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Cardiovascular / Cardiology
AI Can Predict Heart Attacks Better Than Doctor
Doctors have lots of tools for predicting a patient’s health. But—as even they will tell you—they’re no match for the complexity of the human body. Heart attacks, in particular, are hard to anticipate. Now, scientists have shown that computers capable of teaching themselves...
April 19, 2017
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Device Slows Blood Flow into Brain Aneurysms
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A device that treats large brain aneurysms just as effective for treating smaller and sometimes harder to reach aneurysms, according to a study’s findings, which were presented at the International Stroke Conference Houston by Ricardo A. Hanel, MD, PhD, neurovascular surgeon with Baptist Health and Lyerly Neurosurgery...
April 17, 2017
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Hospital Needle Pricks Easier with New Device
Scientists at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Ben Gurion University have developed a prototype device designed to quickly and accurately locate a vein or artery in children and adults in need of a medical procedure. It uses ultrasound and a robotic arm. FIND, or...
April 17, 2017
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Inari Medical Announces First Patient Treated With The ClotTriever Thrombectomy System
IRVINE, Calif., April 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Inari Medical Inc., a venture capital-backed medical device company focused on the interventional treatment of venous thrombus, announced the treatment of the first patient with its ClotTriever Thrombectomy System.  The ClotTriever Thrombectomy System received 510(k) marketing clearance from...
April 11, 2017
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Interventional cardiologists: Heroes of the witching hour
Coming off the ACC.17 conference, we have Margy Rockwood blogging for us about her experience: Last month, I attended the 2017 American College of Cardiology conference at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in D.C., along with 13,000+ medical professionals and 6,000+ other...
April 5, 2017
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Ibuprofen Increases Cardiovascular Risk 
When nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) and naproxen sodium (Aleve) first hit the market, they were heralded as an attractive alternative to aspirin for tackling aches and pains, as they were thought to be gentler on the digestive tract. But...
March 28, 2017
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Major Breakthrough in Mass Producing Red Blood Cells
Every minute in the United States, 30 people require a blood transfusion. That equates to a lot of blood, and the problem is that not enough people donate. This bottleneck has long been an issue for medicine, and so many have been trying...
March 27, 2017
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Cannabis Increases Risk of Stroke and Heart Attack
Cannabis itself is harmful to cardiovascular health and increases the chance of early death regardless of related factors such as smoking tobacco, new research reveals. Data taken from more than 1,000 US hospitals found that people who used the drug had a 26...
March 15, 2017
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Blood Test to Diagnose Heart Disease
A simple blood test could accurately diagnose heart disease in 2 hours, according to new data published by life science company Prevencio.  Prevencio researchers and the Massachusetts General Hospital collaborated to develop a clinical and multi-protein blood test that could diagnose obstructions in coronary arteries,...
March 2, 2017
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