Search Tag: heart disease

Cardiology Management

New Blood Test can Diagnose Inherited Heart Conditions

2016 23 Feb

The British Heart Foundation has announced the development of a new genetic test that could help diagnose people with inherited heart conditions. The research investigated a group of genes that could be checked reliably for all known heart condition genes by using one simple test. The research is published in the  Journal of Cardiovascular Translational... Read more

Cardiology Management

3D Imaging - The Future of Heart Surgery?

2016 23 Feb

In the not so far away future, it may be possible that a cardiac surgeon could repair a damaged heart with personalised parts that have been specially designed to fit the precise anatomy of a patient. This could be done without the use of any immune-suppressing drugs and by bypassing donor lists.  The concept may sound far-fetched today but in reality,... Read more

Cardiology Management

New Way to Prevent Heart Disease

2016 16 Feb

Stanley Hazen, MD, PhD, Chair of Cellular and Molecular Medicine and colleagues made a landmark discovery four years ago that linked intestinal bacteria to heart disease. The team found the bacterial waste product TMAO is formed when the digestive system digests nutrients carnitine and choline. High levels of TMAO are associated with higher rates of... Read more

Cardiology Management

Genetic Footprints of Heart Disease

2016 16 Feb

In many cases, the cause of death stems from inherited diseases of the heart's electrical system or the heart muscle. If such cases were diagnosed promptly, it could save many lives and enable clinicians to intervene before a parent or sibling suffers from a cardiac event.  The main problem is that standard autopsies do not reveal inherited cardiac... Read more

Cardiology Management

Exercise Helps Survive First Heart Attack

2016 02 Feb

According to a study conducted with 70,000 patients of Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, people who are fit are more likely to survive their first heart attack. The study by Henry Ford and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings.  Clinton Brawner, PhD., Clinical Exercise Physiologist and Senior Bioscientific... Read more

Cardiology Management

EuroPCR 2016

2016 17 May

What makes EuroPCR unique Networking  Step out of your daily work environment, the world is full of physicians similar to you. It is certainly rewarding to take a step back from the day-to-day grind and to share and debate your ideas.Each year at EuroPCR partnerships are forged, research projects are born and career opportunities are created.EuroPCR... Read more

Cardiology Management

Heart Attacks in Women: Statement from American Heart Association

2016 26 Jan

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of mortality in American women. A new scientific statement published in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation states that women's heart attacks may have different causes, symptoms and outcomes as compared to men.  The statement is the first of its kind from the American Heart Association on... Read more

Cardiology Management

Cardiology in 2015: FDA Approvals and More

2015 26 Dec

2015 saw the approval of numerous cardiovascular medicines and devices providing clinicians with advanced and new treatment options. Healthmanagement.org previously reported the top five stories in cardiology this year and now presents some more highlights in this segment: See also:  2015 in Review: Top 5 Stories in Cardiology FDA Approvals... Read more

Cardiology Management

One in Three Deaths Due to Cardiovascular Disease

2015 22 Dec

New statistics from the American Heart Association's 2016 Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics Update show that one of every three deaths in the U.S. in 2013 were from heart disease. The statistics also show that heart disease and stroke remain the No. 1 and No. 2 killers worldwide.  Some of the key statistics from this new data include:  Cardiovascular... Read more