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2009-09-24 14:25:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) today announced primary results from its groundbreaking PROSPECT (Providing Regional Observations to Study Predictors of Events in the Coronary Tree) clinical trial. PROSPECT is the first prospective natural history study to evaluate the role of vulnerable plaque in unexpected heart attacks and the natural progression of coronary artery disease. Results were presented today during the late-breaking clinical trials...

2009-08-31 10:01:53

Cardiac events are the major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery, and new guidelines issued today by the European Society of Cardiology address this common and complicated challenge.The risk of cardiac complications depends on the condition of the patient prior to surgery, the prevalence of heart disease, and the magnitude and duration of the surgical procedure. After major surgery the incidence of cardiac death varies between 0.5% and 1.5%, and of...

2009-07-29 07:23:30

Researchers may be able to predict future severe heart attacks in patients with known, stable coronary artery disease (CAD) using coronary calcium scoring, according to a new study. "The amount of calcium in the coronary vessels, as measured by CT, is of high predictive value for subsequent serious or fatal heart attack in these patients, independent of the patient's age, sex and other coronary risk factors," the study's lead author, Marcus Hacker, M.D., of the Department of Nuclear...

2009-07-28 12:49:55

German researchers say they may be able to predict future severe cardiac events in patients with known coronary disease using coronary calcium scoring. Coronary artery disease is a condition in which plaque -- cholesterol, calcium, fat and other substances -- builds up inside the arteries that supply blood to the heart. When plaque builds up in the coronary arteries, blood flow to the heart is reduced and may lead to arrhythmia, heart attack or heart failure. Lead author Dr. Marcus Hacker...

2009-07-28 11:07:16

Researchers may be able to predict future severe cardiac events in patients with known, stable coronary artery disease (CAD) using coronary calcium scoring, according to a study published in the online edition of Radiology."The amount of calcium in the coronary vessels, as measured by CT, is of high predictive value for subsequent serious or fatal heart attack in these patients, independent of the patient's age, sex and other coronary risk factors," said the study's lead author, Marcus...

2009-07-10 12:38:03

Using cardiac CT scans on low risk chest pain patients can reduce costs and shorten the length of hospital stays, researchers in Seattle said. A cardiac CT, or computed tomography, is much less expensive and time consuming than the traditional standard of care workup comprising enzyme tests, nuclear stress testing and electrocardiograms, researchers at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, said. Cardiac CT workups in low risk chest pain patients decreased the length of...

2009-07-09 10:43:36

The use of cardiac CT for low-risk chest pain patients in the emergency department, instead of the traditional standard of care (SOC) workup, may reduce a patient's length of stay and hospital charges, according to a study performed at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA. The SOC workup, which is timely and expensive, consists of a series of cardiac enzyme tests, ECGs and nuclear stress testing.Fifty patients were included in the study. "We found that cardiac CT based...

2009-06-01 06:00:00

Six-Month Follow-Up Shows Reduced Stenosis, Healthy Endothelial Regrowth in Vessel Treated Proactively for Vulnerable Plaque DOYLESTOWN, Pa., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Six months after placement of a vProtect(TM) Luminal Shield to treat a "vulnerable" plaque, a follow-up exam revealed reduced plaque burden and reduced stenosis in the target vessel. The exam was part of the SECRITT I trial, a randomized study designed to evaluate the vProtect(TM) Luminal Shield as a prophylactic treatment for...

2009-05-28 15:39:00

EVANSTON, Ill., May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the American Heart Association, "silent" or "hidden" heart attacks affect more than three million patients, many of whom are left untreated. Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, Ill. has become the first and only hospital in Illinois to offer a new test for chest pain patients that will identify heart attacks that might otherwise go undiagnosed. The uniqueness of the new test lies in a disposable vest containing 80 electrocardiogram (ECG)...

2009-04-30 05:30:00

BOTHELL, Wash., April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cardiac Science Corporation (Nasdaq: CSCX), a global leader in automated external defibrillator (AED) and diagnostic monitoring devices (ECG, cardiac stress test, Holter, and cardiac rehabilitation) that connect to EMR and HIS systems, announced today that it will release its first quarter 2009 financial results on Thursday, May 7, 2009 after market close. The Company has scheduled a conference call with analysts and investors for 4:30 p.m....


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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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