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Living Near Major Roads May Increase Risk Of Sudden Cardiac Death In Women

Provided by the American Heart Association Living close to a major road may increase women’s risk of dying from sudden cardiac death, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. “It’s important for...

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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...

2014-10-20 23:05:56

Allegheny General Hospital, part of the Allegheny Health Network, is offering a new, minimally-invasive procedure that enables physicians to repair a damaged mitral valve as the heart continues to beat. The MitraClip system, developed by Abbott Vascular, is designed to treat degenerative mitral regurgitation (MR), a progressive and life-threatening condition in which the heart’s mitral valve leaflets fail to close tightly, allowing blood to flow backward from the heart’s left ventricle...

2014-10-20 23:04:44

MarketReportsOnline.com adds "Global LVAD Market Report: 2014 Edition" report to its research store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 LVAD, Left Ventricular Assist Device, is a mechanical device that circulates blood throughout the body when the heart is too weak to pump blood on its own. They are used in bridge-to-transplantation (BTT), destination therapy (DT) and bridge to recovery. With the existing conventional therapies and other invasive therapies that provide only...

2014-10-20 16:26:58

FDA-approved CardioMEMS device reduces hospital readmissions and enables patients to send health data instantly and effortlessly to their physicians LOS ANGELES, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) is the first medical center in Southern California, post-Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval, to implant a new wireless device for heart failure patients. The device is designed to reduce readmissions to the hospital...

2014-10-16 23:07:38

By 2020, the technologically driven patient monitoring equipment market is projected to be worth more than US$ 680 million, with Japan representing more than 75% of that value, reports iData Research Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 According to a report by iData Research (http://www.idataresearch.com), the multi-parameter vital sign monitoring market segment in the Asia-Pacific region is both stable and exceptionally valuable; over the next few years, this segment will steadily...

2014-10-15 08:31:30

The international quarterly publication, which covers topics of innovation worldwide, cites the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart because it saves patients dying from end-stage biventricular heart failure when they cannot get matching donor heart transplants in time. The SynCardia Heart provides the needed blood flow that helps patients recover and be in better condition for their matching donor heart transplants. TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SynCardia Systems, Inc., which...

2014-10-14 23:11:35

Dr. Arash Bereliani, a leading practitioner of cardiology and internal medicine in Beverly Hills, explains new research regarding caffeine and our DNA. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 14, 2014 According to a new study published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry and reported on by Bloomberg on October 7, 2014, the way caffeine affects a person is largely determined by their genetic makeup. This study found six genetic variants in particular that account for this. “We have known for...


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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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