Health Facilities: Institutions which provide medical or health-related services.Myocytes, Cardiac: Striated muscle cells found in the heart. They are derived from cardiac myoblasts (MYOBLASTS, CARDIAC).Skilled Nursing Facilities: Extended care facilities which provide skilled nursing care or rehabilitation services for inpatients on a daily basis.Cardiac Output: The volume of BLOOD passing through the HEART per unit of time. It is usually expressed as liters (volume) per minute so as not to be confused with STROKE VOLUME (volume per beat).Heart: The hollow, muscular organ that maintains the circulation of the blood.Arrhythmias, Cardiac: Any disturbances of the normal rhythmic beating of the heart or MYOCARDIAL CONTRACTION. Cardiac arrhythmias can be classified by the abnormalities in HEART RATE, disorders of electrical impulse generation, or impulse conduction.Cardiac Surgical Procedures: Surgery performed on the heart.Residential Facilities: Long-term care facilities which provide supervision and assistance in activities of daily living with medical and nursing services when required.Death, Sudden, Cardiac: Unexpected rapid natural death due to cardiovascular collapse within one hour of initial symptoms. It is usually caused by the worsening of existing heart diseases. The sudden onset of symptoms, such as CHEST PAIN and CARDIAC ARRHYTHMIAS, particularly VENTRICULAR TACHYCARDIA, can lead to the loss of consciousness and cardiac arrest followed by biological death. (from Braunwald's Heart Disease: A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine, 7th ed., 2005)Cardiomegaly: Enlargement of the HEART, usually indicated by a cardiothoracic ratio above 0.50. Heart enlargement may involve the right, the left, or both HEART VENTRICLES or HEART ATRIA. Cardiomegaly is a nonspecific symptom seen in patients with chronic systolic heart failure (HEART FAILURE) or several forms of CARDIOMYOPATHIES.Ambulatory Care Facilities: Those facilities which administer health services to individuals who do not require hospitalization or institutionalization.Cardiac Tamponade: Compression of the heart by accumulated fluid (PERICARDIAL EFFUSION) or blood (HEMOPERICARDIUM) in the PERICARDIUM surrounding the heart. The affected cardiac functions and CARDIAC OUTPUT can range from minimal to total hemodynamic collapse.Cardiac Pacing, Artificial: Regulation of the rate of contraction of the heart muscles by an artificial pacemaker.Heart Diseases: Pathological conditions involving the HEART including its structural and functional abnormalities.Facility Design and Construction: Architecture, exterior and interior design, and construction of facilities other than hospitals, e.g., dental schools, medical schools, ambulatory care clinics, and specified units of health care facilities. The concept also includes architecture, design, and construction of specialized contained, controlled, or closed research environments including those of space labs and stations.Cardiac Catheterization: Procedures in which placement of CARDIAC CATHETERS is performed for therapeutic or diagnostic procedures.Myocardium: The muscle tissue of the HEART. It is composed of striated, involuntary muscle cells (MYOCYTES, CARDIAC) connected to form the contractile pump to generate blood flow.Myocardial Contraction: Contractile activity of the MYOCARDIUM.Assisted Living Facilities: A housing and health care alternative combining independence with personal care. It provides a combination of housing, personalized supportive services and health care designed to meet the needs, both scheduled and unscheduled, of those who need help with activities of daily living. (www.alfa.org)Heart Arrest: Cessation of heart beat or MYOCARDIAL CONTRACTION. If it is treated within a few minutes, heart arrest can be reversed in most cases to normal cardiac rhythm and effective circulation.Heart Ventricles: The lower right and left chambers of the heart. The right ventricle pumps venous BLOOD into the LUNGS and the left ventricle pumps oxygenated blood into the systemic arterial circulation.Health Facility Administration: Management of the organization of HEALTH FACILITIES.Health Facilities, Proprietary: Health care institutions operated by private groups or corporations for a profit.Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Cardiac Care Facilities: Institutions specializing in the care of patients with heart disorders.Public Facilities: An area of recreation or hygiene for use by the public.Health Facility Planning: Areawide planning for health care institutions on the basis of projected consumer need.Heart Failure: A heterogeneous condition in which the heart is unable to pump out sufficient blood to meet the metabolic need of the body. Heart failure can be caused by structural defects, functional abnormalities (VENTRICULAR DYSFUNCTION), or a sudden overload beyond its capacity. Chronic heart failure is more common than acute heart failure which results from sudden insult to cardiac function, such as MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION.Myoblasts, Cardiac: Precursor cells destined to differentiate into cardiac myocytes (MYOCYTES, CARDIAC).Cardiomyopathies: A group of diseases in which the dominant feature is the involvement of the CARDIAC MUSCLE itself. Cardiomyopathies are classified according to their predominant pathophysiological features (DILATED CARDIOMYOPATHY; HYPERTROPHIC CARDIOMYOPATHY; RESTRICTIVE CARDIOMYOPATHY) or their etiological/pathological factors (CARDIOMYOPATHY, ALCOHOLIC; ENDOCARDIAL FIBROELASTOSIS).Electrocardiography: Recording of the moment-to-moment electromotive forces of the HEART as projected onto various sites on the body's surface, delineated as a scalar function of time. The recording is monitored by a tracing on slow moving chart paper or by observing it on a cardioscope, which is a CATHODE RAY TUBE DISPLAY.Facility Regulation and Control: Formal voluntary or governmental procedures and standards required of hospitals and health or other facilities to improve operating efficiency, and for the protection of the consumer.Cardiac Myosins: Myosin type II isoforms found in cardiac muscle.Cardiac Imaging Techniques: Visualization of the heart structure and cardiac blood flow for diagnostic evaluation or to guide cardiac procedures via techniques including ENDOSCOPY (cardiac endoscopy, sometimes refered to as cardioscopy), RADIONUCLIDE IMAGING; MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING; TOMOGRAPHY; or ULTRASONOGRAPHY.Cardiac Glycosides: Cyclopentanophenanthrenes with a 5- or 6-membered lactone ring attached at the 17-position and SUGARS attached at the 3-position. Plants they come from have long been used in congestive heart failure. They increase the force of cardiac contraction without significantly affecting other parameters, but are very toxic at larger doses. Their mechanism of action usually involves inhibition of the NA(+)-K(+)-EXCHANGING ATPASE and they are often used in cell biological studies for that purpose.Heart Rate: The number of times the HEART VENTRICLES contract per unit of time, usually per minute.Echocardiography: Ultrasonic recording of the size, motion, and composition of the heart and surrounding tissues. The standard approach is transthoracic.Cardiac Output, Low: A state of subnormal or depressed cardiac output at rest or during stress. It is a characteristic of CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES, including congenital, valvular, rheumatic, hypertensive, coronary, and cardiomyopathic. The serious form of low cardiac output is characterized by marked reduction in STROKE VOLUME, and systemic vasoconstriction resulting in cold, pale, and sometimes cyanotic extremities.Long-Term Care: Care over an extended period, usually for a chronic condition or disability, requiring periodic, intermittent, or continuous care.Myocardial Infarction: NECROSIS of the MYOCARDIUM caused by an obstruction of the blood supply to the heart (CORONARY CIRCULATION).Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: Occurrence of heart arrest in an individual when there is no immediate access to medical personnel or equipment.Hemodynamics: The movement and the forces involved in the movement of the blood through the CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM.Cardiac Volume: The volume of the HEART, usually relating to the volume of BLOOD contained within it at various periods of the cardiac cycle. The amount of blood ejected from a ventricle at each beat is STROKE VOLUME.Nursing Homes: Facilities which provide nursing supervision and limited medical care to persons who do not require hospitalization.Ventricular Remodeling: The geometric and structural changes that the HEART VENTRICLES undergo, usually following MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION. It comprises expansion of the infarct and dilatation of the healthy ventricle segments. While most prevalent in the left ventricle, it can also occur in the right ventricle.Heart Transplantation: The transference of a heart from one human or animal to another.Troponin I: One of the three polypeptide chains that make up the TROPONIN complex. It inhibits F-actin-myosin interactions.Ventricular Function, Left: The hemodynamic and electrophysiological action of the left HEART VENTRICLE. Its measurement is an important aspect of the clinical evaluation of patients with heart disease to determine the effects of the disease on cardiac performance.Treatment Outcome: Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.Heart Defects, Congenital: Developmental abnormalities involving structures of the heart. These defects are present at birth but may be discovered later in life.Aqueous Humor: The clear, watery fluid which fills the anterior and posterior chambers of the eye. It has a refractive index lower than the crystalline lens, which it surrounds, and is involved in the metabolism of the cornea and the crystalline lens. (Cline et al., Dictionary of Visual Science, 4th ed, p319)Toilet Facilities: Facilities provided for human excretion, often with accompanying handwashing facilities.Prospective Studies: Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.Military Facilities: Areas designated for use by the armed forces personnel.Retrospective Studies: Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.Blood Pressure: PRESSURE of the BLOOD on the ARTERIES and other BLOOD VESSELS.Stroke Volume: The amount of BLOOD pumped out of the HEART per beat, not to be confused with cardiac output (volume/time). It is calculated as the difference between the end-diastolic volume and the end-systolic volume.Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: The artificial substitution of heart and lung action as indicated for HEART ARREST resulting from electric shock, DROWNING, respiratory arrest, or other causes. The two major components of cardiopulmonary resuscitation are artificial ventilation (RESPIRATION, ARTIFICIAL) and closed-chest CARDIAC MASSAGE.Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy: The restoration of the sequential order of contraction and relaxation of the HEART ATRIA and HEART VENTRICLES by atrio-biventricular pacing.Heart Function Tests: Examinations used to diagnose and treat heart conditions.Troponin T: One of the three polypeptide chains that make up the TROPONIN complex. It is a cardiac-specific protein that binds to TROPOMYOSIN. It is released from damaged or injured heart muscle cells (MYOCYTES, CARDIAC). Defects in the gene encoding troponin T result in FAMILIAL HYPERTROPHIC CARDIOMYOPATHY.Dogs: The domestic dog, Canis familiaris, comprising about 400 breeds, of the carnivore family CANIDAE. They are worldwide in distribution and live in association with people. (Walker's Mammals of the World, 5th ed, p1065)Heart Conduction System: An impulse-conducting system composed of modified cardiac muscle, having the power of spontaneous rhythmicity and conduction more highly developed than the rest of the heart.Risk Factors: An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.United StatesHeart Neoplasms: Tumors in any part of the heart. They include primary cardiac tumors and metastatic tumors to the heart. Their interference with normal cardiac functions can cause a wide variety of symptoms including HEART FAILURE; CARDIAC ARRHYTHMIAS; or EMBOLISM.Cardiomyopathy, Dilated: A form of CARDIAC MUSCLE disease that is characterized by ventricular dilation, VENTRICULAR DYSFUNCTION, and HEART FAILURE. Risk factors include SMOKING; ALCOHOL DRINKING; HYPERTENSION; INFECTION; PREGNANCY; and mutations in the LMNA gene encoding LAMIN TYPE A, a NUCLEAR LAMINA protein.Ventricular Dysfunction, Left: A condition in which the LEFT VENTRICLE of the heart was functionally impaired. This condition usually leads to HEART FAILURE; MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION; and other cardiovascular complications. Diagnosis is made by measuring the diminished ejection fraction and a depressed level of motility of the left ventricular wall.Cardiotonic Agents: Agents that have a strengthening effect on the heart or that can increase cardiac output. They may be CARDIAC GLYCOSIDES; SYMPATHOMIMETICS; or other drugs. They are used after MYOCARDIAL INFARCT; CARDIAC SURGICAL PROCEDURES; in SHOCK; or in congestive heart failure (HEART FAILURE).Cancer Care Facilities: Institutions specializing in the care of cancer patients.Myocardial Ischemia: A disorder of cardiac function caused by insufficient blood flow to the muscle tissue of the heart. The decreased blood flow may be due to narrowing of the coronary arteries (CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE), to obstruction by a thrombus (CORONARY THROMBOSIS), or less commonly, to diffuse narrowing of arterioles and other small vessels within the heart. Severe interruption of the blood supply to the myocardial tissue may result in necrosis of cardiac muscle (MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION).Cardiac Electrophysiology: The study of the electrical activity and characteristics of the HEART; MYOCARDIUM; and CARDIOMYOCYTES.Homes for the Aged: Geriatric long-term care facilities which provide supervision and assistance in activities of daily living with medical and nursing services when required.Models, Cardiovascular: Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of the cardiovascular system, processes, or phenomena; includes the use of mathematical equations, computers and other electronic equipment.Fibrosis: Any pathological condition where fibrous connective tissue invades any organ, usually as a consequence of inflammation or other injury.Health Services Accessibility: The degree to which individuals are inhibited or facilitated in their ability to gain entry to and to receive care and services from the health care system. Factors influencing this ability include geographic, architectural, transportational, and financial considerations, among others.Rats, Sprague-Dawley: A strain of albino rat used widely for experimental purposes because of its calmness and ease of handling. It was developed by the Sprague-Dawley Animal Company.Intermediate Care Facilities: Institutions which provide health-related care and services to individuals who do not require the degree of care which hospitals or skilled nursing facilities provide, but because of their physical or mental condition require care and services above the level of room and board.Fetal Heart: The heart of the fetus of any viviparous animal. It refers to the heart in the postembryonic period and is differentiated from the embryonic heart (HEART/embryology) only on the basis of time.Calcium: A basic element found in nearly all organized tissues. It is a member of the alkaline earth family of metals with the atomic symbol Ca, atomic number 20, and atomic weight 40. Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body and combines with phosphorus to form calcium phosphate in the bones and teeth. It is essential for the normal functioning of nerves and muscles and plays a role in blood coagulation (as factor IV) and in many enzymatic processes.Disease Models, Animal: Naturally occurring or experimentally induced animal diseases with pathological processes sufficiently similar to those of human diseases. They are used as study models for human diseases.Follow-Up Studies: Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.Heart Atria: The chambers of the heart, to which the BLOOD returns from the circulation.Cells, Cultured: Cells propagated in vitro in special media conducive to their growth. Cultured cells are used to study developmental, morphologic, metabolic, physiologic, and genetic processes, among others.Ventricular Function: The hemodynamic and electrophysiological action of the HEART VENTRICLES.Animals, LaboratoryTrabecular Meshwork: A porelike structure surrounding the entire circumference of the anterior chamber through which aqueous humor circulates to the canal of Schlemm.Heart Injuries: General or unspecified injuries to the heart.Risk Assessment: The qualitative or quantitative estimation of the likelihood of adverse effects that may result from exposure to specified health hazards or from the absence of beneficial influences. (Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 1988)Maternal Health Services: Organized services to provide health care to expectant and nursing mothers.Cardiopulmonary Bypass: Diversion of the flow of blood from the entrance of the right atrium directly to the aorta (or femoral artery) via an oxygenator thus bypassing both the heart and lungs.Predictive Value of Tests: In screening and diagnostic tests, the probability that a person with a positive test is a true positive (i.e., has the disease), is referred to as the predictive value of a positive test; whereas, the predictive value of a negative test is the probability that the person with a negative test does not have the disease. Predictive value is related to the sensitivity and specificity of the test.Health Facility Environment: Physical surroundings or conditions of a hospital or other health facility and influence of these factors on patients and staff.Troponin: One of the minor protein components of skeletal muscle. Its function is to serve as the calcium-binding component in the troponin-tropomyosin B-actin-myosin complex by conferring calcium sensitivity to the cross-linked actin and myosin filaments.Hypertrophy, Left Ventricular: Enlargement of the LEFT VENTRICLE of the heart. This increase in ventricular mass is attributed to sustained abnormal pressure or volume loads and is a contributor to cardiovascular morbidity and mortality.Hospital Design and Construction: The architecture, functional design, and construction of hospitals.Mice, Transgenic: Laboratory mice that have been produced from a genetically manipulated EGG or EMBRYO, MAMMALIAN.Myocarditis: Inflammatory processes of the muscular walls of the heart (MYOCARDIUM) which result in injury to the cardiac muscle cells (MYOCYTES, CARDIAC). Manifestations range from subclinical to sudden death (DEATH, SUDDEN). Myocarditis in association with cardiac dysfunction is classified as inflammatory CARDIOMYOPATHY usually caused by INFECTION, autoimmune diseases, or responses to toxic substances. Myocarditis is also a common cause of DILATED CARDIOMYOPATHY and other cardiomyopathies.Emergency Medical Services: Services specifically designed, staffed, and equipped for the emergency care of patients.Isoproterenol: Isopropyl analog of EPINEPHRINE; beta-sympathomimetic that acts on the heart, bronchi, skeletal muscle, alimentary tract, etc. It is used mainly as bronchodilator and heart stimulant.Infant, Newborn: An infant during the first month after birth.Sarcomeres: The repeating contractile units of the MYOFIBRIL, delimited by Z bands along its length.Atrial Natriuretic Factor: A potent natriuretic and vasodilatory peptide or mixture of different-sized low molecular weight PEPTIDES derived from a common precursor and secreted mainly by the HEART ATRIUM. All these peptides share a sequence of about 20 AMINO ACIDS.Muscle Proteins: The protein constituents of muscle, the major ones being ACTINS and MYOSINS. More than a dozen accessory proteins exist including TROPONIN; TROPOMYOSIN; and DYSTROPHIN.Postoperative Complications: Pathologic processes that affect patients after a surgical procedure. They may or may not be related to the disease for which the surgery was done, and they may or may not be direct results of the surgery.Mitochondria, Heart: The mitochondria of the myocardium.Heart Valves: Flaps of tissue that prevent regurgitation of BLOOD from the HEART VENTRICLES to the HEART ATRIA or from the PULMONARY ARTERIES or AORTA to the ventricles.Biological Markers: Measurable and quantifiable biological parameters (e.g., specific enzyme concentration, specific hormone concentration, specific gene phenotype distribution in a population, presence of biological substances) which serve as indices for health- and physiology-related assessments, such as disease risk, psychiatric disorders, environmental exposure and its effects, disease diagnosis, metabolic processes, substance abuse, pregnancy, cell line development, epidemiologic studies, etc.Pericardium: A conical fibro-serous sac surrounding the HEART and the roots of the great vessels (AORTA; VENAE CAVAE; PULMONARY ARTERY). Pericardium consists of two sacs: the outer fibrous pericardium and the inner serous pericardium. The latter consists of an outer parietal layer facing the fibrous pericardium, and an inner visceral layer (epicardium) resting next to the heart, and a pericardial cavity between these two layers.Pregnancy: The status during which female mammals carry their developing young (EMBRYOS or FETUSES) in utero before birth, beginning from FERTILIZATION to BIRTH.Rehabilitation Centers: Facilities which provide programs for rehabilitating the mentally or physically disabled individuals.Fitness Centers: Facilities having programs intended to promote and maintain a state of physical well-being for optimal performance and health.Mice, Inbred C57BLRats, Wistar: A strain of albino rat developed at the Wistar Institute that has spread widely at other institutions. This has markedly diluted the original strain.Prisons: Penal institutions, or places of confinement for war prisoners.Pacemaker, Artificial: A device designed to stimulate, by electric impulses, contraction of the heart muscles. It may be temporary (external) or permanent (internal or internal-external).Quality of Health Care: The levels of excellence which characterize the health service or health care provided based on accepted standards of quality.Reproducibility of Results: The statistical reproducibility of measurements (often in a clinical context), including the testing of instrumentation or techniques to obtain reproducible results. The concept includes reproducibility of physiological measurements, which may be used to develop rules to assess probability or prognosis, or response to a stimulus; reproducibility of occurrence of a condition; and reproducibility of experimental results.Cross-Sectional Studies: Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with LONGITUDINAL STUDIES which are followed over a period of time.Edema, Cardiac: Abnormal fluid retention by the body due to impaired cardiac function or heart failure. It is usually characterized by increase in venous and capillary pressure, and swollen legs when standing. It is different from the generalized edema caused by renal dysfunction (NEPHROTIC SYNDROME).Patient Transfer: Interfacility or intrahospital transfer of patients. Intrahospital transfer is usually to obtain a specific kind of care and interfacility transfer is usually for economic reasons as well as for the type of care provided.Animals, Newborn: Refers to animals in the period of time just after birth.Coronary Artery Bypass: Surgical therapy of ischemic coronary artery disease achieved by grafting a section of saphenous vein, internal mammary artery, or other substitute between the aorta and the obstructed coronary artery distal to the obstructive lesion.Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Cine: A type of imaging technique used primarily in the field of cardiology. By coordinating the fast gradient-echo MRI sequence with retrospective ECG-gating, numerous short time frames evenly spaced in the cardiac cycle are produced. These images are laced together in a cinematic display so that wall motion of the ventricles, valve motion, and blood flow patterns in the heart and great vessels can be visualized.Resuscitation: The restoration to life or consciousness of one apparently dead. (Dorland, 27th ed)Ventricular Fibrillation: A potentially lethal cardiac arrhythmia that is characterized by uncoordinated extremely rapid firing of electrical impulses (400-600/min) in HEART VENTRICLES. Such asynchronous ventricular quivering or fibrillation prevents any effective cardiac output and results in unconsciousness (SYNCOPE). It is one of the major electrocardiographic patterns seen with CARDIAC ARREST.Coronary Circulation: The circulation of blood through the CORONARY VESSELS of the HEART.Mice, Knockout: Strains of mice in which certain GENES of their GENOMES have been disrupted, or "knocked-out". To produce knockouts, using RECOMBINANT DNA technology, the normal DNA sequence of the gene being studied is altered to prevent synthesis of a normal gene product. Cloned cells in which this DNA alteration is successful are then injected into mouse EMBRYOS to produce chimeric mice. The chimeric mice are then bred to yield a strain in which all the cells of the mouse contain the disrupted gene. Knockout mice are used as EXPERIMENTAL ANIMAL MODELS for diseases (DISEASE MODELS, ANIMAL) and to clarify the functions of the genes.Natriuretic Peptide, Brain: A PEPTIDE that is secreted by the BRAIN and the HEART ATRIA, stored mainly in cardiac ventricular MYOCARDIUM. It can cause NATRIURESIS; DIURESIS; VASODILATION; and inhibits secretion of RENIN and ALDOSTERONE. It improves heart function. It contains 32 AMINO ACIDS.Health Personnel: Men and women working in the provision of health services, whether as individual practitioners or employees of health institutions and programs, whether or not professionally trained, and whether or not subject to public regulation. (From A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, 1976)Myocardial Reperfusion Injury: Damage to the MYOCARDIUM resulting from MYOCARDIAL REPERFUSION (restoration of blood flow to ischemic areas of the HEART.) Reperfusion takes place when there is spontaneous thrombolysis, THROMBOLYTIC THERAPY, collateral flow from other coronary vascular beds, or reversal of vasospasm.Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic: A form of CARDIAC MUSCLE disease, characterized by left and/or right ventricular hypertrophy (HYPERTROPHY, LEFT VENTRICULAR; HYPERTROPHY, RIGHT VENTRICULAR), frequent asymmetrical involvement of the HEART SEPTUM, and normal or reduced left ventricular volume. Risk factors include HYPERTENSION; AORTIC STENOSIS; and gene MUTATION; (FAMILIAL HYPERTROPHIC CARDIOMYOPATHY).Rural Health Services: Health services, public or private, in rural areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.Health Facility Size: The physical space or dimensions of a facility. Size may be indicated by bed capacity.Thoracic Surgery: A surgical specialty concerned with diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the heart, lungs, and esophagus. Two major types of thoracic surgery are classified as pulmonary and cardiovascular.Prognosis: A prediction of the probable outcome of a disease based on a individual's condition and the usual course of the disease as seen in similar situations.Housing, AnimalHealth Care Surveys: Statistical measures of utilization and other aspects of the provision of health care services including hospitalization and ambulatory care.Ventricular Pressure: The pressure within a CARDIAC VENTRICLE. Ventricular pressure waveforms can be measured in the beating heart by catheterization or estimated using imaging techniques (e.g., DOPPLER ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY). The information is useful in evaluating the function of the MYOCARDIUM; CARDIAC VALVES; and PERICARDIUM, particularly with simultaneous measurement of other (e.g., aortic or atrial) pressures.Rabbits: The species Oryctolagus cuniculus, in the family Leporidae, order LAGOMORPHA. Rabbits are born in burrows, furless, and with eyes and ears closed. In contrast with HARES, rabbits have 22 chromosome pairs.Tanzania: A republic in eastern Africa, south of UGANDA and north of MOZAMBIQUE. Its capital is Dar es Salaam. It was formed in 1964 by a merger of the countries of TANGANYIKA and ZANZIBAR.Sarcolemma: The excitable plasma membrane of a muscle cell. (Glick, Glossary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 1990)Sensitivity and Specificity: Binary classification measures to assess test results. Sensitivity or recall rate is the proportion of true positives. Specificity is the probability of correctly determining the absence of a condition. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)Myosin Heavy Chains: The larger subunits of MYOSINS. The heavy chains have a molecular weight of about 230 kDa and each heavy chain is usually associated with a dissimilar pair of MYOSIN LIGHT CHAINS. The heavy chains possess actin-binding and ATPase activity.Swine: Any of various animals that constitute the family Suidae and comprise stout-bodied, short-legged omnivorous mammals with thick skin, usually covered with coarse bristles, a rather long mobile snout, and small tail. Included are the genera Babyrousa, Phacochoerus (wart hogs), and Sus, the latter containing the domestic pig (see SUS SCROFA).Perfusion: Treatment process involving the injection of fluid into an organ or tissue.Coronary Vessels: The veins and arteries of the HEART.Questionnaires: Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.Logistic Models: Statistical models which describe the relationship between a qualitative dependent variable (that is, one which can take only certain discrete values, such as the presence or absence of a disease) and an independent variable. A common application is in epidemiology for estimating an individual's risk (probability of a disease) as a function of a given risk factor.Signal Transduction: The intracellular transfer of information (biological activation/inhibition) through a signal pathway. In each signal transduction system, an activation/inhibition signal from a biologically active molecule (hormone, neurotransmitter) is mediated via the coupling of a receptor/enzyme to a second messenger system or to an ion channel. Signal transduction plays an important role in activating cellular functions, cell differentiation, and cell proliferation. Examples of signal transduction systems are the GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID-postsynaptic receptor-calcium ion channel system, the receptor-mediated T-cell activation pathway, and the receptor-mediated activation of phospholipases. Those coupled to membrane depolarization or intracellular release of calcium include the receptor-mediated activation of cytotoxic functions in granulocytes and the synaptic potentiation of protein kinase activation. Some signal transduction pathways may be part of larger signal transduction pathways; for example, protein kinase activation is part of the platelet activation signal pathway.Thermodilution: Measurement of blood flow based on induction at one point of the circulation of a known change in the intravascular heat content of flowing blood and detection of the resultant change in temperature at a point downstream.Home Childbirth: Childbirth taking place in the home.Diastole: Post-systolic relaxation of the HEART, especially the HEART VENTRICLES.Health Facility Administrators: Managerial personnel responsible for implementing policy and directing the activities of health care facilities such as nursing homes.Analysis of Variance: A statistical technique that isolates and assesses the contributions of categorical independent variables to variation in the mean of a continuous dependent variable.Echocardiography, Doppler: Measurement of intracardiac blood flow using an M-mode and/or two-dimensional (2-D) echocardiogram while simultaneously recording the spectrum of the audible Doppler signal (e.g., velocity, direction, amplitude, intensity, timing) reflected from the moving column of red blood cells.Ownership: The legal relation between an entity (individual, group, corporation, or-profit, secular, government) and an object. The object may be corporeal, such as equipment, or completely a creature of law, such as a patent; it may be movable, such as an animal, or immovable, such as a building.GATA4 Transcription Factor: A GATA transcription factor that is expressed in the MYOCARDIUM of developing heart and has been implicated in the differentiation of CARDIAC MYOCYTES. GATA4 is activated by PHOSPHORYLATION and regulates transcription of cardiac-specific genes.RNA, Messenger: RNA sequences that serve as templates for protein synthesis. Bacterial mRNAs are generally primary transcripts in that they do not require post-transcriptional processing. Eukaryotic mRNA is synthesized in the nucleus and must be exported to the cytoplasm for translation. Most eukaryotic mRNAs have a sequence of polyadenylic acid at the 3' end, referred to as the poly(A) tail. The function of this tail is not known for certain, but it may play a role in the export of mature mRNA from the nucleus as well as in helping stabilize some mRNA molecules by retarding their degradation in the cytoplasm.Multivariate Analysis: A set of techniques used when variation in several variables has to be studied simultaneously. In statistics, multivariate analysis is interpreted as any analytic method that allows simultaneous study of two or more dependent variables.Adrenergic beta-Antagonists: Drugs that bind to but do not activate beta-adrenergic receptors thereby blocking the actions of beta-adrenergic agonists. Adrenergic beta-antagonists are used for treatment of hypertension, cardiac arrhythmias, angina pectoris, glaucoma, migraine headaches, and anxiety.Coronary Disease: An imbalance between myocardial functional requirements and the capacity of the CORONARY VESSELS to supply sufficient blood flow. It is a form of MYOCARDIAL ISCHEMIA (insufficient blood supply to the heart muscle) caused by a decreased capacity of the coronary vessels.Ventricular Dysfunction: A condition in which HEART VENTRICLES exhibit impaired function.Incidence: The number of new cases of a given disease during a given period in a specified population. It also is used for the rate at which new events occur in a defined population. It is differentiated from PREVALENCE, which refers to all cases, new or old, in the population at a given time.Exercise Test: Controlled physical activity which is performed in order to allow assessment of physiological functions, particularly cardiovascular and pulmonary, but also aerobic capacity. Maximal (most intense) exercise is usually required but submaximal exercise is also used.Systole: Period of contraction of the HEART, especially of the HEART VENTRICLES.Dose-Response Relationship, Drug: The relationship between the dose of an administered drug and the response of the organism to the drug.Pericardial Effusion: Fluid accumulation within the PERICARDIUM. Serous effusions are associated with pericardial diseases. Hemopericardium is associated with trauma. Lipid-containing effusion (chylopericardium) results from leakage of THORACIC DUCT. Severe cases can lead to CARDIAC TAMPONADE.Public Sector: The area of a nation's economy that is tax-supported and under government control.NAV1.5 Voltage-Gated Sodium Channel: A voltage-gated sodium channel subtype that mediates the sodium ion PERMEABILITY of CARDIOMYOCYTES. Defects in the SCN5A gene, which codes for the alpha subunit of this sodium channel, are associated with a variety of CARDIAC DISEASES that result from loss of sodium channel function.Endomyocardial Fibrosis: A condition characterized by the thickening of the ventricular ENDOCARDIUM and subendocardium (MYOCARDIUM), seen mostly in children and young adults in the TROPICAL CLIMATE. The fibrous tissue extends from the apex toward and often involves the HEART VALVES causing restrictive blood flow into the respective ventricles (CARDIOMYOPATHY, RESTRICTIVE).Health Services Research: The integration of epidemiologic, sociological, economic, and other analytic sciences in the study of health services. Health services research is usually concerned with relationships between need, demand, supply, use, and outcome of health services. The aim of the research is evaluation, particularly in terms of structure, process, output, and outcome. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)Autonomic Nervous System: The ENTERIC NERVOUS SYSTEM; PARASYMPATHETIC NERVOUS SYSTEM; and SYMPATHETIC NERVOUS SYSTEM taken together. Generally speaking, the autonomic nervous system regulates the internal environment during both peaceful activity and physical or emotional stress. Autonomic activity is controlled and integrated by the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM, especially the HYPOTHALAMUS and the SOLITARY NUCLEUS, which receive information relayed from VISCERAL AFFERENTS.Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (U.S.): A component of the Department of Health and Human Services to oversee and direct the Medicare and Medicaid programs and related Federal medical care quality control staffs. Name was changed effective June 14, 2001.Electrophysiologic Techniques, Cardiac: Methods to induce and measure electrical activities at specific sites in the heart to diagnose and treat problems with the heart's electrical system.Long QT Syndrome: A condition that is characterized by episodes of fainting (SYNCOPE) and varying degree of ventricular arrhythmia as indicated by the prolonged QT interval. The inherited forms are caused by mutation of genes encoding cardiac ion channel proteins. The two major forms are ROMANO-WARD SYNDROME and JERVELL-LANGE NIELSEN SYNDROME.Rural Population: The inhabitants of rural areas or of small towns classified as rural.Cohort Studies: Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.Creatine Kinase: A transferase that catalyzes formation of PHOSPHOCREATINE from ATP + CREATINE. The reaction stores ATP energy as phosphocreatine. Three cytoplasmic ISOENZYMES have been identified in human tissues: the MM type from SKELETAL MUSCLE, the MB type from myocardial tissue and the BB type from nervous tissue as well as a mitochondrial isoenzyme. Macro-creatine kinase refers to creatine kinase complexed with other serum proteins.Bradycardia: Cardiac arrhythmias that are characterized by excessively slow HEART RATE, usually below 50 beats per minute in human adults. They can be classified broadly into SINOATRIAL NODE dysfunction and ATRIOVENTRICULAR BLOCK.Vascular Resistance: The force that opposes the flow of BLOOD through a vascular bed. It is equal to the difference in BLOOD PRESSURE across the vascular bed divided by the CARDIAC OUTPUT.Oxygen Consumption: The rate at which oxygen is used by a tissue; microliters of oxygen STPD used per milligram of tissue per hour; the rate at which oxygen enters the blood from alveolar gas, equal in the steady state to the consumption of oxygen by tissue metabolism throughout the body. (Stedman, 25th ed, p346)Action Potentials: Abrupt changes in the membrane potential that sweep along the CELL MEMBRANE of excitable cells in response to excitation stimuli.Nigeria: A republic in western Africa, south of NIGER between BENIN and CAMEROON. Its capital is Abuja.Muscle Cells: Mature contractile cells, commonly known as myocytes, that form one of three kinds of muscle. The three types of muscle cells are skeletal (MUSCLE FIBERS, SKELETAL), cardiac (MYOCYTES, CARDIAC), and smooth (MYOCYTES, SMOOTH MUSCLE). They are derived from embryonic (precursor) muscle cells called MYOBLASTS.Coronary Artery Disease: Pathological processes of CORONARY ARTERIES that may derive from a congenital abnormality, atherosclerotic, or non-atherosclerotic cause.Age Factors: Age as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or the effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from AGING, a physiological process, and TIME FACTORS which refers only to the passage of time.Myofibrils: The long cylindrical contractile organelles of STRIATED MUSCLE cells composed of ACTIN FILAMENTS; MYOSIN filaments; and other proteins organized in arrays of repeating units called SARCOMERES .Sarcoplasmic Reticulum Calcium-Transporting ATPases: Calcium-transporting ATPases that catalyze the active transport of CALCIUM into the SARCOPLASMIC RETICULUM vesicles from the CYTOPLASM. They are primarily found in MUSCLE CELLS and play a role in the relaxation of MUSCLES.Endocardium: The innermost layer of the heart, comprised of endothelial cells.Coronary Angiography: Radiography of the vascular system of the heart muscle after injection of a contrast medium.Adrenergic beta-Agonists: Drugs that selectively bind to and activate beta-adrenergic receptors.Troponin C: One of the three polypeptide chains that make up the TROPONIN complex of skeletal muscle. It is a calcium-binding protein.Vagus Nerve: The 10th cranial nerve. The vagus is a mixed nerve which contains somatic afferents (from skin in back of the ear and the external auditory meatus), visceral afferents (from the pharynx, larynx, thorax, and abdomen), parasympathetic efferents (to the thorax and abdomen), and efferents to striated muscle (of the larynx and pharynx).Anti-Arrhythmia Agents: Agents used for the treatment or prevention of cardiac arrhythmias. They may affect the polarization-repolarization phase of the action potential, its excitability or refractoriness, or impulse conduction or membrane responsiveness within cardiac fibers. Anti-arrhythmia agents are often classed into four main groups according to their mechanism of action: sodium channel blockade, beta-adrenergic blockade, repolarization prolongation, or calcium channel blockade.Severity of Illness Index: Levels within a diagnostic group which are established by various measurement criteria applied to the seriousness of a patient's disorder.Infection Control: Programs of disease surveillance, generally within health care facilities, designed to investigate, prevent, and control the spread of infections and their causative microorganisms.Ventricular Myosins: Isoforms of MYOSIN TYPE II, specifically found in the ventricular muscle of the HEART. Defects in the genes encoding ventricular myosins result in FAMILIAL HYPERTROPHIC CARDIOMYOPATHY.Hospitals: Institutions with an organized medical staff which provide medical care to patients.Health Facility Closure: The closing of any health facility, e.g., health centers, residential facilities, and hospitals.Kenya: A republic in eastern Africa, south of ETHIOPIA, west of SOMALIA with TANZANIA to its south, and coastline on the Indian Ocean. Its capital is Nairobi.

