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From the heart: The tale of a three-time transplant recipient
Playing youth hockey and Little League in the spring of 1988, I started to become easily fatigued. I became very weak and could no longer run around. By May, a visit to my pediatrician resulted in a trip to the Boston Children’s Hospital Cardiology Clinic on Fegan 6 and the first of many cardiac catheterizations I would receive in my life. The results of that first procedure were shared in my corner room across from the nurses’ station on 6 East (the cardiac step-down at the time): I would need a heart transplant for cardiomyopathy. It was Friday the 13th. I was 10 years old. Tim, before he ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - February 7, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tim Gallagher Tags: Our Patients’ Stories cardiac catheterization cardiomyopathy heart transplant Heart transplant program kidney transplant Pediatric Transplant Center (PTC) Source Type: news

‘This Is Us’ Finally Revealed How Jack Pearson Died. Here’s What a Doctor Says You Should Know About the Condition
Spoiler alert: Last night on the hit TV show This Is Us, viewers finally learned how one of the main characters, Jack Pearson, dies. After waking in the middle of the night to a fire in his home, the father of three helped his wife and children escape, rescued the family pet and managed to retrieve important family heirlooms from the burning building. But later, at the hospital, Jack went into cardiac arrest as a result of smoke inhalation. “It was catastrophic, and I’m afraid we’ve lost him,” a doctor told Jack’s wife, Rebecca. When relaying Jack’s death to his best friend Miguel, Rebec...
Source: TIME: Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine onetime Source Type: news

Living too far from advanced cardiac care decreases your odds of survival
(Elsevier) A new study published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology determined that patients with acute cardiac syndrome (ACS) and cardiogenic shock (CS), who live far from the only cardiac catheterization facility in Nova Scotia, Canada, have a survival rate about half that of patients with more direct access. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Expectant Mothers Urged to Undergo Fetal Test
[Daily News] WITH Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute (JKCI) successfully performing cardiac catheterisation to 15 children, specialists have asked expectant mothers to undergo fetal echocardiography to enable children with heart defects to receive proper treatment at an early age. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Niagara Falls Memorial opens $4.3 million cardiac unit
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has opened its new inpatient cardiac and stroke unit. The $4.3 million project, dedicated Thursday morning, includes 23 private rooms, smart technology and an onsite physical/occupational therapy and rehabilitation facility on the hospital’s third floor.  It’s the latest enhancement to the hospital’s cardiac service offerings: Last spring, th e hospital opened a cardiac catheterization lab in partnership with Buffalo General Medical Center, Mercy Hospital… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 4, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Bringing Robotics into the Cath Lab to Protect Physicians
Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI, or angioplasty with stent) is a common procedure used to treat patients with obstructive coronary artery disease, with an estimated 600,000 procedures performed annually in the United States. PCI has a low risk of complications for patients, but that's not the case for clinicians. Patients receive a dose of radiation during a PCI procedure, which takes anywhere from 30 minutes to a few hours. Interventional cardiologists and cardiac catheterization laboratory personnel are exposed to ionizing radiation all day, every day. Protective measures, such as radiation safety caps,...
Source: MDDI - December 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Heather R. Johnson Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

Lauren ’s story: How roller derby saved my life
I wasn’t a particularly athletic child. The second day of soccer practice, in sixth grade, we had to run laps around the soccer field, and 10-year-old me said, “I feel like I’m going to have a heart attack!” My coach disagreed. I quit. That much running was not for me. Fifteen years later, at age 25, I had not only joined a roller derby league, but had also worked my way up to doing contact drills at practice in just three months. I felt incredible! I felt powerful! I felt unstoppable… until I went into cardiac arrest at a Thursday night practice this past July. A lost two days I woke up the ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - December 6, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lauren Simano Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories ALCAPA Boston Adult Congenital Heart Program Coronary Artery Program Dr. Luis Quinonez Source Type: news

