Tag: "cardiology" at medical news
Reductive stress linked to heart disease
...hair of Cardiovascular Research, division chief of cardiology
at the U School of Medicine and the studys principal author. The protein alpha B-Crystallin, termed a molecular chaperone, normally helps long strips of other proteins fold inside cells. When it works properly, the cell produces the correct amount...
Drug-eluting stent controversy explored in the American Heart Hospital Journal
...ital Journal explores one of the pivotal issues in cardiology
today, the drug-eluting stent (DES). Through comme... are a revolutionary advancement in interventional cardiology
and are here to stay. Recognizing that they are different from bare metal stents, it is prudent to e...
Women's mortality rates for cardiovascular disease differ widely among hospitals
...hospitals were in heart failure and interventional cardiology
procedures. Compared to poorly performing hospital...t lower risk-adjusted mortality for interventional cardiology
procedures. Overall, risk-adjusted mortality for cardiovascular disease for women improved an ave...
Extra pay does not improve hospital performance
...ns to organize a larger effort involving the major cardiology
associations. Weve partnered with the cardiovascular professional societies to have an ongoing national heart attack quality improvement initiative known as ACTION, Peterson said. No matter what incentive will ultimately be the driving force, ACTIO...
Exercise test may help predict mortality risk in heart failure patients
...atient," said Dalane Kitzman, M.D., a professor of cardiology
and senior researcher on the project. In the cur...," said Vinay Thohan, M.D., associate professor of cardiology
and director of the heart failure service at Wake Forest Baptist. "This measure has been validated i...
Ottawa aggressive protocol for acute atrial fibrillation is successful
...ED staff and discharge from the ED with outpatient cardiology
follow-up, may be a safe and effective treatment for AAF and AAFL. In results to be presented at the 2007 Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) Annual Meeting, Dr. Ian Stiell of the Ottawa Health Research Institute will show that in 660 pa...
High-dose anticlotting drug cuts heart attack, death risk in half
... G. Biondi-Zoccai, M.D., an assistant professor of cardiology
at the University of Turin, in Turin, Italy. "The goal of antithrombotic management for PCI is to maximize protection from thrombotic complications during and shortly after PCI, while minimizing bleeding and costs." Clopidogrel interferes with the ...
SCAI'S Hildner Lecture traces progress through 30 years of interventional cardiology
...1, 2007ORLANDO, FL) -- The world of interventional cardiology
has changed dramatically in nearly three decades, ...rd." Dr. Baim began his career in interventional cardiology
in 1980 at Stanford University, shortly after the birth of interventional cardiology. During 25 year...
SCAI Founders' Lecture highlights remarkable progress in catheter-based aortic valve replacement
...e legs and abdomen. Dr. Cribier, who is chief of cardiology
at University Hospital, in Rouen, France, performed the first human percutaneous aortic valve implantation in 2002. Since then, the Cribier-Edwards valve has since been tested in North America and Europe. A multicenter phase 2 randomized controlled t...
SCAI's 'Therapies in Evolution' showcases exciting future of interventional cardiology
(May 10, 2007ORLANDO, FL)Interventional cardiology
may be backed by 30 years of history, but this dyn...lve replacements and is director of interventional cardiology
at St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. "Techniques and devices are progressi...
Study offers clues to 'Broken Heart Syndrome'
...mergency physicians and cardiologists alike," said cardiology
fellow Richard Regnante, M.D. "They may be in cardiac arrest, cardiogenic shock, or severe heart failure. They may require advanced life support with airway management and medications to support blood pressure." In fact, based on symptoms, electroc...
Novel catheter technique successfully patches holes in the heart
...diogenic shock," said Matthew W. Martinez, M.D., a cardiology
fellow at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. "This procedure offers an alternative for patients who are too sick to undergo emergency heart surgery or simply don't want surgery." To track the long-term effectiveness of the catheter procedure, Dr. Ma...
Greenberg Prize awarded to Dr. Joseph G. Hayes
...aintained a busy practice in internal medicine and cardiology
while continuing to teach the house staff on both the inpatient and outpatient services. He has received numerous awards and honors, including several teaching awards: the J.J. Smith Award for excellence in teaching and scholarships (1996); and the W...
Good news on heart attack and chest pain
...of the paper, co-chair of GRACE and a professor of cardiology
at Edinburgh. "These data are extremely encoura... the same time, U-M CVC director of interventional cardiology
Mauro Moscucci, M.D., has co-led the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Cardiovascular Consortium, w...
Who gets heart failure? Race takes back seat to diabetes and high blood pressure
...must be brought under control. Bahrami, a senior cardiology
research fellow at Hopkins, says removing barriers for African Americans to controlling their diabetes and hypertension could be critical to reducing new cases of heart failure. Across all ethnic groups, an estimated 550,000 Americans are diagnosed ...
Study finds coronary procedure adds no benefit over 'optimal medical therapy' alone
...is that it's palliative." Boden is a consultant in cardiology
at the Western New York VA Healthcare System in Bu...rdiovascular Services for Kaleida Health, chief of cardiology
for Buffalo General and Millard Fillmore hospitals, and professor of medicine and public health at t...
Disease management programs improve long-term outcomes
..., 1,023 chronic heart failure (CHF) patients in 17 cardiology
centers in The Netherlands were assigned to one of three treatment strategies during 18 months: Control treatment (Care as usual, n=339): standard visits to a cardiologist; eight weeks after hospital admission for CHF, and then every six month...
Studies highlight advances in diagnosis, medical therapy
...rsity of California Irvine and director of nuclear cardiology
at Mission Internal Medical Group, Mission Viejo, CA. "Exercise improves blood flow to the heart instead of the gut, resulting in better images." Using radioactive tracers and drugs that cause the arteries to dilate, nuclear scanning is able to tr...
Studies highlight 'real world' use, safety of drug-eluting stents
... George Dangas, program director of interventional cardiology
at Columbia University Medical Center, New York Ci...ng thrombosis," said Dr. David Antoniucci, head of cardiology
at Careggi Hospital, Florence, Italy. "The RECLOSE trial is the first prospective clinical trial tha...
American College of Cardiology and Epocrates deliver customized mobile software to ACC members
..., are partnering to deliver a comprehensive set of cardiology
applications to ACC members. The specialized produ...drug, disease and diagnostics guide, with relevant cardiology
applications including cardiac calculations and an obesity tool. By having clinical information r...
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