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2013-03-04 20:22:48

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ROX Medical announced enrollment of the first two Irish patients in the CONTROL-HTN randomized controlled trial of the ROX FLOW procedure for the treatment of resistant hypertension. Both patients were evaluated by hypertension specialists, Professor Alice Stanton, M.D. of Beaumont Hospital and Eamon Dolan, M.D. of Connolly Hospital in Dublin. One of the two patients was randomized to receive the ROX FLOW procedure, which was performed by...

2012-09-20 16:48:42

Striking findings highlight need for aggressive monitoring, early treatment to prevent later heart attacks, strokes A federally funded study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Children's Center has found that children with mild to moderate kidney disease have abnormally thick neck arteries, a condition known as carotid atherosclerosis, usually seen in older adults with a long history of elevated cholesterol and untreated hypertension. The findings – published online ahead of...

2012-08-22 18:20:31

GUANGZHOU, China, Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Guangzhou General Hospital of Guangzhou Military Command announced that its Chest Pain Center was granted accreditation by the American Society of Chest Pain Centers (ASCPC). Professor Joseph Lee Garvey, from the American Society of Chest Pain Centers said, "After reviewing the substantial application documents regarding the hospital's processes, and touring each area of the hospital, we were extremely impressed with the achievements they...

2012-08-22 12:45:20

In a comparison of novel cardiovascular risk markers, coronary artery calcium, ankle-brachial index, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, and family history were independent predictors of coronary heart disease/cardiovascular disease in intermediate-risk individuals beyond traditional risk factors, with coronary artery calcium providing superior discrimination and risk reclassification compared with other risk markers, according to a study in the August 22/29 issue of JAMA. "Current trends...

2012-08-22 12:30:40

Heart calcium scans are far superior to other assessment tools in predicting the development of cardiovascular disease in individuals currently classified at intermediate risk by their doctors, according to researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. The test, known as coronary artery calcium (CAC), uses a CT scan to detect calcium build-up in the arteries around the heart. The study findings are presented in the Aug. 22 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association....

2012-08-22 02:23:45

ERLANGEN, Germany and BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Power Over Pressure steering committee today announced the launch of the world's first online resource created to help healthcare professionals improve diagnosis and develop solutions for treatment-resistant hypertension, an urgent and growing public health issue that affects 120 million people worldwide.(1,2) Developed by global hypertension experts and endorsed by the American Society of Hypertension and the European...

2012-08-21 10:22:37

Patient Survivor Spokespersons and Medical Experts Available for Interviews WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lisa M. Tate, CEO of WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease responded to the news of comedian and actress Rosie O'Donnell's heart attack: "Rosie O'Donnell's experience with her heart attack is one that is all too common among women. She didn't recognize her symptoms as those of a heart attack and she delayed calling 911. Data shows...

2012-08-21 06:27:36

DANVILLE, Pa., Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Health Secretary Dr. Eli N. Avila today presented nearly $4 million in Commonwealth Universal Research Enhancement Program, or CURE, grants to support two research projects focused on esophageal cancer treatment and advancing detection of abdominal aortic aneurysms. The CURE program funds health research with the purpose of discovering new scientific knowledge to help improve the health of all Pennsylvanians. These...

2012-08-21 00:15:20

The number of new cases of heart failure in Ontario decreased 33% over a decade, suggesting preventive efforts may be working. However, mortality rates remain high for people with the disease, states a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Heart failure is a major cause of admission to hospital and has a high death rate for patients. In recent decades, the incidence has been increasing; in 2000, patients with heart failure accounted for the second highest number...

2012-08-20 02:30:53

CLEVELAND, Aug. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Juventas Therapeutics, a privately-held clinical-stage company developing novel regenerative therapies for treatment of cardiovascular disease, reports treating the first patient in its STOP-HF trial. The 90-patient, placebo-controlled, randomized double-blinded Phase II study is evaluating the safety and efficacy for JVS-100 in patients with late stage heart failure. Dr. Amit Patel, the Director of Clinical Regenerative Medicine at...