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An ESC statement on gender differences in medical care and survival after myocardial infarction

A paper published online by the journal Circulation on 8 December 2008 concluded that, while men and women have a similar in-hospital death rate following acute myocardial infarction, women with STEMI had an adjusted mortality rate almost twice as high as men (10.2% versus 5.5%). These differenc...

The ESC launches a new release of HeartScore

A new release of HeartScore the interactive tool designed to predict and help manage the risk of heart attack and stroke in Europe created by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) was launched on Tuesday 18 November 2008 at www.HeartScore.org . This revised version includes relative risk fo...

Collaborative use of Imaging Techniques proved effective in Cardiovascular Diagnosis – ESC Recommend

Patient undergoing multiple tests to diagnose and investigate cardiovascular diseases was being the current trend and which seemed to be promoted //by advanced imaging modalities. The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) has recommended that an inter-disciplinary collaboration of various imagin...

Implanted defibrillators: New recommendations for drivers with ICDs

... June. A team of twelve experts from the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA), the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions in esc (CCNAP) and the Section Cardiac Rehabilitation of the European Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, reviewed the literature, a...

Big disparities in the treatment of arrhythmias across Europe

...o compile data on the current situation in various esc membership countries, compare them, and propose ac...very different. Data shows big differences across esc member countries in: Guideline implementation...ns" highlights Prof Wolpert. "Within the Non-EU esc member countries, there has been a steady increase...

ESC Congress 2009: World's biggest cardiology meeting to be held in Barcelona

...ions and practical take home messages, not to mention reports on the latest esc guidelines. Prevention and risk factor identification is the special the...ench to bedside track and a special abstract session. For the first time esc 2009 will offer the opportunity for delegates to gain hands-on image and de...

Telemonitoring changes the working practice of cardiac nurses

...d health professionals," says Professor Christi Deaton, Chair person of the esc Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions (CCNAP). Mary ...s then passed through the catheter, and inflated to reopen the artery. Both esc and American guidelines have identified primary angioplasty as the 'gold st...

Microsoft Windows Embedded Announces Winner of SPARKs Will Fly Developer Contest

...ir devices during the Microsoft industry address given by Windows Embedded General Manager, Kevin Dallas, on Tuesday, March 31. Following the address, esc attendees were invited to select the winner by voting for the device of their choice at the Microsoft booth. The third finalist withdrew his participa...

Edmond Scientific Company Demonstrates RHIO/HIE Data Security and Privacy Solution for the NHIN at Annual HIMSS Conference, Chicago '09

...Department of Defense, and has since applied those skills to both the litigation support and health informatics sectors. For more information about esc or the HIMSS demonstration, please contact Mary O'Donnell at (703)766-3871, ext: 330, or email modonnell@edmondsci.com " target="_new"> modonnell@e...

Samplify Rolls Production Quantities of Its SAM1600 Analog/Digital Converters with Real-Time Data Compression

... IP or software. A complete ADC evaluation board with data analysis software is also available now for $1,995.00. See the SAM1600 Family at esc Silicon Valley Samplify will exhibit its SAM1600 family March 31- April 2 during the Embedded Systems Conference, Booth 2131, at the McEnery Conven...

'Stent 4 Life': A campaign is launched to increase the use of primary PCI in acute coronary patients

...oronary syndromes has been launched today by a coalition which includes the esc Working Group on Acute Cardiac Care and the European Association of Percuta...ce that primary PCI for acute STEMI is now the gold standard of care," says esc spokesperson Professor Jean Fajadet, from the Clinique Pasteur in Toulouse,...

Cardiac imaging highlighted at Biennial ICNC-9

...y international scientific meeting on Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT, is taking place in Barcelona, 10-13 May. ICNC, a joint venture between the esc Working Group on Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac Computed Tomography, the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM) and the American Society of N...

EuroPRevent 09: Changing hearts and minds in the drive to prevent cardiovascular disease

...be followed by an advance press release in May. In the meantime, we encourage you to mark the EuroPRevent 2009 dates in your diary, and to contact the esc press office for more information. ...

Nurses and allied professionals at heart of cardiovascular prevention and management programs

...ogrammes in heart disease, and Professor Christi Deaton, Chairperson of the esc Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions (CCNAP), foresees ... we encourage you to mark the CCNAP dates in your diary, and to contact the esc press office for information. ...

Edmond Scientific Company Awarded VA Contract for External Integration Architecture Support

...ntegration of VA information systems with other healthcare entities. esc engineers will support the integration of the VA's large-scale information ..." says Tom Bonina, Vice President of Enterprise Solutions. "In particular, esc has exclusive expertise regarding continuing VA/DoD sharing and VA's partic...

ESC reaffirms advice on cardiovascular risks associated with long-haul flights

...idual risk factors such as obesity, recent surgery and predispositions to thrombosis (thrombophilias). On the subject of risk Professor Kurt Huber, esc spokesperson on Thrombosis, writes: "Prone to thromboembolic risk are those with a history of venous thrombosis or pulmonary embolism, but also those...

EUROPACE 2009

...h (SCD). This year, and for the first time, the esc and EHRA will support EUROPACE 2009 with a press p...eening in the athlete makes sense. 4. As at the esc Congress, EUROPACE 2009 will feature a Hot Line se...o mark the dates in your diary, and to contact the esc press office for information. ...

