Search Tag: Cardiovascular

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When 2D Imaging Is Insufficient in Understanding Congenital Heart Disease Cases

2017 18 May

Cardiology has the distinction of being one of the earliest specializations in which patient-specific 3D anatomical models were implemented as part of treatment procedures. And although Medical 3D Printing has been used in the field for quite a few years already, much debate remains regarding which case should involve a 3D patient-specific model. It's... Read more

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Essential Guidelines for Medical 3D Printing: Patient Safety Comes First

2017 09 May

3D Printing is becoming progressively more accessible and is gaining momentum in several fields of medicine. From preoperative planning to developing innovative tools that enhance medical procedures, the endless possibilities in creating 3D anatomical models make the technology highly seductive in the quest to help patients. Ever since its inception,... Read more

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Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells in Cardiovascular Precision Medicine

2017 07 May

Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) are derived from somatic cells obtained from human subjects. iPSCs can be used for disease modelling, drug screening, and regenerative therapy. iPSCs have the potential to revolutionise patient care as part of precision medicine tailored to the individual.   Derived from terminally differentiated cells, iPSCs avoid... Read more

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SCAI 2017 - The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions

2016 02 Nov

The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions is a 4,300-member professional organization representing invasive and interventional cardiologists in approximately 70 countries. SCAI's mission is to promote excellence in invasive/interventional cardiovascular medicine through physician and allied health professional education and representation,... Read more

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Redesigning Cardiovascular Service Line

2016 01 Jul

THE IMPORTANCE OF CULTURE When Minnesota Heart merged with University of ‏Minnesota Physicians, the cardiovascular service ‏line was branded and redesigned, which involved ‏integration of services across the academic medical centre ‏and community hospitals and clinics. HealthManagement.org spoke to Rebecca Stepan, who was Director for Clinical ‏Quality... Read more

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BJR Publishes Recommendations for Accurate CT Diagnosis of Suspected Acute Aortic Syndrome (AAS)

2016 31 May

These open access recommendations are published on behalf of The British Society of Cardiovascular Imaging (BSCI) and The British Society of Cardiovascular CT (BSCCT)  Acute aortic syndrome (AAS) is a life-threatening condition which requires urgent and immediate treatment. AAS can be diagnosed by using CT imaging, but it is important that key protocols are... Read more

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Myocardial Fibrosis Identified as New Therapeutic Target

2016 17 May

Myocardial fibrosis could be a future therapeutic target after researchers found it correlated with adverse cardiovascular outcomes in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) referred for cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR). The study was presented today at EuroCMR 2016 by Dr Yaron Fridman, a cardiology fellow at the Heart and Vascular Institute,... Read more

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Heart Rhythm Congress 2016

2016 02 May

We look forward to welcoming delegates to the next HRC at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Birmingham UK on 9-12 October 2016.The largest heart rhythm event in the UK, Heart Rhythm Congress (HRC) provides unrivalled opportunity for health care professionals interested in the management of arrhythmias to share effective practice, show case... Read more