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2011-09-13 23:10:03

While the incidence of the life-threatening condition of aortic dissection is significantly higher than in the general population, it remains low among patients with the congenital heart defect, bicuspid aortic valve; however, the incidence of aortic aneurysms is significantly high, according to a study in the September 14 issue of JAMA. Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV; defect of the aortic valve that results in the formation of two flaps that open and close, instead of the normal three) is the...

2011-07-04 16:00:00

SAN DIEGO, July 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 200 years after the introduction of the stethoscope, the accuracy of a pocket ultrasound device that enables a physician to "look" at a patient's heart during routine physical exams has been validated for the first time in peer-reviewed research led by Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) and Scripps Health. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2011-06-17 12:57:00

INDIANAPOLIS, June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The St. Francis Heart Center today (June 17, 2011) announced that it has performed the first post-FDA approval surgery in the United States using a new device for treating tricuspid valve disease. Called the Contour 3D(TM) Annuloplasty Ring, the device, which is manufactured by Medtronic, is designed to restore normal valve function by remodeling the natural valve's shape and size. The procedure was performed by Marc Gerdisch, M.D., chief...

2011-05-12 00:00:48

Thinklabs Medical is offering iMurmur 2 and Heart Record Apps free from May 10th - 15th, to coincide with the FutureMed Executive Program. iMurmur is a heart sound library and educational App for medical students and practitioners alike. Heart Record is a feature-filled consumer heart sound recorder and display app. The Apps are available for worldwide download at no charge. Denver, CO (PRWEB) May 11, 2011 This week only, Thinklabs Medical is offering two medical Apps "“ iMurmur 2 and...

2011-04-27 13:38:00

To view the Social Media Release, click here: http://smr.newswire.ca/en/heart-and-stroke-foundation/torontonians-are-ready-to-ride-a-bike-and-extend-a TORONTO, April 27 /PRNewswire/ - The Heart and Stroke Foundation is working to eliminate heart disease and stroke. How can it be done? One way is to offer cyclists a spectacular fundraising experience--biking along a traffic-free Gardiner Expressway and Don Valley Parkway in downtown Toronto. On Sunday, June 5, more than 13,000 dedicated...

2011-04-21 00:00:29

Said Judah Hertz, founder and CEO of the Hertz Investment Group: "Researchers at ACHDC are now expanding their mission to develop prosthetic materials and mechanical devices that will further prolong and enrich the lives of the individuals they have saved." Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) April 20, 2011 The Hertz Family Foundation of Santa Monica, California has announced a major medical research and technology grant to the University of California at Los Angeles. The $385,000 grant will be paid...

2011-04-07 08:26:00

TINTON FALLS, N.J., April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ranney School recently announced a series of heart-healthy initiatives that launched during American Heart Awareness Month and will continue throughout the school year. Most significant is the chance for Ranney spring varsity athletes to receive state-of-the-art cardiology screenings on campus designed to identify and evaluate dangerous heart murmurs that can lead to sudden cardiac arrest (SCD) in young athletes. Although SCD in...

2011-01-18 11:22:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Better Hearing Institute (BHI) announced today that it is joining with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and the American Heart Association (AHA) to promote American Heart Month in February and to celebrate National Wear Red Day® on February 4, 2011. On National Wear Red Day®, the first Friday of each February, Americans nationwide wear red to show their support for women's heart disease...


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2013-01-01 11:25:12

The heart is a part of the circulatory system, and is considered one of the most vital organs of the human body. It is about the size of a fist, has a mass of approximately 300 grams, and its main function is to contract and produce enough pressure to circulate blood throughout the body. The top of the heart where the veins and arteries all connect is called the base. The pointed lower tip of the heart is called the apex. The coronary sulcus is a deep groove that runs horizontally across the...

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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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