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New device removes clots from brain


August 27th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 27 (IANS) A new device that removes clots from the brain could be a game changer in the treatment of strokes, say researchers.In a recent clinical trial, the ... Read more...

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Century-old heart test beats high-tech diagnostic tools


June 15th, 2012 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 15 (IANS) Doctors still swear by the reliability of the exercise stress test, a technology first developed in 1928, which is not only the most widely used diagnostic ... Read more...

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New valve implant brings hope to cardiac patients


February 29th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) In a cheering development for heart patients, a new technique to implant an artificial valve by a catheter instead of a surgery has been successfully ... Read more...

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Breakthrough can re-grow blood vessels in heart


February 17th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) A new breakthrough would help heal damaged blood vessels in the heart more effectively, possibly doing away with the necessity of surgery.The technqiue, developed by Aaron ... Read more...

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New way to treat heart blocks: Drug eluting balloon


September 18th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Drug eluting balloon (DEB) technology is a relatively newer and simpler way to treat heart blockages and experts say it is more effective and cheaper ... Read more...

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Capnography help save man who remained pulselessness for 96 minutes


May 3rd, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): A 54-year-old man who collapsed on a recent winter night in rural Minnesota after a heart attack and remained pulselessness for 96 minutes, was saved thanks to capnography- ... Read more...

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Now, high-powered laser that unblocks arteries in minutes


November 28th, 2010 - 4:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 28 (ANI): People whose arteries get blocked due to cholesterol, hypertension and diabetes may now get a quicker treatment as a high-powered laser, which unblocks arteries in minutes, has been ... Read more...

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Laser blasts open blocked arteries


November 28th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 28 (IANS) A high-powered laser, which unblocks arteries in minutes, is being used on patients for the first time in London. The Turbo Elite 'drill' fitted to a new ... Read more...

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Women delay getting help for heart attacks


November 9th, 2010 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 9 (IANS) Women experiencing heart attack symptoms delay going to hospital for nearly three hours on an average, says a new study.The US study confirms that women are more ... Read more...

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‘Miracle’ eye implant ‘to lighten blind people’s lives’


November 7th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 07 (ANI): Thousands of blind people may now get their sight back-thanks to a 'miracle' eye implant developed by British surgeons.The 15-minute procedure involves implanting a tiny device so small ... Read more...

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Former Argentine President Kirchner dies of heart attack


October 27th, 2010 - 9:27 pm ICT by BNO News
BUENOS AIRES (BNO NEWS) -- Former Argentine President Nestor Kirchner died of a heart attack on Wednesday, a hospital official said. He was 60 years old.Kirchner was rushed to Jose Formenti hospital ... Read more...

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Damaged heart could soon be able to mend itself


August 7th, 2010 - 1:46 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS) Researchers led by an Indian-origin scientist at the Gladstone Institute, University of California, have found a novel way to coax a damaged heart to mend itself. The revolutionary treatment ... Read more...

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Taxes call is a life-saver for Kentucky man


June 21st, 2010 - 11:21 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Frankfort, Jun 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A Kentucky man suffered a heart attack when he was on the phone about his income tax bill.Earl Phillips, Kentucky inhabitant was having a conversation about ... Read more...

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Indian-origin doctor called his hospital third world country


May 11th, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Brisbane, May 11 (IANS) Indian-origin doctor Jayant Patel, who caused the deaths of three patients and left a man impaired after performing on him a "careless" surgery, was reluctant to transfer his ... Read more...

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Bill Clinton had no anaesthetic for recent heart operation


March 5th, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar 5(ANI): Former US President Bill Clinton has revealed he had no anaesthetic for his recent heart operation at New York's Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital."I didn't have any anaesthesia or any sedatives. ... Read more...

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Are Stents Safe For Narrowed Neck Arteries?


February 27th, 2010 - 8:55 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Feb 27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A recent U.S. study found out an alternative for surgery. According to the study, people who have narrow neck arteries which might lead to stroke, can ... Read more...

