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2009-10-22 10:46:00

PLYMOUTH, Mass., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Harvest Technologies Corp. (www.harvesttech.com) announced today that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) approval to commence its BMAC Enhanced CABG Trial. This is a two phase 42-patient 'feasibility' clinical trial using the company's BMAC System to concentrate autologous bone marrow cells to treat patients with congestive heart failure undergoing treatment with coronary artery bypass...

2009-10-19 18:06:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two medications commonly used to treat high blood pressure appear to be effective in treating a common type of heart disease known as stable ischemic heart disease, according to a new comparative effectiveness review funded by HHS' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. A version of the analysis was posted in the October 20 online version of the Annals of Internal Medicine. Treatment featuring the two medications -- inhibitors of...

2009-09-29 13:30:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- In its continuous pursuit of quality cardiac care, Houston Northwest Medical Center was proudly recognized as the first accredited chest pain center in Houston and one of a handful in Texas to be named a Cycle III Chest Pain Center with PCI (percutaneous coronary intervention). Cycle III accreditation is the highest accreditation possible for treatment of chest pain -- by the Society of Chest Pain Centers. The Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC) is...

2009-09-15 10:30:14

A team of researchers led by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) radiologists has developed a computed-tomography-based protocol that identifies both narrowing of coronary arteries and areas of myocardial ischemia "“ restricted blood flow to heart muscle tissue "“ giving a better indication of clinically significant coronary artery disease. Their report appears in the September 15 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. "This is among the first demonstrations...

2009-08-31 10:01:53

Cardiac events are the major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery, and new guidelines issued today by the European Society of Cardiology address this common and complicated challenge.The risk of cardiac complications depends on the condition of the patient prior to surgery, the prevalence of heart disease, and the magnitude and duration of the surgical procedure. After major surgery the incidence of cardiac death varies between 0.5% and 1.5%, and of...

2009-08-28 07:24:55

Women may have a slightly higher risk of death than men in the 30 days following an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) such as heart attack or unstable angina, according to a new study. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women, accounting for one-third of all deaths. Although several studies have shown an improvement of prognosis in women over time, overall outcomes remain worse for women compared with men, providing a strong rationale for focusing on the study of...

2009-08-25 15:50:00

A new study from NYU School of Medicine found that women may have a slightly higher risk of death than men in the thirty days following an acute coronary syndrome (ACS), but that these differences appear to be attributable to factors such as severity and type of ACS. The study, published in the August 26, 2009 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), found however that overall there was no significant difference in mortality observed between the sexes after a heart...

2009-07-08 07:17:45

Anger may make you red in the face, but new research shows that rush of blood may be cut off by high blood pressure -- posing a potential risk to the brain. The University of Southern California and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center evaluated 30 healthy volunteers (19 to 60 years of age) and 28 patients with high blood pressure (38 to 64 years of age). Participants took part in numerous tasks provoking anger and mental stress involving reading and arithmetic. Researchers used ultrasound imaging to...

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2009-07-06 13:45:26

University researchers have produced a study showing the importance of good long-term control of blood sugar for diabetics, Reuters reported. It showed that poor long-term blood sugar control in diabetics was associated with a substantial increase in the risk of dying from ischemic heart disease, which is characterized by restricted blood flow to the arteries of the heart. But the study showed that with reasonably good blood sugar or "glycemic" control, the risk of death from ischemic heart...

2009-04-29 08:47:40

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) of the legs, in which the arteries become blocked with plaque and blood supply to the legs is reduced, affects eight million people in the U.S. Early detection of PAD is important because it can limit the ability to walk and exercise, it may place patients at greater risk for limb loss and it increases the chance of having a heart attack or stroke. Coronary artery disease (CAD) is prevalent in patients with PAD and it is known that PAD is under diagnosed in...


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