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Cardiology Management

Promising New Heart Valve Robotic Reconstruction Technique Presented

2014 29 Jan

Infective endocarditis is a potentially fatal bacterial disease of the heart which frequently affects the heart's tricuspid valve, often resulting in permanent tissue damage.  A pioneering new reconstructive technique, in which the valve is repaired with a bioscaffold on which new tissue can grow, has proven promising and has given a new lease... Read more

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Study: Traditional Holter Monitor Outperformed by ZIO Service Arrhythmia Detection

2014 06 Jan

iRhythm Technologies, a healthcare information services company, announced that a prospective study by Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) has found that in comparison to the traditional Holter monitor, use of the company’s ZIO Service significantly increased detection of cardiac arrhythmias. The findings, published and made publicly... Read more

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New Guidelines Issued to Manage Heart Failure in Children

2013 12 Dec

With heart failure being a significant cause of childhood health conditions and death, new guidelines have been issued in order to assist healthcare providers both in the emergency departments and primary care to identify and treat heart failure in children with undiagnosed heart disease and symptoms of possible heart failure. Developed by... Read more

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Cardiovascular Complications and Hypoglycemia Frequent in Elderly Diabetic Patients

2013 10 Dec

A recently published study by JAMA Internal Medicine states that cardiovascular complications and low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) are frequent nonfatal complications found in adults 60 years of age and older that are affected by diabetes.  Diabetes mellitus is diagnosed in 24 million US patients, with nearly 50% of them older than 60 years. According... Read more

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Revolutionary Sensor Belt Achieves Longest Non-Invasive ECG Ever

2013 05 Dec

Patients suffering from cardiac diseases may rapidly become emergencies, in which case seconds can make the difference between life and death despite many cardiac conditions announcing themselves months before. Symptoms however, are simply overlooked and a long-term ECG could help identify issues. An innovative sensor belt developed at Germany’s... Read more

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Philips CX50 xMATRIX Now Offers Interventional and Diagnostic Features

2013 23 May

Philips has announced that CX50 xMATRIX, the world’s first portable ultrasound with Philips' industry leading Live 3D TEE, now offers 2-D Intracardiac Echo (ICE) capability. The CX50 xMATRIX with available Live 3D TEE and ICE will be shown in Paris at the EuroPCR, official meeting for the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Inventions... Read more

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Agfa to highlight IMPAX Cardiovascular IT solutions at EuroPCR

2013 17 May

Agfa HealthCare  will highlight its comprehensive IMPAX Cardiovascular suite of products at the EuroPCR congress, the official congress of the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI), from May 21-24, in Paris, France. The focus will be on demonstrating how IMPAX Cardiovascular delivers the benefits of digital cardiology... Read more

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Toshiba’s New Electrophysiology Package

2013 09 May

Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. is launching an InfinixTM-i cardiovascular X-ray system tailored for electrophysiology procedures with a new package of features, accessories and technologies.  - System Design : Infinix-i’s C-arm movement provides complete patient coverage while creating an access halo (180 degrees of unobstructed head-end... Read more

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Appropriate Use of Cardiovascular Imaging: Methodology Developed

2013 09 Apr

The American College of Radiology (ACR) and the American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) have published a method to define appropriate use of cardiovascular imaging. The goal is to create a series of documents to define the utility of cardiovascular imaging procedures in relation to specific clinical questions, with the aim of defining what,... Read more