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2010-03-11 09:28:32

It's time to re-think how patients are selected for cardiac catheterization, say doctors at Duke University Medical Center, after reporting in a new study that the invasive procedure found no significant coronary artery disease in nearly 60 percent of chest pain patients with no prior heart disease. "Our data show that up to two thirds of the patients undergoing invasive cardiac catheterization are found not have significant obstructive disease," says Manesh Patel, MD, a cardiologist with the...

2010-02-09 07:41:37

Fewer than half of individuals who have "non-specific" chest pain (not explained by a well-known condition) experience relief from symptoms following standard medical care, according to a report in the February 8 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. In addition, one-tenth of those with persistent chest pain undergo potentially unnecessary diagnostic testing. More than half of patients with chest pain are classified as not having an underlying heart...

2010-02-04 09:00:00

DALLAS, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When Mary Gill went to bed that night, nothing would have made anyone think heart disease -- not even Mary. She was thin and 42 years old. She exercised regularly, ate a healthy diet and never smoked. It was the perfect recipe for turning a young mom into a tragic statistic. "Heart disease never crossed my mind," she said. "Even when I woke up that night with an upset stomach, I wasn't thinking heart attack." Then pain shot through her shoulder...

2010-02-01 14:35:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States, killing more than 630,000 people a year. February is American Heart Month, an opportunity for the nation's emergency physicians to reiterate the importance of knowing the early warning signs of a heart attack and calling 911 or going to the emergency department once you first notice them. "Emergency physicians save lives every day and provide quality, lifesaving care to...

2010-01-21 13:31:59

Outcomes for STEMI Patients Improve with Early Treatment Intervention A recent study found that individuals experiencing chest pain who had electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) assessments prior to arriving at the hospital experienced a significantly reduced time-to-treatment or door-to-balloon (D2B) time.  When EMS personnel responding to cardiac emergencies obtained ECGs of the subjects in the field, the mean D2B time was 60.2 minutes compared with 90.5 minutes for in-hospital ECGs. ...

2009-12-08 20:10:36

Silicon-based technology cuts testing time from 6 hours to 45 minutes Scientists at Singapore's Institute of Microelectronics (IME) have developed a rapid and sensitive integrated system to test simultaneously for specific cardiac biomarkers in finger prick amount of blood. The silicon-based integrated system's features could help physicians quickly arrive at the right diagnosis for timely medical intervention in patients suspected of having heart attacks -- particularly individuals who do...

2009-12-04 10:00:00

American Journal of Cardiology paper sheds light on heart attack symptoms DALLAS, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas are investigating what symptoms could help doctors better spot heart attacks and if certain symptoms might indicate different types of heart attacks. Their most recent work, "Relation of Nausea and Vomiting in Acute Myocardial Infarction to Location of the Infarct," appears in the December edition of the American...

2009-11-30 11:00:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Physicians at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Boston) reported today on results of a study demonstrating the potential for automated analysis of coronary CT angiography (cCTA) by Rcadia's COR Analyzer System® to assist in rapidly ruling out coronary artery stenosis in hospital emergency department (ED ) patients with chest pain. The ability of the automated system to enhance the use of cCTA has potential to significantly reduce...

2009-11-17 10:00:00

PHOENIX, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Heart & Vascular Center of Arizona today announced the availability of Corus(TM) CAD, the first and only gene expression test to quantify the likelihood of obstructive(i) coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients with stable chest pain. Corus CAD is a new genomic test launched in select U.S. markets, and the Heart & Vascular Center of Arizona is among the first institutions in the country to offer this first-of-its-kind gene expression test to...

2009-11-10 18:20:26

Emory researchers present findings on ER wait times and adolescent risk-taking behavior at American Public Health Association Meeting Emory University Rollins School of Public Health researchers will present Nov. 10 on a range of topics at the American Public Health Association's annual meeting in Philadelphia, including a study that examined compliance with national recommendations that a physician screen chest pain patients within 10 minutes of their arrival to the Emergency Department...


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