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2012-09-24 23:00:06

Heart Clinic of Hammond, has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in nuclear medicine and ultrasound as the result of an extensive review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Hammond, LA (PRWEB) September 24, 2012 The Heart Clinic of Hammond, has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in nuclear medicine and ultrasound as the result of an extensive review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Nuclear medicine is a branch of medical imaging that uses small...

2012-08-08 06:23:50

HIBERNIA, N.J., Aug. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the non-profit Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association (HCMA), more than 250,000 people of all ages will die each year from Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM), a genetic disease that causes the heart muscle to thicken for no apparent reason, is the leading cause of SCA in those under 40. "Contrary to the popular perception that SCA is an athlete's problem, the fact is that 80% of children and young adults...

2012-07-10 10:29:04

A new study suggests that echocardiography be included as part of screenings to help identify student athletes with heart problems that could lead to sudden death. The Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center study, presented recently at the annual meeting of the American Society of Echocardiography, suggests adding a modified echo to the current practice of taking an EKG, getting a family history and having a physical exam. "EKG is a good tool, but may not be sensitive enough to...

2012-06-13 02:25:52

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y., June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Center for Ultrasound Research & Education (CURE), based in New Rochelle, will be featured in the sixth episode (airs June 19, 2012) of Bravo's "Pregnant in Heels." (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120613/CG23917) The school was contacted by Bravo to help a Soho mother-to-be bond with her unborn child. CURE conducted a 3D/4D ultrasound so the mother could see the baby's face in a three dimensional plane. Doppler...

2012-06-12 10:28:03

Circulation study from Children's National Medical Center provides recommendations for preventing treatable condition Routine screening with echocardiogram can detect three times as many cases of rheumatic heart disease (RHD) as clinical examinations, offering a novel approach in preventing this common disease, according to a new study in Circulation. The study, conducted by cardiologists from Children's National Medical Center, is the largest single-population study in Africa. The August...

2012-04-19 11:32:33

New study presented at the World Congress of Cardiology organized by the World Heart Federation Left-ventricular hyper-trabeculation (LVHT) — a feature of certain cardiomyopathies (chronic disease of the heart muscle) — has been found to be more common in black, male athletes according to a new study presented today at the World Congress of Cardiology. A study of 692 athletes carried out in the UK, found that LVHT was more prevalent in athletes compared with non-athletes...

2012-01-17 06:35:00

ANDOVER, Mass., Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- EchoBox(TM) was featured at the grand opening of the Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2) at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell. The $4 Million business incubator M2D2 provides support to small healthcare technology companies. StatVideo(TM) (http://www.stat-video.com) is the first company to manufacture at M2D2. "We gave M2D2 the assembly and test procedures, they completed the first production run of our EchoBox Product,...

2012-01-03 12:24:39

Leading societies provide practical guide for 3DE For the first time, a joint committee of the European Association for Echocardiography and the American Society of Echocardiography have issued recommendations on image acquisition using three-dimensional echocardiography (3DE). 'The EAE/ASE Recommendations for Image Acquisition and Display Using Three-Dimensional Echocardiography', are available in the January 2012 issue of the Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography (JASE),...

2011-12-07 14:38:08

"Up until now infarct size has only been measured as part of clinical studies and not in routine clinical practice. The reason being that the reference method of gadolinium based contrast agents in MRI is expensive, takes a great deal of time to perform, and can only be undertaken by imaging specialists," explains EAE president Dr Luigi Badano, from the University of Padua, Italy. "The advantages of STE over MRI is that it's far quicker to use, cheaper, and can be used by cardiologists at the...

2011-12-07 14:36:01

One study presented at the meeting, which is being held in Budapest, Hungary, 7 to 10 December, reports on an initiative using echocardiography to document early warning signs of adverse effects from trastuzumab (Herceptin ®)´, while the other uses echocardiography to evaluate the protective role of ACE inhibitors and statins on the hearts of cancer patients². "These studies open the way for the early identification of myocardial damage at the subclinical level, thereby...


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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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