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From heartache to heartbreak - how to avoid one?


February 15th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 15 (IANS) Not everyone who suffers a heart attack clutches their chest and falls to the floor. "I woke up and felt like a pill was stuck in my throat," ... Read more...

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New computer model could lead to safer, individualized stents


December 8th, 2009 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): Stents, normally used to halt tissue growth in arteries, are known to have life threatening side effects such as increasing the likelihood of blood clots and heart attacks. ... Read more...

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Novel computer model to pave way for safer stents


December 3rd, 2009 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed new computer models to predict physiologically realistic drug delivery patterns from stents in branched arterial vessels.Scientists including Elazer ... Read more...

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New material may help combat arterial disease


November 28th, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 28 (ANI): A group of researchers from University of California, Los Angeles has developed a novel material that can help fight peripheral arterial disease also known as hardening of arteries.The ... Read more...

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Researcher develops biodegradable stent for hearts patients


November 25th, 2009 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 25 (IANS) Stents that keep weakened arteries from collapsing have been true life-savers, but are no longer needed once the arteries are strengthened. Now, a researcher has developed a biodegradable ... Read more...

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Meet Poppy the cat that travelled 100km clinging to underside of car


August 18th, 2009 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 18 (ANI): A Kiwi cat reportedly travelled for 100km clinging to the underside of a car.Poppy, a Burmese cat, is believed to have climbed into the undercarriage of a car ... Read more...

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Researchers pioneer new technique to eliminate heart surgery


August 14th, 2009 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) Although open-heart surgery is a frequent treatment for heart disease, it remains extremely dangerous. But an injected protein can potentially regrow blood vessels in the human heart -- ... Read more...

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Regrowing blood vessels in human heart may render bypass surgery history


August 14th, 2009 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 14 (ANI): In a groundbreaking discovery that may eventually render bypass surgery history, researchers at Tel Aviv University have shown that an injected protein can regrow blood vessels in the ... Read more...

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Now, a drug that can reduce heart attack damage


July 25th, 2009 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 25 (ANI): Scientists have identified that a new drug that has the potential to dramatically reduce heart muscle damage after a heart attack and may lead to significantly improved patient ... Read more...

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Drug cuts down damage from heart attacks


July 24th, 2009 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 24 (IANS) A drug that targets a disease causing gene substantially cuts down muscle damage after a heart attack. Known as Dz13, the drug targets and neutralises the master regulator ... Read more...

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Experienced docs help heart attack victims survive better


February 19th, 2009 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) Heart attack victims have double the chances of survival especially if the hospital and their cardiologist have a strong track record in treating angioplasty and stenting, a new ... Read more...

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Drug-coated stents less risky for heart bypass patients


January 22nd, 2009 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 22 (ANI): UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have found that stents coated with a drug to suppress cell growth are less risky than bare-metal stents in coronary bypass surgery.Stents ... Read more...

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Scientists image bleeding hearts for first time


January 19th, 2009 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 19 (IANS) A new scan has helped scientists image bleeding within the heart for the first time after a cardiac attack. The research shows that the amount of bleeding can ... Read more...

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Now, smart biobatteries that releases drug at right rate


December 2nd, 2008 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 2 (ANI): An Australian team of scientists has come up with a way to turn smart implants that deliver a drug to just the right place in the body ... Read more...

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Embolic neuroprotection system reduces risk of cardiac events


October 19th, 2008 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): An Indian origin researcher has found that a embolic neuroprotection system, called FiberNet Embolic Protection System, can effectively reduce the risk of strokes and cardiac events.Patients who ... Read more...

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Polymer-free drug-eluting stents may revolutionise treatment of blocked coronary arteries


April 4th, 2008 - 2:26 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 4 (ANI): A new type of drug-eluting vascular stent, which uses materials found naturally in the human body rather than polymers (plastic), has been found to perform as well ... Read more...

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