Nasal carriage of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a cardiovascular tertiary care centre and its detection by Lipovitellin Salt Mannitol Agar. (1/78)

Ecological niches of Staphylococcus aureus are the anterior nares. Carriage of Staphylococcus aureus in the nose appears to play a key role in the epidemiology and pathogenesis of infection. Numerous studier have shown that elimination of nasal carriage using Mupirocin also eliminated hand carriage and the spread of infections in hospitals. Lipovitellin-Salt-Mannitol Agar was used for screening, isolation and presumptive identification of Staphylococcus aureus from nasal carriers. From November; 97 to August'98, 724 nasal swabs were cultured and 18.23% of health care workers were found to be nasal carriers of Staphylococcus aureus. Of these 12.15% were carriers of MRSA. The carrier rate was highest in December' 97 (32.07%). All MRSA carriers were treated with local application of Mupirocin for three days. A study of the antibiogram of the clinical isolates during the corresponding period showed 100% susceptibility of MRSA to Vancomycin. Susceptibility of MRSA to Clindamycin, Netilmycin, Rifampicin & Ofloxacin was 86.6%, 69.5%, 66% & 64.7% respectively.  (+info)

Use of the Internet by patients before and after cardiac surgery: telephone survey. (2/78)

BACKGROUND: Little is known about to what extent patients who underwent medical treatment access the Internet and whether they benefit from consulting the Internet. OBJECTIVE: To understand if cardiopathic patients use the Internet for health-related information and whether they find retrieved information understandable and useful. METHODS: Telephone interviews, using a semi-structured questionnaire, were conducted with 82 patients who had undergone off-pump coronary-artery bypass grafting at the Center for Less Invasive and Robotic Heart Surgery in Buffalo, New York, USA. Study design was multidisciplinary, combining expertise of medical and communication science. Sources of medical information were identified (doctor, Internet, magazines, newspapers, television, radio, family members). Accessibility, quality, and readability of Internet medical information from the patients point of view were investigated. RESULTS: Out of 82 patients, 35 (35/82, 42.7%) were Internet users. Internet users had a significantly higher education level than Internet non-users (college education: 42.9% of users, 10.6% of non-users; P <.001). Among the Internet users, 18 (18/35, 51.4%) had used the Internet for retrieving medical information; 17 (17/35, 48.6%) had not. No statistically significant differences in demographic data were found when comparing these 2 sub-groups of patients. Family-members involvement was high (15/18, 83.3%). Internet medical information was rated helpful in most cases; readability was acceptable for only 3 patients (3/18, 16.7%). To improve on-line medical information, all patients interviewed suggested sites designed by their physicians. CONCLUSIONS: Although 1 in 5 patients in our sample has used the Internet to retrieve medical information, the majority of them experiences difficulties comprehending the information retrieved. Health-care providers should provide Internet medical information that is adequate for the non-medical public's needs.  (+info)

Grown-up congenital heart (GUCH) disease: current needs and provision of service for adolescents and adults with congenital heart disease in the UK. (3/78)