Benefit of ECMO in Resuscitation from Refractory V Fib Cardiac Arrest
  The dawn of a new era Although ventricular tachycardia/ventricular fibrillation (v tach/v fib) constitutes only 25-35% of all cardiac arrests, more than 80% of all cardiac arrest survivors with favorable neurological function present with v tach/v fib.1,2 (See Figure 1, p. 12.) Despite that, only one third (approximately 30%) of patients presenting initially with v tach/v fib survive to hospital discharge with good neurological function. Compared to the other presenting rhythms (asystole and pulseless electrical activity) v tach/v fib is associated with the highest survival and stands out as the most important pos...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Demetris Yannopoulos, MD Tags: Patient Care Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news

Danny ’s journey to a biventricular heart
The first hint that something wasn’t quite right with Danny Sanchez-Garcia’s heart came at his mom’s six-month prenatal visit. “There was a little blip on the ultrasound, but then it was gone on the next one, so they didn’t think it was anything and I didn’t worry any more about it,” says Danny’s mom, Cynthia. Cynthia was overjoyed when Danny was born at her local hospital seeming perfectly healthy. But as the hospital staff monitored Danny overnight, they noticed his oxygen level was lower than normal and decided to run more tests. His doctors believed the tests pointed to a...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 15, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Ellen Greenlaw Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Biventricular Repair Complex Biventricular Repair Program congenital heart valve program double outlet right ventricle Dr. Christopher Baird Dr. Roger Breitbart ECMO Pulmonary atresia tetra Source Type: news

WhatsApp streamlines heart attack care in Argentina
Argentinian ambulance doctors are using WhatsApp to fasttrack their patients ’ care. Study data presented at the Argentine Congress of Cardiology’s 2017 conference suggests that using the free messaging app to send diagnostic electrocardiograms (ECGs) directly to a hospital’s catheterization lab allowed heart attack patients to bypass the emergency department and reduc e mortality. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 19, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

WhatsApp use by Argentina ambulances associated with faster heart attack treatment
(European Society of Cardiology) WhatsApp use by ambulance doctors in Argentina was associated with faster treatment of heart attack and lower mortality in an observational study presented today at the Argentine Congress of Cardiology (SAC 2017). The free messaging application was used to send diagnostic electrocardiograms (ECGs) directly to hospital catheterisation (cath) laboratories, enabling patients to bypass the emergency department. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Analytics 4 Life lands $25m for AI-backed cardiac imaging tech
Analytics 4 Life said today that it landed $25 million in a Series B financing round. A group of investors, including doctors and medical device experts, contributed to the round. The digital health company’s cardiac imaging tech is designed to help physicians assess the presence of coronary artery disease using signals from the body – without the use of radiation or contrast agents. The company’s first application of its technology is CorVista, a non-invasive diagnostic test that uses an array of sensors to scan signals naturally given from the body. When the sensors are finished collecting data, the sig...
Source: Mass Device - September 27, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Cardiovascular Diagnostics Funding Roundup Imaging analytics4life Source Type: news

Sudan: Regional Conference of African Cardiac Association to Be Held On 7 October in Khartoum
[SNA] Khartoum -The Sudanese Cardiac Society is due to host in the 7 th of next October, the Regional Conference of the African Cardiologist Association, which coincides with the convention of the African Catheterization Conference, in the friendship hall in Khartoum. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 27, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Florida Hospital Carrollwood unveils new cath lab for heart patients (Photos)
Florida Hospital Carrollwood has taken the wraps off its new hybrid catheterization lab for heart patients. The cath lab and a future emergency room expansion were funded in part through a $5 million gift to the hospital foundation by Dr. Kiran Patel and his wife, Dr. Pallavi Patel, health care entrepreneurs and philanthropists. The physicians began their medical careers at the Carrollwood facility and have seen it grow from a 10-bed hospital with a mobile cath lab to one with 120 beds and a state-of-the-art… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Margie Manning Source Type: news

