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2011-07-08 14:03:57

Study finds improvement in chest pain and exercise tolerance New research published online today in Circulation Research found that injections of adult patients' own CD34+ stem cells reduced reports of angina episodes and improved exercise tolerance time in patients with chronic, severe refractory angina (severe chest discomfort that did not respond to other therapeutic options). The phase II prospective, double-blind, randomized, controlled clinical trial was conducted at 26 centers in the...

2011-05-26 06:55:40

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A new study reveals having a CT angiography test leads to more prescriptions for medications, more tests, and more procedures. However, the incidence of heart attacks or cardiac death among low-risk patients remained the same, regardless of whether they had a CT angiography test or not. Coronary computed tomographic (CT) angiography can detect plaque buildup in the heart vessels and is sometimes used as a screening tool to assess the risk of a heart attack. The...

2011-03-24 14:29:41

A new study of coronary artery calcium scanning "“ a simple, noninvasive test that gives patients baseline information about plaque in their coronary arteries"”has shown that the scan helps them make heart-healthy lifestyle changes and lower their heart disease risk factors. The study, the EISNER trial (Early Identification of Subclinical Atherosclerosis by Noninvasive Imaging Research), was headed by researchers at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute and Cedars-Sinai's S. Mark Taper...

2011-02-07 21:40:36

Never before has a therapy proven more beneficial for women than men in preventing heart disease "“ until now. A new study, published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, found that women receive a significantly greater benefit "“ a 70 percent reduction in heart failure and a 72 percent reduction in death "“ from cardiac resynchronization therapy with defibrillator (CRT-D) than men. "In prior cardiac studies, men and women generally received similar...

2011-01-25 12:58:27

Two relatively simple methods, an ultrasound investigation and a blood test to measure the level of a substance known as BNP, can predict survival and future heart failure following acute coronary syndromes. This is the conclusion of a thesis presented at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Acute coronary syndromes, such as myocardial infarction and unstable angina, are among the most common causes of emergency medical care and death in Sweden for both women and men. "The ability to predict...

2011-01-19 13:59:09

A European study investigating the links between diet and disease has found that people who consume more fruit and vegetables have a lower risk of dying from ischaemic heart disease "“ the most common form of heart disease and one of the leading causes of death in Europe. However, the authors point out that a higher fruit and vegetable intake occurs among people with other healthy eating habits and lifestyles, and that these factors could also be associated with the lower risk of dying...

2010-12-13 03:19:00

TEL AVIV, Israel, December 13, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Biological Signal Processing Ltd. ("BSP") (TASE: BSP), which develops and commercializes advanced products for the non invasive, accurate diagnosis of heart diseases, has signed a US non exclusive distribution agreement with Synergistic Medical Network LLC ("SMN"), to distribute and market its products to physicians in clinics and hospitals throughout the United States. BSP's innovative products are based on its proprietary,...

2010-11-22 06:01:00

BAAR, Switzerland and TEL AVIV, November 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SCHILLER AG, a leading international manufacturer and supplier of cardiopulmonary diagnostics and BSP Biological Signal Processing Ltd., a medical device company that develops and markets innovative solutions for noninvasive cardiac diagnosis and monitoring , announced on November 8th, 2010 the signing of an agreement to jointly develop a new product line based on BSP's HyperQ(TM) technology. The project will be...

2010-08-30 06:25:00

PARIS, August 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Composite Primary Endpoint: Risk Reduction of 17% (Non-Statistically Significant ) in Death, Complication of Myocardial Infraction, Procedure Failure or Major Bleeding (p=0.07) - Main Secondary Composite Efficacy Endpoint: 40% Reduction of Death, Recurrent Acute Coronary Syndrome or Re-Intervention (p=0.01) The international ATOLL study sponsored by the Assistance Publique - Hopitaux de Paris showed that enoxaparin reduced the...

2010-08-30 00:59:00

PARIS, August 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Composite Primary Endpoint: Risk Reduction of 17% (Non-Statistically Significant ) in Death, Complication of Myocardial Infraction, Procedure Failure or Major Bleeding (p=0.07) - Main Secondary Composite Efficacy Endpoint: 40% Reduction of Death, Recurrent Acute Coronary Syndrome or Re-Intervention (p=0.01) Pitie-Salpetriere Hospital, Paris, France, August 30th 2010. The international ATOLL study sponsored by the Assistance Publique...


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