Latest Echocardiography Stories

2009-01-21 21:34:28

Patients with abnormal diastolic function -- the heart is relaxed and expanded -- in the left ventricle have a lower exercise capacity, U.S. researchers say. Dr. Jasmine Grewal of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and colleagues studied the relationship between left ventricular diastolic function and exercise capacity. The study included 2,867 patients undergoing exercise echocardiography -- a noninvasive diagnostic procedure that uses ultrasound to study the structure and motions of the...

2009-01-05 09:05:00

Both Definity(R) and OptisonTM Usage Increased During the Same Study Period, According To New Data from Arlington Medical Resources MALVERN, Pa., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Arlington Medical Resources (AMR), a provider of premier market intelligence for the pharmaceutical and diagnostic imaging industries, finds that the number of micro-bubble echo contrast procedures performed in October 2008 have increased by more than 50 percent, to nearly 18,000 procedures, when compared to May 2008....

2008-12-10 07:30:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Eklin Medical Systems, Inc. today announced it has signed a letter of intent with ZONARE Medical Systems, Inc., a developer of premium ultrasound systems, for the distribution of ZONARE's z.one ultrasound system to the equine veterinary care market in North America and select countries internationally. Eklin is a leading provider of digital radiography (DR), ultrasound, PACS (Picture Archiving and Communications Systems) and Practice Management...

2008-12-10 03:59:00

DUBLIN, December 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ICON plc (NASDAQ: ICLR)(ISIN:IE0005711209), a global provider of outsourced development services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, today announced that its Medical Imaging division has launched a new cardiac echocardiography analysis software solution. The software, MIRA-ECHO, enables cardiac echocardiography (ECHO) images to be viewed, measured and interpreted in clinical trials and is the latest addition to...

2008-12-08 07:00:00

MALVERN, Pa., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Arlington Medical Resources (AMR), a provider of premier market intelligence for the pharmaceutical and diagnostic imaging industries, finds that Lantheus Medical Imaging's Definity(R), secured 24 percent of the echocardiography market share for enhanced procedures in October 2008 despite being added to the FDA's list of pharmaceuticals for safety issues on September 5, 2008. Definity is an ultrasound micro-bubble contrast agent administered...

2008-11-14 09:00:34

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CardioDynamics , the innovator and leader of Impedance Cardiography (ICG) technology and manufacturer of BioZ noninvasive cardiac monitoring systems, announced today two studies which correlate BioZ(R) with Ejection Fraction (EF) from echocardiography (echo). Researchers from Stanford Medical Center, Stanford, California, reported results of a pacemaker optimization study at the Twelfth Annual Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA) Scientific...

2008-11-11 18:00:05

Acusphere, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACUS) announced that additional analyses from its Phase 3 clinical trials of Imagify(TM) (Perflubutane Polymer Microspheres) for Injectable Suspension were presented today at the annual American Heart Association Scientific Sessions in New Orleans, Louisiana. These results build upon the thesis presented at AHA last year that Imagify Perfusion Stress Echo is an effective and well-tolerated, minimally invasive approach to evaluating chest pain patients at risk for...

2008-11-11 06:00:21

To offer its students access to the most advanced medical technology available, Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT) has acquired the Toshiba Aplio(TM) Artida 4D ultrasound system. The acquisition of the advanced ultrasound system will make OIT the first undergraduate program in the United States to offer courses in 4D ultrasound imaging. "Our goal is to train OIT students using the newest, most advanced technology to prepare them for high-tech, high-demand careers in healthcare," explained...

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...

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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