Tag: "ventricular" at medical news
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, May 2007
...of additional heart rhythm disturbances, including ventricular
fibrillation, non-invasive blood glucose monitoring, detection of breathing difficulty and detection of sepsis, a toxic condition resulting from the spread of bacteria or their toxic products from infection. UT Medical Center collaborators include Dr...
Commonly used drug offers promise for premature babies
...inks into a much smaller brain region known as the ventricular
zone in adults. The problem is that the germinal matrix is as fragile as it is crucial during its brief existence. While it's turning out new brain cells, it demands more oxygen and more blood flow, a demand that the body meets by building a networ...
Novel catheter technique successfully patches holes in the heart
..., in Orlando, FL. The patch successfully closed ventricular
septal defects (VSDs)or ruptures in the wall betwe...5. Of these, 5 patients experienced rupture of the ventricular
wall, or septum, as a result of a heart attack. In the other 5 patients, the VSD was an unintended c...
INTERMACS group reveals recent successes to international transplant community
...nd its role in facilitating ongoing development of ventricular
assistive devices (VAD) will be the subject of presentations and discussion during the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) 27th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions this week. INTERMACS, a registry contracted and fund...
Children's Hospital Boston presents at the American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions
... the procedure, all regained normal heart rate and ventricular
function within about half an hour, and the cardiac procedure had to be halted in only six of these 34 fetuses. There were six fetal deaths within 72 hours, of whom four had developed unstable cardiac function during the procedure. Further follow-up ...
Implant device effectively maintains heart function for transplant-listed patients
...mplantation and diuretic therapies to support left ventricular
function in severely compromised cardiovascular pa...ansplantation (Presentation Number: 415-6) Left ventricular
assist device (LVAD) therapy is a life-saving technology for patients with heart failure. Mechanica...
EVEREST data on use of tolvaptan published in JAMA and featured at ACC
...sening congestive heart failure and who had a left ventricular
ejection fraction (LVEF) of 40 percent or less within 48 hours of their hospitalization to receive either 30 milligrams (mg) tolvaptan once-daily or a placebo until the end of the long-term outcome trial. Additionally, treating physicians could choo...
Drug/intervention combinations offer benefit in severe CVD
... effective therapies for patients with severe left ventricular
dysfunction, cardiogenic shock and perioperative h...n (PARR-2) study looked at patients with poor left ventricular
(LV) function and used PET imaging to guide therapy choices, seeking to determine if using the imagi...
Transplanting organs from animals to humans -- what are the barriers?
... aimed at replacing the function of an organ (like ventricular
devices for treating heart failure) have a tendency to cause blood clots and are not yet proven suitable for replacing transplantation. And while the idea of growing organsin culture dishes has fascinated scientists for years, he says, there have be...
Transcendental meditation reduces congestive heart failure, new study shows
...h blood pressure, stress, metabolic syndrome, left ventricular
hypertrophy (enlargement of the heart) and severity of atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries)," said Robert Schneider, M.D., F.A.C.C., co-author of the study and director of the Institute for Natural Medicine and Prevention at Maharishi Universi...
46-year-old man receives first temporary total artificial heart in Northeast US from Penn
...urvival rate versus patients who received standard ventricular
assist devices. Rohinton Morris, MD, Surgical Director, Heart Transplantation and Mechanical Assist Programs at Penn, and his team performed Penn's first implant of a TAH-t on February 12, 2007, making Penn a certified transplant center for the ne...
Mayo Clinic research shows young people who died suddenly and inexplicably had genetic heart defects
... syndrome (LQTS) and catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular
tachycardia (CPVT). Both syndromes can declare their presence silently and catastrophically with a sudden death episode as the first symptom. Because they leave no structural or physical clues, the defects can't be detected with conventional autopsy ...
Does endurance exercise promote life-threatening changes in athletes' hearts?
...velop a rare but life-threatening condition called ventricular
arrhythmia (VA) in which the heart beats at an abn...agnosis of a condition called arrhythmogenic right ventricular
cardiomyopathy (ARVC) to be made, and no family history of ARVC. A family history is usually present...
New international study to test exercise in heart failure patients
...shing exercise as a therapy for patients with left ventricular
dysfunction" (reduced heart contractions). He added, "The patient population enrolled in this trial will be a broad representation of heart failure patients, including large numbers of women, minorities and people from low socio-economic status." ...
Most hospital performance measures for heart failure not linked to improved patient outcomes
...cludes: discharge instructions, evaluation of left ventricular
systolic function, angiotensin-converting enzyme (...tor or angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) for left ventricular
systolic dysfunction (LVSD), adult smoking cessation advice/counseling, and anticoagulant at dischar...
Systolic blood pressure level for patients with heart failure may help predict risk of death
...heart failure. Of the 41,267 patients who had left ventricular
function assessed, 21,149 (51 percent) had preserved left ventricular
function. Outcomes following discharge from the hospital were based on a prespecified subgroup (n = ...
Systolic blood pressure predicts mortality in heart failure patients
...ing applied to patients irrespective of their left ventricular
ejection fraction, a common measure of ventricular
function. -More- "Elevated systolic blood pressure appears to signal specific pathophysiological...
A simple, noninvasive test measures survival time in adult pulmonary hypertension
...veloped a simple, noninvasive way to measure right ventricular
function in the heart to predict survival of adult...ent a transthoracic echocardiogram to assess right ventricular
performance in the heart. Study participants were mostly female, white and had an average age of 5...
CHEST 2006 abstract briefs
...' Administration Medical Center who underwent left ventricular
ejection fraction measurements for clinical reasons. The presence of chronic cough, sputum production, and secondhand smoking, and association between the three were evaluated. Compared with controls, secondhand smokers showed a significant associati...
Kidney disease increases risk of sudden cardiac death for ICD patients
...curs when the device delivers a shock to terminate ventricular
fibrillation or ventricular
tachycardia, rhythms that may be fatal if left untreated. More than half a million people have ESR...
1 2 3 4 5 6