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2012-06-11 20:29:00

Research shows a molecular imaging technique can accurately predict coronary artery disease by assessing blood vessels' ability to expand under stress Patients with cardiovascular disease will now benefit from a powerful new molecular imaging tool to detect disease in the main arteries supplying oxygen to the heart, say researchers presenting studies at the Society of Nuclear Medicine's 2012 Annual Meeting. When an active heart needs more oxygen, blood vessels have a natural ability to...

2012-01-06 14:57:54

An article in the January issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology summarizes methods for radiation dose optimization in pediatric computed tomography (CT) scans. Approximately seven to eight million CT examinations are performed for various pediatric clinical indications per year in the United States. Justification of clinical indication is the most important aspect of reducing radiation dose with CT scanning. A substantial number of pediatric CT scans lack appropriate...

2011-11-15 21:00:35

Results Presented at AHA 2011 A blood-based gene expression test was found to be more effective for ruling out obstructive coronary artery disease in stable symptomatic patients than myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI), a common test that uses a radioactive agent to evaluate the blood flow and function of the heart. Study results were presented today at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2011 conference in Orlando, Fla. "In this real-world patient population, the gene...

2011-07-19 15:26:35

Stress testing with myocardial perfusion imaging may not be needed as part of workup A new study by researchers from Rhode Island Hospital has found that stress testing with myocardial perfusion imaging as part of a pre-operative workup for bariatric surgery candidates may be unnecessary. The research is published in the Journal of Nuclear Cardiology, and is now available online in advance of print. Obesity is considered to be an epidemic in the United States, with more than two-thirds of the...

2011-06-22 08:00:00

SAN DIEGO, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardium Therapeutics (NYSE Amex: CXM) today announced the selection of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Nuclear Cardiology Core Laboratory (Cedars-Sinai Core Laboratory), Los Angeles, California, to serve as the central core lab for the Company's Generx ASPIRE clinical study. Cedars-Sinai Core Laboratory will be responsible for the consolidation and analysis of SPECT (single-photon emission computed tomography) myocardial imaging data from the...

2011-06-15 08:00:00

SAN DIEGO, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardium Therapeutics (NYSE Amex: CXM) today announced that it has received clearance from the Russian Ministry of Health and Social Development to commence a Phase 3 registration study for the Company's Generx(TM) (alferminogene tadenovec, Ad5FGF-4) biologic product candidate. Generx is a new and innovative DNA-based angiogenic therapy designed for the potential treatment of myocardial ischemia due to coronary artery disease. The Russian Health...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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