Navigation Links
Ultrasensitive detector pinpoints big problem in tiny fetal heart
Date:4/5/2010

At the University of Wisconsin-Madison, one of the most powerful magnetic detectors in the world is helping screen high-risk pregnant patients for rare but very serious fetal heart rhythm problems. Thanks to a collaboration with The Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; and Hope Children's Hospital, Chicago, the ultrasensitive detector measures magnetic signals coming from the tiny beating hearts of fetuses.

The translational research program allows pediatric cardiologists and obstetricians from around the country to gather additional data and offer their patients the best treatment options.

"It's the only place in the country dedicated to evaluating rare and very serious fetal heart rhythm problems using biomagnetism," says Dr. Ron Wakai, the professor of medical physics at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health who created the lab. "In a typical year, we see between 50 and 70 patients, the vast majority around their 25th week of pregnancy."

Janette Strasburger, a pediatric cardiologist at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and a professor of pediatrics at The Medical College of Wisconsin (both in Milwaukee), supervises each patient during the procedure along with her obstetrical research nurse, Gretchen Eckstein.

Strasburger and Wakai teamed up eight years ago to study how biomagnetism could be used to diagnose fetal heart problems. They were soon joined by Bettina Cuneo, a pediatric cardiologist from Hope Children's Hospital in Chicago, who also specializes in fetal cases. With a solid scientific foundation now under their belts, the team has almost single-handedly created the emerging field of fetal cardiac arrhythmia care.

The result, says Strasburger, "is the closest thing there is to a cardiac intensive care unit for fetuses, with continuous monitoring while the mother and fetus are with us at the lab."

