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Electronic Health Records Help Cardiac Patients Remain Healthy

DENVER, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- An innovative program that cut cardiac deaths by 73 percent by linking coronary artery disease patients and teams of pharmacists, nurses, primary care doctors, and cardiologists with an electronic health record also kept the patients healthy two years ...

Cooling treatment after cardiac arrest is cost-effective, Penn study shows

(PHILADELPHIA) A brain-preserving cooling treatment called therapeutic hypothermia is a cost-effective way to improve outcomes after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, which claims the lives of more than 300,000 people each year in the United States and leaves thousands of others neurologically dev...

Harrison City ROCKS! Set for August 15, Music Festival to Benefit Cardiac Research at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH, July 31 /PRNewswire/ -- The second annual Harrison City ROCKS! Festival kicks off Saturday, August 15, 12 p.m., at the Harrison City Municipal Park, to benefit the Matthew P. Fischerkeller Memorial Fund, which helps support cardiac research at Children's Hospital of Pit...

Patriot Scientific Corporation Announces Cardiac Science Corporation's Purchase of a Moore Microprocessor Patent(TM) Portfolio License

CARLSBAD, Calif., July 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Patriot Scientific Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board :PTSC) announced today that Cardiac Science Corporation has purchased a Moore Microprocessor Patent(TM) (MMP) Portfolio license from The TPL Group. Cardiac Science develops, manu...

Many Heart Attack Patients Not Referred to Cardiac Rehab

Despite benefits, only slightly more than half get it, study shows MONDAY, July 27 (HealthDay News) -- Even though cardiac rehabilitation has been shown to guard against future heart trouble once a cardiovascular event has landed someone in the hospital, only 56 percent of these patien...

World's First Cardiac Adult Stem Cell Patient and Physicians Discuss Clinical Trial

Infusion Procedure Performed on July 17th LOUISVILLE, Ky., July 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- University of Louisville physicians performed the world's first cardiac adult stem cell infusion procedure at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, KY, on July 17, 2009. The procedure i...

Roche Cardiac 200 Offers Rapid Cardiac Diagnostics for the Point of Care

INDIANAPOLIS, July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Roche Diagnostics announced today the introduction of the Roche Cardiac 200, a comprehensive testing solution for rapid cardiac diagnostic needs in point-of-care testing environments. The latest addition to an expanding portfolio of Roche D...

Need for At-Home Blood Pressure Monitoring Underscored by High-Profile Cardiac Deaths

BANNOCKBURN, Ill., July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Heart disease is the leading cause of death in men in the United States(1). Yet it's often not until the untimely passing of a celebrity from a cardiac event - such as Billy Mays or Tim Russert - that the issue is brought to the forefront o...

Improving Care for Cardiac Patients is Centerpiece of American Society of Nuclear Cardiology Meeting

BETHESDA, Md., July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology ( www.asnc.org ) will host its 14th Annual Scientific Session October 1 - 4, 2009 in Minneapolis, MN. Imaging specialists from around the world will gather at ASNC2009 to discuss the meeting's theme - ...

ERT Launches New Online Gateway to Improve Cardiac Safety in Clinical Trials

PHILADELPHIA, July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ERT (Nasdaq: ERES ), a leading provider of centralized ECG, ePRO, eClinical technology and other services to the biopharmaceutical, medical device and related industries, announced today the launch of a unique online web interface - My Study Portal(...

Cell transplantation and cardiac repair

Tampa, Fla. (July 1, 2009) The frontiers of cell transplantation for cardiac repair are discussed in the current issue of Cell Transplantation (Vol. 18 No.3), now available on-line without charge at http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/cog/ct . Two studies are highlighted, one by a Brazil-b...

First Human Receives Cardiac Stem Cells in Clinical Trial to Heal Damage Caused By Heart Attacks

Heart Attack Patient Receives His Own Heart Stem Cells as Part of Medical Study to Determine Safety of New Technique to Repair Injured Heart Muscle LOS ANGELES, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Doctors at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute announced today the completion of the first procedure in w...

Billy Mays Autopsy Results Point to Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Second High Profile Death in a Week Highlights Need for More Public Awareness About Risk Factors and Treatment WASHINGTON, June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association (SCAA) said today that autopsy results released on the death of television spokesman Billy Mays p...

Jackson's Death Puts Spotlight on Sudden Cardiac Arrest

It's deadlier than a heart attack, experts say, with chances for survival slim FRIDAY, June 26 (HealthDay News) -- Pop star Michael Jackson probably did not die on Thursday of a heart attack but perhaps something even more deadly -- sudden cardiac arrest, experts say. It's not yet c...