Diverse Team Makes Special Delivery in Strong Memorial ’s Heart Center
Strong Memorial Hospital ’s Cardiac Catheterization Lab is an unusual place for the birth of a child, but for Jessica Driffill, it was the right place. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - September 18, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Catheterization procedure linked to potentially long-lasting blood vessel damage
(Wiley) Transradial catheterization -- when a clinician inserts a long thin tube through the radial artery in the arm -- is commonly used to diagnose and treat certain heart conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fentanyl in the Cath Lab: Routine but Risky? Fentanyl in the Cath Lab: Routine but Risky?
New data show the potent intravenous opiate weakens the antiplatelet effects of ticagrelor during PCI, challenging its routine and prophylactic use for cardiac catheterization and PCI in the US.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Study examines use of systolic blood pressure at time of primary percutaneous coronary intervention
(Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions) Researchers have led a retrospective single-center study examining simple hemodynamic parameters obtained at the time of cardiac catheterization to predict in-hospital mortality following ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Current 30-day mortality rates for patients with STEMI range from 2.5% to 10%, and 10.5%-24% of those patients require mechanical hemodynamic support. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Underweight Patients Fare Worse After Heart Catheterization Underweight Patients Fare Worse After Heart Catheterization
Registry-based research reinforces the concept of an"obesity paradox," but it is also"really striking how poorly underweight patients do," researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Underweight associated with highest mortality and costs after cardiac catheterisation
(European Society of Cardiology) Being underweight, and not overweight, has the highest mortality, cost, length of stay, and readmission rate for those undergoing cardiac catheterisation, according to an analysis of more than one million patients presented at ESC Congress today. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sudan: Conduction of First Exploratory Operation At IBN Al-Nafis Heart Surgery Center
[SNA] Khartoum -The Consultant of Cardiac Surgery, Dr. Salah Al-Basha, has conducted, Thursday, the first operation of an exploratory catheterization at Ibn al-Nafis Center for Cardiothoracic Surgery at Omdurman Teaching Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan: Khartoum to Host Conference of African Heart Association in 7-11 October
[SNA] Khartoum -The Sudan's capital Khartoum is due to host the conference of the African Heart Association in the period from 7 to 11 October, coinciding with the conferences of the African Summit of the World Heart Union and the African Catheterization, with the participation of 500 specialists, consultants and technicians from inside the country, and 200 experts from Africa, America, Europe and Asia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Did the Nazis Invent Cardiac Catheterization?
(MedPage Today) -- In this Revolution and Revelation, Milton Packer relates the story of a Nazi who won the Nobel Prize (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 9, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Nathaniel ’s heart: One for the record books
As 3-year-old Nathaniel Wesley nervously watched the big machine move toward his chest, he spotted a familiar face: It was the cartoon character Barney — in sticker form. “Give Barney a kiss!” his parents urged, and he smiled at the friendly purple dinosaur while the scanner took images of blood flow in his lungs. Now 11, Nathaniel is no stranger to doctors, nurses or hospitals. Born with tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary atresia — a severe congenital heart defect — he’s been a frequent visitor to the Heart Center at Boston Children’s Hospital for the past eight years. In this dis...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - July 19, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Program Dr. David Brown Dr. Janice Ware Dr. John Mayer Dr. Naomi Gauthier Heart Center tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary atresia Source Type: news

Her Heart Stopped At His Restaurant. He Gave Her 'The Gift Of Tomorrow.'
When Richmond Carson became a manager of Carma restaurant in Leawood, Kansas, his mom recommended he learn some lifesaving skills, including CPR. “You never know when you might need it,” she said. With a setup like that, you can probably guess where this story is headed. And you’re right, for the most part. But as with any good tale, this one has many layers – twists and turns, drama and tension, coincidences and lessons, all connected by a mother’s wisdom. *** It started on a Saturday in January 2015. Nancy Holland spent the day grocery shopping, bathing her boxer puppy, Lincoln, and getting ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thank you from the bottom of my three-chambered heart
Austin hugging his father at the finish line of the 2017 Boston Marathon. Photo credit: Joseph Kelly When people ask me what it was like to run the Boston Marathon, I don’t just think about the race itself. I think about about my entire life journey and all the people who helped get me to Boylston Street. Yes, the actual marathon day is one day in time that people can point to on a calendar, but it’s the long journey with all its ups and downs and the people you meet along the way, that makes it all worth it. My journey has come full circle, as I went from my mom and I waiting for my dad at the finish line nine...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - June 17, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Austin Prario Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories congenital heart defect Dr. Audrey Marshall Dr. John Mayer Heart Center Source Type: news

