until now, screening for the hard-to-detect syndrome has been...

2011-03-24 14:29:41

A new study of coronary artery calcium scanning "“ a simple, noninvasive test that gives patients baseline information about plaque in their coronary arteries"”has shown that the scan helps them make heart-healthy lifestyle changes and lower their heart disease risk factors. The study, the EISNER trial (Early Identification of Subclinical Atherosclerosis by Noninvasive Imaging Research), was headed by researchers at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute and Cedars-Sinai's S. Mark Taper...


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Cardiac Stress Test
2012-11-18 19:30:13

The cardiac stress test is a diagnostic test used in Cardiac pathology for the purpose of patient diagnosis. It measures the heart’s function while placing a heavier workload on the heart. The cardiologist cannot be at the patient’s side while at work, under stress, during a workout or pushed to the limit so this test mimics those activities in a controlled setting. How it is Performed The stress is created by increasing the workload on the cardiac system. This can be accomplished by...

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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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