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2014-10-30 23:01:58

Recreational hockey players, usually middle aged men, are suiting up for hockey games putting themselves at risk of heart disease. The Heart Fit Clinic introduces new screening test to test how healthy and reactive are people’s arteries especially recreational hockey players. Calgary, AB (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 Heart disease and stroke are the number one cause of death and unfortunately many times the first symptom is death. Everyone has heard of hockey players having heart attacks....

2014-10-30 20:23:28

We are advised by Kaiser Permanente that journalists and other readers should disregard the news release, Digoxin Associated With Higher Risk of Death and Hospitalization in Adults With Atrial Fibrillation and No Heart Failure, issued 30-Oct-2014 over PR Newswire. SOURCE Kaiser Permanente

2014-10-30 08:36:04

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The era of fetal intervention has arrived in congenital heart care, but does performing prenatal catheter-based intervention on fetuses with aortic stenosis provide advantages over current postnatal treatments? One expert argues that it's still too early to tell. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141029/155340 "Innovative fetal intervention may prove to be a game-changer in many cases, but it is too soon to declare its...

2014-10-29 16:28:55

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While sudden cardiac death is undeniably devastating to a patient's family, friends and often to whole communities, cardiology experts disagree on whether to screen all U.S. children for underlying heart problems that put them at risk for a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). A person suffering a SCA requires immediate interventions to survive. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141029/155220 A diverse group of uncommon congenital...

2014-10-28 08:36:28

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PTS Diagnostics, the U.S.-based manufacturer of both the CardioChek® brand and the A1CNow® family of point-of-care diagnostic products, has entered into a Preferred Distributor agreement with Hanson Medical Systems, Inc. for domestic sales of products to select market segments. This Preferred Distributor status results in Hanson Medical Systems marketing, selling, and distributing exclusively the CardioChek family of products to customers who...

2014-10-27 23:11:11

ACLS Medical Training becomes the Web’s first provider of ACLS, PALS, and BLS certification training that qualifies for AMA PRA Category 1 Continuing Medical Education Credit(s)™. LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (PRWEB) October 27, 2014 ACLS Medical Training is the first online ACLS, PALS, and BLS certification company to provide American Medical Association and American Dental Association continuing medical education credits. ACLS Medical Training worked with professional education providers...

2014-10-23 23:07:59

4 Important Areas To Help Lower Your Cholesterol Naturally. (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 While some cholesterol (the “good” HDLs) is necessary for a body to run properly, too high a level of LDLs (the “bad” ones) can be detrimental to your well-being. These numbers rise when there is an increase of fatty deposits that are built up in the body’s blood vessels, which can constrict the flow of blood. This, in turn, can result in a lack of proper amounts of blood pumping to the heart,...

2014-10-23 23:02:43

Topical study “Market Snapshot: Transcatheter Heart Valve 2007 to 2020 - Europe (Germany, France, Italy, UK, Spain)” drawn up by GBI Research is now available at MarketPublishers.com London, UK (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 The European transcatheter heart valve (THV) market value is expected to grow from a value of around USD 483 million as of 2013 to reach close to USD 1.66 billion by 2020-end, at a CAGR of nearly 19.5%. This colossal growth, relating to the five leading markets of...

2014-10-22 08:30:31

One year later, Jack and Mary Jones stop to thank Sentara Heart Hospital staff who saved Jack in 2013 with the SynCardia Heart, which bridged him to a donor heart transplant. TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When Jack and Mary Jones first showed up at Sentara Heart Hospital on July 21, 2013, Jack was unconscious, fighting for his life after suffering a heart attack. It was the first day of the couple's vacation to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary....

2014-10-21 08:34:31

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AliveCor, Inc. announced today that the company has been named one of the Fierce 15 most promising privately held medical device and diagnostic companies in the world. Editors select winners based on their top management teams, notable financial backing, promising technologies and market opportunities. The Fierce 15 celebrates the spirit of being fierce, championing innovation and creativity even in the face of intense competition. AliveCor...


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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