Internal bleeding detection device dev Saranas raises $4m in Series B
Internal bleeding detection device developer Saranas said today it has raised $4 million in a Series B round of financing to support its Early Bird bleed detection device. The Early bird device is designed as a standard vascular access sheath which is embedded with sensors which detect bleeding from accidentally ruptured blood vessels during cardiac procedures, including transcatheter aortic valve replacements, the Houston, Texas-based company said. Funds from the round will support product testing and eventual FDA submission which is slated for some time this year, Saranas said. “The Early Bird system is potentially...
Source: Mass Device - June 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blood Management Business/Financial News Cardiovascular saranas Source Type: news

Could You, Would You Save A Life? This CPR-AED Awareness Week, Vow To Know How
As she prepared for the PurpleStride 5K in Kansas City a few weeks ago, Brooke Worrel took her time attaching the racing number to her shirt. This usually mindless task was a lot tougher with all the tears filling her eyes. One year before, she ran this race with her dad. She finished. He didn’t. Shortly after crossing the finish line, 16-year-old Brooke went back on the course to join Rick at the end of his run. When she reached him, Rick was on the ground, blood pouring from the left side of his face and his right knee. Men on both sides of him were performing CPR. *** Rick Worrel’s grandfather died at age 5...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

May 26 Cardiology News May 26 Cardiology News
MRI in patients with cardiac devices, statins in the elderly, deprescribing, CRT and radial artery catheterization are discussed in this week ’ s podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Lessening radiation risk for children with congenital and acquired heart disease
(Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions) Newly released recommendations for pediatric radiation safety will be discussed during the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) 2017 Scientific Sessions in New Orleans. Leading experts will discuss these recommendations during theImage Gently Campaign: Radiation Safety in Pediatric Catheterization session, Wednesday, May 10, 3:00 p.m.CDT. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

St. Bernards Medical Center Tops Jonesboro’s Construction Projects List
Construction projects are flourishing in Jonesboro, despite the financial woes plaguing one of its largest commercial ventures. Inside the city limits, $164 million worth of construction is in motion, led by St. Bernards Medical Center in downtown Jonesboro. And more projects are on the way. Construction is expected to start soon on the $60 million Embassy Suites and Red Wolf Convention Center on the campus of Arkansas State University, Tim O’Reilly, CEO of O’Reilly Hospitality Management of Springfield, Missouri, said in an email to Arkansas Business last week. “We are waiting for the building permit whi...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 8, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Nasco Healthcare Releases New 2017-2018 Healthcare Catalog
Fort Atkinson, WI - The 2017-2018 Healthcare catalog, featuring Life/form® and Simulaids highly specialized skills trainers, manikins, and simulators for Nursing and Medical, EMS, Fire, and Rescue, is now available from Nasco Healthcare in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin and Saugerties, New York. The 252-page catalog includes Nasco Healthcare’s Life/form® and Simulaids lines, as well as many other teaching aids and models of outstanding quality. The catalog’s major emphasis is to provide more effective training tools for educators to train their students, who are facing an increasingly demanding ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 28, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Nasco Tags: Industry News Source Type: news

Stable blood sugar linked to heart stent outcomes
Patients with type 2 diabetes and a coronary stent are at lower risk for heart attack and stroke if they maintain good blood sugar control, according to a recent study. “Although intensive glucose control had no benefit on the rate of major cardiovascular events in previous studies, our data suggest that strict glucose control after PCI (heart catheterization) can improve long-term clinical outcomes in diabetic patients,” Dr. Joo-Yong Hahn from Samsung Medical Center in Seoul said in an interview with Reuters Health. Researchers looked at 980 patients with type 2 diabetes and a stent, examining long-t...
Source: Mass Device - April 21, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Diabetes Stents Source Type: news

Medicare proposes reimbursement cuts for Abiomed ’ s Impella
This article originally mis-calculated the percentage changes for the covered procedures. ↩ The post Medicare proposes reimbursement cuts for Abiomed’s Impella appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - April 17, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiac Assist Devices Wall Street Beat Abiomed Reimbursement Source Type: news