The hearts of the fetuses referred for evalu
'/>"/>

Contact: Toranj Marphetia
toranj@mcw.edu
414-955-4700
Medical College of Wisconsin
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Patient Factors Mar Accuracy of Multi-Detector CT Scans
2. New Website Giving Away Diabetes-Friendly Super Bowl Munchies Recipes to Tackle America's Toughest Health Problem
3. Herbal Remedies Can Cause Cardiac Problems
4. Insurers Must Offer Equal Coverage for Those With Emotional, Addiction Problems
5. Omnetics Nano-to-Flex Connectors Solve Big Problems in Small Spaces
6. Flame-Retardant Chemical Linked to Conception Problems
7. In Injury-Prone Soccer, Headers Arent the Problem
8. Ambidextrous Children at Higher Risk for Learning Problems
9. Mixed-handed children more likely to have mental health, language and scholastic problems
10. PAL Browser, Helpful Software Available for Those with Mobility and Vision Problems
11. Abortion Compromise Does Not Address Core Problem In Senate Health Bill, Says Cardinal DiNardo, Bishops Pro-Life Chair
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/24/2014)... Today, Yunx.co.uk, a hot style dress supplier that ... occasion outfits, unveils 65 new bridesmaid dresses ... prices, up to 80% off. , Yunx.co.uk’s dresses are ... designs, gorgeous looks and delicate craftsmanship. These new bridesmaid ... to designing and offering high-quality women’s dresses with fast ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... -- The holidays can be a challenge for people who ... and drinks. "This is the season in which many ... Dr. David Dodick, chair of the American Migraine Foundation, said ... to think through food and beverage choices, to help reduce ... professor of neurology at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz. ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... By Tara Haelle ... (HealthDay News) -- Teens are more likely to start ... of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or conduct disorder, ... to counsel families about the risk of substance use ... William Brinkman, research director at Cincinnati Pediatric Research Group, ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... 2014 The Healthy Home Company has a ... families. In-Vest USA is dedicated to supporting ... our first responders. Today, these two organizations have joined forces ... them with body armor through In-Vest’s USA’s Bless the Vest ... happened this past week in New York. , ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... (PRWEB) December 24, 2014 Verde Pointe Dental ... than ever. "Last years homemade Christmas sweater lit up, ... The 2014 winner is Tandy Wilson for the second ... sweater enthusiast," says Kirk Kimmerling DDS. "She took pictures of ... on the sweater." , "Every year I enjoy ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Yunx.co.uk Unveils 65 New Bridesmaid Dresses for the UK market 2Health News:Expert Offers Tips for Preventing Holiday Migraines 2Health News:ADHD May Raise Teens' Odds for Smoking, Drinking 2Health News:ADHD May Raise Teens' Odds for Smoking, Drinking 3Health News:The Healthy Home Company and In-Vest USA Team Up to Save the Lives of Law Enforcement 2Health News:Verde Pointe Dental Associates Announces the 2014 Ugly Sweater Holiday Contest Winner 2
... developed by an immunologist Dr Brendan O'Sullivan of Brisbane, for ... skyrocketing rates// of medicines that is available for diabetes in ... UQ's Centre for Immunology and Cancer Research (CICR) are developing ... in obesity -- a common precursor to diabetes, reports foodconsumer.org. ...
... a million lives owing to treatment costs that very many ... Asia and Africa seem to be at the receiving end. ... coming out with a facility that would enable mass production ... capacity to lower the costs of each dose by 25 ...
... Major Pharmaceutical Company Roche launched its anti-cancer drug `Tarceva' ... patients//, suffering from lung cancer. ,The Managing Director ... tablet taken once a day and has the potential ... patients with locally advanced or metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung ...
... that the ?6.2bn upgrade of the NHS IT system ... magazine said that the group of academics are questioning if ... saying that the plan was under a "constant review" and ... 30,000 GPs in England to almost 300 hospitals by 2012. ...
... methods it ahs been found that survival rates following ... when emergency medical// personnel used a new form of ... Center. ,Cardiocerebral Resuscitation, is how this new approach is ... procedures. , ,In the words of Michael J. ...
... at assuming the role of a doctor but pretty bad ... University// of Technology has revealed that nearly half of all ... almost always higher than it should be. ,Over medication ... of overmedication have risen from 12% in 1987 to 33 ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Type 2 Diabetes Could Be Tackled Using Curry Colouring and Fat Mix 2Health News:Paramedics save more lives following unconventional rules 2
(Date:12/24/2014)... , Dec. 24, 2014 Kinex Pharmaceuticals announced ... KX2-361 at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. KX2-361 ... drug that has shown potent inhibitory activity against a ... that are resistant to Temozolomide (T98G), the most widely ... a well-established brain tumor mouse model, KX2-361 consistently clears ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... SAN DIEGO , Dec. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... the West, developing the proprietary Natural Killer (NK) ... announces that Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong , NantWorks ... into a definitive agreement to purchase approximately $48 ... In connection with the investment, he will be ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... and LONDON , December 24, ... industry are expected to grow at an average rate ... of value and volume. Hip, knee and spine surgeries ... while in emerging economies they have a lower penetration. ... challenging the use of composites. Non-metallic orthopedic devices have ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Kinex Pharmaceuticals Announces First Patient Dosed with KX2-361 in a Phase 1 Clinical Study 2Kinex Pharmaceuticals Announces First Patient Dosed with KX2-361 in a Phase 1 Clinical Study 3Conkwest Announces $50m In Strategic Investments And Appoints NantWorks Founder, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong As Co-Chairman Of The Board 2Conkwest Announces $50m In Strategic Investments And Appoints NantWorks Founder, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong As Co-Chairman Of The Board 3Conkwest Announces $50m In Strategic Investments And Appoints NantWorks Founder, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong As Co-Chairman Of The Board 4Conkwest Announces $50m In Strategic Investments And Appoints NantWorks Founder, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong As Co-Chairman Of The Board 5Use of Composites in Orthopedic Industry to Reach $596 Million by 2020 2Use of Composites in Orthopedic Industry to Reach $596 Million by 2020 3
Fiber optic illumination with XHL xenon halogen illumination. Large-diameter glass viewing window with 3X magnification, airtight window seal and swivelling viewing window....
Designed for instrumentation under magnification. Both lens and speculum can be swivelled. Open construction to allow access and examination under magnification and illumination....
Cost-effective otoscope with xenon halogen illumination. Polycarbonate molded head. Acrylic viewing window with 3X magnification. Nasal and spreadable specula avaliable....
Provides 30% more illumination, high light output for true tissue. Wide-angle viewing lens, sealed system for pneumatic otoscopy....
Medicine Products: