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2012-12-10 08:25:53

VIENNA, Va., Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Paragon Technology Group, a leading provider of strategic technology solutions to the public sector, announced today that it has been awarded an information technology services and solutions Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Government estimates, but does not guarantee, that the volume of purchases through the BPA is $184 Million over five years....

2012-11-30 16:22:33

CPF Joins Doctors to Identify Needs, Gaps and Challenges in Pulmonary Fibrosis Research BETHESDA, Md., Nov. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF) participated in a landmark meeting at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)'s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) this week that promises to pave the path forward to finding answers to the deadly lung disease, Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF). The Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Strategic Planning...

2012-11-06 11:16:14

Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS-SOL) – which will be presented at the American Heart Association Annual Meeting in Los Angeles on Nov. 5 and published in the Nov. 7 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) – finds heart disease risk factors are widespread among Hispanic/Latino adults in the United States. Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study – which will be published in the Nov. 7 issue of...

2012-10-08 14:03:34

CT scan technique developed at U-M can differentiate types of lung damage A new approach to lung scanning could improve the diagnosis and treatment of a lung disease that affects approximately 24 million Americans and is the country's third-highest cause of death. In a new paper published online in Nature Medicine, a team from the University of Michigan Medical School reports on a technique called parametric response mapping, or PRM. They used PRM to analyze computed tomography, or CT,...

2012-10-04 02:26:40

ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BioHealth Innovation, Inc. (BHI), a regional private-public partnership focusing on commercializing market-relevant biohealth innovations and increasing access to early-stage funding in Central Maryland, announced today its role as a co-sponsor of the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's (NHLBI) First Mid-Atlantic Innovation Conference. The Conference, which is designed to bring together small...

2012-08-22 12:30:40

Heart calcium scans are far superior to other assessment tools in predicting the development of cardiovascular disease in individuals currently classified at intermediate risk by their doctors, according to researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. The test, known as coronary artery calcium (CAC), uses a CT scan to detect calcium build-up in the arteries around the heart. The study findings are presented in the Aug. 22 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association....

2012-07-26 13:15:49

Adding computed tomography (CT) scans to standard screening procedures may help emergency room staff more rapidly determine which patients complaining of chest pain are having a heart attack or may soon have a heart attack, and which patients can be safely discharged, according to a study funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health. Researchers in the study focused on a condition known as acute coronary syndrome, which includes...

2012-05-18 06:25:18

SAN ANTONIO, May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In an ongoing effort to save the lives of thousands of Americans at risk of cardiovascular ailments each year, Spirit of Women Health Network has joined forces with the Larry King Cardiac Foundation (LKCF) to help reduce the devastating disparity in the diagnostics, clinical care, and survival rate of heart attacks, strokes and other heart events for women and people of color. This partnership will compliment current partnerships between...

2012-04-05 06:24:53

--In Large Multicenter Trial of Infants with Single-Ventricle Disease, Innate Patient Factors and Overall Morbidity Affect Neurodevelopment-- PHILADELPHIA, April 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the largest multicenter clinical trial of children undergoing early-stage surgery for single-ventricle heart defects, differences in intraoperative management did not significantly affect neurodevelopmental outcomes at 14 months of age. Instead, the strongest influences were innate patient...

2012-03-29 10:25:21

WILMINGTON, Del., March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Christiana Care Health System is teaming up with Thomas Jefferson and Temple universities in Philadelphia to form one of only nine elite National Institutes of Health Heart Failure Clinical Research Centers in the nation. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090407/DC95299LOGO) The Christiana Care Heart Failure Program will provide scientific leadership for the seven-year project, which focuses on small to intermediate...