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Healthy Lifestyle Choices May Dramatically Reduce Risk Of Heart Attack In Men

Rachel Cagan, American College of Cardiology Four out of five heart attacks may be prevented with healthy behaviors Following a healthy lifestyle, including maintaining a healthy weight and diet, exercise, not smoking and moderating alcohol...

Latest Cardiology Stories

2014-09-29 12:30:22

JENA, Germany, September 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Occlutech, a leading innovator of products to treat structural heart disease today announced that it has obtained a European CE Mark approval for its dedicated Paravalvular Leak Closure Device, (PLD). The implant is the world's first, specifically designed device indicated for the minimally invasive closure of leaks occurring around artificial aortic and mitral valves. Tor Peters, CEO of the Occlutech Group, commented:...

2014-09-26 23:01:03

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) September 27, 2014 The "North American Interventional Cardiology & Peripheral Vascular Devices Market by Angioplasty Balloon (Plain/Old, Cutting),...

2014-09-26 16:23:47

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Sept. 24, 2014 Heart Hospital of Austin became the first facility in Texas to implant a new miniaturized, wireless monitoring sensor to manage heart failure (HF). The CardioMEMS HF System is the first and only FDA-approved heart failure monitoring device that has been proven to significantly reduce hospital admissions when used by physicians to manage heart failure. The CardioMEMS HF System features a sensor that is implanted in the...

2014-09-25 23:11:40

Low-cost app-device by LionsGate Technologies (LGTmedical) that connects pulse oximeter sensors to mobile phones and tablets is now available on iOS 8. Vancouver, BC, Canada (PRWEB) September 25, 2014 LionsGate Technologies, Inc. (LGTmedical) has launched an iOS 8 pulse oximeter app-device called Kenek Edge™. “Apple says that iOS 8 just might be the beginning of a health revolution. Their timing is excellent. Mobile health is a rapidly growing market, responding to the increasing...

2014-09-24 12:29:28

BASINGSTOKE, England, September 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RDT is pleased to announce that, following CE and other market approvals, it has received 510k clearance by the US Food and Drug Administration for the addition to the Tempus Pro medical monitor of: 12 Lead ECG recording interpretation, real-time arrhythmia detection, ST and QT monitoring and alarming (unique to a fully-featured pre-hospital transport monitor) an additional two channels of invasive blood pressure (four...

2014-09-24 08:27:43

Ground-breaking Patient Monitoring System Aligns with Forces of Magnetism SAN DIEGO, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sotera® Wireless, Inc. will demonstrate how the early detection capabilities of its ViSi® Mobile System may significantly impact hospital patient safety, as well as support the ANCC Forces of Magnetism, at the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference being held from October 8 through October 10 at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in...

2014-09-24 08:27:21

KIBBUTZ HAMA'APIL, Israel, September 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The acWire(TM) is intended for use in peripheral vascular and heart catheterization procedures to introduce and assist in positioning diagnostic and interventional devices. The acWire may also function as an alignment tool by providing a reference plane of anatomical structure of interest (i.e., the aortic valve). MediValve, Ltd., a Trendlines portfolio company, today announced that...

2014-09-23 16:27:38

Data From REPRISE III Clinical Trial Designed to Support U.S. Regulatory Approval MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) has initiated the REPRISE III clinical trial, a pivotal study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the Lotus(TM) Valve System in patients with severe aortic stenosis and who are considered to be at either high or extreme risk for surgical valve replacement. The Lotus Valve System is the first transcatheter aortic...

2014-09-23 08:30:52

PubMed-indexed case report---with matching video---by surgeons at Texas Children's Hospital and Cincinnati Children's Hospital concludes that the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart can be modified for use in patients whose hearts have congenital abnormalities. TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A case report and matching animated video demonstrate the successful implantation of a SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart into a patient with congenital heart disease where his major...

2014-09-23 08:30:21

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Terumo Cardiovascular Group today announced that, beginning immediately, it will distribute Nonin Medical's SenSmart(TM) Model X-100 Universal Oximetry System to adult and pediatric cardiovascular hospitals in the United States. This is an expansion of the distribution agreement between Terumo and Nonin, which was originally entered into on May 1, 2013. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140922/147524 The Nonin SenSmart Universal Oximetry...


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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