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2012-01-26 12:04:22

Heart failure is a leading cause of death in Canada. As part of the ongoing IMPACT-CABG clinical trial to treat advanced heart failure, physicians at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre performed the first cardiac stem cell transplant in Ontario last week using stem cells derived from the patient's own bone marrow, isolated completely within the operating room, and implanted into the heart at the time of coronary bypass surgery. Researchers hope that stem cell therapy may be developed into a novel...

2012-01-26 07:01:00

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Jan. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardica, Inc. (Nasdaq: CRDC) today announced that it has surpassed 25,000 deployments of its proprietary PAS-Port® Proximal Anastomosis System during on- and off-pump coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgeries. The PAS-Port system creates a secure connection, or anastomosis, between a vein graft and the aorta, the main artery in the human body, during CABG procedures and was first shipped to Japan and Europe in 2004 before...

2012-01-18 10:45:18

Patients who discontinued use of an antiplatelet agent such as clopidogrel prior to undergoing cardiac surgery to lower their bleeding risk and received intravenously the platelet inhibitor cangrelor achieved a higher rate of maintenance of platelet inhibition, compared to patients who received placebo, according to a study in the January 18 issue of JAMA. "Thienopyridines [antiplatelet agents] are among the most widely prescribed medications, but their use can be complicated by the...

2012-01-02 08:00:00

The Floyd Memorial Hospital Joslin Diabetes Research Program, located in New Albany, Indiana, and affiliated with the world-renowned Joslin Diabetes Center at Harvard Medical School in Boston, is currently enrolling patients in three new diabetes clinical trials. New Albany, Indiana (PRWEB) January 02, 2012 The Floyd Memorial Hospital Joslin Diabetes Research Program, located in New Albany, Indiana, and affiliated with the world-renowned Joslin Diabetes Center at Harvard Medical School in...

2011-12-14 02:20:56

Contrary to current guidelines, Mayo Clinic researchers have found that elective or primary (in patients who have had heart attacks) angioplasties performed at centers without on-site cardiac surgery capabilities pose no increased risk for patient death or emergency bypass surgery. Results of the study were published in today's Journal of the American Medical Association and have implications for how care can be delivered to heart attack patients and for performance of angioplasties at...

2011-12-14 02:18:12

Despite current guidelines discouraging percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI; procedures such as balloon angioplasty or stent placement used to open narrowed coronary arteries) being performed at centers without on-site cardiac surgery capability, an analysis of previous studies finds that PCIs at these centers are not associated with a higher incidence of in-hospital death or emergency coronary artery bypass surgery compared to PCIs at centers with on-site surgery, according to an...

2011-12-12 22:20:00

Physician preferences and hospital characteristics influence the type of procedures performed on blockages of the heart, leading to significant variations in rates of bypass, stent or angioplasty procedures, found an article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). There is significant variation in the ratio of percutaneous coronary interventions to coronary artery bypass graft surgeries (PCI:CABG ratio). Both procedures are performed to address blockages of coronary arteries. PCI...

2011-12-08 21:18:10

A new method for measuring narrowing in the arteries of the heart may allow patients to be assessed for a stent without having to take a drug with unpleasant side effects. In England, it is estimated that one in seven men and one in 12 women over the age of 65 experience chest pain called angina caused by narrowing of the arteries in the heart. Around 60,000 such patients a year are fitted with a coronary stent — a wire mesh tube that acts as a scaffold to keep open arteries that...

2011-12-08 07:00:00

WAYNE, N.J., Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MAQUET, a global leader in medical systems, today announced that it has restructured its U.S. Sales and Services Unit to meet the broader needs of customers across all areas of clinical care. As part of this restructuring, MAQUET now offers a comprehensive disease therapy team dedicated to servicing customers who are building a Hybrid Operating Room (OR). An estimated 100 hospitals in the United States currently have a Hybrid OR, and the...

2011-12-06 06:50:49

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S., but that doesn´t mean heart disease is the same when it comes to the opposite sex. According to a new study on coronary CT angiography (CTA), a noninvasive test to assess the coronary arteries for blockages, coronary artery disease, which is caused by a build-up of fat and other substances that form plaque on vessel walls, is different for men and women. Researchers at the...