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2014-03-03 23:00:09

Noninvasive imaging of carotid artery plaque with MRI can accurately predict future cardiovascular events like strokes and heart attacks in people without a history of cardiovascular disease, according to a new study published online, March 4, in the journal Radiology. Oak Brook, Ill. (PRWEB) March 03, 2014 Noninvasive imaging of carotid artery plaque with MRI can accurately predict future cardiovascular events like strokes and heart attacks in people without a history of cardiovascular...

2014-02-03 23:03:11

AtCor Medical's Noninvasive Central Aortic Blood Pressure and Arterial Stiffness Technology Now Available in Canada Itasca, IL (PRWEB) February 03, 2014 AtCor Medical (ASX: ACG), the developer and marketer of the SphygmoCor® system which measures central aortic blood pressures and arterial stiffness noninvasively, today announced that its SphygmoCor XCEL system has been approved by Health Canada, allowing AtCor to sell its new system to Canadian customers. Canada’s population...

2013-11-07 23:29:08

“First Contact-to-Balloon” Initiative Accelerates Patient Diagnosis, Empowers EMS to Activate Hospital Cardiac Teams Pittsburgh PA (PRWEB) November 07, 2013 When a heart attack strikes, time is never on the victim’s side. Without swift treatment to restore blood flow to the heart, a patient’s chances of survival or escaping serious cardiovascular injury diminish by the minute. That’s particularly true for a dangerous type of heart attack called ST-elevation myocardial...

2013-10-14 10:11:19

System delay in treating patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) postpones their return to work and increases early retirement, according to research presented at the Acute Cardiac Care Congress 2013 by Kristina Laut, PhD student from Aarhus, Denmark. The Acute Cardiac Care Congress 2013 is the annual meeting of the Acute Cardiovascular Care Association (ACCA) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and is held 12-14 October in Madrid, Spain. Ms Laut said: "System...

2013-10-06 23:00:41

Transparency Market Research published new "Cardiovascular Devices Market (Monitoring & Diagnostic) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2011 - 2016" market research report to its report store. Browse the report with TOC visit http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/cardiovascular-monitoring-diagnostic-devices-market.html Albany, New York (PRWEB) October 06, 2013 Every year, millions of people die of cardiovascular diseases that are caused...

2013-09-30 16:15:10

A new study by LMU researchers led by Christian Weber sheds light on the role of the adhesion molecule JAM-A in the recruitment of immune cells to the inner layer of arteries – which promotes the development of atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is characterized by the formation of fatty “plaques” on the inner lining of the arteries, and is facilitated by high levels of fat in the diet. These “plaques” constrict the vessel, restrict the flow of blood, and may precipitate strokes...


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