Niagara Falls Memorial begins $5.5M parking project
As it prepares to begin a major renovation of its parking ramp on Monday, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has begun offering valet parking for patients utilizing its new cardiac catheterization lab. The $5.5 million parking ramp project will temporarily displace up to 180 parking spaces as work continues through the summer. Work will include structural repairs and maintenance on five of the ramp’s seven levels. A second $500,000 phase will see the addition of 150 additional parking spots… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 5, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Niagara Falls Memorial begins $5.5M parking project
As it prepares to begin a major renovation of its parking ramp on Monday, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has begun offering valet parking for patients utilizing its new cardiac catheterization lab. The $5.5 million parking ramp project will temporarily displace up to 180 parking spaces as work continues through the summer. Work will include structural repairs and maintenance on five of the ramp’s seven levels. A second $500,000 phase will see the addition of 150 additional parking spots… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 5, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Cardiac care collaborative open for business in Niagara Falls
It took six years, but Niagara County finally has a cardiac catheterization lab of its own. A partnership between four hospitals, the $2.3 million cath lab was officially opened Tuesday at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, allowing patients from the county to receive care closer to home without having to be transported across county lines to Buffalo. Though it’s housed at Niagara Falls Memorial, the lab is jointly owned, operated and managed by Kaleida Health’s Buffalo General Medical… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 4, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

​EXCLUSIVE: Greater Cincinnati startup to hire two dozen heart doctors
CardioSolution, a Blue Ash startup that specializes in providing around-the-clock cardiac care for regional hospitals, plans to hire up to two dozen heart doctors as it expands operations in Ohio and other states. For example, doctors are being added to help CardioSolution provide cardiac care at Clinton Memorial Hospital in Wilmington, which is to open a new catheterization laboratory on May 1. The cardiologists will be able to treat patients suffering from heart attacks, or the doctors might… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 27, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Nigeria: Babcock University Produces First Set of Home-Trained Cardiovascular Interventionists
[Guardian] Cardiovascular care and training recorded a major feat in Nigeria as two Consultant Cardiologists who have been training as Interventional Cardiologist at Tristate Heart and Vascular Centre, Babcock University Teaching Hospital, made history when they solely performed Cardiac Catheterization at the centre on Sunday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 23, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigerian Cardiologists Record Breakthrough in Heart Surgery
[Vanguard] Cardiovascular care and training recorded a major feat in Nigeria as two Consultant Cardiologists who have been training as Interventional Cardiologist at Tristate Heart and Vascular Centre, Babcock University Teaching Hospital, made history when they solely performed Cardiac Catheterization at the centre on Sunday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Dr. Kiran Patel celebrates birthday with major donation to Florida Hospital (Rendering)
For Dr. Kiran Patel's birthday, he's giving Florida Hospital a major gift. Patel and his wife, Dr. Pallavi Patel, have donated $5 million to Florida Hospital Carrollwood, which will fund an emergency department expansion as well as a modern cardiac catheterization lab. Kiran Patel, a former cardiologist, is the founder of WellCare Health Plans Inc., which he sold to a p rivate equity firm for $200 million in 2002. Pallavi Patel specialized in pediatric medicine. The new cath lab will open in July… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 10, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ashley Gurbal Kritzer Source Type: news

Dr. Kiran Patel celebrates birthday with major donation to Florida Hospital (Rendering)
For Dr. Kiran Patel's birthday, he's giving Florida Hospital a major gift. Patel and his wife, Dr. Pallavi Patel, have donated $5 million to Florida Hospital Carrollwood, which will fund an emergency department expansion as well as a modern cardiac catheterization lab. Kiran Patel, a former cardiologist, is the founder of WellCare Health Plans Inc., which he sold to a p rivate equity firm for $200 million in 2002. Pallavi Patel specialized in pediatric medicine. The new cath lab will open in July… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 10, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Ashley Gurbal Kritzer Source Type: news

