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2014-07-30 10:01:14

American College of Cardiology Study finds more education, research needed for preventing heat stroke death Heat stroke is 10 times more likely than cardiac events to be life-threatening for runners during endurance races in warm climates, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The authors noted the findings may play a role in the ongoing debate over pre-participation ECG screenings for preventing sudden death in athletes by offering...

2014-07-28 13:07:01

American College of Emergency Physicians A new system that sent patients to designated cardiac receiving centers dramatically increased the survival rate of victims of sudden cardiac arrest in Arizona, according to a study published online yesterday in Annals of Emergency Medicine (Statewide Regionalization of Postarrest Care for Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: Association With Survival and Neurologic Outcome). “We knew lives would be saved if the hospitals implemented the latest...

2014-07-24 23:05:35

Beth Israel Deaconess Cardiologist Brings Significant Experience to the Clinical Reference Tool from EBSCO Health Ipswich, Mass. (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 Dr. Peter Oettgen, a member of the Cardiology Division at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, is the new Deputy Editor of Cardiology for DynaMed™ . Dr. Oettgen brings his considerable experience in the field to the evidence-based, clinical reference tool from EBSCO Health. Dr. Oettgen received his medical degree from the...

2014-07-24 11:35:43

American College of Cardiology Study underscores need to address risk factors such as diabetes, blood pressure, smoking While awareness campaigns may be getting women to go to the hospital more quickly during a heart-attack, a new look at hospital data shows women have longer hospital stays and are more likely than men to die in the hospital after a heart attack. In the study published online today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, researchers from Yale School of...

2014-07-23 23:26:50

EECP Treatment is FDA-Cleared for Refractory Angina and Offered at Dr. Weaver’s EECP Independent Outpatient Facility in the U.S. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 Ronald S. Weaver, MD, owner of Global Cardio Care Centers in Inglewood, Calif., today announced a heart transplant patient with cardiomyopathy has successfully completed a course of Enhanced External Counterpulsation (EECP) therapy at Global Cardio Care Centers and is no longer a candidate for heart transplant. The...

2014-07-23 23:08:24

Diet Doc’s new cholesterol diet plans focus on helping people in any part of the country lose weight fast and improve their health by reducing bad cholesterol levels Dallas, TX (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 Being overweight is no longer a mere cosmetic concern. Almost every day, new research suggests that eating a diet high in processed and sugar-laden foods significantly affects overall general health and increases the risk for a host of diseases and weight related conditions, including...

2014-07-23 16:28:13

Innovative Technology Adds To Company's Leading Portfolio of Treatment Options for Coronary Artery Disease MARLBOROUGH, Mass., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing to advance the development of innovative treatment options for coronary artery disease, Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) has received CE Mark and begun the European market launch of the Agent(TM) Paclitaxel-Coated PTCA Balloon Catheter. The Agent Drug-Coated Balloon (DCB) provides physicians with an...

2014-07-23 08:32:18

In addition, preliminary results from an Australian sponsored trial have yet to verify whether the mechanism of RVX-208 action may affect glucose metabolism. TSX Exchange Symbol: RVX CALGARY, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Resverlogix Corp. (TSX: RVX) announced today findings from the recent analysis of Major Adverse Cardiovascular Events (MACE) data in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) enrolled in both the ASSURE and SUSTAIN trials. In ASSURE, MACE was a pre-specified...

2014-07-23 08:27:25

LONDON, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Cardiac Biomarkers: Technologies and Global Marketshttps://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2070047/Cardiac-Biomarkers-Technologies-and-Global-Markets.html REPORT HIGHLIGHTSThe global market for in vitro diagnostic tests for cardiac biomarkers was estimated at $3.1 billion in 2012 and nearly $4 billion in 2013. This market is predicted to reach $7.2 billion by 2018, at a compound annual growth...

2014-07-22 16:26:50

GPS Capabilities Provide Real-Time Location Of Devices Inside The Heart, Potentially Reducing Amount of Radiation Received By Patient DALLAS, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Walnut Hill Medical Center (WHMC) is one of a handful of health care providers in the state of Texas to offer MediGuide(TM) technology to treat atrial fibrillation and other heart rhythm irregularities. The technology incorporates GPS capabilities to provide a real-time location of the heart catheter and show the...


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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