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2009-05-18 09:01:08

A new study using advanced cardiac imaging technology indicates that cardiac abnormalities experienced by some marathon runners following competition are temporary, and do not result in damage to the heart muscle. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Manitoba, marked the first use of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, or CMR, in a post-marathon setting.The research will be presented on Sunday, May 17, at the 105th International Conference of the American Thoracic Society...

2009-04-17 11:01:00

DEBRECEN, Hungary, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Bertalan Mesko, medical blogger and health 2.0 consultant shared a promising medical project with his readers. EchoJournal, a video site designed to present echocardiology videos for discussion and storage, was launched by the editorial team of one of the most famous medical blogs, Medgadget.com. It combines many of the features familiar to users of other video sharing sites, including easy uploading, comments and discussions, and the ability to...

2009-03-28 11:00:00

Instantaneous full-volume imaging and knowledge-based workflow applications streamline exam processes ORLANDO, Fla., March 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- During the 58th Annual Scientific Session of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) from March 29-31 in Orlando, Fla., Siemens Healthcare (www.usa.siemens.com/healthcare) demonstrates the ACUSON SC2000(TM) volume imaging ultrasound system that delivers workflow speed and improved diagnostic confidence with non-stitched, instantaneous...

2009-03-27 08:00:00

Siemens portfolio of cardiology applications covers the entire spectrum - from medical imaging, laboratory diagnostics, IT and customized support offerings ORLANDO, Fla., March 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Siemens Healthcare (www.usa.siemens.com/healthcare) demonstrates its commitment to excellence "From Prevention to Follow-up" at the 58th Annual Scientific Session of the American College of Cardiology (ACC), March 29-31 in Orlando, Fla., in booth #1842. Siemens comprehensive portfolio of...

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...


Latest Echocardiography Reference Libraries

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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