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An ultrasound test can tell if people with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and heart disease are at risk of heart attack or death.
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.
Centegra Health System now offers echocardiogram (ECHO) heart screenings designed for teens ages 13 to 18. (PRWEB) June 21, 2011 MCHENRY â€“ Many active teenagers do not show symptoms of heart abnormalities yet may be at risk for cardiac arrest or even death.
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.
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.
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.
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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