Search Tag: Cardiac

IMAGING Management

High Flying Point-of-Care Ultrasound

2016 20 Apr

Ultrasound technology is taking to the skies with the Essex Herts Air Ambulance Trust, a charity that provides a free, life-saving Helicopter Emergency Medical Service for the critically ill and injured of Essex, Hertfordshire and the surrounding areas. Stuart Elms, Clinical Director of the Trust, explained: “We operate two helicopters crewed by full-time... Read more

ICU Management

Using Point-Of-Care Ultrasound to Train the Intensivists of the Future

2016 24 Oct

Dr Kaushik Bhowmick regularly uses the X-Porte point-of-care ultrasound system in his daily practice West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds is using the latest generation point-of-care ultrasound system to help intensive care trainees develop their skills in cardiac and lung ultrasound, as consultant anaesthetist Dr Kaushik Bhowmick explained: “My... Read more

Cardiology Management

4th International Congress on Cardiac Problems in Pregnancy 2016

2016 02 Feb

The goals of “The Fourth International Congress on Cardiac Problems in Pregnancy (CPP) 2016″ are to continue advancing the knowledge and expertise of health care professionals around the globe by exchange of information, including unique clinical cases and debates, development of collaborative research both basic and clinical, discuss, adopt and upgrade... Read more

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2D Echo Tissue Tracking with Quantitative Analysis

2016 19 Jan

1. Background  Since the invention of echocardiography in 1950, echo practitioners are consistently contributing to this non-invasive, easy and commonly used technology, for cardiac anatomy visualization and physical activity observation. Due to valuable clinical benefits, echocardiography is highly used and recommended by echocardiologists. From 50... Read more

Cardiology Management

Siemens delivers comprehensive tools to tackle perceived complexity around cardiac MR

2015 17 Sep

Siemens Healthcare is providing simple tools and advanced technology to help tackle the perception that cardiac MR is complex and unobtainable for widespread use. A range of innovative technology from Siemens Healthcare ensures the most difficult cardiac MR examinations can be simplified  Tackles misconceptions around cardiac MR that are thought to... Read more

Cardiology Management

Patient's Attitude to CHF Impacts Quality Of Life

2015 12 Jan

It's a self-fulfilling prophecy: failing to accept illness is associated with poorer quality of life in patients with chronic heart failure. According to a research study in the European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, patients with lower illness acceptance also suffered low energy levels, limited mobility, negative and draining emotional feelings,... Read more

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Real-Time Radiation Monitor Reduces Exposure

2014 22 Dec

According to UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers, a real-time radiation monitor that alerts staff by beeping in response to radiation exposure during cardiac-catheterisation procedures markedly reduces the amount of exposure that medical workers receive. Results of the RadiCure study are published in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions.The... Read more

Cardiology Management

#euroecho: Cancer Drugs Encapsulation Reduces Heart Damage

2014 05 Dec

Echocardiography detects early deterioration of heart function allowing prevention medication to be givenAustrian researchers have shown that a new technique which wraps chemotherapy drugs in a fatty cover (called a liposome) reduces heart damage, in a study presented today at EuroEcho-Imaging 2014 by Professor Jutta Bergler-Klein and Professor Mariann... Read more

Cardiology Management

Project Reduces 'Alarm Fatigue' in Hospitals

2014 13 Nov

While the sound of monitor alarms in hospitals can save patients’ lives, the frequency with which the monitors go off can also lead to “alarm fatigue,” meaning caregivers become desensitised to the ubiquitous beeping. To address this problem, researchers at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (OH, USA) developed a standardised, team-based... Read more

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