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Cardio-Med introduces the Philips EPIQ 5G Ultrasound Imaging System

Cardio-Med, Ltd. announces its purchase of the Philips EPIQ 5G Ultrasound Imaging System. EPIQ 5 is a new direction for premium ultrasound featuring an uncompromised level of clinical performance.

This state-of-the-art system offers several benefits to patients:

  • Noise and artifact reduction to improve tissue penetration and image resolution.
  • An average 15% reduction in the time it takes to capture images.
  • 16-core central processing unit to handle an enormous amount of acoustic data in real time.

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Death rates from rheumatic heart disease falling since 1990
The risk of dying from rheumatic heart disease, a condition of damaged heart valves caused by bacterial infection that leads to rheumatic fever, has dropped around the world over the last 25 years, according to a new scientific study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Two studies support intensive blood pressure control for long-term health, quality of life
Two studies provide additional support for lowering systolic blood pressure to an intensive goal of 120 mmHg - far below the standard guidelines of 140 mmHg - to reduce the risk of heart disease in high-risk patients with hypertension. The new research shows that intensive blood pressure control is well-tolerated by patients and is cost-effective in terms of health-related quality of life and financial costs to the healthcare system.

Brain activity may be predictor of stress-related cardiovascular risk
The brain may have a distinctive activity pattern during stressful events that predicts bodily reactions, such as rises in blood pressure that increase risk for cardiovascular disease, according to new proof-of-concept research in the Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

Few smokers hospitalized with CHD get smoking cessation meds
(HealthDay)—Few smokers hospitalized for coronary heart disease (CHD) receive smoking cessation pharmacotherapy (SCP), according to a research letter published online Aug. 21 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

NT-ProBNP-guided treatment no benefit in high-risk HFrEF
(HealthDay)—For high-risk patients with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), an amino-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP)-guided treatment strategy does not improve clinical outcomes versus usual care, according to a study published in the Aug. 22/29 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.