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2014-04-23 20:23:33

The realities of modern life can make people more susceptible to deep vein thrombosis, but the California Institute for Deep Venous Thrombosis offers effective solutions LOS ANGELES, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Due to our sedentary modern lifestyle, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a growing issue. DVT - a condition in which a person suffers from a blood clot in leg - is much more likely to occur if you're sitting still for a long time. With so many people sitting in front of television and...

2014-04-23 16:29:16

DUBLIN, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/z3z2jj/aortic) has announced the addition of the "Aortic Intervention Market - 2014 Edition" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/z3z2jj/aortic ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) According to the analysts of this report, the aortic intervention market, which currently stands at $2 billion, is poised for...

2014-04-22 10:05:49

Imaging of the coronary arteries with computed tomography (CT) angiography provides an accurate assessment of arterial plaque and could have a dramatic impact on the management of diabetic patients who face a high risk of heart attacks and other cardiovascular events, according to a new multicenter study published online in the journal Radiology. Plaque that forms in the arterial walls can restrict blood flow and, in some cases, rupture, leading to potentially fatal heart attacks. There is...

2014-04-21 23:00:12

Interventional cardiologists and electrophysiologists at Allegheny General Hospital recently performed the first procedure using the LARIAT™ Suture Delivery Device, a lasso-like suture that ties off the left atrial appendage (LAA), an area of the heart that is prone to developing blood clots, particularly in patients with atrial fibrillation. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 Allegheny General Hospital (AGH), part of Allegheny Health Network, has joined a select group of medical...

2014-04-21 16:25:26

PHILADELPHIA, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the first time, researchers have demonstrated that narrowing of the carotid artery in the neck without any symptoms may be linked to problems in learning, memory, thinking and decision-making, compared to people with similar risk factors but no narrowing in the neck artery, according to a study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 66th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, April 26 to May 3,...

2014-04-21 08:25:45

Presentations to Review Findings from Leading Cardiologists MARLBOROUGH, Mass., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CardioFocus, Inc., developer of the HeartLight® Endoscopic Ablation System for the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF), today announced that leading cardiologists across Germany will gather to discuss clinical experiences with the HeartLight System and its role in the treatment of advanced AF on April 23, as part of the program for the 80(th) Annual Meeting of the German...

2014-04-18 12:36:49

Researchers from Yale School of Medicine and Celera Diagnostics have confirmed the significance of a genetic variant that substantially increases the risk of a frequently fatal thoracic aortic dissection or full rupture. The study appears online in PLOS ONE. Thoracic aortic aneurysms, or bulges in the artery wall, can develop without pain or other symptoms. If they lead to a tear — dissection — or full rupture, the patient will often die without immediate treatment. Therefore, better...

2014-04-17 23:03:00

The April 2014 issue of InStyle Magazine offers a guide to varicose vein prevention and treatment. Dr. Simon Ourian of Epione Medical Corporation says the article provides valuable advice and treatment information. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 According to the April 2014 issue of InStyle Magazine, varicose veins are veins that have become twisted and enlarged. They often manifest as bulges in the legs and may exhibit a bluish discoloration in a web-like pattern. Except in...

2014-04-15 08:31:02

SAN DIEGO, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Taxus Cardium Pharmaceuticals Group Inc. (Trading Symbol: CRXM) today presented highlights of financial results fiscal year ended December 31, 2013, and other recent developments. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140415/LA04094 Focus on Gene Therapy and Regenerative Medicine Biologics The Company recently announced that the U.S.-based Cardium Therapeutics operations will be primarily focused on the clinical and commercial development...

2014-04-14 23:00:39

A team of Washington University cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons recently were first in the region, outside clinical trials, to use the new CoreValve System when performing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedures. The two patients who received the self-expandable valve, both considered to be at extreme-risk for traditional aortic valve replacement, are recovering at home. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 Specialists at the Washington University and...


Latest Circulatory system Reference Libraries

Echocardiogram
2013-07-29 11:11:00

An echocardiogram is a test that, much like an ultrasound, uses sound waves to create a moving image of the heart. The most common type of echocardiogram is performed transthoracic, meaning the image is taken through a probe against the chest. A TTE does not involve radiation and is a very safe procedure. A cardiac sonographer will put a gel on the patient's chest and move the transducer around different areas, including directly anterior to the breastbone, inferior and lateral to the right...

Coronary Angiography
2013-07-29 11:05:01

A coronary angiography, also known as a coronary catheterization, is a procedure that gives both visual and tactical access to coronary circulation and blood filled chambers of the heart for both diagnostic and interventional purposes. It is one of many diagnostic tests used in cardiology. More specifically, coronary catheterization recognizes occlusion, stenosis, thrombosis or aneurismal enlargement of the walls of the coronary arteries; heart chamber size; heart muscle contraction...

Precordial Thump
2012-12-31 12:53:08

The precordial thump is an application of mechanical energy through a calculated strike to the torso when in a specific fatal heart rhythm. This procedure is used in very specific circumstances by highly trained health professionals with ACLS certifications. The Procedure While in the presence of a patient that is suffering a potentially fatal heart rhythm, a medical provider can strike a calculated point on the sternum to disrupt that rhythm. The energy transferred by the provider is...

Circulation (journal)
2012-06-04 14:21:01

Circulation is a scientific journal published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins on behalf of the American Heart Association. In 2008 the journal added six subspecialty publications: Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, Circulation: Heart Failure, Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions, Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, and Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics. Circulation publishes articles related to research in and the...

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