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2014-09-17 12:27:42

High-Definition Resolution, Faster Pullback and Innovative Touch Screen Display Advances IVUS for Cardiologists EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ACIST Medical Systems, Inc., a Bracco Group company, pioneer and global market leader of advanced imaging modalities for cardiology, showcased the first-ever HDi((TM)) High-Definition Intravascular Ultrasound System in two live cases at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics meeting in Washington, D.C. The cases...

2014-09-17 08:29:17

Third Multi-Center Study Shows Compelling Results Consistent with Previous Trials; Data Presented at TCT KIRKLAND, Wash., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardiac Dimensions(®), Inc. today announced that new long-term outcomes data from the TITAN II clinical trial of its enhanced CARILLON Mitral Contour System showed significant and sustained improvements in mitral regurgitation, functional improvement, quality of life and reverse cardiac remodeling. The long-term safety and efficacy data,...

2014-09-16 23:04:08

Former Major League Baseball relief pitcher Kent Tekulve is recovering well today after undergoing successful heart transplantation surgery at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) on Friday, September 5. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 Former Major League Baseball relief pitcher Kent Tekulve is recovering well today after undergoing successful heart transplantation surgery at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) on Friday, September 5. Mr. Tekulve, who spent most of his 16-year baseball...

2014-09-16 12:24:58

Peer-reviewed case report says implantation of the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart restores "normal biventricular circulation" to a congenital patient with only one functioning ventricle. The male patient was bridged to a donor heart 61 days later. TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Surgeons at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia describe in a case report the first successful use of a SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart (TAH-t) in a 13- year-old boy with failing Fontan...

2014-09-15 23:06:26

Consumer sales of pulse oximeters through retailers such as Amazon and Walgreens and other distribution channels provide manufactures with lucrative cash sales, reports iData Research. Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 According to a report by iData Research (http://www.idataresearch.com), the leading global authority in medical device market research, the market for pulse oximeters in the U.S., Asia Pacific and Europe is expected to grow to over $1.3 billion by 2020. This market...

2014-09-15 16:28:52

No Cases of Moderate or Severe Paravalvular Aortic Regurgitation at One Year MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New data from the Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) clinical trial program of the Lotus(TM) Valve System continue to demonstrate strong performance as a less invasive treatment for patients with severe aortic stenosis who are considered high risk for surgical valve replacement. Data from the REPRISE II clinical trial confirmed safety and effectiveness out to one year,...

2014-09-15 12:27:24

Expert Panel Re-affirms the Importance of Setting Cholesterol Goals for the Prevention of Heart Attack and Stroke NEW YORK, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the National Lipid Association (NLA) released new recommendations based on a panel of independent experts, published in the Journal of Clinical Lipidology. The recommendations highlight the importance of doctors and patients setting cholesterol goals and focusing on patient's risk and risk factors, rather than on specific...

2014-09-15 12:27:22

Tiara(TM) Transcatheter Mitral Valve program featured in multiple scientific presentations NASDAQ: NVCNTSX: NVC WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Neovasc Inc. ("Neovasc" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: NVCN) (TSX: NVC) announced today that its Reducer(TM) technology was featured in a "live case" broadcast on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at the 26th Annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) scientific symposium. A Clinical update on the company's Tiara(TM)...

2014-09-15 08:29:19

DUBLIN, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Cardiac POC Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 Cardiac POC is a medical test performed near to the site of the patient. The Cardiac POCs are simple medical blood tests that include cholesterol and coagulation testing. Cardiac POC tests include Troponin and brain natriuretic peptide tests, which are used to diagnose cardiovascular...

2014-09-15 08:26:44

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Chek Diagnostics, the U.S.-based manufacturer of both the CardioChek® brand and the A1CNow® family of point-of-care diagnostic products, has again been named to the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. The Inc. 5000 ranking is based on revenue growth over a three-year period. Chek Diagnostics earned its place on the list by growing its revenue by 80 percent from 2010 to 2013....


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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