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2014-07-15 10:29:05

BMJ-British Medical Journal Inability to register surprise strongest indicator; can help prioritize care, say doctors Patients with serious heart and lung conditions don't have the normal range of facial expressions, particularly the ability to register surprise in response to emotional cues, finds preliminary research published online in Emergency Medicine Journal. This finding could be used to help busy emergency care doctors decide whom to prioritize for treatment, and gauge who...

2014-07-15 08:29:29

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a heart attack, many heart failure patients suffer from enlargement of their left ventricle, diminishing the amount of blood the heart can pump to the body and resulting in life-threatening left-sided heart failure symptoms such as shortness of breath, decreased urine production, fatigue, and irregular or rapid heartbeat. Treatment options for patients whose left ventricle has enlarged have been limited, until now. Through a...

2014-06-27 23:07:08

Dr. Arash Bereliani, cardiologist at the Institute for Cardiology and Preventive Medicine in Beverly Hills, comments on a recent study linking processed red meat and heart failure. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 A new study in Circulation: Heart Failure, a medical journal put out by the American Heart Association, has found a link between a higher risk of heart failure and the consumption of processed red meat in men. The study was conducted by researchers at the Karolinska...

2014-06-27 12:00:11

New York Institute of Technology Administering low doses of a thyroid hormone to rats with diabetes helps restore hormone levels in their hearts and prevented deterioration of heart function and pathology, according to a new study by NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine professor A. Martin Gerdes. The study, published in the online edition of Molecular Medicine home provides the first clear indication that low thyroid hormone levels in cardiac tissue of diabetic individuals may be the...

2014-06-27 08:25:53

PLEASANTON, Calif., June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Thoratec Corporation (NASDAQ: THOR), a world leader in device-based mechanical circulatory support therapies to save, support and restore failing hearts, said today that its CE Mark Clinical Trial for HeartMate III(TM) commenced with the first patient implanted with this new device. "We are pleased to reach this significant clinical milestone with an important pipeline product," said Gary F. Burbach, President and Chief Executive...

2014-06-25 10:06:13

Brigham and Women's Hospital In a groundbreaking study, researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have identified a related family of molecules believed to be a major root cause of pulmonary hypertension, a deadly vascular disease with undefined origins. This is one of the first studies to leverage advanced computational network modeling to decipher the molecular secrets of this complex human disease. The study is published online June 24, 2014 in The Journal of Clinical...

2014-06-24 10:06:57

The JAMA Network Journals Bottom Line: Cardiac resynchronization therapy plus defibrillator implantation (CRT-D) sometimes helps women with heart failure more than men, although women are less likely to receive CRT-D than men. Author: Robbert Zusterzeel, M.D., and colleagues at the Center for Devices and Radiological Health at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Silver Spring, Md. Background: Women are underrepresented in CRT trials for heart failure, making up only about 20...

CP Stethoscope experiment
2014-06-24 05:35:13

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Approximately 5.1 million Americans are affected by heart failure, which is the leading cause of hospitalization and death. However, until recently no reliable, cost effective, and non-invasive method existed. A new device that could measure the changes in water content of the lungs could be an invaluable tool in early detection of heart failure. "There is a significant need," said Magdy Iskander, a professor of electrical...

2014-06-18 12:39:39

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sorbent Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company developing therapies for cardiovascular and renal diseases, today announced the appointment of Jay Shepard and William D. Waddill to the company's Board of Directors. Mr. Shepard currently serves as an Executive Partner at Sofinnova Ventures and has more than 32 years of commercial and company building experience in the specialty pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry. Mr....

heart failure on a bun
2014-06-14 05:07:57

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Consumption of processed red meats such as cold cuts, hot dogs and bacon has been linked to an increased risk of heart failure and corresponding death in men, researchers reported this week in the journal Circulation: Heart Failure. In the study, researchers from the Warsaw University of Life Sciences and the Institute of Environmental Medicine at Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet investigated, for the first time, the impact eating...


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Circulation (journal)
2012-06-04 14:21:01

Circulation is a scientific journal published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins on behalf of the American Heart Association. In 2008 the journal added six subspecialty publications: Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, Circulation: Heart Failure, Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions, Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, and Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics. Circulation publishes articles related to research in and the...

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monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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