White River Medical Center Promotes Two (Movers & Shakers)
Doyle Cockrill has been appointed to director of surgical services, the cardiac catheterization lab and the cardiac observation unit at White River Medical Center in Batesville. In his new role, he will be responsible for managing the clinical operations, including clinical quality, scheduling, staffing and documentation for the surgery department, the cardiac catheterization lab, and the cardiac observation unit. He has worked for the hospital for 15 years and as the clinical supervisor in the cardiac catheterization lab for 13 of those years. Samantha Tate has been promoted to medical surgical nursing director at White R...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - March 6, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Research Analysis of Using tPA to Treat Cardiac Arrest
James and his friend Brandon, a 41-year-old male with an initially unknown past medical history, are hanging out when Brandon goes into cardiac arrest just outside of his house. James calls 9-1-1 and begins CPR until EMS arrives. James tells the arriving crew his friend could be hypoglycemic, so the lead paramedic administers an ampule of D50. A supraglottic airway is placed and compressions are continued, with end-tidal carbon dioxide (EtCO2) through the supraglottic device noted to be in the 30s. The crew also sees Brandon is in v fib, so they shock him with 200 joules and administer 3 mg epinephrine. He's transported to...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 26, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Amanda Polsinelli, MD Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news

Medtronic launches Signia stapler
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said today it launched its Signia stapling system in the US, Western Europe and Japan. The newly launched stapler from the Fridley, Minn.-based company includes Adaptive Firing technology which adjusts the stapler’s speed based on tissue variability measurements for more consistent staple lines. The device also includes 1-hand staple firing to allow for more operator freedom during procedures. “In my experience to date, I believe the articulation, rotation and firing of the Signia system provides an important new option in the performance of minimally invasive surgical procedures. Its abili...
Source: Mass Device - February 16, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Surgical Medtronic Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for February 12, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. AcelRx touts Dsuvia data for burn victims AcelRx Pharmaceuticals said today that it plans to present data from a study evaluating its Dsuvia pain reliever in patients with moderate-to-severe acute pain resulting from trauma or ...
Source: Mass Device - February 13, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for February 13, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. AcelRx touts Dsuvia data for burn victims AcelRx Pharmaceuticals said today that it plans to present data from a study evaluating its Dsuvia pain reliever in patients with moderate-to-severe acute pain resulting from trauma or ...
Source: Mass Device - February 13, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Medtronic launches DxTerity, TRA-line of radial access devices for PCIs
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) today announced a slew of new percutaneous coronary intervention devices it added to its portfolio, including the DxTerity diagnostic angiography catheter line, the DxTerity TRA, InTRAkit transradial devices and the TRAcelet compression device. The Fridley, Minn.-based company said all of the items have already received FDA clearance in the US and CE Mark approval in the European Union for use in diagnostic cardiac catheterization procedures and percutaneous coronary interventions. Medtronic’s DxTerity and DxTerity TRA diagnostic catheters are designed to help determine whether revasculariza...
Source: Mass Device - February 13, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Catheters Medtronic Source Type: news

An Inside Look at a Hospital Stay From Chest Pain
As a boy, soon after my mom would drop me off at Scranton (Pa.) fire headquarters to ride a shift on the ambulance with my dad, the bell would hit and the fire crews would be sent to a big wreck or two-alarm fire. So, at the age of 13, I was nicknamed "Black Cloud" by the firefighters because s--- happened whenever I showed up. I've had people go into anaphylactic shock on a train as I rode it to work, and once a homeless gentleman wandering on the tracks had both of his legs amputated by a train entering San Diego's main station as I stood there watching. I call it coincidental, but my friends and the JEMS staff...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation Columns Source Type: news

Mercy Hospital completes $4.3M cardiac expansion
Mercy Hospital of Buffalo has completed a $4.3 million expansion project in its cardiac program. The hospital, part of Catholic Health and located on Abbott Road in South Buffalo, opened its fourth cardiac catheterization lab, enhancing services at the Catholic Health Heart Center. The new lab expands access in the interventional cardiology program, which has seen a 32 percent increase in vol ume over the last six years. Located adjacent to the hospital’s existing cath labs, the new lab features… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 10, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news