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Cholesterol Drug Cuts Heart And Stroke Risks In Diabetic Women: Study

Dan Gafney, University of Sydney The cholesterol-lowering drug fenofibrate cuts cardiovascular disease risks by 30 percent in women with type-2 diabetes, a new University of Sydney study reveals. "The finding is good news for women," says...

Latest Cardiology Stories

2014-08-27 16:25:51

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Aug. 26, 2014, physicians at Heart Hospital of Austin became the first in Texas to implant the new Portico(TM) Re-sheathable Transcatheter Aortic Valve System--an innovative, repositionable aortic heart valve and delivery system. Heart Hospital of Austin is part of the PORTICO trial, a nationwide clinical study to examine the effectiveness of the new heart valve. The Portico valve was used during a catheter-based valve replacement...

2014-08-27 16:25:28

DUBLIN, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Pulse Oximeter Industry Report 2014" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 The Global Pulse Oximeter Industry Report 2014 is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the global pulse oximeter industry. The report provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain...

2014-08-26 08:29:21

The Tucson company manufactures the Total Artificial Heart, the world's only approved device that eliminates the source of end-stage biventricular failure, and the Freedom portable driver. TUCSON, Ariz., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SynCardia Systems, Inc., manufacturer of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart, is high on the Inc. 5000 named by the business magazine Inc. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140825/139411 "SynCardia manufactures the world's only FDA, Health Canada...

2014-08-25 16:27:31

DALLAS, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- DeepResearchReports.com adds "2014 Market Research Report on Global and China Pulse Oximeter Industry" to its research database. 2014 Market Research Report on Global and China Pulse Oximeter Industry" is a professional and in-depth research report on China and Global Pulse Oximeter market. The report introduces Pulse Oximeter basic information, definition, classification, application, and industry chain structure and industry overview....

2014-08-21 23:09:14

The North American interventional cardiology devices market study covers the surgical and diagnostic devices market for angioplasty, aneurysm repair, and deep vein thrombosis procedures (http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/north-american-interventional-cardiology-peripheral-vascular-devices-market-138691746.html). (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 The "North American Interventional Cardiology & Peripheral Vascular Devices Market by Angioplasty Balloon (Plain/Old, Cutting),...

2014-08-21 08:28:57

Patients are able to instantly identify atrial fibrillation in real-time ECG recordings SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AliveCor, Inc. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted the company clearance for its algorithm to detect atrial fibrillation (AFib), the most common form of cardiac arrhythmia. AliveCor's automated analysis process (algorithm) instantly detects if patients are experiencing AFib through real-time electrocardiogram...

2014-08-20 23:03:06

The research organization offers tips on how to help lower cholesterol. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 Texas Medical Research Associates is looking for candidates to participate in their new study. The study will help test the effectiveness of a new drug looking to help lower cholesterol. People who suffer from high cholesterol may be eligible to participate in the study. According to the American Heart Association, too much cholesterol in the blood can lead to cardiovascular...

2014-08-19 12:29:23

DUBLIN, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Prosthetic Heart Valves - Global Strategic Business Report" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Prosthetic Heart Valves in US$ Million by the following Product Segments: Mechanical valves, and Biological/Tissue valves. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe,...

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2014-08-17 02:00:52

Traci Klein, Mayo Clinic A Mayo Clinic task force challenges some recommendations in the updated guideline for cholesterol treatment unveiled by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) in 2013. The task force concludes, based on current evidence, that not all patients encouraged to take cholesterol-lowering medications, such as statins, may benefit from them and that the guideline missed some important conditions that might benefit from medication....

2014-08-14 12:27:46

CoreValve® System Now Available to More U.S. Patients than any Other Transcatheter Aortic Valve MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- El Camino Hospital became one of the first hospitals in California to adopt a new minimally invasive system to treat patients with narrowed, failing aortic heart valves who are considered to be at high risk to undergo surgery. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Medtronic CoreValve(®) System to treat patients with...


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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