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2011-04-28 14:03:12

Women are at higher risk than men of developing kidney damage after undergoing a coronary angiogram, according to a Henry Ford Hospital study. Researchers found that women are 60 percent more likely than men to develop radiocontrast-induced nephropathy (RCIN), an adverse side effect that causes kidney dysfunction within 24 to 72 hours after patients are administered an iodine contrast dye during the common heart imaging test. This is believed to be the first study in which researchers...

2011-04-28 07:28:30

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- In a large, traffic-congested city in China, severe heart attack patients received treatment faster and had better long-term results when interventional physicians were taken to them, according to a new study. The REVERSE-STEMI study involved 334 patients who had suffered a ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), which is a severe form of heart attack. The patients were initially brought to one of five hospitals, all in Shanghai, China, that didn't have specialists...

2011-04-27 01:48:17

In a large, traffic-congested city in China, severe heart attack patients received treatment faster and had better long-term results when interventional physicians were taken to them, according to a study in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. The REVERSE-STEMI study involved 334 patients who had suffered a ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), a severe form of heart attack. The patients were initially brought to one of five...

2011-04-07 23:15:00

Program speeds access to treatment The availability of an in-house, around-the-clock interventional cardiology team dramatically decreases the time it takes to restore blood flow to heart attack patients, according to data presented this week. These findings were reported by researchers from Loyola University Health System (LUHS) at the American College of Cardiology annual meeting in New Orleans. In April 2009, Loyola became the first hospital in Illinois to launch a Heart Attack Rapid...

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...

2011-04-04 12:25:00

NEW ORLEANS, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Patients with acute coronary syndromes who undergo angiography or angioplasty and stent procedures have similar probability of survival whether their arteries are accessed radially (via the wrist) or femorally (via the groin, or upper leg); however, when patients are suffering from a major heart attack, there is significant survival benefit if the heart arteries are accessed radially. The results of the eagerly awaited RIVAL Trial were presented...

2011-04-04 11:33:00

NATICK, Mass. and NEW ORLEANS, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced 12-month results from the pivotal PLATINUM Workhorse trial comparing the safety and effectiveness of the PROMUS Element(TM) Everolimus-Eluting Platinum Chromium (PtCr) Coronary Stent System to the PROMUS® Everolimus-Eluting Coronary Stent System. The trial demonstrated the clinical non-inferiority of the PROMUS Element Stent in comparison to the PROMUS...

2011-04-04 00:00:28

Heart patients in the Lower Hudson Valley have recognized Good Samaritan Hospital's Cary L. Hirsch, M.D., F.A.C.C as one of America's Most Compassionate Doctors, and have voted him a coveted Patients' Choice Award for 2011. Patients' Choice Awards are based on reviews written by hundreds of thousands of patients across the country. Suffern, NY (PRWEB) April 2, 2011 Heart patients in the Lower Hudson Valley have recognized Good Samaritan Hospital's Cary L. Hirsch, M.D., F.A.C.C as one of...

2011-04-01 07:00:00

FRANKLIN, Mass., April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PLC Systems Inc. (OTCBB: PLCSF), a company focused on innovative medical device technologies, today reported that final results from the REMEDIAL II investigator-sponsored clinical trial of its RenalGuard System(TM) in Italy are scheduled to be presented at 11:57 a.m. CT on Monday, April 4, 2011, at the American College of Cardiology's (ACC) 60th Annual Scientific Session & Expo in New Orleans, Louisiana. Additionally, PLC will be...

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2011-03-08 11:33:50

On International Women's Day (8th March), the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) is calling for action to reduce the gender disparities that are currently resulting in women receiving second rate cardiovascular (CV) care. Studies published online today in the European Heart Journal (EHJ), ´ ² the official journal of the ESC, show a persistent under-utilization of guideline recommended treatments for heart disease in women compared to men. "The ESC wants...


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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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