This report addresses the needs and problems of grown-up congenital heart (GUCH) patients and makes recommendations on organisation of national medical care, training of specialists, and education of the profession. The size of the national population of patients with grown-up congenital heart disease (GUCH) is uncertain, but since 80-85% of patients born with congenital heart disease now survive to adulthood (age 16 years), an annual increase of 2500 can be anticipated according to birth rate. Organisation of medical care is haphazard with only three of 18 cardiac surgical centres operating on over 30 cases per annum and only two established specialised units fully equipped and staffed. Not all grown-ups with congenital heart disease require the same level of expertise; 20-25% are complex, rare, etc, and require life long expert supervision and/or intervention; a further 35-40% require access to expert consultation. The rest, about 40%, have simple or cured diseases and need little or no specialist expertise. The size of the population needing expertise is small in comparison to coronary and hypertensive disease, aging, and increasing in complexity. It requires expert cardiac surgery and specialised medical cardiology, intensive care, electrophysiology, imaging and interventions, "at risk" pregnancy services, connection to transplant services familiar with their basic problem, clinical nurse specialist advisors, and trained nurses. An integrated national service is described with 4-6 specialist units established within adult cardiology, ideally in relation or proximity to university hospital/departments in appropriate geographic location, based in association with established paediatric cardiac surgical centres with designated inpatient and outpatient facilities for grown-up patients with congenital heart disease. Specialist units should accept responsibility for educating the profession, training the specialists, cooperative research, receiving patients "out of region", sharing particular skills between each other, and they must liaise with other services and trusts in the health service, particularly specified outpatient clinics in district and regional centres. Not every regional cardiac centre requires a full GUCH specialised service since there are too few patients. Complex patients need to be concentrated for expertise, experience, and optimal management. Transition of care from paediatric to adult supervision should be routine, around age 16 years, flexibly managed, smooth, and explained to patient and family. Each patient should be entered into a local database and a national registry needs to be established. The Department of Health should accept responsibility of dissemination of information on special needs of such patients. The GUCH Patients' Association is active in helping with lifestyle and social problems. Easy access to specialised care for those with complex heart disease is crucial if the nation accepts, as it should, continued medical responsibility to provide optimal medical care for GUCH patients.  (+info)

Continuous systemic perfusion via collaterals at moderate hypothermia in aortic arch repairs in neonates. (4/78)

AIM: To present our experience with modified cannulation with continuous, moderately hypothermic systemic perfusion in extensive aortic arch repair. The technique has fewer complications and preserves cerebral blood flow autoregulation. METHOD: Nine neonates, 6 with the hypoplastic left heart syndrome and 3 with the interrupted aortic arch with ventricular septal defect, were surgically treated with this technique between June and December 2001. Before extracorporeal circulation, 3.5-mm polytetrafluoroethylene tube was sutured onto the innominate artery and the arterial perfusion cannula inserted into the tube. Aortic arch repair was then performed with extracorporeal circulation. Right radial artery and femoral artery pressures were continuously monitored. Perfusion flows were built up gradually, with strict attention to the upper body (right radial artery) pressures not to exceed normal values. Procedures were carried out at moderate hypothermia (>28 degrees C), preferably with the beating heart. RESULTS: No morbidity or mortality attributable to continuous perfusion occurred. Mean+/-SD extracorporeal circulation duration was 114+/-26 min. Maximum perfusion rate (actual/required flow for body surface area) was 1.65 at normal perfusion pressures. Right radial artery pressure at full flow (2.2 L/m2/min) was 56.1+/-6.7 mm Hg, whereas femoral artery pressure was 34.2+/-8.2 mm Hg. Decrease in right radial-to-femoral artery pressure was 21.9+/-5.6 mm Hg. The lowest nasopharyngeal temperature was 28.5 degrees C. There were no neurologic complications. CONCLUSION: Continuous, moderately hypothermic systemic perfusion via collaterals seems to be a method of choice in aortic arch repair in neonates. As there is no need for deep hypothermic total circulatory arrest, its numerous sequelae, such as increased postoperative bleeding and permanent neurologic deficit, can be avoided.  (+info)

Right ventricle failure and outcome of simple and complex arterial switch operations in neonates. (5/78)

AIM: To analyze the causes and role of right ventricle failure in the morbidity and mortality after arterial switch operation for transposition of the great arteries in neonates. METHOD: Between January 1999 and December 2001, 62 neonates underwent arterial switch operation. The simple transposition group was comprised of 39 patients with transposition of the great arteries and intact ventricular septum. The complex transposition group included 23 patients with large ventricular septal defects, accompanied with left ventricle outflow tract obstruction in 6 cases and dextrocardia in 1 case. Arterial switch operation was performed on elective basis in all but 3 patients who underwent emergency operation. RESULTS: Patients with complex heart defects had significantly lower body weight (p = 0.008) than patients with simple trasposition of great arteries. The usual coronary artery pattern (ie, the left anterior descending artery and circumflex artery arising from the right aortic sinus; the right coronary artery arising from the left aortic sinus) was found in 74% of the neonates in the simple transposition group and 65% of the neonates in the complex transposition group. Age, weight, coronary artery anatomy, cardiopulmonary bypass, duration of aortic cross-clamp, bleeding, and the need for delayed chest closure did not influence the outcome of surgery. Low cardiac output after surgery was more common in the complex transposition group (p = 0.0001), although it was not a predictor of fatal outcome. Preoperative hypoxia coupled with acidosis (odds ratio (OR), 5.70; 95% confidence intervals (CI), 4.45-7.44), and emergency operations (OR, 3.62; 95% CI, 2.22-5.59) were strong predictors of unfavourable outcome. We lost 4 patients out of 62 (6.5%) because of right ventricle failure caused by persistent pulmonary hypertension. Right ventricle failure on the second postoperative day, e.g., sustained increased central venous pressure > 15 mm Hg (p < 0.001) and high velocity tricuspid regurgitation > 4 m/s (p = 0.002), indicated bad prognosis. CONCLUSION: Difficult coronary anatomy was not a risk factor for morbidity and mortality after arterial switch operation. Poor preoperative health condition, hypoxia (despite effective balloon atrioseptostomy), and acidosis contributed to persistent pulmonary hypertension. Operation on the emergency basis and tricuspid valve insufficiency with right ventricle failure were strong predictors of unfavorable outcome.  (+info)

Geography and service supply do not explain socioeconomic gradients in angiography use after acute myocardial infarction. (6/78)

BACKGROUND: Socioeconomic status appears to be an important predictor of coronary angiography use after acute myocardial infarction. One potential explanation for this is that patients with lower socioeconomic status live in neighbourhoods near nonteaching hospitals that have no catheterization capacity, few specialists and lower volumes of patients with acute myocardial infarction. This study was conducted to determine whether the impact of socioeconomic status on angiography use would be lessened by considering variations in the supply of services. METHODS: We examined payment claims for physician services, hospital discharge abstracts and vital status data for 47 036 patients with acute myocardial infarction admitted to hospitals in Ontario between April 1994 and March 1997. Neighbourhood income of each patient was obtained from Canada's 1996 census. Using multivariate hierarchical logistic regression and adjusting for baseline patient and physician factors, we examined the interaction among hospital and regional characteristics, socioeconomic status and angiography use in the first 90 days after admission to hospital for acute myocardial infarction. RESULTS: Within each hospital and geographic subgroup, crude rates of angiography rose progressively with increases in neighbourhood income. After adjusting for sociodemographic, clinical and physician characteristics, hospitals with on-site angiography capacity (adjusted odds ratio [OR] 1.88, 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.52-2.33), those with university affiliations (adjusted OR 1.60, 95% CI 1.27-2.01) and those closest to tertiary institutions (adjusted OR 1.57, 95% CI 1.32-1.87) were all associated with higher 90-day angiography use after acute myocardial infarction. However, the relative impact of socioeconomic status on 90-day angiography use was similar whether or not hospitals had on-site procedural capacity (interaction term p = 0.68), had university affiliations (interaction term p = 0.99), were near tertiary facilities (interaction term p = 0.67) or were in rural or urban regions (interaction term p = 0.90). INTERPRETATION: Socioeconomic status was as important a predictor of angiography use in hospitals with ready access to cardiac catheterization facilities as it was in those without. The socioeconomic gradient in the use of angiography after acute myocardial infarction cannot be explained by the distribution of specialists or tertiary hospitals.  (+info)

Waiting times, revascularization modality, and outcomes after acute myocardial infarction at hospitals with and without on-site revascularization facilities in Canada. (7/78)

OBJECTIVES: This study was designed to determine whether admission to a Canadian hospital with on-site revascularization (invasive hospital) affected revascularization choice, timing, and outcome compared with community (non-invasive) hospitals. BACKGROUND: Health care systems in Canada are characterized by relative restraint in diffusion of tertiary cardiovascular services, with capacity for revascularization procedures concentrated in large regional referral centers. METHODS: We used linked administrative data and a clinical registry to follow-up 15,166 Ontario patients who underwent revascularization within the year after their index acute myocardial infarction (MI). Outcomes included recurrent urgent cardiac hospitalization, hospital bed-days, and death within the same year after the index admission. We adjusted for age, gender, socioeconomic status, illness severity, attending physician specialty, and academic hospital affiliation. RESULTS: After adjusting for baseline factors, patients admitted to invasive hospitals were more likely to receive angioplasty than bypass surgery (adjusted odd ratio: 1.85; 95% confidence interval: 1.68 to 2.04, p < 0.001). The converse pattern was seen for patients admitted to community hospitals. Median revascularization waiting times were significantly shorter at invasive hospitals (12 vs. 48 days, p < 0.001). Patients admitted to invasive hospitals had fewer cardiac re-admissions (41.5 vs. 68.9 events per 100 patients, p < 0.001) before their first revascularization and consumed fewer hospital bed-days (379 vs. 517 per 100 patients, p < 0.001). There were no differences in outcomes beyond revascularization. CONCLUSIONS: Outcome advantages associated with timely post-MI revascularization highlight the importance of organizing revascularization referral networks and facilitating access to revascularization for patients with acute coronary syndromes admitted to community hospitals in Canada.  (+info)

The relation between experience and outcome in heart transplantation. (8/78)

BACKGROUND: Current policies related to organ transplantation in the United States are designed to ensure that centers and physicians with experience in transplantation perform these procedures. It is essential to confirm the validity of such policies, since they may limit access to transplantation services. METHODS: To determine the relation between experience with heart transplantation and mortality after the procedure, we merged data from the registry of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation with data from a survey that provided additional information about patients and transplantation centers. Our study included 1123 patients who received a heart transplant at one of 56 hospitals in the United States from 1984 through 1986. We used univariate and bivariate techniques, as well as logistic regression, to analyze our data. RESULTS: We observed an institutional learning curve for heart transplantation. Patients who received one of a center's first five transplants had higher mortality rates than patients who received a subsequent transplant (20 percent vs. 12 percent; P = 0.002; relative risk = 2.2; 95 percent confidence interval, 1.6 to 3.4). In addition, we found a correlation between the training of key personnel on the transplantation team and mortality at new transplantation centers. For example, new centers staffed by cardiologists with previous training in heart transplantation had lower mortality rates among heart-transplant recipients than centers without experienced cardiologists (7 percent vs. 16 percent; P = 0.001; relative risk = 2.7; 95 percent confidence interval, 1.3 to 5.9). By contrast, the previous training of the surgeons who performed transplantations was not related to the mortality rate associated with the procedure. CONCLUSIONS: Experience with heart transplantation is associated with a better outcome for patients after that procedure. Opportunities exist to refine transplantation policies on the basis of the experience of a center and its transplantation team and to develop similar policies for other forms of organ transplantation.  (+info)

*Blackpool Victoria Hospital

List of hospitals in England "Cardiac Care Facilities". Downing Street. Archived from the original on 10 April 2008. Retrieved ... a cardiac unit, and intensive care. The hospital has been shown in a major BBC1 documentary, Blackpool Medics: 10 Days in May ...

*Evidence-based design

Clipson, CW & Wehrer, JJ (1973). Planning for cardiac care: A guide to the planning and design of cardiac care facilities. Ann ... Carpman J, Grant M (1993). Design that cares: Planning health facilities for patients and visitors, 2nd edition. Chicago, IL: ... Identify the problems the project is trying to solve and for which the facility design plays an important role (for example, ... Webster, L. and Steinke, C., "Evidence-based design: A new direction for health care". Design Quarterly, Winter 2009 Sadler, B. ...

*James Molinaro

... a modern cardiac care facility. He is also on the Board of Directors of the Sisters of Charity Health Care Corporation. In 1991 ... In 1989, Molinaro also helped to establish Staten Island's first AIDS day care center and AIDS medical care facility. Currently ... Elizabeth Ann's Health and rehabilitation Center opened the James P. and Carol E. Molinaro Health Care and Rehabilitation ... created hundreds of new jobs when it opened its cardboard recycling facility on Victory Blvd. near the Arthur Kill, ...

*Karachi Institute of Heart Diseases

It is the second cardiac care facility of the metropolis after the National Institute of Cardio Vascular Diseases (NICVD). The ... As compared to the other hospitals of the city, the KIHD will be charging considerably less for the facilities provided and the ... The institute, which would shortly be equipped with a thallium scanning unit, would be providing teaching/training facilities ...

*Glenfield Hospital

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*Borys Todurov

As a response, Yemets tried to lower the rank of The Heart Institute from high-level cardiac care facility to an ordinary ... At the national need of 140 thousand cardiac surgeries per year, the Ukrainian facilities perform slightly more than 15%. At ... Every year The Heart Institute provides medical care to patients from all regions of Ukraine. In 2016 Institute performed the ... 546) of August 26, 2015, which sets for state healthcare facilities the retail prices for this drug. They were not exceeded ...

*Franciscan Missionaries of Mary

Francis Hospital in Flower Hill, New York, the only specialized cardiac care facility in New York, was founded by them in 1922 ... Medical care centers have been opened worldwide. Within the United States, in New York City, in 1937 the Franciscan ... "History of McMahon Child Care". McMahon Services for Children. Retrieved 9 January 2013. "About us". St. Francis Heart Center. ... the Missionaries would carry out a ministry of providing medical care to the women of India who were unable to receive it from ...

