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The route to fertilization

...r blood vessels open - a significant discovery for cardiologists as well as for the manufacturers of the impotence drug, Viagra. It also functions as an important neurotransmitter in people and is used by white blood cells to kill tumors, bacteria and other invaders....

Cholesterol Drug Helps After Angioplasty

...regimen falls through the cracks." Interventional cardiologists most often perform angioplasties. "I think this and other new studies will go a long way in improving the quality of care of all patients with coronary artery disease," he said. Serruys said the researchers used the drug fluvastatin because it has a ...

OCT - Optical Coherence Tomography - the buzzword in cardiology

...erence Tomography. This breakthrough has made many cardiologists sit up and take notice and is revolutionizing angi...ing technique similar to ultrasound and will allow cardiologists to view the status of coronary stents used to open clogged arteries during angioplasty. A more glamo...

Bypassing open heart bypass surgery...

... as the first case of angioplasty. It should allow cardiologists to do all kinds of complex cases, earlier left for...e due to the high cost of the stent, he said. Some cardiologists also question the long-term effects as well as effective drug delivery on the required site. While ...

Handheld ECG: stethoscope of the future

...of his new study at Duke University.// For years, cardiologists have recommended that patients with suspected heart disease undergo hour-long standard echocardiography exams which use sound waves to provide moving pictures of the heart.In the past few years, miniaturisation has reduced these echocardiography syst...

Drug-Coated Stents Work Better In Diabetic Patients After Angioplasty

Spanish cardiologists have found that it is better to insert drug-coated stents to keep the blood flowing after angioplasty in people who have diabetes//. The study author Dr. Manel Sabate, a consultant in cardiology at San Carlos University Hospital in Madrid said that...

Acute Shortage Of Neurosurgeons In India: One Surgeon For Every 1 Million!

...malformations. The surgeons admitted that unlike cardiologists they have not been able to market themselves well leading to the current shortfall in trained medical personnel in the country. This shortfall is only set to increase with growing stress of daily life adding to the disease burden. With India emergi...

3-D Projection Of Heart For Diagnosis Of Cardiovascular Disorders

.... The images were then presented to 10 different cardiologists for examination. The images were in such a way that it represented a heart defect that affects the shape of an inside part the heart. Images of healthy hearts were also given for comparison. The doctors who learnt to use the equipment were able to 'c...

Defibrillators In Public Places Will Help Cardiac Patients

... public places may save lives of cardiac patients, cardiologists believe. The defibrillators work by delivering a controlled// electric shock through the chest wall to the heart to restore a normal heartbeat after a cardiac arrest. Modern defibrillators are becoming increasingly quick and easy for the layman to ...

More Exercise Recommended For Fitness Of Cardiac Patients

... general physicians who redirect their patients to cardiologists for further advice and follow up. "Patients with heart disease have not been encouraged to do activity, on the basis it may risk their lives. GPs are concerned that if they prescribe exercise and the patient drops dead, they will be sued. We think ...

Job Or Emotional Stress Can Increase Risk Of Heart Attack

...Valentine Day warning has been issued by Singapore cardiologists who have said that job or emotional stress is like...t restrict blood flow to the rest of the body, the cardiologists said. An attack induced by emotion or stress is triggered by a surge of hormones, which causes only...

Cardiologists Do Not Recommend Life Saving Diet To Patients

A new study conducted has revealed that although cardiologists are well informed about the possibility of reduction in heart surgeries and cardiac deaths as a consequence of eating vegetarian diet, they fail to recommend patients under an impression that they will not adhere to it. // With this on one side, s...

A (hearts) thumbs up for cardiologists in heart examinations

...examining the heart and making a correct diagnosis cardiologists are above the rest. // They fair better than medical students, residents, and other practicing physicians at performing a bedside heart examination and in accurately identifying abnormal heart sounds. This was revealed by the findings of two studies ...

Doctors Strike In Andhra Enters The Second Day

...aculty shortage. In the state capital, only five cardiologists were available as against the sanctioned strength of 77. "If this trend continues, we may have to shut down the government medical colleges," said Rosaiah. This is the second time in less than a year that junior doctors are on strike. In June las...

Pharmac Blamed Of Depriving People of Lifesaving Drug

Two cardiologists accuse Pharmac of not properly funding the cholest...ems due to inaccessibility of the drug. Hence the cardiologists accuse the agency of patient neglect and public deceit. The statins are very efficient in lowering...

Complex Surgery Performed on Eight-Month-Old Egyptian Girl

...im was initially evaluated by a team of paediatric cardiologists of Frontier Lifeline Hospital and was diagnosed to have complete atrio-ventricular septal defect with lung pressures -- a condition wherein there are holes in the upper and lower chambers of the heart and leakage in the valves, Madhu Sankar, a heart ...

Emergency Heart Patients Do Better With Invasive Approach

...s vary widely among patients with these disorders, cardiologists classify them as a single acute coronary syndrome. The Cochrane reviewers pooled findings from five major randomized controlled trials that compared an early invasive approach to a conservative approach in patients with this acute coronary syndrome...

Heart Procedure numbers go haywire in an Ohio City

...at the Elyria hospital are performed by a group of cardiologists who dominate coronary care in this city and are pa...ioplasty involving use of a drug-coated stent. The cardiologists may get $800. Doctors in North Ohio perform several angioplasties a year, for instance, 3,400 in 200...

Patient’s Individual Cardiologist Best Judge For Deciding Appropriate Treatment In Chronic Coronary Artery Diseas

... the study, 611 patients met with their individual cardiologists for evaluation. The physicians examined them and t...hrough new vessels grafted into place. After the cardiologists made their recommendations, the patients were randomly assigned to receive a treatment. After one ye...

Enoxaparin To Become The Standard Treatment During Procedures For Blocked Arteries

...ety of Enoxaparin, is one of the first steps we as cardiologists are taking to reach that goal." Source-Eurekalert VI...

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