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2015-03-26 16:33:10

PASADENA, Calif., March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Huntington Memorial Hospital is the first facility in the San Gabriel Valley to perform transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR),

2015-03-24 12:31:50

In a peer-reviewed paper published in the American Journal of Transplantation, it is estimated that 20,000 donor hearts annually are needed to save U.S. patients dying from heart failure.

2015-03-19 23:06:29

On average, a healthy adult should have a heart rate of 60 – 100 beats per minute.

2015-03-19 08:27:54

Three International Anesthesia Research Society Annual Meeting Presentations Conclude RVM Shows Potential for Improving Patient Safety WALTHAM, Mass., March 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Respiratory

2015-03-19 08:24:17

Virginia Hospitals Ranked on Readmission and Mortality Rates RICHMOND, Va., March 19, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On any given day, hundreds of Virginians are hospitalized for

2015-03-17 23:04:16

Latest wearable to seek crowdfunding support, has working prototype to show (PRWEB) March 17, 2015 Ottawa, Canada: Darta Systems, a Canadian-Russian

2015-03-16 16:25:41

RVX-208 the first selective bromodomain extra-terminal (BET) protein inhibitor being developed for patients with high residual risks of cardiovascular disease SAN DIEGO,

2015-03-16 12:27:49

NEW YORK, March 16, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Air pollution has been linked to a dangerous narrowing of neck arteries that occurs prior to strokes, according to researchers at NYU Langone

2015-03-16 12:27:40

DALLAS, March 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- MarketReportsOnline.com adds "Global Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM) Market Report: 2015 Edition" research report to the Medical


Latest Cardiology Reference Libraries

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...

Coronary Angiography
2013-07-29 11:05:01

A coronary angiography, also known as a coronary catheterization, is a procedure that gives both visual and tactical access to coronary circulation and blood filled chambers of the heart for both diagnostic and interventional purposes. It is one of many diagnostic tests used in cardiology. More specifically, coronary catheterization recognizes occlusion, stenosis, thrombosis or aneurismal enlargement of the walls of the coronary arteries; heart chamber size; heart muscle contraction...

Heart
2013-01-01 11:25:12

The heart is a part of the circulatory system, and is considered one of the most vital organs of the human body. It is about the size of a fist, has a mass of approximately 300 grams, and its main function is to contract and produce enough pressure to circulate blood throughout the body. The top of the heart where the veins and arteries all connect is called the base. The pointed lower tip of the heart is called the apex. The coronary sulcus is a deep groove that runs horizontally across the...

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...

Nature Medicine
2012-09-24 08:10:29

Nature Medicine is a peer-reviewed academic journal established in 1995 and published monthly by the Nature Publishing Group, a division of Macmillan Publishers Ltd. As with other Nature journals, this periodical has no external Editorial Board, with editorial decisions being made by an in-house team. Nature Medicine publishes research articles, reviews, news and commentary pieces. Topics include cancer, cardiovascular disease, gene therapy, immunology, vaccines, and neuroscience. Research...

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