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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...

2011-06-11 09:15:00

MONTREAL, June 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's leading researchers in cardiovascular medicine will present their most-recent findings at the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) 22nd Annual Scientific Sessions, June 11-14, 2011 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Many of this year's presentations will significantly impact the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease and the utilization of cardiovascular ultrasound. To view the full text of the press releases, please visit the "ASE...

2011-06-09 10:30:00

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian today announced that Pravin M. Shah, M.D., M.A.C.C., medical director of non-invasive cardiac imaging and academics program at the Hoag Heart & Vascular Institute, was awarded the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Shah will be presented with the award at ASE's Annual Scientific Sessions. The ASE Lifetime Achievement Award is an annual award designed to...

2011-05-09 21:47:08

First non-invasive technique to directly map electrical activation of the heart Abnormalities in cardiac conduction, the rate at which the heart conducts electrical impulses to contract and relax, are a major cause of death and disability around the world. Researchers at Columbia Engineering School have been developing a new method, Electromechanical Wave Imaging (EWI), that is the first non-invasive technique to map the electrical activation of the heart. Based on ultrasound imaging, EWI...

Latest Echocardiography Reference Libraries

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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