*Palmetto Health

Cardiac-Care Facility located on Richland Campus) Palmetto Health Homepage About Palmetto Health. ... Bariatric surgery Behavioral care Breast care Cancer care Geriatrics Heart and vascular care (including the Advanced Heart ... Trauma care (region's only Level I trauma center and the first Level 2 pediatric trauma center) Women's care Palmetto Health ... Palmetto Health is the largest and most comprehensive integrated health care system in the South Carolina Midlands region. More ...

*Sandwell General Hospital

It incorporates a comprehensive A&E facility, Emergency Assessment Unit and Cardiac Care Unit. The model of care has been ... Emergency coronary care was transferred from the hospital to City Hospital, Birmingham in 2015. A major rebuilding project is ... This facility replaced the old A&E department destroyed by the largest fire in National Health Service history. ... developed with primary care to provide a fully integrated service. ...

*List of MeSH codes (N02)

... cancer care facilities MeSH N02.278.421.556.110 --- cardiac care facilities MeSH N02.278.421.556.185 --- hospices MeSH N02.278. ... intermediate care facilities MeSH N02.278.825.610.770 --- skilled nursing facilities MeSH N02.278.825.700 --- orphanages MeSH ... dental care MeSH N02.421.240.190.210 --- dental care for aged MeSH N02.421.240.190.215 --- dental care for children MeSH ... custodial care MeSH N02.421.585.246 --- day care MeSH N02.421.585.300 --- episode of care MeSH N02.421.585.352 --- foster home ...

*Intensive care unit

Some facilities also have specialized pediatric cardiac intensive care units, where patients with congenital heart disease are ... Coronary care unit (CCU): Also known as Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) or Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU), this ... These units also typically handle cardiac transplantation and postop care of cardiac catheterization patients if those services ... As opposed to other ICUs, the care is managed by surgeons trained in critical-care. Mobile Intensive Care Unit (MICU) A ...

*Holland Hospital

Special Care Nursery, and cardiac rehabilitation facility. In 2010, Holland Hospital opened a multi-use medical office building ... 100 Best Critical Care Award 2014: Healthgrades Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award 2013: Healthgrades 5-Star Recipient for ... In 2000, the Lakeshore Medical Campus was opened on Holland's north side and it is home to Urgent Care and other departments ... In 2007, a 90,000-square-foot expansion to the hospital provided a new and expanded emergency room, intensive care unit, ...

*Valley Presbyterian Hospital

The facility specializes in maternal and child health, cardiac care, orthopedics, and critical care services. Valley ... The hospital features the Robert I. Schueler Pediatric Care Center, the Fritz B. Burns Valley Cardiac Cath Lab, a Nurse ... Valley Presbyterian is one of the largest acute care hospitals in central San Fernando Valley. It treats over 100,000 patients ... and the facility is certified as a Pediatric Medical Center for critically ill pediatric patients by Los Angeles County. ...

*Eastern Maine Medical Center

... as well as being home to expanded and upgraded neonatal care facilities, obstetrics, cardiac healthcare services, and new ... EMMC is the only provider of trauma care in its class, and the only advanced critical care provider, in eastern and northern ... The hospital was chartered in 1897 by the Maine State Legislature, and a committee came to inspect the facilities. Mabel ... "Eastern Maine Medical Center: 1892-1920: Slide 1 of 23". One Hundred Years of Caring -- EMMC. Maine Memory Network. Retrieved ...

*Providence Hospital (Columbia, South Carolina)

The facility specialises in cardiac care, provided through the Providence Heart & Vascular Institute, which is recognized ... Providence Hospitals is a two hospital health care system with 304 licensed beds. It is located in downtown Columbia, South ... Providence Hospital Northeast was established in 1999 and offers a range of medical services in surgery, emergency care, ...

*Great Western Hospital

As well as specialist facilities including an Acute Stroke Unit, Acute Cardiac Unit and an Intensive Care Unit. The hospital ... a twelve bedded intensive care / high dependency unit, an intermediate care centre on site, a health and social care education ... The facilities at the hospital include an accident and emergency department which sees approximately 77,000 patients per year, ... "The Great Western Hospital, Swindon". ARUP facilities management. Retrieved 2006-10-26. "Then and now: A hospital's story". BBC ...

*Nork-Marash Medical Center

... is a teaching hospital and biomedical research facility in Yerevan, Armenia, focused on cardiac care ... Via its charity projects, the center has provided free cardiac surgical care for children from Russian Federation, Belarus, ... Along with traditional open heart surgery, it covers also interventional cardiology and minimally invasive cardiac surgery. ... Nork-Marash Medical Center became one of the leading hospitals in cardiac surgery in CIS countries. ...

*Ghulam Muhammad Malik

The medical centers provide facilities for G.P. Clinics, surgery, cardiac care, pulmonology, ophthalmology, dentistry, ... He retired from the army in 2000, and has since headed a charity to provide primary health care facilities to the poor and ... The main center has pathology laboratory, x-ray room, ECG and ultra sound facilities, and a well-equipped operation theater. Al ... After his retirement Malik established Al-Mustafa Trust in January 1999, which provides primary health care services to the ...

*Ford Hospital and Research Centre

The Hospital provides state-of-the-art diagnostic facilities and complete treatment, surgery, rehabilitation and Cardiac care ... The department of radiology and imaging offers facilities for CT scans, mammography, ultrasonography, echocardiography, ...

*Uganda Heart Institute

... (UHI), is a specialized, public, tertiary care medical facility owned by the Uganda Ministry of Health. ... The new hospital will have three operating theatres, cardiac catheterization laboratories, an Intensive Care Unit, and research ... In recognition of its special status as a super specialist facility, a bill is pending before parliament which when enacted ... This resurrected plans to establish a specialized cardiac unit at Mulago, began in 1958, but were killed in 1972, with the ...

*Saint Boniface Hospital

Boniface is a regional centre for cardiac care, and is one of two specialized laboratory testing facilities. It also provides ... The Bergen Cardiac Care Centre provides access to tertiary cardiology care and hosts cardiac operations and diagnostics, the ... The family care unit includes fifteen beds for obstetrical patients. The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) cares for 600 ... The Cardiac Sciences Program (including the departments of Cardiac Surgery, Cardiology, Cardiac Anesthesiology and Critical ...

*Southlake Regional Health Centre

Advanced, specialty services include: Arthritis care Cancer care Cardiac care Cataract surgery Child and adolescent eating ... Features a modern Regional Level 2 Pediatric and Perinatal Care Centre. The facility provides the highest level of care for ... specifically offering advanced cardiac, cancer and thoracic care. Southlake Regional Health Centre is a full-service hospital ... As a regionally designated site, Southlake is responsible for developing and providing advanced levels of care to the more than ...

*Sunshine Hospital

This includes an emergency department, an intensive care unit, a cardiac care unit, women's and children's facilities, and ... along with aged care and rehabilitation facilities. The Sunshine Hospital emergency department processes more than 200 patients ... In 1996, both hospitals became part of the Western Health Care Network, which was expanded in 1997 to become the North Western ... In 2015, a 13-bed intensive care unit was opened at the hospital. A specialist women's and children's hospital, to be called ...

