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2010-10-15 16:49:56

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) welcomes the findings of a paper presented today at the American Heart Association's High Blood Pressure Research 2010 Scientific Sessions (HBPR 2010) held in Washington, DC, USA. The paper details research into the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and blood pressure in children. It concludes that an increase in BMI in already overweight children risks a far greater rise in blood pressure than would the same increase in BMI in normal-weight...

2010-09-22 07:30:00

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Volcano Corporation (Nasdaq: VOLC) today announced its support for the elevation of Fractional Flow Reserve-guided PCI in the new guidelines from the Task Force on Myocardial Revascularization of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS). This is consistent with the ACC/AHA STEMI and PCI Guidelines and its 2009 update of Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR) to Level of Evidence A as well....

2010-09-21 14:00:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Six cardiovascular societies from around the world today published a statement on live case demonstrations at cardiovascular meetings. The statement is the result of a collaborative effort by the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), American College of Cardiology (ACC), Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), European Society of Cardiology (ESC), Sociedad Latinoamericana de Cardiologia Intervencionista (SOLACI) and Asian-Pacific Society...

2010-09-09 02:59:00

TEL AVIV, Israel, September 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- InspireMD Ltd., a medical device company engaged in the development and commercialization of the mesh based MGuard(TM) stent systems, is proud to report that mesh-based protection, is now recommended for use in the new Guidelines of the Task force of Myocardial Revascularization of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). According to the latest European Society of Cardiology Guidelines, published at the ESC Congress last week,...

2010-08-31 05:20:00

STOCKHOLM, August 31, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - The Publication of 10-Year Follow-Up Test Results on the First CYPHER(R) Sirolimus-Eluting Coronary Stent Patient Reveal the Stent's Outstanding Efficacy and Safety Cordis Corporation, a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture of interventional vascular technology, announced today at European Society of Cardiology in Stockholm that the results of follow-up tests undertaken ten years after the first patient was treated with...

2010-08-23 08:00:00

RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- PRA International, a leading Clinical Research Organization, will exhibit our cardiology expertise and experience at the European Society of Cardiology's (ESC) annual conference in Stockholm, Sweden from 28( )August to 1 September 2010. At PRA booth C18:62, attendees can schedule meetings with our leading expert in cardiovascular (CV) disease, Dr. Michael Kirchengast, Vice President and Head of Scientific Affairs at PRA, to learn how PRA can...

2010-07-26 13:04:28

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) is concerned that interpretations of a paper about cholesterol, published in the Lancet (1), could act to deter ongoing research efforts into developing new therapeutic strategies to increase high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol.  Caution, the ESC experts advise, should be displayed in the interpretation of the results. In the Lancet study, Paul Ridker and colleagues, from Brigham and Women's Hospital (Boston, MA, USA), undertook a...

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2010-03-30 10:30:00

Research scheduled to be published on Wednesday shows that chocolate, in small amounts, can lower blood pressure and reduce a person's risk of heart disease. According to the research, which was led by German Institute of Human Nutrition epidemiologist Dr. Brian Buijsse and published online in the European Heart Journal, one small square per day of dark chocolate could have a positive impact on health. Buijsse and his team spent 10 years following more than 19,000 people between the ages of...

2010-03-03 09:18:32

Too many major sports arenas in Europe do not have adequate equipment and procedures in place to save the lives of spectators who suffer heart attacks while watching a sporting event, according to new research published online today (Wednesday 3 March) in the European Heart Journal [1]. In a study of 187 top sports arenas in ten European countries, used by 190 elite soccer clubs, more than a quarter did not have automated external defibrillators on site and even more did not have medical...

2010-01-26 14:01:38

"This study provides excellent ammunition both to convince patients about the benefits of reducing their individual salt intakes and also to persuade the EU of the urgent need to introduce legislation to restrict the salt content of processed foods," said ESC spokesman Professor Frank Ruschitzka, a cardiologist and hypertension specialist from the University of Zurich, Switzerland. "This study represents the evidence that a reduction of salt intake not only lowers blood pressure but also...


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