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2011-04-11 22:10:29

How your carotid artery moves can reveal your risk of a future heart attack, and it is now possible to study this vessel aspect in more detail thanks to a new technique which could eventually be used to identify patients with suspected coronary artery disease, reveals a thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Atherosclerosis in the coronary arteries is associated with a risk of future heart disease, and it is therefore important to find risk markers for atherosclerotic disease....

2011-04-07 15:39:22

New guidelines for the management of patients with unstable angina and non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (termed acute coronary syndromes) have been released by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. The guidelines were created by a consortium of national experts including a cardiologist from Baylor College of Medicine. "This important document is an update of the 2007 ACC/AHA guidelines. We examined past recommendations, reviewed the clinical data that...

2011-04-05 15:27:57

New data from the University of Calgary's Faculty of Medicine shows that wait times for a number of heart surgeries have gone down close to 50 per cent in Alberta and British Columbia. The objective of the study was to investigate wait times for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, after the patient has undergone diagnosis through a process called catheterization. PCI's are commonly referred to as balloon angioplasty and CABG's refer to...

2011-04-04 22:10:52

In the future you may hear the doctor say: "Give me your arm and I'll do some heart surgery." A landmark international study coordinated by the Population Health Research Institute of McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences has found accessing blocked arteries through the forearm compared to groin led to fewer vascular complications and similar success rates for angioplasty. The large, multi-centre randomized trial "“ the first of its kind to compare radial access and femoral...

2011-03-29 12:34:00

PARSIPPANY, N.J. and INDIANAPOLIS, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Oral antiplatelet therapy Effient® (prasugrel) has been added to the updated clinical practice guidelines as a Class I recommended treatment option for patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) after experiencing heart-related chest pain at rest (unstable angina) or non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). NSTEMI is a type of heart attack that that does not need to be...

2011-03-01 16:10:00

OCEANSIDE, Calif., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the continuous pursuit of providing the most advanced healthcare to the community, Tri-City Medical Center recently opened the first of three specialty institutes and is adding top physicians to the medical staff. Among the most recent additions to the medical staff are Dr. John Regan, an internationally recognized orthopaedic surgeon and Dr. David Perkowski, a pioneer of off-pump or "beating heart" coronary artery bypass...

2011-02-16 12:32:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kips Bay Medical, Inc. ("Kips Bay"), a development stage medical device company focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing external saphenous vein support technology, or eSVS MESH, for use in coronary artery bypass grafting, or CABG, today announced that it has closed its previously announced offering of 2,062,500 shares of its common stock at a price of $8.00 per share. Kips Bay received aggregate net proceeds of approximately...

2011-02-16 08:11:00

COLUMBIA, S.C., Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Heart and vascular conditions account for more than half of all claims paid on Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company's critical illness insurance policies. Critical illness insurance pays a set amount to insured people when they're diagnosed with or suffer heart attacks, cancer, strokes, coronary artery bypass surgery, major organ failure, transplants or other specified major medical conditions. According to Colonial Life claims...

2011-02-09 07:58:00

NEWTON, Mass., Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Rcadia Medical Imaging announced today that it has received FDA 510(k) marketing clearance for an enhanced version of its COR Analyzer® System to assess coronary branch vessels in addition to main coronary arteries in patients with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD). The clearance is the third for the COR Analyzer System, a unique clinical decision support tool that automatically detects significant (50 percent and over)...

2011-02-09 07:00:00

WAYNE, N.J., Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MAQUET Cardiovascular today announced the U.S. launch of the VASOVIEW 6 PRO Endoscopic Vessel Harvesting System. This latest advance in the VASOVIEW 6 platform for endoscopic vessel harvesting (EVH) offers streamlined controls, improved functionality and simplified operation to support positive outcomes in delivering EVH to patients undergoing cardiac surgery. The VASOVIEW 6 PRO system has improved ergonomics and delivers a higher level of...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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