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2013-04-30 10:25:00

Recent study finds that door-to-balloon times can be lowered using process improvement strategies While all heart attacks have the potential to be deadly, one type is referred to as the “widow maker” because of its high risk of death. A ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is a severe type of heart attack that occurs when a blockage in a coronary artery causes heart muscle to die; without prompt treatment risk of fatality increases dramatically. Coronary...

2013-03-12 22:59:56

STREAM trial: Treatment with tenecteplase before hospital transfer benefits some A clot-busting therapy may benefit some heart attack patients who cannot have immediate angioplasty, according to research presented today at the American College of Cardiology's 62nd Annual Scientific Session. "Drug therapy before transfer is at least as effective as [angioplasty], and an urgent catheterization was avoided in two-thirds of patients," said Frans Van de Werf, MD, PhD, professor of cardiology...

CCTA Scan Used To Determine Risk Of Heart Attack
2013-02-21 07:39:52

Jason Pierce, MSN, MBA, RN for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A study recently published in the journal“¯Radiology reports that coronary computerized tomography angiography (CCTA) may be used as a reliable, noninvasive alternative to traditional coronary angiography for assessing risk of heart attack in patients with no medically modifiable risk factors. “CCTA should be considered as an appropriate first-line test for patients with atypical chest pain and...

2012-12-18 05:03:21

The Helmsley Charitable Trust funds revolutionary robotic heart equipment at Sanford Sioux Falls, SD and Aberdeen, SD (PRWEB) December 17, 2012 Sanford Health announced today it has received $2.4m in funding from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to advance heart care for the region. The grant will support the purchase and installation of the only Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared robotic-assisted technology to aid interventional cardiologists in placing stents...

2012-12-07 11:50:46

Factoring in age and specific EKG signs validate the test's utility Although there is a widespread belief among physicians that the exercise treadmill test (ETT) is not reliable in evaluating the heart health of women, UC Davis researchers have found that the test can accurately predict coronary artery disease in women over the age of 65. They also found that two specific electrocardiogram (EKG) indicators of heart stress during an ETT further enhanced its predictive power. Published in...


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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...

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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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