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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...

2014-06-26 23:01:11

Mount Sinai’s Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, Joins Forces with Other Leading Global Cardiovascular Experts to Provide a Road Map for Reducing the Growing Worldwide Epidemic of Cardiovascular Diseases New York, NY (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 Global authorities in the field of cardiovascular medicine led by Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, of Mount Sinai Heart at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have created a free, special publication produced in collaboration with Scientific American Custom Media....

2014-06-24 10:18:07

The Lancet The rate of hospitalisation for the most serious type of heart attack, ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), more than quadrupled in China between 2001 and 2011, according to new research published in The Lancet. The study, funded by the Chinese government, evaluates medical records, care processes, and outcomes for 13,815 hospital admissions for STEMI in 162 hospitals across China. It shows that in 2001, there were an estimated 3•7 hospital admissions for...

2014-06-19 09:32:37

The JAMA Network Journals In an analysis that included data from 16 trials performed over the last 45 years, among patients with pulmonary embolism, receipt of therapy to dissolve the blood clot (thrombolysis) was associated with lower rates of death, but increased risks of major bleeding and intracranial hemorrhage, according to a study in the June 18 issue of JAMA. The authors note that these findings may not apply to patients with low-risk pulmonary embolism. Pulmonary embolism (PE;...

2014-06-13 08:23:37

DALLAS, June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MarketReportsChina.com adds "Research on China Cardiovascular Drugs Industry, 2014-2018" market intelligence report of 85 pages to its store. Delivery of this report will take 24 hours post purchase. Research on China Cardiovascular Drugs Industry, 2014-2018 says in the next ten years, there is a potential for the growth in cardiovascular diseases treatment field. It is predicted that the growth rate will be of more than 20% from...

2014-05-21 12:08:36

EuroPCR Optimizing treatment strategies is dependent on resources and geography A Great Debate at EuroPCR 2014 saw experts discussing the role of the two most valuable strategies to save the lives of ST-segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) patients: primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and thrombolysis. Both these are effective treatments that actively save lives, and when there is no option for primary percutaneous coronary intervention, thrombolysis is the...

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2014-04-25 08:20:19

Matt Shipman, North Carolina State University Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed an ultrasound device that could help identify arterial plaque that is at high risk of breaking off and causing heart attack or stroke. At issue is the plaque that builds up in arteries as we age. Some types of plaque are deemed “vulnerable,” meaning that they are more likely to detach from the artery wall and cause heart...

2014-04-22 10:05:49

Imaging of the coronary arteries with computed tomography (CT) angiography provides an accurate assessment of arterial plaque and could have a dramatic impact on the management of diabetic patients who face a high risk of heart attacks and other cardiovascular events, according to a new multicenter study published online in the journal Radiology. Plaque that forms in the arterial walls can restrict blood flow and, in some cases, rupture, leading to potentially fatal heart attacks. There is...

2014-04-14 12:32:47

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ROX Medical today announced it has completed enrollment for CONTROL-HTN trial, an international multi center, prospective, randomized, controlled, blinded endpoint trial of the ROX Coupler for the treatment of arterial hypertension. The CONTROL-HTN trial, NCT01642498, is evaluating the safety and efficacy of a percutaneous procedure creating a fixed connection between a central artery and vein in the upper leg - for the treatment...

2014-03-12 23:04:39

The global market for peripheral vascular surgical devices was valued at $5.8 billion in 2012 and at $6.2 billion for 2013. BCC Research expects the market to grow to $8.4 billion by 2018, and register a five-year compound annual growth rate of 6.3% from 2013 to 2018. Wellesley, Mass. (PRWEB) March 12, 2014 According to a new technical market research report Peripheral Vascular Surgical Devices: Technologies and Global Markets, from BCC Research (http://www.bccresearch.com), the global...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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