Heart disease

Restoring leg blood flow is better option than exercise for PAD patients

American Heart Association Meeting Report Abstract 116 ...

New Device Reduces Volume of Radiographic Dye in Patients At Risk of Developing

Orlando, Fla. – In the largest study of its kind, a new device has been found to significantly reduce the volume of ...

New Study Reveals Safety and Feasibility of Robotically Assisted Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Complex Cases

Orlando, Fla. – A first-of-its kind study using robotic technology to remotely control coronary guidewires and stents reported on the feasibility of performing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) on patients with complex coronary lesions. Similar clinical outcomes compared to the PCI procedure performed manually were reported. ... Full story

Statin treatment before heart surgery does not prevent heart damage or atrial fibrillation

Giving daily doses of statins for a few days before and after heart surgery does not prevent heart muscle damage or the development of atrial fibrillation (AF), according to an international clinical trial led by the University of Oxford and funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF). ... Full story

Stiffening of arteries detected in young adults

Stiffening of the arteries usually related to aging can be detected in early adulthood using a method known as pulse wave velocity, according to a new study led by researchers at King’s College London with the University of Glasgow. Alongside a lack of physical activity, stresses such as perceived racism were also associated with stiffening of the arteries of the 21-23 year-olds who took part in the multi-ethnic study. ... Full story

SCAI Publishes Updated Guidelines on Best Practices in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) published an update to its first-of-its-kind 2012 paper outlining best practices in the cardiac catheterization laboratory (CCL), or cath lab. The paper, “SCAI Expert Consensus Statement: 2016 Best Practices in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory,” was published online in Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, SCAI’s official journal. ... Full story

Working nights is bad for the heart

(Vienna ) Working at night is unhealthy for the heart and increases the risk of sustaining coronary heart disease, meaning a disease of the coronary arteries. This is the result of a current, and one of the largest American cooperation studies under the management of Eva Schernhammer of the epidemiology division of MedUni Wien, which was published in the top journal JAMA today. First author is Celine Vetter of Harvard University in Boston. ... Full story

New drug more effective in treating atrial fibrillation

(Vienna ) Vernakalant, a new drug for treating recent-onset atrial fibrillation, has proved to be considerably more effective than Ibutilide, an established drug in this indication. It was able to normalize patients’ heart rhythm more rapidly and with fewer side-effects ocurring. ... Full story

Confused cells lead to genetic disorders such as heart problems, premature aging

By Inside Staff - It has been disorienting to the scientific and medical community why different, subtle changes in a protein-coding gene causes many different genetic disorders in different patients — including premature aging, nerve problems, heart problems and muscle problems. No other gene works like this. ... Full story

Heart Patient Plus One Finds Second Home at UC Health

Lesly Maytee Samayoa Solares was visiting a community clinic for severe vomiting, a symptom she thought was related to her pregnancy, when she learned something else was creating her discomfort. ... Full story

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 next last total: 1670 | displaying: 1 - 10