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2008-09-12 12:00:35

St Jude Medical, a developer of cardiovascular medical devices, has received the FDA clearance for its SJM Confirm implantable cardiac monitor, a compact device designed to help physicians diagnose abnormal heart rhythms. The SJM Confirm ICM is expected to be launched in October 2008. According to the company, the implantable monitor enables physicians to evaluate heart rhythm signals over a longer period of time than allowed by standard monitoring tests, and is designed to help them...

2008-07-24 06:00:21

By Richard Craver, Winston-Salem Journal, N.C. Jul. 24--Emergency-room doctors are becoming better at diagnosing heart attacks before laboratory tests are done, according to a study timed for release today by Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. "Time is extremely important," said Dr. Chadwick Miller, the lead author of the study and an assistant professor of emergency medicine at Baptist. Miller stressed that the more quickly patients arrive after onset of symptoms, "the...

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2008-03-18 00:10:00

The American Heart Association is warning young ER patients about the risks of misidentifying the symptoms of cocaine use as heart attack symptoms. The results of some heart attack treatments in addition to cocaine can be fatal.In an article published on Monday in The American Heart Association's journal Circulation, Dr. James McCord and his colleagues confronted the issue of cocaine-related chest pain.Cocaine is the second most popular illicit substance in the U.S. Its symptoms can be...

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2007-01-09 17:05:00

Athens, Ga. -- Although it's too soon to recommend dropping by Starbucks before hitting the gym, a new study suggests that caffeine can help reduce the post-workout soreness that discourages some people from exercising. In a study to be published in the February issue of The Journal of Pain, a team of University of Georgia researchers finds that moderate doses of caffeine, roughly equivalent to two cups of coffee, cut post-workout muscle pain by up to 48 percent in a small sample of...

2006-07-03 15:01:21

By Amanda Beck WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of people with a dangerous heart arrhythmia is higher than previously estimated and increasing, researchers reported on Monday. In a study of Minnesota residents, the incidence of atrial fibrillation rose more than 12 percent between 1980 and 2000, the researchers said. At that rate, the number of U.S. residents with the rhythm will rise to 16 million by 2050 -- nearly three times previous estimates, they added. "This is a major...

2006-07-03 15:00:00

By Amanda Beck WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of people with a dangerous heart arrhythmia is higher than previously estimated and increasing, researchers reported on Monday. In a study of Minnesota residents, the incidence of atrial fibrillation rose more than 12 percent between 1980 and 2000, the researchers said. At that rate, the number of U.S. residents with the rhythm will rise to 16 million by 2050 -- nearly three times previous estimates, they added. "This is a major problem for our...

2005-12-20 13:51:04

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A relatively rare heart condition that has been linked to athletes' deaths can arise anywhere from childhood to well into middle age, and its first symptoms range from heart palpitations to sudden death, a new study shows. The study, according to researchers, gives the most comprehensive overview to date of a fairly uncommon heart defect called arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia, or ARVD. Though the inherited disorder has been...

2005-09-22 15:35:52

Patients with panic disorder have nearly double the risk for coronary heart disease, and those also diagnosed with depression are at almost three times the risk, according to new research. The study in the current issue of Psychosomatic Medicine focuses on the medical histories of nearly 40,000 people from the time they were first diagnosed as suffering from panic disorder. Lead author Andres Gomez-Caminero, Ph.D., says the large cohort study "highlights, for the first time, the potential...

2005-09-22 15:33:48

Patients with panic disorder have nearly double the risk for coronary heart disease, and those also diagnosed with depression are at almost three times the risk, according to new research. The study in the current issue of Psychosomatic Medicine focuses on the medical histories of nearly 40,000 people from the time they were first diagnosed as suffering from panic disorder. Lead author Andres Gomez-Caminero, Ph.D., says the large cohort study "highlights, for the first time, the potential...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.