ESC statement on the control of type 2 diabetes

...s Professor Lars Ryden (Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden), esc Spokesperson for diabetes and cardiovascular disease, who adds: "Treatment ...ut the study Professor Joep Perk (Oskarshamn District Hospital, Sweden), an esc spokesperson on the subject of cardiovascular prevention, said that the stu...

Samplify Systems Announces Availability of World's First 16-channel, 12-bit, 65 Msps A/D Converter With Integrated Real-Time Data Compression

...sion FPGA IP or software. A complete ADC evaluation board with data analysis software is also available now for $1,995.00. SEE THE SAM1600 FAMILY AT esc BOSTON Samplify will be exhibiting the SAM1600 family at the Embedded Systems Conference, Booth 1026, on October 28-29 at the Hynes Convention Cente...

UCL academics awarded prestigious prizes for work on the heart

...rded the Outstanding Achievement Award 2008 of the esc Council on Basic Cardiovascular Science. Commenting on the esc awards, Professor Ed Byrne, Executive Dean of the ...tment of these conditions. I am delighted that the esc has chosen to recognise the scientific endeavours ...

Heart failure implementation

...oped through a rigorous process involving a task force of 15 experts in the field and a review committee of 21 international authorities. The 2008 esc guidelines cover for the first time both acute and chronic heart failure. Indeed, the guidelines have built upon the realisation that patients with ac...

ST elevation infarction

...Verheugt (The Netherlands), Franz Weidinger (Austria) and Michael Weis (Germany). The Task Force aims to put these guidelines on the website of the esc and the European Heart Journal within a few weeks. Publication in a printed issue of the journal will follow soon. ...

STEMCELL Technologies Introduces AggreWell™400 for Standardized Embryonic Stem Cell and Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Research

...s' portfolio that addresses the need for standardized methods and tools for stem cell research." Many protocols for inducing the development esc and iPSC into clinically relevant cell types rely on the formation of embryoid bodies (EBs), which are 3-dimensional aggregates of cells. In addition...

Members of European Parliament discuss food labeling and heart health

...ack labelling of the 'big eight' (energy, protein, carbohydrate, sugars, fibre, fat, saturated fat, trans fat and salt). "Prevention experts of the esc believe that the UK 'traffic light' system is an effective idea and should be supported at a European level" states Dr Simona Giampaoli, Chair of the ...

Healthy lifestyles become a political affair

...Committee and President Elect of the EACPR. The esc has recently launched the European Health Heart Ch...and have formed the MEP Heart Group6, of which the esc is a member. A resolution was recently passed advo... Chairman of the European Affairs Committee of the esc says "Political action is essential at an EU level...

Joining efforts to tackle heart disease

...D," emphasizes Prof Ian Graham, Chairperson of the esc Fourth Joint Task Force on Cardiovascular Disease ...management strategies for patients at risk. The esc is now working with its partners so that national ...ances, explains Lars Rydn, former President of the esc and a member of the Swedish Society of Cardiology ...

Heart attack rates fall following national smoking bans

...y organ. The swift reduction of heart attacks and strokes in France is very good news indeed!states Prof Jean Pierre Bassand, Past President of the esc and Head of the Cardiology Department at the University Hospital of Besanon . Cardiologists do not need to be convinced that smoking and passive smoki...

The human and economic cost of heart disease in Europe

...successful policies to all Member States. As Dr William Wijns, chair of the esc Committee for European Relations underlines: to those who think prevention ...ment actually focus on Cardiovascular health is extremely important for the esc as they can help Europe take further action, in particular in the field of ...

Pace Analytical Services, Inc., Purchases Laucks Testing Laboratory, Inc.

...est coast location for Pace as Senior General Manager. Kent has more than 20 years experience in this industry -- most recently as a Vice President at esc and North Creek Analytical prior to that. Steve Vanderboom, CEO of Pace Analytical, commented: "We are excited to add a Pace location in Seattle. We...

Stem cells could be used for cardiac repair

...couraged explained Prof Dickstein. The Winter Meeting is sponsored exclusively by the Heart Failure Association and held in collaboration with the esc Working Groups on Myocardial Function, Cellular Biology of the Heart, Cardiac Cellular Electrophysiology, Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Drug Therapy...

Stereotaxis Highlights New Data on Acute Success in AFib Treatments With Niobe Magnetic Navigation System

...ng a manual procedure, according to published reports. "We have performed more than 250 total cases with the Stereotaxis system," said Dr. Chen. "The esc presentation was based on our first series of complex ablations and since then we have performed an additional 68 complex cases. We have had zero comp...

Data from Patient Subsets of e-HEALING, a Worldwide Registry, Support Use of OrbusNeich's Genous(TM) Bio-Engineered R Stent(TM) as Alternative to Drug- Eluting Stents

... Report of Positive Results with Innovative Pro-Healing Stent is Featured at esc Congress 2007 VIENNA, Austria, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- OrbusNeich today announced that post-marketing data from patient subsets of a global registry...

New Guidelines for VHD

...d be monitored better, because the Euro Heart Survey showed there were discrepancies between guidelines and practice." A joint task force of the esc and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) wrote the guidelines on diabetes, pre-diabetes and CVD. The authors believe there is sti...

Need for concerted action for prevention of chronic diseases

...on people who would otherwise be dead by 2015. The esc strongly supports the report and its findings as c... a mission to decrease these alarming figures, the esc is eager to reinforce the message that the global ...d action. Empowered with this perspective, the esc has been calling to reunite forces in order to fig...
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