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2012-08-16 23:02:20

The attorneys at Morgan and Morgan are investigating claims on behalf of patients who underwent cardiac work in Florida over the last several years. Tampa, Florida (PRWEB) August 16, 2012 The attorneys at Morgan and Morgan are looking to hear from patients who received cardiac catheterizations and stent procedures at Florida hospitals. In light of a recent report, the attorneys have reason to believe that some patients treated at certain hospitals in the state may have received unnecessary...

2012-08-16 13:10:20

A research team from the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry (PCMD), University of Exeter, and University of Cambridge has for the first time established a link between high levels of urinary Bisphenol-A (BPA) and severe coronary artery stenosis (narrowing of the arteries). The study is published in PLoS ONE today, 15th August 2012. The team analysed data from 591 patients who participated in the Metabonomics and Genomics Coronary Artery Disease (MaGiCAD) study in...

Smoking Has A New Partner In Crime: It’s Called Egg Yolk
2012-08-15 07:39:45

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The debate whether eggs are good or bad for you has been akin to roller coaster ride for decades. Adding to the debate is new research from Western University in Ontario, Canada that shows eating egg yolks is just as bad for you as lighting up that next cigarette. Dr. David Spence, the researcher conducting the research, said that regular consumption of yolk -- the yellow part of the egg -- accelerates atherosclerosis (coronary...

2012-08-14 23:02:37

Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center is among the first medical facilities in the country to participate in the ALERTS Pivotal US trial, which evaluates the safety and effectiveness of the AngelMed Guardian implantable cardiac monitor and alert system. Camden, New Jersey (PRWEB) August 13, 2012 Lourdes Cardiology Services recently announced its participation in the ALERTS Pivotal US trial for the AngelMed Guardian implantable cardiac monitor and alert system, which prompts patients of a heart...

2012-08-13 14:58:45

Newly published research led by Dr. David Spence of Western University, Canada, shows that eating egg yolks accelerates atherosclerosis in a manner similar to smoking cigarettes. Surveying more than 1200 patients, Dr. Spence found regular consumption of egg yolks is about two-thirds as bad as smoking when it comes to increased build-up of carotid plaque, a risk factor for stroke and heart attack. The research is published online in the journal Atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis, also called...

2012-08-08 23:03:15

More and more workout facilities are implementing Automated External Defibrillators. Barry's Bootcamp in Nashville, TN has just incorporated an AED to protect their customers, as well as their instructors from sudden cardiac arrest. Brentwood, TN (PRWEB) August 08, 2012 Enlistees at Barry's Bootcamp Nashville can now train assured knowing that their facility is equipped with an automatic external defibrillator (AED) provided by AED.com. Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) strikes over 350,000...

2012-08-07 22:07:19

Implantable cardioverter defibrillators account for one-third of the decrease in cardiac arrests caused by ventricular fibrillation in North-Holland, according to research in Circulation, an American Heart Association journal. VF is an abnormal heart rhythm that makes the heart quiver so it can't pump blood. ICDs are small electronic devices implanted in the chest that detect potentially fatal abnormal heart rhythms and try to stop them with electric shocks. Generally, only people with...

2012-08-06 10:56:42

Transplanted heart cells, grown from stem cells, electrically couple and beat in sync with heart's own muscle Researchers have made a major advance in efforts to regenerate damaged hearts. Grafts of human cardiac muscle cells, grown from embryonic stem cells, coupled electrically and contracted synchronously with host muscle following transplantation in guinea pig hearts. The grafts also reduced the incidence of arrhythmias (irregular heart rhythms) in a guinea pig model of...


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tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.