Medical research

A rush of blood to the head -- anger increases blood flow

Mental stress causes carotid artery dilation and increases brain blood flow. A series of ultrasound experiments, described in BioMed Central's open access journal Cardiovascular Ultrasound, also found that this dilatory reflex ...

Medical research

Molecular imaging detects ischemic heart disease in diabetics

Research introduced at SNM's 58th Annual Meeting may lead to much-needed cardiovascular disease screening for diabetic patients at risk of ischemic heart disease, a disorder marked by significantly reduced blood flow in the ...

Cardiology

New diagnostic definition of myocardial infarction issued

(HealthDay)—An updated universal definition of myocardial infarction (MI) includes detection of a rise and/or fall in cardiac biomarker values, preferably cardiac troponin (cTn), according to a statement published online ...

Cardiology

Results of the ROTAXUS trial reported at TCT 2011

A clinical trial testing the efficacy of rotational atherectomy (or rotablation, a process of drilling through plaque deposits) prior to implantation of a drug-eluting stent found that the process was not superior to standard ...

Medical research

Researchers found a way to treat ischemic pathologies

A team of researchers from CIC bioGUNE, Spain, alongside a team from Paris' Cardiovascular Research Centre (INSERM U970) have developed a new area of research which looks extremely promising as regards the development of ...

Cardiology

Severity of heart attack is dependent on the time of day

The size of a heart attack and subsequent left-ventricular function are significantly different based on the time of day onset of ischemia, according to a first of its kind study in humans, published online Nov. 17 in Circulation ...

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