*Gold Coast University Hospital

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Mary's, an 11-story acute care and medical facility, is dedicated. The tower at 450 Stanyan Street becomes an instant landmark ... Mary's opens a new state-of-the-art, all-digital Cardiac Catheterization Lab, one of the most advanced labs in the U.S. The ... 1968 The Respiratory Care Unit, the Cardiovascular Diagnostic Unit and the Sports Medicine Program were opened. Meanwhile, an ... Mary Philippa, SM who provided exceptional commitment to the Mercy Style of Care and who served St. Mary's and the residents of ...
Advance preparation will help you get the most benefit out of your visit to the Adult Congenital Heart Clinic at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. Allow yourself ample time for parking. If this is your first visit to the Heart Institute, you will need some extra time to find the areas for your various tests as well as for your visit with your physician in the outpatient Ambulatory Care Centre on the second floor. There are volunteers who are available to direct you to your destination. Please ask for assistance.
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The Cardiac Centre is led by Board Certified Cardiologist, Dr. Wadea Tarhuni , MD (Hon.), FACP, FACC, FRCPC, FAHA, CBCCT, FASE, CCPE. Since opening in 2004 the Cardiac Centres has cared for over 20,000 patients. Devoted to making services accessible to all people, the Centre has a diverse staff with the ability to speak and care for patients in 14 languages. We provide same day care as a standard approach in an effort to reduce patient anxiety. We conduct a range of testing and diagnostic screening using state of the art technology including the wireless Heart Monitor, Echo, ECGs, Stress Echos, 24 hour blood pressure monitors and ankle brachial index testing. Our goal is prevention and cardiovascular risk management for our patients. The Windsor Cardiac Centre values our role in helping you improve your cardiac care and heart health, which is why we use some of the most advanced non-invasive technology in the world. Early detection and treatment are key to beating cardiovascular disease. When ...
Study debunks conventional wisdom pointing to gender bias in heart surgery. CHICAGO, September 28, 2017 - Women with heart disease typically receive less complete surgical revascularization with arterial grafts than men do, but not because of gender bias. Instead, factors such as delayed diagnosis of coronary artery disease (CAD) in women may contribute to the differences in treatment, according to a new study published online today in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery.. "It appears that by the time women present with heart disease, they are slightly older and may be facing more comorbidities such as obesity and diabetes," said senior author Fraser D. Rubens, MD, of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute in Canada. "As a consequence, these higher operative risks may preclude women from undergoing the more complex multiple arterial revascularization procedures that men receive.". Using the Ottawa Heart Institute database, Dr. Rubens, along with Habib Jabagi, MD, and other colleagues, analyzed data ...
Wellmont CVA Heart Institute cardiologists offer expert treatment for conditions that affect the heart. Every Wellmont CVA Heart Institute cardiologist and surgeon is certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties in at least one specialty area, with additional training and experience in subspecialties.
Astria Regional Medical Center, a 214-bed Hospital and Medical Center located in Yakima, WA provides a full complement of medical services in a safe, caring, environment. ,Astria Regional Medical Center & Astria Heart Institute Among Nations Top Performing Hospitals for Treatment of Heart Attack Patients American College of Cardiology NCDR ACTION Registry Silver Award recognizes high standards of patient care (Yakima, WA) June 27, 2017 - Astria Regional Medical Center & Astria Heart Institute has received the American College
We got underway with a hot breakfast and introductions from the team, which includes a wide range of specialized experts, such as echocardiogram technicians, catheterization lab technicians, nurses, cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, nurse practitioners, patient access representatives and medical assistants.. Cardiology and Heart Center Supervisor Ben Brenners then began the presentation with an introduction to the Heart Institute, which is called "an institute without walls" for a reason: Services are provided at locations across campus and across the region, with outpatient services at satellite locations in El Centro, Encinitas, Escondido, Murrieta and Oceanside. Rady Childrens is also a major referral center for patients living in Imperial, Riverside and Orange Counties, as well as Hawaii, New Mexico, Mexico and many Pacific Rim islands.. Next, Echo and EKG Manager Kristina Antipoff introduced me to some other teams within the Heart Institute. The five-person fetal team focuses on the ...
The Executive Program at Boone Heart Institute is a world-renowned program for administering cutting edge preventative cardiology care. Our executive examinations include a litany of patented tests and strategies that supply our Medical Team with a clear view of your cardiovascular system - so youll never miss a beat.. For three decades, Dr. Boone has been world renowned as an expert on the effects of mental stress on the heart. Our patented techniques will provide a comprehensive picture of your cardiovascular system both at rest and during stress, simulating the highs and lows of your everyday life.. Based on the results of your testing, Dr. Boone will develop a individualized plan to halt and reverse any risk factors, and effectively decrease what he would refer to as your "arterial age." As a result of these advanced treatments, the Boone Heart Institute has never had any patient under their care suffer a heart attack or stroke; we plan to keep it that way. As Dr. Boone says, "No one should ...
Escorts Heart Institute & Research Centre Ltd in Okhla, Delhi. Book Appointment, Consult Doctors Online, View Doctor Fees, Contact Number, Address for Escorts Heart Institute & Research Centre Ltd - Dr. Ashish Sabharwal | Lybrate
Clinical trial results of a device invented at the Texas Heart Institute were presented at The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography Interventions 2019 Scientific Sessions.
From physiotherapists and nutritionists to medical clerks and imaging technicians, allied health trainees gain hands-on experience at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute through internships and training placements. Institutions with existing relationships with the Heart Institute include:
Eventbrite - Bards of Avalon presents Therapeutic Sound Bath for relaxation - Bristol Heart Institute Atrium - Friday, 21 October 2016 at Bristol Royal Infirmary - Heart Institute Atrium. Find event and ticket information.
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The majority of patients will be injected with a "dye" which enhances the ability of CT scans to pick up abnormalities. This is routine. Only a non-ionic dye (the safest) is used. However, 0.5 percent of patients may get nausea and redness of the skin. Though severe reactions are known, these are very rare and uncommon. Please inform the doctor, nurse or the receptionist, if you are at high risk for "dye" injection, i.e., if you have a history of drug reactions, bronchial asthma, cardiac or kidney disease, etc.. While visiting Amala Cardiac Centre, please get all old X-rays, sonography, CT and MR films along with other papers, operative notes, discharge cards, etc. relevant to the case. There should, preferably be an accompanying friend or relative.. ...
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Henderson County Emergency Medical Services will provide information to other health care providers and EMS agencies about a new cardiac care program on March 21 at the TEDC Conference Hall at Blue Ridge Community College. The course will run from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.Cardiovascular disease is the single-greatest cause of death in the United States. Each year upward of a quarter of a million persons receive attempted resuscitation from cardiac arrest by EMS. Survival from out-of-hospital
Piedmont Heart Institute - PHI brings more than 85 prominent cardiovascular physicians together with one of the premier cardiac centers in the reg...
Imperial Cardiac Center is a premier cardiac outpatient center in Imperial Valley. The website offers patients important information about heart disease and details on various services offered and staff at the cardiac center.
Imperial Cardiac Center is a premier cardiac outpatient center in Imperial Valley. The website offers patients important information about heart disease and details on various services offered and staff at the cardiac center.
The Peter Munk Cardiac Centre (PMCC) opened in 1997 through the generous support of Peter and Melanie Munk.. A global leader in cardiovascular care, with internationally-renown medical expertise, PMCC has some of the best patient outcomes in the world and is home to many world firsts that span cardiac and vascular research and discoveries.. Canadas premier cardiac centre is part of the University Health Network (UHN) and located at the Toronto General Hospital in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.. ...
Tour de Broward, a philanthropic cycling event sponsored by the Invicta Watch Group, will benefit the Cardiac Center at Joe DiMaggio Childrens Hospital. The Cardiac Center provides children with
Shishira Womens & Cardiac Centre in Banashankari, Bangalore. Book Appointment, Consult Doctors Online, View Doctor Fees, Contact Number, Address for Shishira Womens & Cardiac Centre - Dr. Sanjay | Lybrate
Nuclear Medicine is a revolutionary new imaging modality, which is concerned with the FUNCTIONAL EVALUATION of the various organ systems of the body. In short, this modality not only helps you see more clearly but enables the visualization of totally new type of information; that of dynamic physiology like capillary level perfusion, receptor status, bile formation, glomerular filtration etc.. However, to take it one step further, we have introduced for the first time in Thrissur a method of SIMULTANEOUS ANATOMIC and FUNCTIONAL evaluation of an organ system, whereby the merits of Nuclear Medicine namely, molecular level information of any organ system, with minimal radiation dose and maximum ease is coupled with accurate anatomic correlation of a fusion CT scan. Thus we can detect molecular or cellular level changes (much before clinical, radiological or biochemical abnormalities) and localize it with high end anatomic information of a CT scan.. The procedures are really simple, OPD based, with ...
Desun Hospital & heart institute is one of the best Hospitals in Siliguri, India provides the best and low cost services for Surgical Treatment, Cardiac Care, cosmetic surgery, bypass surgery, pacemaker.
... is a premium healthcare destination providing quaternary care to the community at large. It is a multi-super-specialty hospital boasting of its reputed clinicians, global faculty, leading technology, and enviable infrastructure. It is spread over the sprawling landscape of 11 acres with the capacity of 1000 beds.. Conceptualized as a Next Generation Hospital, this healthcare institute has emerged as the leading referral hospital not only in the country but across Asia-Pacific and beyond. It has laid its foundation on the principle of trust and it thrives on the four pillars, viz. technology, talent, infrastructure, and service. The institute offers a comprehensive medical programme implemented by its proficient team of doctors, specialty, and super-sub-specialty nursing staff.. Covering a complete spectrum of healthcare services, Fortis has acquired the cutting-edge therapeutic and diagnostic technologies. Its Radiation Therapy is ...
Pulse Heart Institute (Pulse) is the most recent innovation in care delivery from Cardiac Study Center and MultiCare Health System. Pulse is the Pacific Northwests destination for heart health, offering a comprehensive range of the most advanced cardiac, thoracic and vascular services available.
You may ask a paramedic to go to the MHI, but no patient can demand to go to a particular hospital. Many factors are involved when a patient is transported to hospital in an ambulance. The paramedics must evaluate the patients geographic location, the nearby hospitals, and the patients condition and health problems.. Patients who already have a record at the Montreal Heart Institute may ask the paramedics to bring them here. However, it is up to the paramedics to judge whether the patients condition will allow them to do so.. Patients who do not have a record at the MHI will be taken to the closest hospital to be stabilized. Once stable, patients are then transferred to the MHI only if they require care that is not offered at the hospital where they were taken.. ...
The Wellmont CVA Heart Institute offers consultation and testing at Wellmont Health System hospitals and office locations across Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.
The Valve Clinic at Parkview Heart Institute is under the medical direction of our Parkview Physicians Group cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons.
Straight Talk from Texas Heart Institutes Dr. Stephanie demystifies womens heart issues. Available in English and Spanish, each issue includes succinct messages that address current topics related to women and heart disease, aiming to separate fact from fiction.
With more than 20 staff cardiologists, the New Mexico Heart Institute is the largest practice of its kind in the southwest region. NMHI is dedicated to providing high-quality care to our patients. All physicians at NMHI are board certified.
Help the Heart Institute at Cincinnati Childrens to develop new and effective treatments for children with heart disease by participating in a research study or clinical trial.
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CORRECTED MEDIA ADVISORY - Hundreds of healthcare professionals at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute will wear red on Friday, Feb. 1, to mark National Go Red for Women Day.
The Johns Hopkins Heart Institute today announced a $1.5 million gift from the Mirowski Family Foundation for cardiovascular research. The Michel Mirowski, M.D. Discovery Fund, named in honor of Mirow...
Dr. Sive Arunasalam, from the High Desert Heart Institute in Victorville, California announced the results of the study using Proargi9, which are now public record though unpublished.. A few compelling results were as follows ...
Original Article Pak Armed Forces Med J 2015; 65(Suppl): S ANALYSIS OF KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS AND QUALITY OBJECTIVES OF A TERTIARY CARDIAC CENTER Muhammad Bilal Maqsood, Sabeen Khurshid Zaidi,
That time is now cut in half for patients in Coweta County and the surrounding area with the creation Piedmont Newnan Hospitals new Percutaneous Coronary Intervention program, or PCI. PCI is a non-surgical procedure used to treat narrowing of the coronary arteries in the heart. The medical condition usually precedes a heart attack if not caught in time. Hospital officials unveiled the program to the community on Tuesday with a presentation and tour of the renovated cardiology wing. "Time is muscle. Every minute youre not being treated, the heart muscle is dying," explained Jennifer Vaughn, the clinical manager of the new Cardiac Cath Lab. "This (program) is saving your heart, saving your life and saving the time you might have to spend in cardiac rehab after a procedure." The program, which officially rolled out in October, boasts two new cardiac catheterization labs inside the hospital that are both filled with state-of-the-art equipment. Now, the medical center is equipped to not only ...
A San Clemente start-up published a study this month in the New England Journal of Medicine highlighting a new medical device that aims to change the way cardiac arrest is treated. Cameron Health Inc. makes a heart defibrillator that doesnt have to be placed on the heart. Others currently in use do.. ...
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Cardiac care has become a speciality in India They combine the latest innovations in medical electronics with unmatched expertise in leading cardiologists and cardo-thoracic surgeons. These centres have the distinction of providing comprehensive cardiac care spanning from basic facilities in preventive cardiology to the most sophisticated curative technology. The technology is contemporary and world class and the volumes handled match global benchmarks. They also specialise in offering surgery to high risk patients with the introduction of innovative techniques like minimally invasive and robotic surgery. Renowned Indian cardiac hospitals are equipped to handle all phases of heart diseases from the elementary to the latest clinical procedures like interventional cardiac catherisation and surgical cardiac transplants. Their success rate at an average of 98.50% is at par with leading cardiac centres around the world. Leading heart centres have cardiac care units with sophisticated equipment and ...
Providing family-centered care for children with congenital heart disease, we offer treatments from minimally invasive procedures to heart transplants.
Filippo Cademartiri is an Editor at PeerJ. Bio: 2002 Radiology Staff at the Erasmus University Medical Center (EMC) of Rotterdam, NL 2005 PhD in Cardiac Imaging at the EMC, Rotterdam, NL 2006-2011 Head of Cardiac Imaging at the Academic Hospital, Parma, IT 2011-2015 Head of Cardiac Imaging at the Giovanni XXIII Clinic, Monastier, IT 2012 UHD-Associate Professor of Radiology at EMC, Rotterdam, NL 2015 Director CT Core Lab at Montréal Heart Institute/Université de Montréal, Canada 2015 Associate Professor of Radiology at Montréal Heart Institute/Université de Montréal, Canada Author of ~900 publications: 12 books, 86 book chapters, 347 scientific papers, |260 oral presentations, and |260 posters (h-index = 59; IF |1500).
Our outpatient rehabilitation program improves the health status and quality of life for patients with cardiopulmonary conditions through supervised fitness, counseling, and education. Learn more now.
One big reason Jiandong Liu, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and the McAllister Heart Institute, moved to Chapel Hill this summer was for the fish. Not the tasty, celebrated ones that are caught off Carolinas coast and served with butter or tartar sauce, but the extremely tiny, almost invisible ones studied in the Zebrafish Aquaculture Core (ZAC) Facility that forms a part of the McAllister Heart Institute.. The popularity of zebrafish facilities has been increasing throughout the U.S. due to the value of the fish as genetic models for studying a variety of biological processes and diseases. The core at UNC is one of only a few such facilities that are associated with a major cardiovascular research center. It was created six years ago as part of the package of support offered to two new recruits to UNC. John Rawls was one of the two and has served as the cores director since his arrival.. Rawls work with the fish has had two foci. The first is ...
Fayetteville Family Clinic offers Family Medicine for all ages. We welcome new Medicare patients. In addition, the clinic offers bilingual services. We provide laboratory and EKG services.
In the United States, more than 6.5 million people live with varying stages of heart failure. About 4,000 of those suffer with hearts so compromised that a transplant is the only treatment current
Le Bonheur Childrens Hospital is ranked as one of the nations Best Childrens Hospital by U.S. News & World Report, featuring expert physicians and staff, state-of-the-art technology and family-friendly resources.
Le Bonheur Childrens Hospital is ranked as one of the nations Best Childrens Hospital by U.S. News & World Report, featuring expert physicians and staff, state-of-the-art technology and family-friendly resources.
Family Camp Weekend is designed specifically for families of children affected with heart disease. The weekend is full of fun family activities, informational sessions for parents and sharing with other families who have had similar experiences. Activities are planned throughout the day for all ages.
An Act Respecting Health Services and Social Services as well as An Act respecting access to documents held by public bodies and the Protection of personal information and the Civil Code of Québec describe the ways that users and authorized third parties can access a medical record.. See section. ...
New international consortium to accelerate drug discovery in kidney diseases 8 November 2017 A new consortium to accelerate the discovery of novel drugs to treat kidney diseases was announced on Monday, 6 November 2017. The NEPLEX (nephron on a chip with cellular and extracellular matrix complexity) consortium, comprising leading academic institutions including the Universities of Bristol and Cambridge, and Evotec AG, will combine key technologies to develop and build a novel drug discovery device ("Nephron-on-a-Chip"). ...
The Peter Munk Cardiovascular Symposium: Partnerships in Integrative Patient Care is an annual event organized by the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, Canadas premier cardiac centre ...
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Keep your heart and blood vessels working well with help from Avera, including Avera Heart Hospital, the regions only cardiac hospital.
Solving a longstanding mystery, scientists have found that the human heart continues to generate new cardiac cells throughout the life span, although the rate o
CARE Hospitals, Visakhapatnam, made a name as a premier Heart Institute after its inception in 1999. On 11th December 2009, the hospital became part of the CARE Hospitals Group, and was re-launched by Mr. N. Sambasiva Rao, Commissioner of Police, Visakhapatnam.
CARE Hospitals, Visakhapatnam, made a name as a premier Heart Institute after its inception in 1999. On 11th December 2009, the hospital became part of the CARE Hospitals Group, and was re-launched by Mr. N. Sambasiva Rao, Commissioner of Police, Visakhapatnam.
For expert diagnosis and treatment of heart conditions, turn to the cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons at St. Josephs Hospital Heart Institute.
Dr Sameer Shrivastava is a famous cardiologist doctor and a Best Heart Surgeons in the World currently working in Fortis Escorts Heart Institute.
Eventbrite - Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation presents MHIF CV Grand Rounds Exhibits 2018 - Monday, February 12, 2018 at MHIF Cardiovascular Grand Rounds, Minneapolis, MN. Find event and registration information.
Rammangal Heart Foundation is committed for excellence and being a Cardiac Center in Pune aims to provide you with highest quality treatment.
The Cove Point Foundation Congenital Heart Resource Center is the worlds largest resource for information on pediatric and adult congenital heart disease. Cove Point contains comprehensive information on all congenital heart defects, including Atrial Septal Defect (ASD), Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD), Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS), and Tetralogy of Fallot (ToF). Cove Point also includes adult congenital heart disease information on exercise and pregnancy concerns as well as pediatric information on general nutritional and health issues for patients with congenital heart disease.
This atlas of echocardiography presents more than 100 cases of adult congenital heart disease, from diagnosis to treatment follow-up. The coverage is broad, encompassing atrial and ventricular septal defects, patent ductus arteriosus, cyanotic adult congenital heart disease, and numerous other
Todd L. Kiefer, MD is an Adult Congenital Heart Disease Specialist, an Interventional Cardiologist and a Structural Heart Disease Specialist who sees patients at Duke Cardiology at Southpoint.
Publication date: Available online 5 February 2020Source: American Heart JournalAuthor(s): Jordan Gales, Richard A. Krasuski, Jordan D. AwerbachBackgroundData regarding emergency department (ED) assessment of acute chest pain (CP) and incidence of myocardial infarction (MI) among adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) patients, relative to the non-congenital population, is lacking.ObjectivesTo desc...
The Adult Congenital Heart Disease team frequently provides second opinions for patients and families who travel to San Diego from outside the region. If you are one of these patients, you will have all of your questions answered during your visit and your care options fully explained. If you would like a second opinion from us, please call the phone number below and arrange for your physician to send us current information, including any prior surgical or catheter interventions, well ahead of your visit so these can be reviewed.​. ...
Adult congenital heart disease is a common birth defect that creates structural and functional heart problems in life. At Loyola Medicine, a multidisciplinary team of cardiologists and surgeons are here to create an individualized plan for you.
Adult Congenital Heart Services serve adolescents and adults with congenital heart disease. Our team of experts is specially trained to provide innovative care in treating complex anatomy in adults with congenital heart disease.. As one of the 20 largest adult congenital heart clinics in the U.S., we have expertise in treating long-term survivors and newly diagnosed patients with congenital heart disease.. ...
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University of Ottawa Heart Institute. Posted: August 6, 2018. Job description:. A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Thomas Lagace in the Department of Biochemistry, Immunology and Microbiology at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. The Lagace lab studies mechanisms that regulate circulating lipoprotein levels. This CIHR-funded project utilizes structure/function analysis to understand how the circulating protein PCSK9 interacts with lipoprotein particles and with the low-density lipoprotein receptor. Work will be conducted in both in vitroand cell culture models.. The ideal candidate will have experience with: Protein purification, protein-protein interaction analysis, molecular biology (site mutagenesis, cloning, structural biology). Candidates with experience in cell biology (confocal microscopy, flow cytometry, gene expression and knockdown, primary cell culture) and/or mouse in vivostudies (vascular biology, atherogenesis) will also be considered.. A cover ...
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KLH Architects. KLH healthcare architectural project commissioned by West Suffolk Hospital. A new Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory & Cardiac Critical Care Ward.
This event highlights the use of echocardiography/cardiac imaging techniques to understand & help patients with congenital heart disease (case-based format).
Details of the congenital heart disease team, including the consultants, cardiothoracic surgeons, clinical nurse specialists and specialist echocardiographers.
This comprehensive resource is edited by experts at the Mayo Clinic-a world-renowned center for echocardiography. In this revision, the editors incorporate new imaging strategies in the diagnosis of congenital heart disease in both pediatric and adult populations.
Dr. Harsimran Singh grew up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, earning his undergraduate education in Molecular Biology from Princeton University. He traveled abroad to complete a Masters in Health Care Policy at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. He received his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency training in Internal Medicine at University of California, San Francisco. He then returned back east to complete his fellowship training and board certification in both Cardiovascular Diseases and Interventional Cardiology from Columbia University - New York Presbyterian Hospital. Finally, he obtained specialized training in Adult Congenital Heart Disease and Structural Interventional Cardiology in Canada at Toronto General Hospital & The Hospital for Sick Children. He has now joined the full-time faculty at Weill Cornell Medical College - New York Presbyterian Hospital as a specialist in Adult Congenital Heart Disease and ...
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The safety and performance of the CardioFit has been validated in a 32-patient, multi-center, pilot clinical study conducted in Germany, Italy, The Netherlands and Serbia. Study data showed that patients experienced sustained significant improvement across key clinical measures including left ventricular function and structure, heart rate variability and resting heart rate. Patients also showed improvement in self-reported quality-of-life surveys and six-minute hall walk tests. The results of this pilot study supported BioControl Medicals filing for CE mark certification to market and sell CardioFit in the European Union, which was granted in December 2008. The company plans to use the results of INOVATE-HF to support a Premarket Approval (application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for market clearance of CardioFit in the U.S.)Patients who may be eligible for enrollment in the INOVATE-HF clinical trial are those who are at least 18 years old, have been diagnosed with HF and are being ...
The Canadian Adult Congenital Heart Network provides amazing educational resources for Professionals and Patients affected by Congenital Heart Disease
Born with tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary atresia, Christy Sillman, RN, cares for patients with the same disease at the Adult Congenital Heart Prog
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Profile of Dr. Anshul Varshney, Diabetologist in Ghaziabad: Get complete information about Dr. Anshul Varshney MBBS, MD Medicine, P practicing at Yashoda Super Speciality Hospital & Heart Institute, his specialities, expertise with complete address, appointment phone numbers, timings, awards and associated hospital information | Sehat
From comprehensive diagnostics to open heart surgery and cardiac rehabilitation, Oklahoma Heart Institute combines recognized cardiovascular physicians with the regions most advanced technology.. ...
The Christchurch Heart Institute offers enthusiastic, bright and committed scientists the opportunity to work at the cutting edge understanding of heart disease and develop better diagnosis, treatment and prediction of heart disease.
Profile of Dr. Anil Kumar Singh, Pulmonologist in Delhi: Get complete information about Dr. Anil Kumar Singh MBBS, MD, European D practicing at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute & Research Centre, his specialities, expertise with complete address, appointment phone numbers, timings, awards and associated hospital information | Sehat
Heart Institute, was amazing.. Then, in 2014, Steve learned that his abdominal aortic aneurysm, a condition that had been previously diagnosed, needed to be repaired. The original plan with Steves L.A. doctors was another long and arduous surgery, as well as another long rehab process after the surgery.. But on a follow up visit to Dr. Castlemain, he was asked to stay in Albuquerque overnight so that he could meet with Dr. Steve Henao the next morning. When they met, Dr. Henao suggested using stents instead of surgery.. He told Steve, "My manufacturer will build three custom stents for you." Steve asked how long hed be in the hospital. Dr. Henao said, "Twenty-four hours and youll be back in the pool in a week.". My L.A. doctors said, You dont want to do this. I asked why, and they said, Its cutting-edge technology. I thought about that and realized my entire career was based on cutting-edge technology. So I decided to go for it.. Steve returned to L.A., thought over his options, and ...
The annual Rocky Mountain Valve Symposium is scheduled for Thursday and Friday, July 20 and 21 in Missoula, hosted by the International Heart Institute at Providence St. Patrick Hospital.
OTTAWA, ONTARIO and BALTIMORE, MARYLAND--(Marketwired - Oct. 2, 2014) - New research by scientists at the Ottawa Heart Institute and the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) has uncovered a new pathway by which the brain uses an unusual steroid to control blood pressure. The study, which also...
Our Nemours Cardiac Center experts diagnose and treat heart arrhythmias including heart rhythm disturbances and irregular heartbeat in children at the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del.
RIYADH: The cardiac center at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center (KFSHRC) in the Saudi capital has entered the top 10 percent of the worlds heart centers in the number of annual transplants. The list is based on statistics of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT). Dr. Jehad Al-Buraiki, consultant and head of the KFSHRCs cardiology center, said that the center was able to transplant 35 hearts in 2017, including seven to children under the age of 14.
Omar Hospital & Cardiac Centre is a 110 bedded private hospital situated in the heart of Lahore, a venture with great commitment to meet the challenges of the 21st century. We take great pride in being one of the premiers in the private healthcare industry. Since its inception in 1985 the hospital has grown, flourished and modernized to meet the demands of time. Read More. ...
Childrens Hospital & Medical Center, in partnership with the University of Nebraska Medical Center, provides the regions only clinical service devoted to Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) featuring a team of cardiologists trained in the care and treatment of adults with congenital heart disease.
The Heart Valve Clinic at Oklahoma Heart Institute is Tulsas first Heart Valve Clinic of its kind. Heart valve disease occurs if one or more of your heart valves are not fully functional. Oklahoma Heart Institute offers easy access to valve evaluations and care by providing a comprehensive clinical evaluation. The specialists at the Heart Valve Clinic evaluate your valve problem and develop a plan for following the valve problem and provide optimal therapy when needed. The Heart Valve Clinic at Oklahoma Heart Institute offers you the best in service for your heart valve condition:. ...
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The Department of Education, Training, and Research of Prince Sultan Cardiac Center Qassim in collaboration with the King Abdulaziz University for Health and Science successfully holds the 3rd Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Course on November 14-15, 2017 at the Maternity Childrens Hospital Buraidah Training Hall.. Leading off the program, PSCCQ Center Director and Consultant Pediatric Interventional Cardiologist, Dr. Abdulrahman Al Mesned gave an overview and introduction of the course and likewise warmly welcomed the participants with his welcome remarks.. The first lecture was set on Critical Perspectives in Non-Cyanotic Congenital Heart Lesions. This topic was comprehensively discussed by Dr. Mohamed Salim Kabbani, Consultant of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at King Abdulaziz Medical City and King Abdulaziz Cardiac Center NGHA Riyadh. On the other hand, Dr. Sameh Rabie Elsayed Ismael gave a thorough discussion on Critical Perspectives in Cyanotic Heart Disease. He is the Consultant ...
The pediatric heart experts at the Nemours Cardiac Center diagnose and treat congenital mitral valve disease, including mitral valve regurgitation in children at the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del.
In addition to incorporating the results from implementation studies, several other aspects of the revision deserve emphasis. First, the revised document combines TTE, TEE, and stress echocardiography, whereas the initial TTE and TEE AUC (1) were published separately from the stress echocardiography AUC (2). The indication tables still focus on each modality separately, for example, TTE (or TEE as an adjunct if TTE nondiagnostic), TEE as an initial test, and stress echocardiography. The exception is the final table (Table 18, Indications 201 and 202), which covers contrast use and is applicable to all of the echocardiographic modalities. Second, a new table was created to cover indications related to patients with adult congenital heart disease, as this patient population is being encountered with greater frequency by adult cardiologists (Table 7, Indications 92 to 98) (37). It should be noted that, with the exception of some adults with ligated or occluded patent ductus arteriosus (covered in ...
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D-TGA is one of the most common forms of congenital heart disease, constituting 5% to 7% of cardiac malformations. Since the original description of the arterial switch operation in 1975 by Jatene et al,9 the arterial switch operation has become the procedure of choice for repair of D-TGA with intact ventricular septum or ventricular septal defect. Because of the rapid decline in the work capacity of the left ventricle after birth in children with D-TGA with an intact ventricular septum or a small ventricular septal defect, anatomic correction with the arterial switch operation must be performed during the first weeks of life.10 This practice provides a uniformity of age at repair that is rare among congenital heart defects. Furthermore, the arterial switch operation is performed with extremely low early mortality rates, negligible late mortality rates, and infrequent need for reoperation.1,11 We previously reported that neurocognitive performance in children with D-TGA has been below expected ...

