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Study Offers Clues to 'Broken Heart Syndrome'

...irty one, or 78 percent, of patients had follow-up echocardiography within a few weeks. Heart function was found to be normal in 29 of 30. Dr. Regnante said that long-term follow-up will be critical to improved understanding of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy. In addition, he and his colleagues are gathering information o...

New Guidelines for VHD

...id. The guidelines also point to the need to use echocardiography as the key technique to confirm a diagnosis of VHD.... However, some countries provide better access to echocardiography facilities for patients than do other countries. "Another important point concerns the treatment o...

Latest Version of Echocardiography Provides Improved Pictures of the Heart

Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is a recent progress in echocardiography providing doctors with improved imaging of the heart. This procedure entails the insertion of a // p...

3-D Projection Of Heart For Diagnosis Of Cardiovascular Disorders

...archers. The combination of virtual reality and 3D echocardiography is hoped to have many potential applications in the near future that are not foreseen at the moment....

A Simple Test To Detect Heart Disease In Women Can Be Lifesaving

...nks to a new, simple test called dobutamine stress echocardiography that can help predict life-threatening heart problems in women. // The study has been conducted among a group of diabetic women aged between 49 and 75. The study participants underwent a certain type of stress test for suspected coronary disease th...

Missing teeth associated with blocked arteries

...teeth in 115 patients referred for transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) and measured the concurrent thickness of the aortic plaque using this method. They also looked for the presence of periodontal disease in these patients. They conclude that the main cause of aortic atherosclerosis is age followed by tooth loss ...

Importance Of Early Diagnosis And Treatment For Muscular Dystrophy Patients

...vascular Genetics Clinic for evaluation, including echocardiography and DNA analysis. Follow-up evaluations were scheduled yearly until the first abnormal echocardiogram indicative of DCM and quarterly thereafter. After the first abnormal echocardiogram, which occurred at 14-15 years, 31 boys were started on ACE inhi...

Reducing The Risk Of Death In Sickle Cell Disease

...te of fatality. Thus researchers say the Doppler echocardiography is a reasonably priced, non-invasive test that should be offered to adults with sickle cell disease. They say once the patients are identified as having pulmonary hypertension, there are several interventional therapies that could help. They also poi...

Handheld ECG: stethoscope of the future

...ospitals and clinics of the future, small handheld echocardiography machines will be used to quickly screen patients’ ...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, miniaturi...

Does disparity exists between women and men victims of stroke?

...or patients with stroke due to ischemia. These are echocardiography of the heart, brain MRI, ultrasound of the carotid artery, and EKG. The reports of the study says that while there are no difference between men and women in terms of them undergoing brain MRI and EKG. However, only 60% of the female patients get a c...

Stanford Medical Center Implements The First Virtual Cardiac Ultrasound

...ient’s heart. The technology uses an “intelligent” echocardiography system. The artificial intelligence of the system can be used to quantify cardiac functions that can lead to more precise preferences to cardiac surgeons even before they decide on the course of treatment. The technology, made available in the mark...

Electrocardiograms plays a limited role

...esearch also indicated that pharmacological stress echocardiography yielded diagnostic and prognostic information with...ise electrocardiography and pharmacological stress echocardiography in a sample total of hypertensive men and women aged around 60, who had chest pain. They were subjec...

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