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation Mourns the Loss of Michael Jackson

Nation's Leading Cause of Death Reportedly Claims the Life of a Pop Icon PITTSBURGH, June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation joins millions in grieving the loss of pop icon Michael Jackson. His apparent death from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a painful remind...

Michael Jackson's Death Underscores the Tragedy and Impact of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

WASHINGTON, June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association said Thursday that pop singer Michael Jackson's death at the age of 50 underscores the tragedy of sudden cardiac arrest, which kills nearly 300,000 Americans each year and is the nation's leading cause of death. ...

Lenox Hill Heart and Vascular Institute of New York and Mentice, Inc. Announce the Successful Completion of Their 1st Trans-septal Cardiac Catheterization Training Course: A Comprehensive Hands-On Tutorial with Certification on June 12th and 13th 2009 in

NEW YORK and Evanston, Ill., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Lenox Hill Heart and Vascular Institute of New York (Lenox Hill) and Mentice, Inc. (Mentice) partnered to coordinate the 1st trans-septal specific training course which incorporated high fidelity endovascular simulation utilizing the Mentice VIS...

Can lowering body temperature prevent brain damage in children who suffer cardiac arrest?

ANN ARBOR, Mich. In the first large-scale study of its kind, researchers at the University of Michigan's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital and the University of Utah will lead a multi-center study to investigate whether hypothermialowering body temperaturecan prevent or reduce brain damage in childre...

EUROPACE 2009, the leading European congress on cardiac arrhythmias and pacing

EUROPACE, the official congress of the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA), is today the foremost European meeting on cardiac arrhythmias and pacing. More than 4,000 participants are expected to attend this year's event, whose main themes are atrial fibrillation and sudden cardiac death. E...

MDS Nordion Begins to Manufacture Cardiac Imaging Agent

Bracco's Cardiogen-82(R) Enables Cardiologists to Better Detect Cardiovascular Disease OTTAWA, June 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - MDS Nordion, a leading provider of medical isotopes and radiopharmaceuticals, today announced that it has commenced the manufacture of CardioGen-82(R) (Rub...

Immune cells ameliorate hypertension-induced cardiac damage in mice

Researchers in Berlin, Germany have found that a specific type of immune cell, the regulatory T lymphocyte (Treg) plays an important role in hypertension-induced cardiac damage. The injected Treg that they harvested from donor mice into recipient mice were infused with angiotensin II, a blood pres...

Advanced Technologies Pump Growth Into European Cardiac Rhythm Management Market, Affirms Frost & Sullivan

LONDON, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The incidence of cardiovascular disease is rising due to factors such as ageing, obesity, smoking and other cardiac ailments. Each year cardiovascular diseases cause over 4.3 million deaths, accounting for 48 per cent of all mortalities in Europe. (Logo: http:...

Heart Rhythm Society Introduced to New Method for Optimizing Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy During Exercise

Heart Rhythm Society Introduced to New Method for Optimizing Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy During Exercise. The new FDA-approved Shape-HF™ Cardiopulmonary Testing System "can make a dramatic difference in treating CRT patients." Dr. Abraham Kocheril, Professor of Medicine and ...

Abbott's XIENCE V(R) Demonstrates Impressive Low Rates of Repeat Procedure, Stent Thrombosis and Major Adverse Cardiac Events in Complex, 'Real World' Patients in SPIRIT V Study

Safety and Efficacy Rates in Patients with Challenging Anatomy Consistent with Superior Results from Randomized Clinical Trials BARCELONA, Spain, May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- New data presented today at EuroPCR from an international, post-approval, single-arm study show that Abbott's mark...

Protect Your Kids' Hearts: Summer Activity Can Trigger Genetic Disorder, Say Results for Life, Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association

WASHINGTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Before your kids are out the schoolroom door and off to the pool or baseball field this summer, take a few preventive steps to help protect their hearts. Prevention may be as simple as making sure children eat nutritious meals, exercise, stay away...

Fred A. Baughman Jr., MD Announces: Vets' Sudden Cardiac Deaths Are Not Suicides or Overdoses

EL CAJON, Calif., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Fred A. Baughman Jr., MD today announced the results of his research into the "series" of veterans' deaths acknowledged by the Surgeon General of the Army. Upon reading the May 24, 2008, Charleston (WV) Gazette article "Vets taking Post Traumatic Str...

The Larry King Cardiac Foundation Achieves Record Life-Saving Pace With Help From New Friends and Partners

Jackson Health Systems, 'party philanthropy' and a caring young girl aid the cause WASHINGTON, May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The Larry King Cardiac Foundation (LKCF), founded by internationally acclaimed talk show host Larry King, is exceeding its goal to Save a Heart a Day . Since January 1, ...

