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2014-04-17 08:28:21

New Yorkers Can Now Benefit from a Personalized Cardiovascular Disease Wellness Program FRAMINGHAM, Mass., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Heart Diagnostics Corporation, a pioneer in integrating next-generation diagnostics into personalized nutrition and lifestyle programs for patients with or at risk for heart disease, today announced that the company can serve patients from all 50 states now that it has successfully completed the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH)...

2014-04-16 08:32:01

Funding Will Enable Initiation of Blinded, Randomized Clinical Trial and Expanded Commercialization of CARILLON® Mitral Contour System® KIRKLAND, Wash., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardiac Dimensions(®),( )Inc. today announced the completion of a $20 million financing. M. H. Carnegie & Co. and Lumira Capital led the financing as part of an international syndicate of institutional investors from Australia, the U.S. and Canada. The financing follows the company's completion...

2014-04-15 23:05:03

In the recent years, the pediatric interventional cardiology market has witnessed a large number of technological advancements, owing to which new and advanced products are being launched in the market; http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/pediatric-interventional-cardiology-market-236831456.html. (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 The “Pediatric Interventional Cardiology Market by Congenital Heart Defect Closure Device [ASD, Ventricular Septal Defect, Patent Ductus Arteriosus, Left...

2014-04-15 14:43:23

Doctors at Henry Ford Hospital reached a medical milestone April 3, performing the 25th successful transcatheter valve replacement using a novel way to access the heart. Henry Ford is the only hospital in the United States performing the unique procedure called transcaval valve replacement, which accesses the heart by temporarily connecting major blood vessels. Northern Michigan resident Viola Waller, 80, underwent Henry Ford’s first transcaval procedure on July 3, 2013 when...

2014-04-15 08:31:02

SAN DIEGO, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Taxus Cardium Pharmaceuticals Group Inc. (Trading Symbol: CRXM) today presented highlights of financial results fiscal year ended December 31, 2013, and other recent developments. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140415/LA04094 Focus on Gene Therapy and Regenerative Medicine Biologics The Company recently announced that the U.S.-based Cardium Therapeutics operations will be primarily focused on the clinical and commercial development...

2014-04-15 08:30:34

ATLANTA, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CryoLife, Inc. (NYSE: CRY), a leading medical device and tissue processing company focused on cardiac and vascular surgery, announced today that 2014 first quarter financial results will be released on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. On that day, the Company will hold a teleconference call and live webcast at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss the results, followed by a question and answer session hosted by Steven G. Anderson, president and chief...

2014-04-14 23:00:39

A team of Washington University cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons recently were first in the region, outside clinical trials, to use the new CoreValve System when performing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedures. The two patients who received the self-expandable valve, both considered to be at extreme-risk for traditional aortic valve replacement, are recovering at home. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 Specialists at the Washington University and...

2014-04-11 23:24:34

Valves in the Heart of the Big Apple is the premiere international scientific conference providing state-of-the art information on the diagnosis, evaluation, intervention, surgical management and treatment of heart valve disease. Through state-of-the-art lectures, Meet the Expert and teaching sessions, hands-on classes and more, it will get to the core of this emerging public health issue. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 The Sixth Annual Joint Scientific Session of the Heart Valve...

2014-04-11 08:25:11

DETROIT, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Doctors at Henry Ford Hospital reached a medical milestone April 3, performing the 25(th) successful transcatheter valve replacement using a novel way to access the heart. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140411/DE03523-INFO Henry Ford is the only hospital in the United States performing the unique procedure called transcaval valve replacement, which accesses the heart by temporarily connecting major blood vessels. Northern Michigan...

2014-04-10 11:17:19

Should dental health now be considered a marker of coronary heart disease? Periodontal disorders such as tooth loss and gingivitis have been identified as a potential risk marker for cardiovascular disease in a large study reported today. More than 15,000 patients with chronic coronary heart disease provided information on their dental health, with results showing that indicators of periodontal disease (fewer remaining teeth, gum bleeding) were common in this patient group and associated...


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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