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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...

2009-12-10 11:06:22

Members of the European Parliament Heart Group (MEP HG) meet today, in Brussels, with the Cardiology profession and representatives of national Heart Foundations to evaluate the achievements at EU level in combating Cardiovascular Disease (CVD), and to reveal the need for further action. With the title 'Achieving Heart Health in Europe: Why the European Parliament Matters', the meeting is the first since the European elections in June this year. During the 2004-2009 term, the MEP Heart Group...

2009-12-09 19:15:09

"The EU cannot turn its back on CVD", expressed Dirk Sterckx and Linda McAvan, both MEPs and co-chairs of the MEP Heart Group. There is overwhelming evidence that prevention and lifestyle modification brings about big health gains. It is therefore the task of decision makers at European and national level to ensure that effective policies supporting prevention are put in place. Indeed 80% of premature deaths can be prevented by tackling major risk factors particularly unhealthy diet and...

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2009-12-08 08:32:27

Body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference are well known risk factors for cardiovascular diseases (CVD), but a new study reported in the European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (a journal of the European Society of Cardiology) December 7 now concludes that these risk factors, when accurately measured by trained staff, can actually predict the risk of fatal and non-fatal disease.(1) The findings, which emerged from a large prospective study of more than 20,000...

2009-10-31 13:27:38

The Second Pan Asian-Pacific ESC Symposium "“ Moving Towards a Global Approach to Cardiovascular Disease Management With the rapidly increasing problem of cardiovascular (CVD) disease in Asia Pacific (AP), there is an urgency to raise awareness of risk factors. The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) is addressing the need to develop and adopt an integrated approach to CVD management, through important events organized in the region. CVD has become more prevalent in India and China...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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