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2014-06-04 14:50:47

Duke University Medical Center Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) are associated with improved survival among heart failure patients whose left ventricles only pump 30 to 35 percent of blood out of the heart with each contraction, according to a study from the Duke Clinical Research Institute. The findings, published in the June 4 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, support existing recommendations to implant ICDs in patients with a left ventricular...

2014-06-04 11:26:06

American Heart Association Study Highlights: -About 12 percent of older breast cancer patients developed heart failure within three years, often as a result of the cancer drugs and treatments. -Only a third of older breast cancer patients saw a cardiologist within 90 days of developing heart problems. -Those who saw a cardiologist were more likely to receive standard drugs for heart failure than those who didn’t. Only a third of older breast cancer patients saw a cardiologist...

heart attack and undiagnosed diabetes
2014-06-04 05:05:26

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online One out of every 10 individuals who have had a heart attack may have undiagnosed diabetes, according to research presented Tuesday at the American Heart Association’s Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Scientific Sessions 2014. As part of the study, a team of researchers led by Dr. Suzanne V. Arnold, an assistant professor at Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute and the University of Missouri-Kansas City, studied the...

2014-06-03 23:04:51

Vala Sciences’ Kinetic Image Cytometer (KIC) was utilized by collaborator and Scientific Advisory Board member, Dr. Mark Mercola, and a team of researchers from the University of California, San Diego, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, and the Cardiovascular Research Center at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, to discover a powerful new player in the onset and progression of heart failure. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 Vala Sciences’ Kinetic Image Cytometer...

2014-06-03 16:25:02

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HeartWare International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTWR), a leading innovator of less invasive, miniaturized circulatory support technologies that are revolutionizing the treatment of advanced heart failure, today announced that CEO Doug Godshall is scheduled to present at the William Blair & Company 34(th) Annual Growth Stock Conference at 4:10 p.m. CDT (5:10 p.m. EDT) on Tuesday, June 10, 2014. The conference is being held June 10-12 at the...

2014-06-02 12:28:51

ATLANTA, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arcapita Ventures announced today that CardioMEMS, Inc. has been acquired by St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE: STJ) a global medical device company headquartered in St. Paul, MN. St. Jude Medical had previously invested $60 million for 19 percent ownership of CardioMEMS and has now exercised its exclusive option to purchase the remaining 81 percent of the company in a transaction valued in excess of $450 million. CardioMEMS, Inc., an Atlanta-based...

2014-05-29 23:12:02

Home Care Assistance – Greater Toronto (http://www.GreaterTorontoHomeCare.ca), the area’s leading provider of non-medical, in-home senior care, is releasing its advice on the best and safest practices for rehabilitating after experiencing a heart attack, congestive heart failure, or one of many other cardiovascular conditions. Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 Home Care Assistance – Greater Toronto (http://www.GreaterTorontoHomeCare.ca), the area’s leading provider of...

2014-05-29 12:25:40

Heart Failure Remains an Area of Focus for Physicians, Facilities and Manufacturers, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that the U.S. cardiac assist device market has gained traction in recent years with product innovations, particularly among ventricular assist devices (VADs), commonly known in the media as LVADs. There are currently limited treatment options for patients with acute heart failure...

2014-05-29 08:28:45

Heart failure is the second leading cause of hospitalization of Canadians over 65 and responsible for nine per cent of all deaths MONTREAL, May 29, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada's leading cardiologists and other health professionals interested in heart failure are meeting in Montreal this weekend at the Heart Failure Update 2014 meeting to examine the newest developments in heart failure, a condition responsible for nine per cent of all deaths in Canada.(i) The burden of heart failure is...

2014-05-28 16:26:48

ATLANTA, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arcapita Ventures announced today that CardioMEMS, Inc. has received U.S. FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approval for its Heart Failure Management System. The approval is based upon the results of the CHAMPION (CardioMEMS Heart Sensor Allows Monitoring of Pressure to Improve Outcomes in NYHA Class III Patients) clinical trial which demonstrated a 28% reduction in the primary efficacy endpoint of heart failure hospitalization rates at 6 months,...


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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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