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2012-02-15 10:26:38

New research from Western University, Canada, has demonstrated the benefits of performing Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (CMR) in cases where patients have been resuscitated after Sudden Cardiac Death or enter hospital suffering from ventricular arrhythmias (abnormal heartbeat rhythm). Cardiologist Dr. James White and his colleagues at Western's Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, found CMR is a highly effective diagnostic imaging tool, identifying a cardiac diagnosis in 75 per...

2012-02-10 12:00:00

Heart specialists at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) have joined a select group in the country offering patients who suffer from the common and potentially deadly heart rhythm disorder ventricular tachycardia (VT) a new, minimally invasive therapy called epicardial VT ablation. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) February 10, 2012 Heart specialists at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) have joined a select group in the country offering patients who suffer from the common and potentially deadly heart...

2011-11-16 08:46:15

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — About 7 percent of people in the U.S. who have sudden cardiac arrest outside of the hospital survive to hospital discharge, and according to this study, a wearable defibrillator can prevent sudden death in these people. Wearable cardioverter defibrillators are used by people who may be at higher risk for sudden cardiac arrest, including those with weakened heart function, awaiting cardiac transplant or with a condition that prevents or delays them from receiving...

2011-11-14 11:30:30

A wearable defibrillator can prevent sudden death in people with dangerous heart arrhythmias, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2011. Wearable cardioverter defibrillators are used by people who may be at higher risk for sudden cardiac arrest, including those with weakened heart function, awaiting cardiac transplant or with a condition that prevents or delays them from receiving an implanted defibrillator. The device monitors heart...

2011-08-31 23:31:06

Study shows noninvasive, fast way to map heart's electrical activity in one heartbeat Just one second, one heartbeat. That's what is needed for a new, noninvasive functional imaging technology to record data for locating the source in the heart of a dangerous cardiac arrhythmia called ventricular tachycardia (VT). VT is an abnormal, fast beating of the heart, which, if ignored, can lead to ventricular fibrillation, which causes some 400,000 cases of sudden death yearly in the United...

2011-09-01 02:30:00

Effective January 2012, Cardiac Medical Services, Inc. will begin distributing automatic external defibrillators (AEDâs). These AEDâs will be manufactured by CMSâs affiliated company Defibtech, which manufactures the Lifelineâ“ž¢ and ReviveRâ“ž¢ AED. This unique alignment will allow CMS to offer a full suite of portable defibrillator products worldwide to both consumer and commercial markets....

2011-05-04 05:30:00

ST. LOUIS, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Stereotaxis' (Nasdaq: STXS) continued leadership in the remote treatment of a broad spectrum of complex arrhythmias will again be prominently detailed in the scientific program of the 32nd Annual Heart Rhythm Scientific Sessions in San Francisco, California. Ten podium presentations and ten posters will feature clinical data and discussions of the value of magnetic navigation in the treatment of a variety of abnormal heart rhythms. Stereotaxis will...

2011-01-27 12:35:25

Comprehensive NIH study helps explain discrepancy in survival rates between cardiac arrests in public and at home Cardiac arrests that can be treated by electric stimulation, also known as shockable arrests, were found at a higher frequency in public settings than in the home, according to a National Institutes of Health-funded study appearing in the Jan. 27 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. The study compared home and public cardiac arrests under various scenarios. For example,...

2011-01-13 07:00:00

WATERLOO, Belgium, January 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - THERMOCOOL(R) SMARTTOUCH(TM) Catheter from Biosense Webster Enables Contact Force Sensing in the Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation Biosense Webster, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company, and a worldwide leader in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, announced the successful completion of the first clinical cases with the new THERMOCOOL(R) SMARTTOUCH(TM) Contact Force Sensing Catheter in the European Union,...

2010-11-18 07:30:00

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Prism Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the supplemental new drug application for NEXTERONE® (amiodarone HCl) Premixed Injection, the first and only premixed intravenous (IV) bag formulation of the antiarrhythmic agent amiodarone IV. NEXTERONE Premixed Injection is indicated for initiation of treatment and prophylaxis of frequently recurring ventricular...


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Precordial Thump
2012-12-31 12:53:08

The precordial thump is an application of mechanical energy through a calculated strike to the torso when in a specific fatal heart rhythm. This procedure is used in very specific circumstances by highly trained health professionals with ACLS certifications. The Procedure While in the presence of a patient that is suffering a potentially fatal heart rhythm, a medical provider can strike a calculated point on the sternum to disrupt that rhythm. The energy transferred by the provider is...

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Word of the Day
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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