Search Tag: Heart

IMAGING Management


2013 30 Apr

A recently published review article in Radiology looks at the value of CT and MR imaging in diagnosing pericard ial disease.  Diagnosis of related diseases has improved in recent years, largely due to the availability of several noninvasive cardiac imaging modalities. Transthoracic echocardiography, which combines structural and physiologic assessment,...Read more

Cardiology Management


2013 07 May

Albertans living with heart failure will have their conditions monitore from home as part of a new home health care pilot project in Alberta, Canada,  a collaboration between the Government of Alberta, Alberta Health Services, GE Healthcare and GE Canada. Canadian provinces are exploring new models of care to address issues around capacity for...Read more

Cardiology Management


2013 27 May

Routinely measuring fractional flow reserve (FFR) with pressure wire assessment during coronary angiography for diagnosis of chest pain leads to significant changes in the management of one in four patients, according to results from a study reported at EuroPCR 2013. The RIPCORD (Does routine pressure wire assessment influence management strategy...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 19 Jun

MRI scans of children who have had chemotherapy can detect early changes in their hearts, according to a study published in the Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. Chemotherapy with anthracyclines, such as Doxorubicin, is one of the most effective treatments against many types of cancer, including leukaemia and Hodgkin's lymphoma, breast,...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 20 Jun

A new study published in the journal JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging has found that using stress cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging in an Emergency Department observation unit to care for patients with acute chest pain is a win-win - for the patient and the institution. Chadwick Miller, M.D., M.S., and colleagues found that evaluating older,...Read more

Cardiology Management


2013 15 Jul

Prosthetic valve endocarditis (inflammation and infection involving the heart valves and lining of the heart chambers) remains associated with a high one-year mortality rate and early valve replacement does not appear to be associated with lower mortality compared with medical therapy according to a study by Tahaniyat Lalani, MD, MHS, of the Naval...Read more

ICU Management


2013 01 Aug

Abbott announced on July 30, 2013, promising results from a study evaluating its High Sensitive Troponin-I (hsTnI) assay presented at this year’s American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) annual meeting in Houston, Texas. The study, conducted by researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, demonstrated that Abbott’s hsTnI test (currently...Read more

Cardiology Management


2013 17 Oct

Italy and Austria see first worldwide implantations of the ultrahigh-energy device The new Idova 7 ICD series was launched today by BIOTRONIK, a primary manufacturer of cardiovascular medical technology. Idova 7 ICDs (implantable cardioverter defibrillators) and CRT-Ds (cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators) offer ultrahigh-energy...Read more

Cardiology Management


2013 17 Oct

Initial clinical evaluation of newest unique bioabsorbable magnesium scaffold for the treatment of vascular disease treatment takes place It was announced today that BIOTRONIK, a principal producer of cardio- and endovascular medical technology, has reached a new highlight in the therapy evolution for coronary artery disease patients. In the frame...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 31 Oct

A clinical study conducted in collaboration between Philips and RealView Imaging with the assistance of Israel’s Schneider Children’s Medical Center in Petach Tikva, has found that minimally-invasive structural heart disease procedures can be significantly aided by the use of a pioneering live 3D holographic visualisation technology developed by RealView....Read more

Cardiology Management


2013 01 Nov

A new study evaluating the effects of short-term (defined as three months) versus long-term (one year) dual anti­platelet therapy shows that the shorter duration treatment does not result in poorer outcomes on certain measures such as death, heart attack, stroke, and bleeding for patients with coronary artery disease or low-risk acute coronary syndromes...Read more

Cardiology Management


2013 04 Nov

The Mount Sinai Hospital’s leading interventional cardiologists are the premiering the use of a newly FDA approved device to treat gravely calcified coronary arteries before placing a cardiac stent on a blocked artery. The Diamondback 360® Coronary Orbital Atherectomy System is being introduced at The Mount Sinai Hospital’s Cardiac Catheterization...Read more

Cardiology Management


2013 20 Nov

A new collaborative research relationship between the American Heart Association, the University of Mississippi and Boston University, representing a bold vision for cardiovascular population science, was announced today at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions. The collaboration has a vision of greatly expanding important population...Read more

Cardiology Management


2013 22 Nov

For the first time ever, the optimal structure and cell ratio associated with heart function have been identified. This remarkable discovery was made by a team of researchers at the University of Toronto's Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering (IBBME) and the McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine, and published as a foundational...Read more

IMAGING Management


2013 02 Dec

Healthy adults who consumed energy drinks high in caffeine and taurine had significantly increased heart contraction rates one hour later, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).  “Until now, we haven’t known exactly what effect these energy drinks have on the function of the...Read more

