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2010-11-22 06:01:00

BAAR, Switzerland and TEL AVIV, November 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SCHILLER AG, a leading international manufacturer and supplier of cardiopulmonary diagnostics and BSP Biological Signal Processing Ltd., a medical device company that develops and markets innovative solutions for noninvasive cardiac diagnosis and monitoring , announced on November 8th, 2010 the signing of an agreement to jointly develop a new product line based on BSP's HyperQ(TM) technology. The project will be...

2010-11-16 19:28:20

Systematic education in rural and suburban communities can significantly shorten onset to hospital arrival times for patients with chest pain, according to study findings to be presented Nov. 16 at the 2010 annual American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions in Chicago. Time to treatment is the key determinant of outcome in patients with acute heart attacks, or ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Although the total time to reperfusion (chest pain onset to balloon) is critical,...

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2010-11-15 10:45:14

University of Maryland researchers studied test that detects low levels of troponin T Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore report that a new, highly sensitive investigative blood test may help predict the risk of heart failure and cardiovascular death much earlier than previously possible in older people who do not have symptoms of heart failure. Results of a study were presented at the Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association on November 15,...

2010-09-25 01:48:24

African-American, Hispanic patients less likely to be categorized as needing urgent care The well-documented disparities in cardiac care may begin almost as soon as patients arrive at hospital emergency rooms. In a study published in Academic Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers report that African-American and Hispanic patients assessed for chest pain were less likely than white patients to be categorized as requiring immediate care, despite a lack of...

2010-09-16 09:00:00

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Roche Diagnostics (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today that it has introduced a complete battery of STAT immunoassays for cardiac biomarker testing on the cobas® 6000 analyzer series, an integrated system designed for diagnostic labs with medium testing volumes. With a 9-minute duration, the assays are faster than any other cardiac immunoassay tests currently available on an integrated platform and enable labs to deliver...

2010-07-06 12:06:37

A simple new rule can help primary care physicians rule out coronary heart disease in patients with chest pain, states a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj100212.pdf. Chest pain is common, yet it is challenging for primary care physicians to reliably identify serious cardiac disease while protecting patients from unnecessary interventions. The authors developed a clinical decision rule called the Primary Care...

2010-06-24 16:29:13

A new study done by researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center indicates that chest pain may no longer have to mean a hospital stay "“ there is another option for diagnosing heart-related chest pain that costs less and, in some cases, allows the patient to return home the same day. "Every year, millions of people in the United States visit the emergency department (ED) because they are experiencing chest pain," said Chadwick D. Miller, M.D., M.S., an assistant...

2010-06-21 08:19:00

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, June 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CardioGenics Holdings Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CGNH), developer of the ultra-sensitive QL Care(TM) Point-Of-Care (POC) analyzer and products for the immunoassay segment of the In-Vitro Diagnostics market, announced the selection of four sites for clinical testing of its patented QL Care(TM) Analyzer, a portable diagnostic platform designed to produce test results with central lab-like accuracy in 15 minutes using whole blood. The...

2010-04-30 12:38:31

Early diagnosis and treatment essential for patients with aortic dissections According to research published in the May issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, molecular imaging can help physicians identify aortic dissection"”an often fatal blood vessel condition"”and help guide treatment. Aortic dissection occurs when a tear in the wall of the aorta causes blood to flow between the layers of the wall of the aorta and force the layers apart. "Many conventional forms of imaging...

2010-04-20 12:47:08

The growing number of Americans with cardiovascular disease has caused a heightened sensitivity in the evaluation of chest pain. In a study published in the April issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings researchers reported that patients dismissed from the hospital with noncardiac chest pain continue to experience cardiac events, which may highlight a need for more aggressive cardiovascular risk factor management in this population. Noncardiac chest pain is defined as a substernal chest pain in the...


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