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2011-06-06 20:17:52

American Heart Association Journal Report: Study Highlights:     * The size and pumping ability of the right side of the heart differs by age, gender and race/ethnicity, according to the first large imaging study of the right ventricle.    * Defining the right ventricular norms for different populations could aid in identifying abnormal right ventricle size and function.    * Abnormal right ventricle function may be a sign of conditions that...

2011-05-12 10:37:00

JENA, Germany, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Occlutech GmbH, a leading European developer of minimally invasive implants for the treatment of structural heart disease, today announced that it has received a favourable court ruling from the German Supreme Court, (BGH), in Karlsruhe, Gerrmany in patent litigation initiated by AGA Medical Inc., now part of St. Jude Medical Inc. In the ruling by the BGH, the court does not see any basis for AGA / St. Jude's claim that the Occlutech ASD...

2011-05-05 08:00:00

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mount Sinai Medical Center is South Florida's leader in the treatment of heart disease, the nation's leading cause of death. Over the past two years, Mount Sinai has continued to develop innovative partnerships and programs that enhance the outstanding level of quality care provided by doctors at Mount Sinai. A partnership with New York's elite, Ivy-League Columbia University, The Mount Sinai Heart Institute is pleased to announce...

2011-05-05 07:27:01

(Ivanhoe Newswire)"”Researchers say doctors should consider using catheterization as a treatment tool for children with heart defects. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), at least one-half million children in the U.S. suffer from some form of cardiac problem. Researchers now say catheterization should be considered as an option for some of these pediatric patients. A catheter is a flexible tube inserted through a narrow opening into a blood vessel. It can be used to...

2011-05-02 23:55:15

Doctors should consider using catheterization as a treatment tool in addition to its established role in diagnosing children with heart defects, according to a new American Heart Association scientific statement. A catheter is a thin flexible tube inserted into a blood vessel and used in procedures such as angiography, in which physicians use the catheter to inject dye into the arteries near the heart to illuminate the vessels via X-ray technology. It can also open a valve, enlarge a narrow...

2011-05-02 13:56:18

Study shows fetal exposure to solvents may damage heart While it may be years before the health effects of the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico are known, a new study shows that fetal exposure to a chemical found in crude oil is associated with an increased risk of congenital heart disease (CHD). The study, to be presented Saturday, April 30, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Denver, also showed that babies who had been exposed in utero to a chemical found in...

2011-05-01 00:09:07

Four Iraqi Children Transported To Jordan To Receive Life Saving Heart Surgeries Amman, Jordan (PRWEB) April 29, 2011 Flowing into the Dead Sea, the River Jordan is undoubtedly a major source of water for Jordan and neighboring Israel, Syria and Lebanon, but it is most notably a historic site for Christ"Ëœs baptismal by the Prophet John, signifying the beginning of Jesus Christ"Ëœs ministry and the teachings of salvation and forgiveness, death and resurrection. Easter...

2011-04-29 22:55:55

A gene known to be important in cardiac development has been newly associated with congenital heart malformations that result in obstruction of the left ventricular outflow tract. These are the findings from a study conducted by Nationwide Children's Hospital and appearing in the journal Birth Defects Research Part A. Left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) malformations, including aortic valve stenosis, coarctation of the aorta, hypoplastic left heart syndrome, Shone complex and interrupted...

2011-04-27 14:16:00

Program open to all families with a child born with a single ventricle heart defect PHILADELPHIA, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the United States each year more than 3,000 infants are born with a form of single ventricle heart defect. A single ventricle defect occurs when one of the heart's ventricles is too small or under-developed to pump blood effectively to the body or lungs. Less than forty years ago, single ventricle heart defects were fatal. Today, with early...

2011-04-25 07:34:00

ATLANTA, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CryoLife, Inc. (NYSE: CRY), an implantable biological medical device and cardiovascular tissue processing company, today announced that its BioGlue Surgical Adhesive has launched in Japan and is expected to be available in hospitals by late May 2011. BioGlue received Shonin approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) for use in the repair of aortic dissections in September 2010. Prior to distribution, MHLW completed a...


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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...

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