Tag: "cardiac" at medical news

Implanted medical device aims to lower blood pressure

... principle is quite similar to the implantation of cardiac pacemakers. Following the Phase II trial, if results continue to be good, a larger, nationwide trial will begin. Trial patients receive the device as part of a minimally invasive surgical procedure, followed typically by a one- or two-night stay in t...

Study shows that a kidney transplant can reverse heart failure

...heart failure had striking improvement in terms of cardiac function after a kidney transplant." Dr. Wali add... 20 percent of those studied) regained significant cardiac function following the transplant, according to Dr. Wali. The investigators also observed major rec...

Exercise, stress management show physiological benefits for heart patients

...atients at a much greater risk of suffering future cardiac events or dying, few have looked at the effects of modifying psychosocial factors," said Duke medical psychologist James Blumenthal, Ph.D., lead author of a study appearing in the April 6, 2005 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Society. Th...

Patients with heart disease can lower cardiovascular risk factors with exercise, stress management

...ocial risk factors, particularly in the setting of cardiac rehabilitation, have received increased attention....ects of behavioral interventions to reduce adverse cardiac events has been uncertain. James A. Blumenthal, Ph.D., of Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N....

Women with heart attacks benefit from stenting

...to 3 percent of men. Also, rates of major adverse cardiac events were also higher for women at one year: 23....se was found to significantly reduce major adverse cardiac events in women at one year, 19.1 percent for stents compared to 28.1 percent for balloon angioplast...

Study: Level I trauma centers boost head injury survival

... nurses and all surgical subspecialties, including cardiac surgery, orthopaedics, neurosurgery, cardiology, ophthalmology, plastic surgery, gynecologic surgery, and head and neck surgery, immediately available. They also must have immediate availability of resuscitation, neuroradiology and hemodialysis techn...

Soy and fish oil may help prevent heart attacks

...g daily supplements of fish or soy oil may improve cardiac function and protect against heart attacks in the ...creases heart rate variability (HRV), a measure of cardiac autonomic function. "Our findings contradict the current belief in the medical community that increa...

Blood test can accurately diagnose heart failure in emergency patients

...ew blood test that measures a particular marker of cardiac distress can markedly improve the ability to diagn...ly, is a growing health problem and major cause of cardiac death. The diagnosis of heart failure may be difficult to make because its typical symptoms can ove...

ACHRI study finds CellCept improves survival in pediatric heart transplant patients

...en's hospital in the nation approved as a Medicare cardiac transplant center and one of only three approved by the BlueCross BlueShield Association....

Exercise may not be good enough to reduce mild hypertension in older people, Hopkins experts say

...ertension in younger adults is often due to a high cardiac output when at rest and during exercise, where the heart beats faster than it has to, he adds. However, hypertension in mature adults results from changes in the walls of the large arteries that carry blood throughout the body. These blood vessels ...

Technology helps Stanford shed new light on coronary bypass surgery

...elletier had used it on a number of occasions as a cardiac surgeon at the University of Toronto. Fitzgerald w...efficient their procedure has been." As a cardiac surgeon, Pelletier said he appreciated having the capability to see any imperfections in the grafts ...

Columbia research suggests need to rethink causes of heart failure

...ior to this study researcher had also compared the cardiac failure patients' hearts to a standardized heart size similar to that of a healthy 25 year old, rather than taking into account that this disease predominantly affects elderly women, who have smaller hearts. "By accurately measuring patient heart siz...

Heart valve ring reverses damage from congestive heart failure, easing symptoms

..., the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center cardiac surgeon who presented the results on behalf of the research team, and by Italian cardiac surgeon Ottavio Alfieri of the St. Raffaele Hospital in Milan. The ring is made of titanium and sili...

Can hospital data detect poor performing doctors?

...uiry, and more recently death rates for individual cardiac consultants have been published. A paper published online by the BMJ today extends this theme to more general measures of clinical quality where death may not be the outcome. The authors investigated whether routinely collected data from hospital epi...

Research urgently needed to treat blood clots in children

...ondition does kill and it can also cause long-term cardiac problems or respiratory problems," Dr. Massicotte said. The review results appear in the March, 2005 issue of Pediatric Radiology. The condition, which exists in children ranging from premature infants to the late teens, is often not discovered until...

Columbia study shows women benefit from drug-eluting stents as much as men

...wed that men and women had comparable low rates of cardiac death after treatment with the drug eluting stents - 0.5 percent in women, 1.7 percent in men. Similarly, the heart attack rates were also comparably low - 2.7 percent in women, 3.8 percent in men....

Study shows antibiotic treatment does not reduce risk of secondary cardiac events

...oes not reduce the risk of a heart attack or other cardiac event for patients with stable coronary artery dis...rom the system could reduce the risk of subsequent cardiac events. Prescription of antibiotics for this purpose had not been tested through a randomized clinic...

New research reveals common beliefs about gender differences in health

...uch less likely than 30 year old men to be given a cardiac diagnosis, much more likely to be given a psychiatric diagnosis, and around seven times more likely to be considered not to need medical treatment). The University of Glasgow study reveals that when a respondent considered one sex more at risk than t...

New study shows antibiotic treatment does not reduce risk of secondary cardiac events

...oes not reduce the risk of a heart attack or other cardiac event for patients with stable coronary artery dis...reat the bacteria and therefore reduce the risk of cardiac events. Approximately 50 percent of U.S. adults have been exposed to C. pneumoniae at some point in...

Orqis Medical receives unconditional FDA approval for pivotal trial of percutaneous CHF therapy

...f the novel and proprietary catheter-based Cancion cardiac recovery system (CRS TM ) to treat congestive heart failure (CHF), today announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) unconditional approval for researchers to treat up to 200 CHF patients at 40 centers participating in the company's MOMENTUM pi...

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