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Individualized Stroke Care From Bedside Optical Monitoring Of Cerebral Blood Flow
2014-03-23 14:12:57

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Using a University of Pennsylvania-designed device to noninvasively and continuously monitor cerebral blood flow (CBF) in acute stroke patients, researchers from Penn Medicine and the Department of Physics & Astronomy in Penn Arts and Sciences are now learning how head of bed (HOB) positioning affects blood flow reaching the brain. Most patients admitted to the hospital with an acute stroke are kept flat for at least 24 hours in an effort...

2014-02-27 12:27:56

SOUTHWEST RANCHES, Fla., Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bankers Healthcare Group recently teamed up with the American Heart Association and Broward PULSE in the fight against heart disease. BHG joined on as the "Social Spark" to power the social media presence for the annual PULSE Red Party on February 15 in Fort Lauderdale. More than 400 PULSE supporters attended this year's event, helping to raise $180,000. "It is a privilege to support a cause that hits close to home for so many...

2014-01-24 11:19:56

Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology identify links between the palatability of various tastes and circulation in different parts of the face. Tastes deemed 'pleasant' increase blood flow in the eyelid according to a recent study by Hideaki Kashima, Yuka Hamada and Naoyuki Hayashi from the Prefectural University of Hiroshima, Kyushu University and Tokyo Institute of Technology. The research identifies links between the subjective perception of palatability with circulatory...

2014-01-08 17:34:19

Intravenous/sublingual tissue-penetrating homing peptide enhances activity of other pulmonary drugs, according to new research published in the American Journal of Pathology The development of new, more effective vasodilators to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) has been hampered because of their systemic toxicity and adverse side effects. An international team of investigators seeking to surmount these problems and increase drug efficacy have determined that a vascular homing...

2013-12-12 23:25:36

Xtalks presents a new and informative webinar that focuses on cardiovascular pressure sensing and relevant performance specifications to ensure integrity of your data. The live broadcast will take place on Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 at 11:00am EST (16:00 GMT). Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 During this 1-hour webinar, an overview will be presented to ensure understanding of pressure measurement and the pressure sensing system technologies available. Once an understanding of...

2013-11-14 11:42:43

Rise does not seem to be linked to overall weight gain; implications for future cardiovascular health The resting pulse rate of UK pre-teens may have risen by up to two beats a minute during the past 30 years. But the rise does not seem to be linked to the overall weight gain seen in this age group during this period, reveals research published online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. While this rise may seem modest, resting pulse rate is a proxy for general physical fitness and...

2013-11-14 11:27:57

People in middle age who have a high blood pressure measure called pulse pressure are more likely to have biomarkers of Alzheimer's disease in their spinal fluid than those with lower pulse pressure, according to research published in the November 13, 2013, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Pulse pressure is the systolic pressure, or the top number in a blood pressure reading, minus the diastolic, or the bottom number. Pulse pressure...

2013-10-09 12:58:21

A simple video camera paired with complex algorithms appears to provide an accurate means to remotely monitor heart and respiration rates day or night, researchers report. The inexpensive method for monitoring the vital signs without touching a patient could have major implications for telemedicine, including enabling rapid detection of a heart attack or stroke occurring at home and helping avoid sudden infant death syndrome, according to a study published in the journal PLOS ONE. It...


Latest Cardiovascular physiology Reference Libraries

Heart
2013-01-01 11:25:12

The heart is a part of the circulatory system, and is considered one of the most vital organs of the human body. It is about the size of a fist, has a mass of approximately 300 grams, and its main function is to contract and produce enough pressure to circulate blood throughout the body. The top of the heart where the veins and arteries all connect is called the base. The pointed lower tip of the heart is called the apex. The coronary sulcus is a deep groove that runs horizontally across the...

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