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) - AsanteAdvanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) - Asante

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) is a course developed by the American Heart Association for the training of health care ... Our facilities include Asante Ashland Community Hospital in Ashland, Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford, Asante ... Manage cardiac arrest until return of spontaneous circulation, termination of resuscitation, or transfer of care. ... View all upcoming dates for Advanced Cardiac Life Support:Renewal Recommended in addition to this topic 2018 Neonatal ...
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Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) New Provider Course | The Bellevue HospitalAdvanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) New Provider Course | The Bellevue Hospital

The Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) New Provider Course is designed for healthcare providers who either direct or ... If you are a health care employee from another facility and/or a community member and would like to complete Advanced Cardiac ... Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) New Provider Course. The Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) New Provider Course is ...
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Resuscitation of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in residential aged care facilities in Melbourne, Australia<...Resuscitation of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in residential aged care facilities in Melbourne, Australia<...

Resuscitation of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in residential aged care facilities in Melbourne, Australia. / Deasy, C.; Bray ... Resuscitation of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in residential aged care facilities in Melbourne, Australia. Resuscitation. ... keywords = "Aged care facilities, Elderly, Epidemiology, Nursing homes, Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, Outcomes", ... title = "Resuscitation of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in residential aged care facilities in Melbourne, Australia", ...
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Resuscitation of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in residential aged care facilities in Melbourne, Australia   - ResearchOnline...Resuscitation of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in residential aged care facilities in Melbourne, Australia - ResearchOnline...

aged care facilities; out-of-hospital cardiac arrest; nursing homes; elderly; outcomes; epidemiology. ... Resuscitation of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in residential aged care facilities in Melbourne, Australia ... Resuscitation of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in residential aged care facilities in Melbourne, Australia. Resuscitation, 83 ... Introduction: CPR in patients in residential aged care facilities (RACF) deserves careful consideration. We examined the ...
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Evidence-based design - WikipediaEvidence-based design - Wikipedia

Clipson, CW & Wehrer, JJ (1973). Planning for cardiac care: A guide to the planning and design of cardiac care facilities. Ann ... Carpman J, Grant M (1993). Design that cares: Planning health facilities for patients and visitors, 2nd edition. Chicago, IL: ... Identify the problems the project is trying to solve and for which the facility design plays an important role (for example, ... Webster, L. and Steinke, C., "Evidence-based design: A new direction for health care". Design Quarterly, Winter 2009 Sadler, B. ...
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Lecture 4 - Instrumental Variables - Instrumental Variables | CourseraLecture 4 - Instrumental Variables - Instrumental Variables | Coursera

uses proximity to cardiac health care facilities. For individuals with the same background characteristics but different ...
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Discover Southwest Florida: The Guide - Gulfshore Life - November 2011 - Naples, FLDiscover Southwest Florida: The Guide - Gulfshore Life - November 2011 - Naples, FL

A complete cardiac care facility with more than 500 participating physicians. Specializes in progressive cardiac care, oncology ... As the areas first and only comprehensive acute care cardiac facility, Charlotte Regionals Top 100 distinctions and ... The only comprehensive child health care facility between Tampa and Miami, as well as the only perinatal intensive care center ... An HCA facility with specialized services available through its emergency care center, womens wellness center, joint center ...
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Blackpool Victoria Hospital - WikipediaBlackpool Victoria Hospital - Wikipedia

List of hospitals in England "Cardiac Care Facilities". Downing Street. Archived from the original on 10 April 2008. Retrieved ... a cardiac unit, and intensive care. The hospital has been shown in a major BBC1 documentary, Blackpool Medics: 10 Days in May ...
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I think the sign should read "Mums Cavy Cardiac Care Facility - Hooters welcome". My house sounds like a bird farm with all of ... Its because karma knew you could take care of them and they could live long, healthy lives in your care. Karma always pays you ... You could open Mums Heart Hospital for Piggies". Sorry about L. and hope he get better under your loving care. ... Hopefully the meds take care of it easily, without the massive Vet bill. ...
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Life Recovery Systems Awarded Contract With Premier for Patient Temperature ... ( KINNELON N.J. Sept. 8 2011 /- Life Re...)Life Recovery Systems Awarded Contract With Premier for Patient Temperature ... ( KINNELON N.J. Sept. 8 2011 /- Life Re...)

