Positron Corporation (OTCBB:POSC) a molecular imaging solutions company focused on Nuclear Cardiology, announced today the sale of its AttriusTM PET scanner to Manhattan based, Gramercy Cardiac Diagnostic Services, owned by prominent New York City cardiologist, Dr. Peter Rentrop. The Attrius™ is the only PET scanner on the market optimized for myocardial perfusion imaging. The Attrius™ has several specialized features making it the scanner of choice for nuclear cardiologist's who value high quality PET imagery and cardiovascular specific interpretation tools, assisting in accurately assessing the patient's condition. Joseph Oliverio, Chief Technology Officer of Positron states, "We are proud to sell Positron's newly released AttriusTM PET scanner to Dr.
Testing a patient's cardiac respiratory stress response (RSR) can quickly and accurately detect the presence of significant coronary artery disease (S-CAD), according to new research published in the current issue of Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine. The results found patients with S-CAD had a significantly lower RSR compared to patients without (6.7% vs. 17.4%, respectively) suggesting RSR is a strong indicator for the disease. To determine cardiac respiratory stress response (RSR), Washington Hospital Center researchers used a new innovative respiratory stress test. The test uses a Pulse Oximeter (PPG) to measure blood flow in the finger in response to paced breathing over a 90 second time period.
Scientists at the University of Leicester are 'painting' the colours of the heart in an innovative project that has potential to bring benefits for millions of people with irregular heart rhythm. An estimated 4.5 million people in the European Union are known to have Atrial fibrillation (AF) the most common type of arrhythmia or abnormal heart rhythm. The condition affects about 10% of people over the age of 70. Considering the advancing age in the general population and links to body size and obesity, scientists say the increase in AF is almost approaching epidemic proportions. Researchers from the Department of Engineering at the University of Leicester are working with colleagues in the University's Department of Cardiovascular Sciences and St Jude Medical UK to devise a new way of 'mapping' the electrical signals of the heart and creating a colour map of abnormal signals.
This February, in honor of American Heart Month, Reliv International, a nutrition and direct selling company, is encouraging local residents to be proactive about their heart health. The proper approach, Reliv says, should include more than just avoiding certain activities and foods. "When it comes to heart health, many experts tend to focus on the 'don'ts' - don't eat red meat, don't smoke, etc., " said Dr. Carl Hastings, chief scientific officer of Reliv International. "And while there's no doubt that those steps are significant, of equal importance are the 'dos' or the positive actions that can actually prevent the onset of heart disease.
When it comes to heart health, whether or not your job is stressful isn't what you should be worried about, according to doctors at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Diet, exercise and risk factors like high cholesterol, smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity are what contribute to a person's chance of having a heart attack. "In my opinion, executives tend to be very organized and disciplined and often work exercise into their schedules, " said Dr. James de Lemos, assistant professor of cardiology at UT Southwestern. "They do not have more heart attacks than the rest of the population. People with less-stressful jobs are just as susceptible to heart attacks.
Heart attack patients won't go to the emergency room as part of a new University of Kentucky plan designed to reduce those patients' risk of dying by nearly 8 percent for every half hour shaved off the time between the ambulance and treatment at the hospital. In most cases, heart attack sufferers go straight to the cardiac catheterization lab in the UK Gill Heart Institute, where a specialized response team waits to break through the life-threatening blood clot that is causing the attack. As part of the fast-track protocol, when responding to a possible heart attack, specially trained paramedics administer a painless test called an electrocardiogram, or EKG (also called ECG), which can help detect a heart attack.