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First Implant Of World’s Smallest, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Pacemaker
2014-05-05 03:35:43

Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation The Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation (MHIF) today announced its first implant of the world’s smallest pacemaker: the Medtronic Micra™ Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS) in the Midwest. The device was implanted by Dr. Charles Gornick as part of the global pivotal clinical trial. One-tenth the size of a conventional pacemaker, and comparable in size to a large vitamin, the Micra TPS pacemaker is delivered directly into the heart through a...

2013-11-20 17:42:54

Data reported by the Hearts Beat Back: The Heart of New Ulm Project reinforce the positive influence of lifestyle factors in mitigating risks that potentially increase the likelihood of heart disease and other health problems. Findings based on 1,059 residents of New Ulm, Minn, underscore the importance of obesity prevention and nutrition, specifically eating more fruits and vegetables, in addressing metabolic syndrome (MS), a common precursor to cardiovascular disease (CVD). This study used...

2013-03-11 14:54:23

Accurate identification of high-risk patients enables selective use of strategies to improve patient outcomes A clinical decision support tool helped physicians identify patients at high risk of bleeding complications prior to undergoing a coronary intervention procedure and helped guide the use of bleeding avoidance strategies, leading to less complications and a shorter hospital stay, according to a study being presented March 10 at the American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions....

2013-03-11 13:24:14

Even though young athletes are required to receive health screens to be cleared to play sports, those tests failed to detect important cardiovascular abnormalities in cleared players, and many were allowed to play despite suspicions of dangerous cardiovascular conditions, according to a large registry study of patients who died from sudden death, being presented March 10 by Kevin Harris, MD, research cardiologist at the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation (MHIF). The data is being...

2013-03-11 10:33:59

Largely present in women, 'broken heart syndrome' is often triggered by stress Even though a newly recognized cardiomyopathy, which mainly impacts women, is typically treatable, Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy can also be deadly when compounded by other co-morbidities, such as heart failure, according to a study being presented March 9 at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Scientific Sessions. This condition, formally known as Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC) and informally known as...

2013-03-11 10:31:26

The belief among medical professionals in the 1950s that the mortality rate for type A acute aortic dissection during the initial 24 hours was one to two percent per hour appears to hold true in the contemporary era of treatment, based on a review of the large-scale IRAD registry being presented March 9 at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Scientific Sessions. "In the 1950s, the medical literature suggested that the mortality rate for type A acute aortic dissection was one percent...

2012-03-26 22:23:43

A pre-procedure bleeding risk score can accurately identify high-risk, high-cost patients and may provide an opportunity to employ bleeding avoidance strategies to improve patient outcomes and reduce total costs related to percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures, according to a retrospective study being presented March 26 at the 61st annual American College of Cardiology (ACC) scientific session. More than 1.3 million PCIs are performed annually in the U.S. Peri-procedure...

2012-03-26 13:18:41

A population-wide community and clinical prevention program involving 10,000 adults meaningfully reduced the cardiovascular (CV) risk profile among a substantial portion of the population as indicated by those participating in screenings. Findings also indicate the level of improvements differ by gender for specific cardiovascular risk factors. The results will be presented March 25 at the 61st annual American College of Cardiology (ACC) scientific session. Hearts Beat Back: The Heart of...


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