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ICU Management

European Hospital Innovates its Cardiac Diagnosis Pathway by Introducing Philips Minicare

2017 03 Mar

Philips Minicare cTnI point-of-care blood test used for the first time in a rapid diagnosis protocol to improve patient experience and free up hospital resources   Elkerliek Hospital (Helmond, the Netherlands) and Royal Philips, a leader in HealthTech,has announced their collaboration to pioneer the use of point-of-care testing in the hospital’s... Read more

Cardiology Management

European Hospital Innovates its Cardiac Diagnosis Pathway by Introducing Philips Minicare

2017 28 Feb

Philips Minicare cTnI point-of-care blood test used for the first time in a rapid diagnosis protocol to improve patient experience and free up hospital resources   Elkerliek Hospital (Helmond, the Netherlands) and Royal Philips, a leader in HealthTech,has announced their collaboration to pioneer the use of point-of-care testing in the... Read more

Cardiology Management

Recognising the 'Subtle Symptoms' Before a Heart Attack

2017 14 Feb

Chest pain may be the most common symptom of a heart attack but there are other, subtle symptoms that can occur hours, days, even weeks before a heart attack, according to a Stony Brook expert. See Also : Insomnia and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease Pamela Kostic, RN, CCCC, Stony Brook Heart Institute Certified Cardiovascular Care Coordinator,... Read more

Cardiology Management

Engineered Tissue Improves Heart Function after Heart Attack

2017 02 Feb

A proof-of-concept study, published in the journal Circulation Research, describes a novel technique for growing heart cells in a 1-micron-resolution scaffold made using a 3D printer. The mix of human cells organised themselves in the scaffold to create engineered heart tissue that beats synchronously in culture. When the human-derived heart muscle... Read more

Cardiology Management

Higher Heart Disease Risk for Disadvantaged Women than Men

2017 23 Jan

Women from low socioeconomic strata are 25 percent more likely to suffer a heart attack than disadvantaged men, according to a new study published in Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. The results highlight the need for tailored interventions for women to address the gender gap and deliver the best possible care. See Also : Social... Read more

Cardiology Management

Cardiac Care for Heart Attack Patients with Cancer History

2016 04 Dec

According to Mayo Clinic researchers, 10 percent of all patients who come to the hospital with the most severe type of heart attack have a history of cancer. They also found that this emerging subgroup of heart patients has a three times higher risk of noncardiac death. The findings are published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. See Also : Cardio-Oncology:... Read more

Cardiology Management

New Genetic Tool Identifies Risk of Coronary Heart Disease

2016 26 Sep

New research by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has resulted in the development of a genetic risk score that can help identify individuals who may be at risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). The research is published in the European Heart Journal . Approximately 2.3 million people... Read more

Health Management

Philips Launches Minicare I-20 Troponin Blood Test

2016 25 Aug

For Rapid Diagnosis of Heart Attack at the Point of Care Chest pain patients presenting at the emergency department ‏are set to benefit from a major development by ‏Royal Philips. The company has CE marked its cardiac ‏troponin I (cTnI) blood test on the Philips Minicare I-20 handheld ‏device. Current guidelines for the diagnosis of myocardial ‏infarction (MI)... Read more

Cardiology Management

Coordinated Response Saves Lives

2016 02 Aug

According to a new study published in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation, a coordinated response from emergency medical services (EMS) and hospital providers can provide life-saving treatment sooner to people suffering deadly heart attacks. ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is considered to be the most deadly type... Read more

Cardiology Management

Higher BMI Does Not Increase Risk of Heart Attack or Death

2016 02 Aug

According to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine , twin siblings with a higher BMI do not have an increased risk of heart attack or mortality. However, a higher BMI is associated with an increase in risk of type 2 diabetes. Peter Nordström, researcher at the Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation at Umeå University explains... Read more