Psychiatric Drugs Might Raise Cardiac Death Risk

But other medical factors could also be at play, researchers note THURSDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) -- Preliminary research suggests people who suffered fatal cardiac arrest were more likely to have taken antidepressants and other psychiatric drugs than those who survived heart attack...

Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute at St. David's Medical Center Celebrates Successful First Year

AUSTIN, Texas, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute (TCAI) at St. David's Medical Center has treated more than 2,300 patients with heart rhythm disorders since it launched on May 1, 2008 -- about a fourth of them from outside Central Texas. "In just one year, the phys...

Schering-Plough Starts Patient Enrollment in Phase 3 Trial for Acadesine, an Investigational Agent Being Studied for Prevention of Complications From Cardiac Surgery

RED-CABG Trial Initiates Patient Recruitment for Potentially Life-Saving Agent KENILWORTH, N.J., May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Schering-Plough Corporation (NYSE: SGP ) today announced the start of patient enrollment in RED-CABG, the Phase 3 Trial for acadesine, an investigational, potent...

Biosite Incorporated Issues Voluntary, Nationwide Recall for Cardiac Marker Test

SAN DIEGO, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Biosite Incorporated has initiated a voluntary, nationwide recall of one lot of Triage(R) Cardiac Panel. The test is used by healthcare professionals as an aid in the diagnosis of myocardial infarction (heart attack). The product has been recalled due to reports ...

CPAP Therapy Boosts Cardiac Surgery Outcomes

Findings suggest airway pressure treatment prevents complications, cuts readmissions WEDNESDAY, May 6 (HealthDay News) -- A few hours of postoperative treatment with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) may help improve outcomes in patients who've had heart surgery, finds a new s...

CorMatrix Cardiovascular to Present on its ECM Technology(TM) at the Annual Advanced Cardiac Techniques in Surgery (ACTS) Symposium in New York, N.Y.

NEW YORK, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- CorMatrix Cardiovascular, Inc., an Atlanta-based company dedicated to developing and delivering unique extracellular matrix (ECM(TM)) biomaterial devices that harness the body's innate ability to repair damaged cardiovascular tissue, today announced that Robert G. M...

Ethnicity affects timing and access to cardiac care

Ethnicity is having a significant impact on timely access to cardiac care in Calgary and likely across Canada as the population's ethnic diversity grows, according to new research led by a team from the University of Calgary. An article in the current issue of The American Journal of Cardiolo...

Cholesterol Drugs May Help in Cardiac Emergency

A dose of a statin in time of crisis improved long-term outcomes, study found FRIDAY, May 1 (HealthDay News) -- Giving patients a cholesterol-busting statin drug during a coronary emergency can save lives and reduce the incidence of longer-term problems, Czech researchers say. The o...

Sustaining Excellence in All Aspects of Cardiac Care Rare But Lives Could Be Saved If More Patients Were Treated at Top-Performing Hospitals

Cardiac Data Solutions conducting further research to identify which processes of care differentiate top-performing hospitals ATLANTA, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- While sustained excellence in cardiac care is rare, hospitals that excel in all three major areas of cardiac care -- acute myocardial...

Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota Launches Series of Events to Benefit Cardiac Care

Cocktails for a Cause, Jill Davis TOAST, and HeartBeat 5000 Combine to Help Children's of Minnesota Provide Leading Edge Care MINNEAPOLIS and ST. PAUL, Minn., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- A series of events kicks off this week to benefit cardiovascular programs at Children's Hospitals and Clinics...

St. Joseph's Healthcare System Becomes First Hospital in the Region to Implement Pre-Hospital Therapeutic Cooling to Save the Lives of Cardiac Arrest Patients

PATERSON, N.J., April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- An estimated 1,000 lives could be saved each year if heart attack patients received faster emergency care during and immediately after a heart attack. Recognizing that each minute lost could mean the difference between saving a life ... and losing it, Mobil...

Three Medical Centers Awarded Funds to Study Generation of Cardiac Muscle Cells

DALLAS, April 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Heart Association, with support from the Jon Holden DeHaan Foundation, has awarded funding for three research centers to study the development and mechanisms of generating new cardiac muscle cells. Over the next four year, the centers will ...

Telemonitoring changes the working practice of cardiac nurses

The 9th Annual Spring Meeting of the European Society of Cardiology Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions (CCNAP), organised in cooperation with the Irish Nurses Cardiovascular Association (INCA), is being held at the Royal Dublin Society, Dublin, Ireland, on 24-25 April. Th...
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