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Best-performing Hospitals Has Reduced Cardiovascular Mortality

...hospitals were in heart failure and interventional cardiology procedures. Compared to poorly performing hospital...t lower risk-adjusted mortality for interventional cardiology procedures. Overall, risk-adjusted mortality for cardiovascular disease for women improved an aver...

Moderate Drinkers Outlive Their Teetotaler and Heavy Drinking Counterparts

... drinkers," Arthur Klatsky, M.D., a researcher and cardiology consultant at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program in Oakland, Calif., said. The study proposes that the main health benefit of moderate drinking is that it can keep cardiovascular disease at bay, particularly hardening of the arteries and st...

Hearts Saved As Doctors Put Cutting Edge Discoveries to Use

...ged arteries. Says lead author Dr. Keith Fox, a cardiology professor at the University of Edinburgh: These results are really dramatic, because, in fact, they're the first time anybody has demonstrated a reduction in the development of new heart failure." The six-year study was based on nearly 45,000 patie...

Good News for Sufferers of Heart Attack, Chest Pain

...of the paper, co-chair of GRACE and a professor of cardiology at Edinburgh. "These data are extremely encoura... the same time, U-M CVC director of interventional cardiology Mauro Moscucci, M.D., has co-led the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Cardiovascular Consortium, w...

Study Offers Clues to 'Broken Heart Syndrome'

...mergency physicians and cardiologists alike," said cardiology fellow Richard Regnante, M.D. "They may be in cardiac arrest, cardiogenic shock, or severe heart failure. They may require advanced life support with airway management and medications to support blood pressure." In fact, based on symptoms, electroc...

Novel Catheter Technique Successfully Patches Holes in the Heart

...diogenic shock," said Matthew W. Martinez, M.D., a cardiology fellow at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. "This procedure offers an alternative for patients who are too sick to undergo emergency heart surgery or simply don't want surgery." To track the long-term effectiveness of the catheter procedure, Dr. Ma...

Doubling Plavix Dose Recommended Before Angioplasty

...useppe G. Biondi-Zoccai, an assistant professor of cardiology at the University of Turin in Italy had analyzed ten previous studies and covered 1,500 patients who had angioplasty. Most had either 300 milligrams or 600 milligrams of Plavix before the procedure. "The evidence is very powerful," said Dr. Gregory...

Fortis to Inject Rs.300 Mn into Escorts Hospital

...cs from EHIRC. The 350-bedded EHIRC is a leading cardiology hospital in the world. Singh said they would purchase new equipment and upgrade the ICUs in the EHIRC. "Critical care and ICUs are very important as we are a specialised hospital for heart patients from across the world. The laboratories would al...

Aerobics Turn Enlarged Heart into a Trimmer, More Efficient Organ

...anley A. Rubin, M.D., F.A.C.C., chief of inpatient cardiology and a professor of medicine at the Veterans Affairs-UCLA Medical Program in Los Angeles. "This study clarifies for heart failure patients and for their doctors the best form of exercise training," said Dr. Rubin, who wrote an accompanying editorial...

Good News for Sufferers of Heart Attack, Chest Pain

...of the paper, co-chair of GRACE and a professor of cardiology at Edinburgh. "These data are extremely encoura... the same time, U-M CVC director of interventional cardiology Mauro Moscucci, M.D., has co-led the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Cardiovascular Consortium, w...

Hearts Saved As Doctors Put Cutting Edge Discoveries to Use

...ged arteries. Says lead author Dr. Keith Fox, a cardiology professor at the University of Edinburgh: “These results are really dramatic, because, in fact, they're the first time anybody has demonstrated a reduction in the development of new heart failure." The six-year study was based on nearly 45,000 pati...

Bypass Surgery, Drug-eluting Stents Possess Similar Risk and Outcome

...tion," said Wilson, who is also assistant chief of cardiology at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital. "Now that we have more confidence in the long-term effectiveness of the drug-eluting stents, we are using the technology on much sicker patients." Drug-eluting stents were better than bare-metal stents when compar...

Red Wine Good for Nothing, Say Indian Doctors

...of the summit. S. C. Manchanda, a former head of cardiology at AIIMS expressed similar opinion and urged people to drink water instead of wine. "Drink water, it will keep your body and mind clean." Shikha Sharma, a leading nutritionist of the capital also snubbed the idea of alcohol as a health enhancer. "W...

AIIMS Director Venugopal Removed from Additional Post

... removed of his additional charge as head of //the cardiology department as per the directions of the Delhi High Court. Sampad Kumar, the senior-most professor in the cardio-thoracic surgery department, will replace Venugopal. The decision to remove Venugopal was taken by Health Minister Ambumani Ramadoss, w...

Race Takes Back Seat to Diabetes and High Blood Pressure

...ust be brought under control.” Bahrami, a senior cardiology research fellow at Hopkins, says removing barriers for African Americans to controlling their diabetes and hypertension could be critical to reducing new cases of heart failure. Across all ethnic groups, an estimated 550,000 Americans are diagnosed e...

Indian Films With Smoking Scenes may Get 'A' Certificate

...y told IANS. Reddy, who was a former head of the cardiology department of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), said movies with smoking scenes are affecting young minds. "The new suggestion, once implemented, would be an effective tool to curb public promotion of a wrong thing." PHFI has an empo...

Stents Do Little to Prevent Heart Attacks

...verused. Lead author Dr. William Boden, chief of cardiology at Buffalo General Hospital argued, “The results s...rofound in terms of how it changes the practice of cardiology in medicine." Stenting is now a $6 billion industry and doctors who perform angioplasty defend it ...

Who Gets Heart Failure? Race Takes Back Seat to Diabetes and High Blood Pressure

...ust be brought under control.' Bahrami, a senior cardiology research fellow at Hopkins, says removing barriers for African Americans to controlling their diabetes and hypertension could be critical to reducing new cases of heart failure. Across all ethnic groups, an estimated 550,000 Americans are diagnosed e...

Heartbeats on IPods - Being ‘cool’ can Help Doctors to

...f Cardiology. According to Barrett, who teaches cardiology his technique- recording abnormal heartbeats on an iPod or CD and having it being listened to 400 times, by physicians, can more than double their rate of detecting an abnormal heartbeat. Why this is important is not only because using the stethos...

Vanderbilt Performs State's First Stem Cell Heart Regeneration Therapy

...le’s heart function, “said Scott Phillips, M.D., a cardiology fellow. “Heart failure has a huge financial impact on our medical system. If we could improve heart function, if this proves to be a viable therapy, there would be tremendous benefits, not only for the patient, but in terms of the amount of money a h...

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