Cardiac Diagnostics

highly sensitive troponin testing
News | Cardiac Diagnostics | March 21, 2017

March 21, 2017 — A blood test for a protein called high-sensitivity troponin T, which is released into the...

alcohol abuse, heart conditions, risk factors, JACC study, increased risk
News | Cardiac Diagnostics | March 16, 2017

March 16, 2017 — Alcohol abuse increases the risk of atrial fibrillation, heart attack and congestive heart failure...

Medtronic, Reveal LINQ ICM, insertable cardiac monitor, FDA clearance, TruRhythm Detection
Technology | Implantable Cardiac Monitor (ICM) | March 15, 2017

March 15, 2017 — Medtronic plc announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its Reveal...

heart monitoring technology, climbers, high altitudes, Circulation study, cardiac diagnostics, Medtronic, Reveal LINQ
News | Implantable Cardiac Monitor (ICM) | March 14, 2017

March 14, 2017 — Climbing above 4,000 meters can provoke...

wearable biosensors, anticipate illness, track health changes, PLOS Biology study

Wearable devices used in this study. The colors for different human figures indicate the specific studies in which each person participated. Red figures represent participation in all five studies; grey figures represent participation in the activity and insulin studies; blue, the activity, insulin sensitivity, and inflammation studies; orange and yellow, activity and air flights; green and pink, inflammation; and purple, air flights. Image courtesy of Li, et al, Stanford University.

News | Wearable Sensors | March 14, 2017

March 14, 2017 — Researchers supported by the National Institutes of Health have revealed the ability of...

Zoll, Hospital Wearable Defibrillator, HWD, FDA premarket approval
Technology | Defibrillator Monitors | March 10, 2017

March 10, 2017 — Zoll Medical Corp. announced that the company’s...

Frost & Sullivan, Healthcare Industry Outlook 2017 analysis, information technology, healthcare IT
News | Information Technology | March 08, 2017

March 8, 2017 — Despite global political uncertainties and a sluggish economic outlook for 2017, the global...

PET imaging, atherosclerotic plaque, inflammation, Ga-68-pentixafor, Technishe Universitat Munchen, Germany

Note the high uptake of Ga-68-pentixafor on multi-planar reconstructions in the organs expressing CXCR4 such as the spleen (red arrows) and adrenal glands (yellow arrows), which was nearly completely blocked by the pre-injection of AMD 3100, a potent CXCR4 inhibitor. Strong accumulation of Ga-68-pentixafor was also found in the kidneys (asterisks) reflecting the renal clearance of the tracer. In addition, high, focal activities were detected in the abdominal aorta (red arrowheads) and right carotid artery (orange arrowheads) of atherosclerotic rabbits, whereas no significant signal could be detected in the non-injured left carotid artery (white arrowheads) of atherosclerotic and control rabbits, as well as in the abdominal aorta and right carotid artery of control rabbits. Furthermore, focal activities detected with PET in atherosclerotic plaques of the abdominal aorta and the right carotid artery decreased significantly when the same rabbit was re-imaged after blocking CXCR4 receptors. Image courtesy of Fabien Hyafil, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Nuclear Medicine, Klinikum Rechts der Isar, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany

News | PET Imaging | March 03, 2017

March 3, 2017 — In the featured article of the March 2017 issue of...

heart attack evaluation, blood test, HEART Score, ER, emergency room, Circulation Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes study
News | Blood Testing | March 01, 2017

March 1, 2017 — Up to 40 percent of emergency room (ER) patients with chest pain can safely go home in a little...

News | Cardiac Diagnostics | February 17, 2017

February 17, 2017 — Levels of a protein in the blood associated with heart disease are also linked to early-stage...

pregnant women, congenital heart disease, new recommendations, Circulation journal, UCLA
News | Womens Healthcare | February 16, 2017

February 16, 2017 — New recommendations for healthcare providers, published in the American Heart Association...

Biotronik, ProMRI Configurator tool, MR-conditional cardiac devices, ProMRI SystemCheck
Technology | Implantable Cardiac Monitor (ICM) | February 14, 2017

February 14, 2017 — Biotronik has developed an online tool that streamlines the workflow for physicians selecting...

GE Healthcare, Rapiscan stress imaging agent, North America, Rapidscan Pharma Solutions Inc.
News | Pharmaceuticals | February 07, 2017

February 7, 2017 — GE Healthcare’s Life Sciences business announced in January that it acquired Rapidscan Pharma...

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