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2012-07-18 23:03:29

Medmeme, LLC reports on novel drugs with new mechanisms that may bolster the cardiovascular drug marketplace as many older blockbuster drugs go generic. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 18, 2012 Medmeme, LLC, a global leader in comprehensive, integrated medical and science information database platforms, announces release of the new syndicated TrendsmemeTM Report: Cardiology. Cardiovascular diseases account for roughly 30% of all deaths worldwide, and in the U.S. nearly 600,000 people die of heart...

2012-07-18 01:17:57

Cedars-Sinai researchers have linked Kawasaki Disease, a serious childhood illness that causes inflammation of blood vessels throughout the body, with early-onset and accelerated atherosclerosis, a leading cause of heart disease in adults. In a study published in the August 2012 print edition of Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, an American Heart Association peer-reviewed medical journal, a team of researchers showed how Kawasaki Disease in young mice predisposed them to...

Post Cardiac-Arrest Deaths On The Decline
2012-07-16 06:04:42

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Patients who arrive at a hospital in a state of cardiac arrest have a better chance for survival than a decade ago, according to a new study in the journal Circulation. While the report was unable to identify a particular reason for the improvement, researchers suspect a combination of changes, including the way hospitals treat cardiac arrest and the increased awareness of those witnessing someone suddenly collapse from the attack....

2012-07-14 23:00:23

Sudden Cardiac Arrest is one of the nation's leading causes of death. Michael Clarke Duncan is kept alive by his girlfriend's CPR efforts before emergency medical services could arrive. AED.com explains the disease that kills so many of its victims. Brentwood, TN (PRWEB) July 14, 2012 Michael Clarke Duncan, The well known actor in The Green Mile recently suffered a sudden cardiac arrest event. He is 54 years old. According to TMZ, Omarosa, who is most know from the popular TV show The...

2012-07-13 10:37:01

Hypertension frequently coexists in patients with diabetes. A new University of Georgia study shows why the co-morbid conditions can result in impaired vision. "Results showed early signals of cell death in eyes from diabetic animals within the first six weeks of elevated blood pressure. Later, the tiny blood vessels around the optic nerve that nourish the retina and affect visual processing showed signs of decay as early as 10 weeks after diabetic animals develop hypertension," said Azza...

2012-07-13 02:22:21

ALPINE, N.J., July 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ProTron Technologies has developed a breakthrough diagnostic apparatus for detecting cerebro-vasacular diseases such as aneurysms or atherosclerotic plaque. The patented Stethotron® Cerebral Stethoscope is the physician's first line of defense against ruptured aneurysms. "Prevention is the best cure," says Dr. Leon Dondysh, inventor of the Cerebral Stethoscope. "Atherosclerotic plaque, the narrowing of blood vessels, causes audible turbulence...

2012-07-12 23:03:14

Free app simulates the silent progression of coronary artery disease Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) July 12, 2012 A new app for the iPad, iHeart Touch, may be a doctor´s new best friend when it comes to persuading millions of Americans to lose weight and exercise. The app uses a life-like beating heart that takes patients inside an artery, showing the effects of years of plaque buildup in coronary artery disease, ultimately leading to a heart attack. The deceptively entertaining app gives...

2012-07-11 13:31:09

Lifestyle behavior in adolescents may adversely affect blood pressure and cardiovascular risk in adulthood... Lifestyle behaviour in adolescents may adversely affect blood pressure and cardiovascular risk in adulthood, according to results from a large pregnancy follow-up study in Australia. In particular, alcohol consumption among boys, use of the Pill among girls, and high salt intake and increasing body mass index (BMI) in both sexes were important factors linked to blood pressure...

2012-07-11 02:26:00

CAESAREA, Israel, July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Angioslide Ltd., a provider of Embolic Capture Angioplasty solutions, today announced the successful deployment of a 3X100mm PROTEUS device for treating Peripheral Artery Disease in below-the-knee (BTK) vasculature at Community Hospital in Munster, IN. Accommodating a 0.014" guide-wire, the new device allows physician to perform a PTA revascularization in BTK vessels while capturing and removing embolic particles. "With...

2012-07-09 16:28:35

Systemic complications include life-threatening thoracic aortic disease Research teams from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and Paris, France have discovered a gene defect linked to a cluster of systemic complications, including life-threatening thoracic aortic disease and intracranial aneurysms. The new syndrome is similar, but distinct from known syndromes such as Marfan and Loeys-Dietz syndrome. Genome-wide analysis of two unrelated families, one...