Latest Articles in Cardio
Inotropic Agents for Heart Failure - Wishful Thinking?
Summary: Calcium activation and calcium sensitivity in the failing myocardium. Historically, treatment of heart failure with inotropic agents started with the employment of extracts of foxglove, which contained a mixture of cardiac glycosides. With their low therapeutic margin dueRead more
A Value-Based Approach to Atrial Fibrillation
Enhancing Atrial Fibrillation Procedure Flow Garners Profound Results One year ago, Health Management published Aiming to heal 80 percent more hearts through the power of partnership . The article outlined the bold ambitions of Oslo University Hospital – a leading center in the treatmeRead more
Capture atrial fibrillation using Preventicus with >95% accuracy
International validation study published in Europace The European Journal of Pacing, Arrhythmias and Cardiac Electrophysiology of the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Early detection of atrial fibrillation (AF) is essential for stRead more
How architectural design is breaking down healthcare silos
Jacobs Institute idea to Reality (i2R) Centre addresses major health crisis. A medical innovation centre shows how a one-stop-shop approach to CVD medical device creation is accelerating impactful results for all stakeholders. There is a global health crisis in cardiovascular diseasRead more
Update from the European Institutions
The European Commission has announced a new action plan to tackle the debilitating impact of the financial crisis, which it says in a new document, has “wiped out years of economic and social progress and exposed structural weaknesses in Europe's economy”. To achieve a sustainable future, the rRead more
An Overview of the Latest Updates from Technology & Industry
Medtronic Data Proves Corevaive Performance New clinical data demonstrate positive long-term performance and durability for the Corevalve transcatheter aortic valve replacement system from Medtronic, Inc. Two-year results from the pivotal 18- French Corevalve multicentre prospective studyRead more
Diastolic Dysfunction and Diastolic Heart Failure: Part Two – Clinical Applications
Authors Prof. Ernst R. Schwarz (on the left) Dr. Raja Dashti Cedars-sinai. Heart Institute Cedars-sinai Medical Center and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Los Angeles, California, U.s. [email protected]Read more
Measuring the Effectiveness of Post-Intervention Follow-Up Programmes :
The Case for Coronary Heart Disease Tailored post-intervention follow-up programmes for patients are key in ensuring the quality of patient care and completing the treatment cycle. In this article, we look at the case for coronary artery disease (CAD) patients, and discuss the results of a sRead more
Carotid Endovascular Interventions: Patient Selection, Devices, Techniques and Tips
The search for a conclusive answer to the optimal treatment of patients with asymptomatic or symptomatic carotid artery disease (CAD) is an ongoing and long-lasting debate. The choice between carotid endarterectomy (CEA), carotid artery stenting (CAS) and/or optimal medical therapy to treat patiRead more
The European Patient Monitoring Market :Life-Saving Technology Evolving at a Rapid Pace
Patient monitoring is vital to many aspects of healthcare, in operatin g rooms, intensive care and critical care units as well as step-down units. Products vary from specialised single-parameter instruments to monitors with the ability to measure multiple parameters and interface with other devRead more
Helping detect potential pregnancies in cardiac patients to guide diagnostic testing decisions Running STAT βhCG ensures clinicians...
Exclude pulmonary embolism in as little as 14 minutes in a near-patient setting The D-dimer assay on the Stratus® CS 200 Acute Care™...
Imprecision level of ≤10% at the 99th percentile of the normal population The Acute Care™ cTnl assay on the Stratus ® CS Acute Care™ Diagnostic System was the first to the market with a guideline acceptable sensitive Troponin-I assay in 2004...
An alternative to Tropinin I that aids in diagnosing acute myocardial infarction The Acute Care™ CK-MB assay is an in vitro diagnostic...
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