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FDA Approves Left Ventricular Assist System for Severe Heart Failure Patients by Health: Hearsay & Headlines Posted Thu 21 Jan 2010 12:00am The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the HeartMate II, a continuous-flow, left ventricular assist system as a support for severe heart failure patients who are not acceptable candidates for heart transplantation. The HeartMate II is already FDA-approved for use in patients awaiting further, perhaps more complex treatment, su ... Read on »
Heart rate turbulence detects cardiac death risk in healthy people by Dr. John Z. Medical Doctor Posted Mon 28 Feb 2011 12:00am - The way the heart responds to an early beat is predictive of cardiac death, especially for people with no conventional markers of cardiovascular disease, according to new research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. ... Read on »
Happy Heart Day! by Alicia and Gavin Posted Sat 14 Feb 2009 12:00am On this day, that seems to revolve around hearts, I thought that I would give all of you a little lesson on the organ that we call the heart. Not only is it Valentine's Day, but it's the end of an important week (February 7-14) that raises awareness to Congenital Heart Defects. It's funny how this day takes on a whole new meaning when you have ... Read on »
Genetics Home Reference: critical congenital heart disease by Posted Thu 30 May 2013 4:32pm On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis Additional information Other names Glossary definitions Reviewed May 2013 What is critical congenital heart disease? Critical congenital heart diseas ... Read on »
Thoratec HeartMate II® Left Ventricular Assist System (LVAS) by Health & Human Services Posted Sun 21 Feb 2010 9:00pm This is a brief overview of information related to FDA’s approval to market this product. See the links below to the Summary of Safety and Effectiveness Data (SSED) and product labeling for more complete information on this product, its indications for use, and the basis for FDA’s approval. Product Name: HeartMate ... Read on »
Does hard exercise damage the heart muscle? by Dr. Gabe M. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 8:12pm To improve for athletic competition, all athletes must suffer skeletal muscle damage. Without this damage their muscles will not grow and they will not become stronger. World-class competitive bicycle racers ride at close to their maximum heart rate for five to seven hours a day. Many researchers have been concerned that this very hard riding w ... Read on »
HeartMate II ventricular assist device improves survival in heart failure by Dr. John Z. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 16 Mar 2010 12:00am - Patients in severe heart failure who are too sick for transplantation have another lifesaving option these days surgery to implant a new compact, lightweight ventricular assist device (VAD) - the FDA-approved second generation VA ... Read on »
Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (Arrhythmia) by Noman Khan Posted Tue 23 Jun 2009 6:54pm Arrhythmia An arrhythmia (ah-RITH-me-ah) is a problem with the speed or rhythm of the heartbeat. During an arrhythmia, the heart can beat too fast, too slow, or with an irregular rhythm. A heartbeat that is too fast is called tachycardia. A heartbeat that is too slow is called bradycardia.Most arrhythmias are harmless, but some can be serious or ... Read on »
Chronic Right Ventricular Hypertrophy, or Acute Right Heart Strain? The ECG Helps Make the Diagnosis. by Stephen Smith Posted Tue 02 Oct 2012 9:39am A middle-aged, obese, non English speaking man presented as a walk-in with SOB and leg swelling. His O2 saturations were 59% on room air.  Systolic BP was in the 170's.  He appeared to be mildly dyspneic, in no great distress, and was speaking in almost full sentences.  Breath sounds were slightly distant but seemed to be clear.  Pulses were fu ... Read on »
Best Tips to Improve Your Exercise Efficiency by FitnessBuff Posted Sun 25 Nov 2012 9:56pm Best Tips to Improve Your Exercise Efficiency Increase Cardiac Output One of the most important ways to improve your exercise efficiency is to increase your cardiac output. Cardiac output (CO) is defined as the product of the Stroke Volume (amount of blood pumped per heart beat) times the Heart Rate (Number of times the heart ... Read on »