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New fronts in heart disease: Innovation in computed tomography Special

Innovations in computed tomography are driving forward progress in heart disease detection and treatment, and Murat Gungor, VP of computed tomography and radiation oncology at Siemens, shared his perspectives on these advances.

New heart repair methods with catheters present opportunities

New heart repair usages with cardiac catheterization are being deployed - threading tubes into the heart from a variety of entry points - with new opportunities, although some concerns remain on the risks associated with the procedure.

New fronts in heart disease: perspectives from a heart surgeon Special

While largely under-reported in the popular press, there have been a number of innovations in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease, and Joan Tryzelaar, MD, FACS, FACCP shared his perspectives on these advances in a recent interview with me.

Depression and heart disease linked, calls for 'psychocardiology'

With science pointing to links between heart disease and mental disorders like depression, calls have emerged for a new sub-specialty on 'psychocardiology.'

Promising self-expanding blood vessel stent coming to U.S. market

A promising self-expanding stent, demonstrated in a study - presented at the annual American College of Cardiology conference - to reduce cardiac complications, is aiming for the US market.

Study: Marijuana usage may raise stroke risk

Speaking with a reporter at the International Stroke Conference, Dr Alan Barber of the University of Auckland shared findings from a study that suggests a link between stroke and cannabis usage.

New electrocardiogram device designed for athletic youth

Cardea Associates recently announced the development of an FDA-approved electrocardiogram device designed specifically for the young athlete, a potentially important step in the reduction of heart attacks among young sports enthusiasts.

Study: Volunteering seen to benefit cardiovascular health

A recent study of teen-aged subjects published in JAMA Pediatrics suggests that the action of volunteering and of altruism can improve cardiovascular health.

Cardiology group guides journalists on results of group's study

In an unusual communication, the American College of Cardiology issued a press release ahead of its upcoming conference and challenging the results of one of its studies - in an effort to provide guidance to journalists.

San Francisco Cardiology Clinic uses art to help healing Special

Helping to heal the human heart through art seems to be the method by which Dr. Ed Kersh, M.D. is reaching out his patients at California Pacific Medical Center.

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