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2008-11-05 18:00:05

Lantheus Medical Imaging, Inc., a worldwide leader in diagnostic imaging, welcomes the Consensus Statement on the Clinical Applications of Ultrasound Contrast released by the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE). Developed by members of the United States echocardiography community and published in the November issue of the Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, ASE's Consensus Statement outlines when and how ultrasound contrast agents are to be used appropriately and...

2008-11-05 06:00:21

Cardiac Science Corporation (NASDAQ:CSCX), a global leader in advanced cardiac diagnosis, resuscitation, rehabilitation, and informatics products, announced today the launch of the fourth generation of Burdick(R) HeartStride(TM) exercise stress systems. This new version adds echo and nuclear systems connectivity to the existing connectivity with EMR/other systems. "With the connection to echocardiography and nuclear devices," began Rene Mitchell, Cardiac Science director of diagnostic...

2008-10-24 09:00:07

Lantheus Medical Imaging, a worldwide leader in diagnostic imaging, announced today that the company has been awarded a three-year sole-source supplier contract by Premier Purchasing Partners, L.P., the group purchasing unit of Premier, Inc., one of the nation's largest healthcare Group Purchasing Organizations (GPO). The new agreement, effective December 1, 2008, allows Lantheus Medical Imaging to provide DEFINITY(R) Vial For (Perflutren Lipid Microsphere) Injectable Suspension to Premier's...

2008-10-03 12:00:27

HUDSON, Ohio, Oct. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Western Reserve Heart Care, a cardiology testing and treatment facility, recently opened a full service vascular lab to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of peripheral arterial disease, carotid artery disease, abdominal aortic aneurysm and deep vein thrombosis. These services complement the full spectrum of ICAEL and ICANL-certified cardiac testing available at Western Reserve Heart Care, including echocardiography and nuclear stress testing. "By...

2008-09-30 15:00:55

Dr. Joshua Penn, M.D. FACC, managing partner of iCardio Services Corporation headquartered in Los Angeles, has added HeartSmartIMTplus(TM) risk assessment method to his company's list of diagnostic imaging services effective immediately. Penn feels HeartSmart, when combined with other diagnostic tools, can drastically reduce the need for angioplasties, angiograms, and heart bypass, and help find a patient's cardiovascular 'watch points' before the disease is advanced. "Primary care...

2008-08-27 12:01:29

Biotronik, a cardiovascular medical device company, has announced the enrollment of the first patient into the Echocardiography guided Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy study. The Echocardiography guided Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (EchoCRT) study, a prospective, randomized, double-blind, international, multicenter clinical trial of its kind will randomize more than 1,250 patients with heart failure, already receiving current standard pharmacological therapy, with a narrow QRS width...

2008-08-06 09:01:04

Illinois Heart and Vascular Lab (IHAV) of Hinsdale, Ill. was recently awarded a three-year term of accreditation for vascular ultrasound services by the American College of Radiology (ACR). IHAV uses the z.one ultrasound system from ZONARE Medical Systems of Mountain View, Calif. for all of its vascular imaging including peripheral vascular, cerebrovascular, abdominal vascular and deep abdominal vascular applications. The z.one ultrasound system is based on ZONARE's Zone Sonography(TM)...

2008-08-06 06:00:46

Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. delivered the first Aplio(TM) Artida ultrasound system to Iowa Heart Center in Des Moines, Iowa. Known for its cardiovascular services, Iowa Heart has purchased the Aplio Artida to continue to provide superior patient care and increase its cardiovascular diagnostic capability. "Being the first to purchase the Aplio Artida is an exciting development for us and our patients," said Dr. Richard Marcus, director of cardiovascular ultrasound laboratory, Iowa...

2008-07-29 15:01:15

Mission Internal Medical Group's Dr. David Kawanishi is happy about his recent decision to include HeartSmartIMTplus in his cardiology practice. He finds the new diagnostic method aids both his patients and referrals by assessing the presence and progressiveness of heart disease at its earliest stages. "HeartSmart's accuracy helps me provide more specific recommendations. It goes beyond calcium scoring and details soft plaque, often the cause of strokes and heart attacks. I can give...

2008-07-29 12:01:24

ImaCor announces that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market the ClariTEE(TM) probe and the Zura(TM) imaging system. The ClariTEE probe is a miniaturized transesophageal echocardiography probe which facilitates episodic monitoring of cardiac function. The ClariTEE is a single use device that can remain indwelling for up to 72 hours, allowing intensivists and anesthesiologists to periodically assess cardiac preload and left ventricular systolic...


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Echocardiogram
2013-07-29 11:11:00

An echocardiogram is a test that, much like an ultrasound, uses sound waves to create a moving image of the heart. The most common type of echocardiogram is performed transthoracic, meaning the image is taken through a probe against the chest. A TTE does not involve radiation and is a very safe procedure. A cardiac sonographer will put a gel on the patient's chest and move the transducer around different areas, including directly anterior to the breastbone, inferior and lateral to the right...

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