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Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Tips for Women on Preventing Heart Disease from the FDA
The FDA released a consumer health information update on June 2 that provides women with tips on preventing heart disease. Approximately 25 percent of women die from heart disease, the leading cause of death among women according to data from...
June 24, 2016
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
XPS Machine Keeps Lungs Alive Outside of Body
The XPS machine by XVIVO Perfusion, is changing the way doctors think about lung transplants. It’s already cleared for use in Canada and Europe and is currently in clinical trials in the United States. Produced by Grace Raver. Video courtesy of...
June 22, 2016
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Clarks Summit Cardiologist Samir Pancholy Invents Medical Device for Heart Patients
CLARKS SUMMIT — A doctor nationally renowned for his advances in emergency heart care invented a device to prevent complications during catheterization. Samir Pancholy, M.D., an interventional cardiologist in Clarks Summit, helped introduce the nation to a less painful, safer...
June 20, 2016
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Philips Launches First Hand Held Heart Attack Diagnostic Device
Royal Philips ($PHG) has made moves on a couple of fronts this week. It launched its heart attack test for its handheld diagnostic device after gaining a CE mark. And it also successfully executed an IPO for its lighting business...
May 31, 2016
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
New Implantable Childrens VAD for Severe Heart Failure
The number of children with severe heart failure is increasing. Over the last decade, ventricular assist devices (VADs) have become the standard of care in the management of severe heart failure. In adults, implantable VADs (i.e. pumps placed within the...
May 18, 2016
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Scientists Turn Skin Cells into Heart Cells and Brain Cells Using Drugs
In a major breakthrough, scientists at the Gladstone Institutes transformed skin cells into heart cells and brain cells using a combination of chemicals. All previous work on cellular reprogramming required adding external genes to the cells, making this accomplishment an...
May 10, 2016
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Abbott Labs Intends to Spend $19.3 Billion to Buy St. Jude Medical
Abbott Laboratories will spend $19.3 billion to buy St. Jude Medical Inc. in a cash-stock deal that aims to strengthen the medical device maker’s stake in cardiovascular care. Shares of North Chicago, Illinois-based Abbott plunged, while St. Jude soared Thursday...
April 28, 2016
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Each Hour of Sedentary Time Linked to Increased Coronary Artery Calcium
One reason being sedentary is so bad for health may be that it promotes “hardening” of the arteries with calcified deposits, a new U.S. study suggests. Research with middle-aged volunteers found that each additional hour of sedentary time was linked...
April 27, 2016
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Electric Fork Adds Taste to Salt-free Meal
A prototype of the “electric flavoring fork,” which generates a salty taste by stimulating the tongue with electricity, was announced in Japan. The fork was developed based on the “electric flavoring” technology being researched by Hiromi Nakamura at Rekimoto Lab,...
April 8, 2016
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