Cardiology Management


2013 03 Dec

An analysis of data from an international multicentre study of coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) reveals that men and women with mild coronary artery disease and similar cardiovascular risk profiles share similar prognoses. Results of the study are presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)....Read more

Cardiology Management


2013 19 Dec

According to a well-known Berlin cardiologist, monitoring devices enable physicians to treat patients more effectively. The BioMonitor from BIOTRONIK is now approved for full-body MR scans. As the medical director of the Department of Cardiology and Intensive Care Unit and the Department of Internal Medicine and Angiology at Klinikum am Urban,...Read more

Cardiology Management


2014 06 Feb

ZOLL Medical Corporation, a manufacturer of resuscitation devices and related software solutions, has been recognised for the third consecutive year as a Platinum-Level company by the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Fit-Friendly initiative for helping employees to eat better and move more. “Physical activity and employee wellness are important...Read more

Cardiology Management


2014 14 Feb

Moderate exercise like brisk walking may cut women’s stroke risk 20 percent and help offset some of the increased stroke risk in women taking postmenopausal hormone therapy.  According to the latest research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2014, women do not need to run marathons or do intense aerobics...Read more

Cardiology Management


2014 20 Feb

A team of researchers has developed the technology for a catheter-based device that would be able to provide real time, 3-D imaging from inside a persons’ heart, coronary arteries and peripheral blood vessels.  This innovate device could offer better guidance during heart surgery and enable more clearing of clogged arteries to be done without...Read more

Cardiology Management


2014 10 Mar

The hospital, which performed the transplant in December, has announced that the first patient fitted with an artificial heart made by the French company Carmat has died. 75 days following the surgery at the Georges Pompidou European Hospital in Paris, the patient, a 76-year-old man, has passed away. The cause of his death is currently unconfirmed....Read more

Cardiology Management


2014 11 Mar

Cardiologists Philippe Ritter and Christof Kolb implant the new Biotronik Sentus ProMRI Bipolar Lead in heart failure patients Biotronik, a leading manufacturer of cardiovascular medical technology specialising in heart failure therapy, has announced the first implantations of the Sentus ProMRI lead. Biotronik’s bipolar cardiac resynchronisation...Read more

ICU Management


2014 12 Mar

As the first hospital in Illinois, the Loyola University Medical Center offers a new high-tech catheter device able to improve outcomes of patients treated for atrial fibrillation, the most common irregular heartbeat. The treatment, entitled catheter ablation, involves burning selected spots of tissue inside the heart with the tip of a catheter,...Read more

Cardiology Management


2014 18 Mar

According to a new study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal), among younger adults experiencing heart attacks and angina, findings show men receive faster care compared with women of the same age. It Other gender-related factors affecting access to care for both men and women were also uncovered. With the aim of understanding...Read more

Cardiology Management


2014 26 Mar

According to a new study published in the March 26 issue of JAMA, which analysed close to 295,000 adults without a known history of diabetes or cardiovascular disease (CVD), the prediction of CVD risk is hardly enhanced when information about glycated hemoglobin (HbA 1c ), a measure of longer-term blood sugar control, is added to conventional CVD...Read more

Cardiology Management


2014 28 Mar

New BIOTRONIK Pacemaker Series Offers Daily Automatic Data Transmission without Relying on Patient Interaction Biotronik, a leading manufacturer of cardiovascular medical technology, announced CE approval for its new Eluna pacemaker series today. The new generation of pacemakers includes single and dual-chamber as well as cardiac resynchronisation...Read more

IMAGING Management


2014 23 Apr

The journal Radiology has published online the findings of a new multicenter study entitled "Coronary Artery Plaque Volume and Obesity in Patients with Diabetes: The Factor-64 Study." which investigates the role of CT in measuring arterial plaque. It appears that computed tomography (CT) angiography imaging of the coronary arteries provides a precise...Read more

Cardiology Management


2014 13 May

GlaxoSmithKline has announced that its innovative heart drug darapladib has failed reduce heart attacks or other major cardiac events in patients suffering acute coronary syndrome. This marks a further disappointment for the heart medicine that has previously failed to pass a late-stage trial for patients with well-treated heart disease. ...Read more

Cardiology Management


2014 16 May

The world's first leadless pacemaker has demonstrated promising results as per a study conducted by Vivek Reddy, MD, Director of Arrhythmia Services for the Mount Sinai Hospital.   Twelve-month follow-up data with 32 bradycardia patients showed that the performance of the leadless pacemaker device was equivalent to those in traditional...Read more

Cardiology Management


2014 22 May

Late breaking trial session at ESC Heart Failure Congress shows significant benefits for various device populations with the telemonitoring technology Biotronik, a leading manufacturer of cardiovascular medical technology, has announced new results from a sub-analysis of last year’s groundbreaking IN-TIME trial.  Coordinating investigator...Read more