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2008-09-13 12:00:00

To: MEDICAL EDITORS Contact: Beth Hodge, +1-240-429-9983, bhodge@asnc.org, or Steve Carter, +1-301-802-7100, scarter@asnc.org, both of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology BOSTON, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cardiovascular disease kills more women each year than all cancers combined. Although this statistic is gaining more recognition among physicians and patients, the unique risk factors and symptoms of female patients make diagnosis and prognosis of women with heart...

2008-09-13 03:00:10

By De Winter, O Van De Veire, N; De Bondt, P; Van De Wiele, C; De Buyzere, M; De Backer, G; Gillebert, T C; Dierckx, R A; De Sutter, J Aim. The aim of this study was to investigate the prognostic value of myocardial perfusion and function SPECT imaging in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) and poor left ventricular (LV) function. Methods. We studied 261 patients (231 men, age 66+-10 years) with CAD and a resting LV ejection fraction (LVEF) =40% assessed during myocardial gated...

2008-08-11 18:00:13

A new test is more cost-effective than current methods used to diagnose women at low risk of a heart attack who report chest pain, U.S. researchers say. Researchers at Harvard University reviewed costs and health effects of performing the new non-invasive coronary CT angiography and the invasive coronary angiography -- which uses a plastic tube via an arm or leg to check the heart. "The standard of care is to get a few sets of cardiac enzymes on these patients and to perform a stress...

2008-08-09 03:00:09

By Kurz, Kerstin Giannitsis, Evangelos; Zehelein, Joerg; Katus, Hugo A BACKGROUND: Using a new precommercial high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T (hsTnT) assay, we evaluated whether hsTnT increases after reversible myocardial ischemia. METHODS: In 195 patients undergoing nuclear stress testing (ST) using single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) for suspected ischemic heart disease, we measured hsTnT before and 18 min, 4 h, and 24 h after the stress test. Thirty patients were...

2008-08-05 12:00:12

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Each year, more than 310,000 Americans die without even experiencing a symptom or indication of heart disease, according to a 2008 report from the American Heart Association(1). It's called sudden cardiac death (SCD), the same tragic fate that awaited Tim Russert and shocked the nation when the news commentator died suddenly of a heart attack in June. "SCD victims don't feel any pain, they don't have time to get to a phone, and they die at their...

2008-08-04 15:00:55

U.S. medical scientists say they have designed equipment that can provide clear images of a person's heart during treadmill exercise stress testing. Ohio State University researchers said that while treadmill stress testing is an essential tool in the prevention, detection and treatment of cardiovascular disease, physicians often cannot obtain clear images of the heart while a patient is at a peak stress level. So Ohio State scientists designed equipment to provide high-resolution images...

2008-07-06 18:00:07

By Barbara Greenberg, Commercial-News, Danville, Ill. Jul. 6--DANVILLE -- As part of its mission to best serve patients, Carle Clinic-Danville on Vermilion has added nuclear medicine to its repertoire. This specialty is housed in the former pediatric area, now cardiology, and most commonly used in the treatment of cardiac, thyroid and orthopedic conditions. In keeping with Carle Clinic's patient focus, Dr. Malec Mokraoui, Carle Clinic cardiologist, said, "The more modalities we can...

2008-07-01 06:00:12

Acusphere has announced that the new drug application for approval to market its lead product candidate, Imagify, has been accepted for review by the FDA. Acusphere's Imagify is an ultrasound imaging agent for the detection of coronary artery disease. The new drug application (NDA) includes data from studies of Imagify in more than 1,000 patients worldwide, including two pivotal international multicenter Phase III clinical trials, Ramp-1 and Ramp-2, the company said. Imagify is claimed to...

2008-06-30 15:01:41

Acusphere, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACUS) announced today that the New Drug Application (NDA) for approval to market its lead product candidate, Imagify(TM) (Perflubutane Polymer Microspheres for Injectable Suspension), has been accepted for review by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Imagify is an ultrasound imaging agent for the detection of coronary artery disease, the leading cause of death in the United States. The NDA includes data from studies of Imagify in more than 1,000 patients...

2008-06-24 09:01:41

DEERFIELD, Ill., June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Astellas Pharma US, Inc. today announced the commercial availability of Lexiscan(TM) (regadenoson) injection, an A2A adenosine receptor agonist, for use as a pharmacologic stress agent in radionuclide MPI -- a test that detects and characterizes coronary artery disease -- in patients unable to undergo adequate exercise stress. Lexiscan, co-developed with CV Therapeutics , is the first A2A adenosine receptor agonist shown to be safe and effective as a...


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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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