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2010-09-07 05:00:00

Plus, What Consumers Can Do To Avoid Hyped High-Tech Cardiac Tests and Treatments They May Not Need YONKERS, N.Y., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Consumer Reports Health Ratings Center today unveiled its first doctor ratings based on a new collaboration with The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), publishing a list of fifty top-rated heart-bypass surgical groups in the U.S. The surgeon ratings plus advice about treating heart disease are available in the October issue of Consumer...

2010-07-29 14:05:19

A new analysis led by researchers at UCSF shows that avoiding lowest-volume hospitals and maximizing adherence to quality care processes are both effective approaches to reducing costs associated with coronary bypass surgery. The relationship between higher case volume and better outcomes of cardiac surgery is well established, while other efforts have focused on improving patient outcomes through adherence to quality care measures, according to the research team. However, the researchers...

2010-07-28 17:50:00

WILMINGTON, Del., July 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs Advisory Committee recommended the FDA approve AstraZeneca's investigational drug ticagrelor for the reduction of thrombotic events in patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091027/PH99766LOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091027/PH99766LOGO ) The...

2010-07-26 15:05:00

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Regado Biosciences, Inc., a privately held biopharmaceutical company pioneering the development of a novel two-component antithrombotic drug technology consisting of therapeutic aptamers with their matched active control agents, announced publication of results from a Phase 2a study for its lead compound, the REG1 system. The study is known as REVERSAL-PCI. The company's REG1 technology, a selective coagulation factor IXa inhibiting aptamer...

2010-07-26 12:24:19

School-aged children who undergo cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) during surgery for less complicated congenital heart defects do not appear to suffer any impairments in neurocognitive abilities, such as intelligence, memory, motor skills and behavior. Researchers from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, in a study in the August issue of Pediatrics, reported on neuropsychological effects after surgery for acyanotic heart defects. Acyanotic heart defects, which include abnormal heart valves...

2010-07-26 07:00:00

WAYNE, N.J., July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- MAQUET Cardiovascular today announced the launch of its VASOVIEW HEMOPRO 2 Endoscopic Vessel Harvesting (EVH) System, which utilizes next-generation HEMOPRO cut-and-seal technology to reduce thermal spread and to achieve optimal conduit quality for coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery patients. The minimally invasive VASOVIEW HEMOPRO 2 system is an example of MAQUET Cardiovascular's commitment to EVH, and technologies that promote the highest...

2010-07-01 07:00:00

WAYNE, N.J., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- MAQUET Cardiovascular LLC today announced that it will become the exclusive United States distributor of the INTERGARD family of vascular grafts effective October 1, 2010, when its current distribution agreement with W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (Gore) expires. Currently, MAQUET distributes the INTERGARD product line outside of the United States in a number of markets around the world. The addition of the INTERGARD grafts will further strengthen...

2010-06-18 23:55:00

BEIJING, June 19 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Seven out of 10 men admitted to hospital for a heart attack (acute ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI)) had erectile dysfunction (ED) in the six months prior to their admission according to new data presented today at the World Congress of Cardiology (WCC) Scientific Sessions in Beijing, China. A year-long study conducted in 2009 involving 111 sexually active men at the University Malaya Medical Centre, admitted for STEMI,...

2010-06-15 15:13:43

Tool can be used to rule out coronary artery disease in patients with reduced heart pump function New research from NYU Langone Medical Center shows that a simple, inexpensive and noninvasive carotid artery ultrasound of the neck can be used as a preliminary diagnostic tool for coronary artery disease (CAD). This may be an alternative to the standard, expensive and more invasive coronary angiography. The ultrasound test can also be used to rule out the diagnosis of CAD in patients presenting...

2010-06-10 08:00:00

SAN DIEGO, June 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cardium Therapeutics (NYSE Amex: CXM) today announced that it has entered into a Master Services Agreement with bioRASI, an international contract research organization, to assist Cardium in the conduct of a planned late-stage clinical study and commercialization activities for Cardium's Generx (Ad5FGF-4) drug candidate in Russia and affiliated jurisdictions, as well as in potentially other newly industrializing markets. Under the terms of the...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.