... can also be cooled in remote satellite hospitals and shipped cool to larger hospitals with specialized cardiac care facilities ... companies have a waiver for care if the client has a cognitive impairment diagnosis. ... pays for care, is often waived, so the ... A world leader in helping deliver measurable improvements in care, Premier has worked with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid ... Founded in 2003, Life Recovery Systems focuses on ground breaking, innovative medical devices for the emergency medical care ...
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Task Force 1: Training in Clinical Cardiology | JACC: Journal of the American College of CardiologyTask Force 1: Training in Clinical Cardiology | JACC: Journal of the American College of Cardiology

7 Facilities for cardiac and peripheral vascular surgery and cardiovascular/cardiothoracic surgical intensive care must be ... cardiac consultation, inpatient cardiac care, intermediate acute care unit, chest pain unit, coronary care unit, cardiothoracic ... 8 Facilities and faculty must be involved in the diagnosis, therapy, and follow-up care of patients with congenital heart ... and post-operative management of patients with cardiac disease for cardiac and noncardiac surgery, as well as cardiac ...
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Acute Allergic-Type Reactions Among Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis 
--- Multiple States, 2007--2008Acute Allergic-Type Reactions Among Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis --- Multiple States, 2007--2008

One cardiac-care facility has reported seven allergic-type reactions among cardiac patients who received heparin from lots that ... Health-care providers should 1) immediately discontinue use of and segregate the recalled lots of heparin, 2) report medication ... The reactions had been reported to MDHSS by a health-care provider at the hospital. The symptoms occurred within minutes of ... A second supply company reported learning of similar reactions from dialysis facilities as early as December 10, 2007. CDC ...
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A Tradition of Giving: Garden City Family Gives back to NYU Winthrop Hospitals Emergency Department, Once AgainA Tradition of Giving: Garden City Family Gives back to NYU Winthrop Hospital's Emergency Department, Once Again

And in 2006, the Hospital named its dedicated emergency cardiac care facility the Mistretta Chest Pain Unit. ... When the doctors, nurses, and even the Chairman himself rolls up his sleeves and gets involved in the care of patients outside ... and state-of-the-art facilities, including a new, expanded adult Level 1 Trauma Center. As an ACS Level 1 Trauma Center, NYU ... emergency medical care. Under the leadership of Barry Rosenthal, MD, MPH, Chairman of Emergency Medicine at NYU Winthrop ...
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Info Change India - Crafting perfect childrenInfo Change India - Crafting perfect children

For example, if a cardiac anomaly is detected, delivery can occur in a centre where cardiac care facilities are available. This ... If the foetus is found to have a major cardiac anomaly (for example, it has only two or three heart chambers instead of the ... The child may require multiple major cardiac surgeries, which are costly and available in few metros in India. Even after such ... This only serves to highlight the inequities existing in society with regard to access to healthcare and diagnostic facilities ...
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Community ProgramsCommunity Programs

Chapters partner with hospitals and cardiac care facilities to provide patient-to-patient support services and education. ... "The care at Good Samaritan Hospital is excellent and every patient I visit says the same thing. Often, when I visit patients, I ... But when a Mended Hearts volunteer visited Brown in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) at Good Samaritan Hospital, ... The group gathers for monthly meetings, which include lectures by cardiologists, nutritionists, pharmacists, cardiac surgeons ...
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Heart Center | Cardiologist | Niagara Falls Lewiston NYHeart Center | Cardiologist | Niagara Falls Lewiston NY

The Heart Center of Niagara is a comprehensive cardiac care facility that emphasizes full circle of heart care. ... Inpatient Cardiac/Stroke Care Unit. The 1st and Only Cardiac Catheterization Lab* in Niagara County. Remember Minutes Matter!. ... New Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory*. The new cath lab will provide diagnostic and interventional procedures such as cardiac ... Cardiac Catheterization. A tube is inserted in a blood vessel in your upper thigh or arm, with the tip of the tube positioned ...
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Joint Commission Changes | Accreditation & Quality AdvisorJoint Commission Changes | Accreditation & Quality Advisor

The certification will allow hospitals with cardiac care facilities to be evaluated and recognized for their CCC services. This ... Greater flexibility for long-term care (LTC) facilities in what they can place in corridors. LTC facilities will be able to ... Facilities will get to choose which six they want to report on.. • Report on all of the chart-abstracted perinatal care ... Meanwhile, freestanding childrens hospitals, long-term acute care hospitals, and inpatient rehabilitation facilities wont ...
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Primary health care, Acute care facilities, Investigations, Cardiac rehabilitation and CABGs. Streptokinase not advisable. ... cardiac arrhythmias. Resources. Emergency Management of MI in GP. No single element of History rules in or out Acute Coronary ... Acute cardiac disease is the leading cause of death in Australia.. Slightly more than 1% of patients presenting in general ... Cardiac rehabilitation program NNT=43. 27% reduction in mortality - only 17% get this. Cease smoking Advice - time of maximum ...
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Easing regulations does not mean lower quality of ca... (	 States that dropped regulations over...)Easing regulations does not mean lower quality of ca... ( States that dropped regulations over...)

... cardiac,care,medicine,medical news today,latest medical news,medical newsletters,current medical news,latest medicine news ... Certificate of need was meant to restrict health care costs and ensur...Federal certificate-of-need regulations for cardiac ... care expired in 19...,Easing,regulations,does,not,mean,lower,quality,of, ... Removal of cardiac certificate-of-need rules was associated with increased entry of new cardiac-care facilities, which may have ...
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Heart Failure Patient Self-Management Web Portal Pilot StudyHeart Failure Patient Self-Management Web Portal Pilot Study

Cardiac Care Facilities. Institutions specializing in the care of patients with heart disorders. ... The elements are intensive care, intermediate care, self-care, long-term care, and organized home care. ... Progressive Patient Care. Organization of medical and nursing care according to the degree of illness and care requirements in ... Heart Self Care Tracker, Heart Care Self Tracker. Location. University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center. Ann Arbor. Michigan. ...
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Hoag Hospital Unveils New Model For Cardiac CareHoag Hospital Unveils New Model For Cardiac Care

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian today announced the opening of one of the worlds most advanced cardiac operating suites. ... operating rooms benefactors said they were pleased to have a role in bringing one of the nations best cardiac care facilities ... cardiac anesthesiologists, interventional cardiologists and state of the art technology creates a truly unique cardiac care ... Hoag consists of two acute-care hospitals, seven health centers. and five urgent care centers. Hoag Hospital Newport Beach, ...
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An Efficacy and Outcome Study of Supplemental Oxygen Treatment in Patients With Suspected Myocardial Infarction - Tabular View ...An Efficacy and Outcome Study of Supplemental Oxygen Treatment in Patients With Suspected Myocardial Infarction - Tabular View ...

... recruiting 6600 patients at cardiac care facilities which report into the SWEDEHEART registry throughout the whole of Sweden. ... Randomization is carried out on the cardiac intensive care unit using a web-based tool as part of registration directly into ... RIKS-HIA (nationwide registry where all ischemia cases treated on cardiac intensive care units are registered), ... Revisiting the role of oxygen therapy in cardiac patients. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2010 Sep 21;56(13):1013-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc. ...
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An Efficacy and Outcome Study of Supplemental Oxygen Treatment in Patients With Suspected Myocardial Infarction - Tabular View ...An Efficacy and Outcome Study of Supplemental Oxygen Treatment in Patients With Suspected Myocardial Infarction - Tabular View ...

... recruiting 6600 patients at cardiac care facilities which report into the SWEDEHEART registry throughout the whole of Sweden. ... Randomization is carried out on the cardiac intensive care unit using a web-based tool as part of registration directly into ... RIKS-HIA (nationwide registry where all ischemia cases treated on cardiac intensive care units are registered), ... Revisiting the role of oxygen therapy in cardiac patients. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2010 Sep 21;56(13):1013-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc. ...
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  • Recognize other life-threatening clinical situations, such as stroke, and provide effective initial care and transfer to reduce disability and death. (asante.org)
  • Additional important areas of emphasis include the proper management of situations likely to lead to cardiac arrest and the stabilization of the patient in the early period following a successful resuscitation. (asante.org)
  • Recognize and initiate early management of peri-* arrest conditions that may result in cardiac arrest or complicate resuscitation outcome. (asante.org)
  • Cardiology training programs must provide an intellectual environment for acquiring the knowledge, skills, clinical judgment, attitudes, and values that are essential to cardiovascular medicine consistent with the 6 core competencies delineated by the ACGME (medical knowledge, patient care, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, practice and learning, and improvement and systems-based practice). (onlinejacc.org)
  • But when a Mended Hearts volunteer visited Brown in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) at Good Samaritan Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), it not only completely changed his outlook on life, it inspired him to help others. (goodsamhosp.org)
  • As further evidence of Hoag's Heart and Valve Institute's leading national role in cardiovascular care, the hospital recently became one of a select few in the United States to treat patients with the recently FDA-approved Edwards Lifesciences SAPIEN Transcatheter Aortic Heart Valve (TAVR). (hoag.org)
  • We are the only full-service cardiovascular hospital in the region, offering you comprehensive care when you need it most. (osceolaregional.com)
  • As a specialized service of Osceola Regional Medical Center, we provide superior cardiovascular assessment, care, and education for the community we serve. (osceolaregional.com)
  • Posted on November 3, 2017 May 9, 2018 by The HMS CME Online Team Posted in Guidelines Tagged cardiovascular , critical care , M. McGrath . (harvard.edu)
  • Methods: The Victorian Ambulance Cardiac Arrest Registry (VACAR) was searched for all OHCAs occurring in RACFs in Melbourne. (elsevier.com)
  • He listed the highlights of the last decade, including, among other things, "a destination orthopedics program, a major robotics surgery center, an incredibly special palliative care unit, a graduate medical education program, the largest multi-specialty group in eastern Suffolk, an area trauma center and an award-winning stroke center. (riverheadlocal.com)
  • The objectives of a training program in cardiology can be achieved only when the program leadership, supporting staff, faculty, and administration are fully committed to the educational program and when appropriate resources and facilities are present. (onlinejacc.org)
  • Fundamental to this training is the provision of the best possible care for each individual patient delivered in a compassionate manner. (onlinejacc.org)
  • The results also show it's important to note that where a patient receives care makes a difference. (hcpro.com)
  • The facility expects to lower costs and improve patient care, thanks to a solution combining WaveMark's 13.56 MHz passive RFID system with Lumedx billing software. (rfidjournal.com)
  • Dec 03, 2008 - Florida Hospital , located in Orlando, Fla., is rolling out an RFID-assisted inventory-tracking and patient-care system that it believes will lower its inventory spending while also improving the lifecycle tracking of medical devices, as well as post-operative patient care. (rfidjournal.com)
  • In standard animal or human pharmacological tests, beta-adrenoreceptor blocking activity of atenolol has been demonstrated by: (1) reduction in resting and exercise heart rates and cardiac output, (2) reduction of systolic and diastolic blood pressure at rest and on exercise, (3) inhibition of isoproterenol induced tachycardia and (4) reduction in reflex orthostatic tachycardia. (drugs.com)
  • Trends in mortality rates for these procedures were similar across states, whether or not they maintained cardiac certificate of need. (bio-medicine.org)
  • The reactions had been reported to MDHSS by a health-care provider at the hospital. (cdc.gov)
  • Certificate of need was meant to restrict health care costs and ensur. (bio-medicine.org)
  • Certificate of need was meant to restrict health care costs and ensure high-quality care," said Ho, who is the lead author of the study. (bio-medicine.org)
  • I didn't know as I stood at the front door of the ranch-style home Diaz had rented from a county politician that six months later the soft-spoken, cardiac care nurse would be charged with twelve first-degree murders in a case that made national headlines and plunged Southern California into a health care crisis. (crimemagazine.com)
  • Nearly 10 years ago we came together on this very spot to break ground for the buildings that would radically transform health care in our region," Mitchell said. (riverheadlocal.com)
  • The most commonly used dialyzers, manufactured by Fresenius Medical Care (Waltham, Massachusetts), were being used in 26 (40%) of the episodes. (cdc.gov)
  • Federal certificate-of-need regulations for cardiac care expired in 1986, and many states have since discontinued their CON programs. (bio-medicine.org)
  • Newport Beach, Calif. - Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian today announced the opening of one of the world's most advanced cardiac operating suites. (hoag.org)
  • Founded in 2003, Life Recovery Systems focuses on ground breaking, innovative medical devices for the emergency medical care market. (bio-medicine.org)
  • Facilities located in buildings taller than 75 feet are required to install automatic sprinkler systems within 12 years after the rule's effective date. (hcpro.com)
  • Facilities are required to have a fire watch or building evacuation if their sprinkler systems is out of service for more than 10 hours. (hcpro.com)