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2011-11-10 14:50:00

MORRISVILLE, N.C., Nov. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As an organization that focuses extensively on quality and the appropriate use of cardiovascular ultrasound, the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) is both interested and concerned about the implications of a study published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), entitled "Association Between Physician Billing and Cardiac Stress Testing Patterns Following Coronary Revascularization."...

2011-10-06 12:00:00

MORRISVILLE, N.C., Oct. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There is good news for cancer patients whose medical treatments put them at risk for future cardiac problems: using strain echocardiography can help physicians detect early signs of cardiac toxicity. To help get this information out to those in need, the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) is preparing a guideline document outlining the best way to evaluate cancer patients, and has funded a research study to enhance...

2011-09-21 10:14:00

CHICAGO, Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AIM, a leading specialty benefit management company today announced the results of a customer case study that shows prospective clinical review for echocardiography improves the clinical appropriateness of cardiac imaging services and helps prevent unnecessary utilization. Implemented in 2009 by a health plan covering a three-state region, AIM's clinical review program for echocardiography resulted in a decrease in utilization of 18 percent, the...

2011-09-06 12:27:00

MORRISVILLE, N.C., Sept. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two recent publications, a Sentinel Alert on the dangers of medical radiation by The U.S. Joint Commission and an article entitled "The Business of Healing Hearts" published in the September issue of Consumer Reports magazine, could cause patients needing diagnostic cardiovascular testing to be concerned about the safety of those tests, or even to avoid them altogether. According to a study cited in The Joint Commission alert,...

2011-08-10 00:00:31

Oakworks ® Inc. America's premier manufacturer of Medical, Spa, Massage tables and patient positioning devices announces its alliance with Sound Ergonomics, LLC in the development and launch of an advanced series of ergonomically designed ultrasound exam tables designed to improve working conditions for sonographers and results for facilities. New Freedom, PA (PRWEB) August 09, 2011 OAKWORKS®, Inc., the premier U.S. manufacturer of medical, spa, and massage equipment, announces the...

2011-07-13 12:42:21

An ultrasound test can tell if people with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and heart disease are at risk of heart attack or death, according to new research reported in Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, an American Heart Association journal. Stress echocardiography, better known as a "stress echo," is an ultrasound of the heart during rest and stress that determines risk of heart attack and death in patients with known or suspected blockages in the blood vessels supplying the...

2011-07-04 16:00:00

SAN DIEGO, July 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 200 years after the introduction of the stethoscope, the accuracy of a pocket ultrasound device that enables a physician to "look" at a patient's heart during routine physical exams has been validated for the first time in peer-reviewed research led by Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) and Scripps Health. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2011-06-22 00:00:35

Centegra Health System now offers echocardiogram (ECHO) heart screenings designed for teens ages 13 to 18. (PRWEB) June 21, 2011 MCHENRY "“ Many active teenagers do not show symptoms of heart abnormalities yet may be at risk for cardiac arrest or even death. Many cases of sudden cardiac death in teenagers, especially ages 13 to 18 years old, can be prevented with a proper heart screening. Centegra Health System in northern Illinois now offers echocardiogram (ECHO) heart screenings...

2011-06-15 00:00:26

The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) (http://www.asecho.org) and lifeIMAGE (http://www.lifeimage.com), today announced a partnership that will give ASE members the ability to exchange medical images and data with anyone, anywhere. The announcement was made at the ASE 22nd Annual Scientific Sessions. Montreal (PRWEB) June 13, 2011 The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) (http://www.asecho.org) and lifeIMAGE (http://www.lifeimage.com), today announced a partnership that will...

2011-06-13 08:59:00

MONTREAL, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers today announced the results of a study that show echocardiography can improve the success rate of gene therapy and increase growth, function and sustainability of regenerated vessels. The study will be presented at the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) 22nd Annual Scientific Sessions, June 11-15, 2011. "This study showed that echo-mediated gene therapy will be beneficial for individuals suffering from chronic vascular...


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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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