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2014-07-23 23:26:50

EECP Treatment is FDA-Cleared for Refractory Angina and Offered at Dr. Weaver’s EECP Independent Outpatient Facility in the U.S. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 Ronald S. Weaver, MD, owner of Global Cardio Care Centers in Inglewood, Calif., today announced a heart transplant patient with cardiomyopathy has successfully completed a course of Enhanced External Counterpulsation (EECP) therapy at Global Cardio Care Centers and is no longer a candidate for heart transplant. The...

2014-07-23 23:08:24

Diet Doc’s new cholesterol diet plans focus on helping people in any part of the country lose weight fast and improve their health by reducing bad cholesterol levels Dallas, TX (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 Being overweight is no longer a mere cosmetic concern. Almost every day, new research suggests that eating a diet high in processed and sugar-laden foods significantly affects overall general health and increases the risk for a host of diseases and weight related conditions, including...

2014-07-23 16:28:13

Innovative Technology Adds To Company's Leading Portfolio of Treatment Options for Coronary Artery Disease MARLBOROUGH, Mass., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing to advance the development of innovative treatment options for coronary artery disease, Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) has received CE Mark and begun the European market launch of the Agent(TM) Paclitaxel-Coated PTCA Balloon Catheter. The Agent Drug-Coated Balloon (DCB) provides physicians with an...

2014-07-23 08:32:18

In addition, preliminary results from an Australian sponsored trial have yet to verify whether the mechanism of RVX-208 action may affect glucose metabolism. TSX Exchange Symbol: RVX CALGARY, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Resverlogix Corp. (TSX: RVX) announced today findings from the recent analysis of Major Adverse Cardiovascular Events (MACE) data in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) enrolled in both the ASSURE and SUSTAIN trials. In ASSURE, MACE was a pre-specified...

2014-07-23 08:27:25

LONDON, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Cardiac Biomarkers: Technologies and Global Marketshttps://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2070047/Cardiac-Biomarkers-Technologies-and-Global-Markets.html REPORT HIGHLIGHTSThe global market for in vitro diagnostic tests for cardiac biomarkers was estimated at $3.1 billion in 2012 and nearly $4 billion in 2013. This market is predicted to reach $7.2 billion by 2018, at a compound annual growth...

2014-07-22 16:26:50

GPS Capabilities Provide Real-Time Location Of Devices Inside The Heart, Potentially Reducing Amount of Radiation Received By Patient DALLAS, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Walnut Hill Medical Center (WHMC) is one of a handful of health care providers in the state of Texas to offer MediGuide(TM) technology to treat atrial fibrillation and other heart rhythm irregularities. The technology incorporates GPS capabilities to provide a real-time location of the heart catheter and show the...

2014-07-22 12:29:46

Ronald Fontana is discharged home while he waits for a matching donor heart transplant. He is enjoying his family, thanks to the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart powered by the Freedom Portable Driver. TUCSON, Ariz., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A central New York recipient of a SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart implant is home, discharged from University of Rochester's Strong Memorial Hospital with the Freedom® portable driver to wait for a matching donor heart....

2014-07-22 12:28:16

Although Procedure Volume Expansion Is Faster Than Other Developed Markets, This Will Be Largely Offset By Price Declines, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that the market for interventional cardiology (IC) devices in Canada will remain relatively stagnant at a value of around $80 million through 2022. This is despite the fact that percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) volumes are growing...

2014-07-21 12:24:55

Agents That Reduce the Incidence of Cardiovascular Adverse Events Remain a Key Unmet Need for Both Physicians and Payers, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that Amgen's evolocumab (AMG-145) is set to become the clinical gold-standard among statin add-on therapies used to treat patients with dyslipidemia. The competitive advantages this proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9)...

2014-07-18 12:49:57

American Heart Association American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report Women who were sexually abused as children may show signs of atherosclerosis, an early indication of cardiovascular disease, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Stroke. This is the first study to suggest a link between sexual abuse and higher carotid artery intima-media thickness (IMT) – thickening of the inner lining of the arteries that may indicate early...


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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