Latest Cardiology Stories
WOODBRIDGE, ON, Jan. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Pivotal Therapeutics Inc.
Study Finds Value in Measuring Subclasses of High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol in Relation to Long-Term Hard Clinical Events BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Jan.
Presentation consistent with data from STA 2015 meeting, which show minute ventilation monitoring is consistently more precise than oximetry, capnography WALTHAM, Mass., Jan.
As his heart disease worsened, Californian Steve Williams feared he would die in his sleep.
FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Jan. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- HeartWare International, Inc.
TUCSON, Ariz., Jan. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SynCardia Systems, Inc.
QUEBEC CITY, Jan. 12, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Opsens Inc.
Primary efficacy endpoints met in two trials of alirocumab administered every four weeks TARRYTOWN, N.Y. and PARIS, Jan. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center is one of a select group of medical centers participating in a clinical trial of a new device for advanced heart failure patients,
Study Examines Avocado's Effects on CVD Risk Factors IRVINE, Calif., Jan.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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