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December 12, 2012
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  • Absolute Imaging to distribute Mediso SPECT cameras in U.S.
    Absolute Imaging Solutions has entered into a five-year deal with Hungarian company Mediso Medical Imaging Systems involving the distribution of SPECT systems. Absolute Imaging will be the exclusive U.S. distributor of Mediso's Nucline CardioDesk dual-head cardiac SPECT camera and the AnyScan S single-head and dual-head general-purpose SPECT cameras. (free registration) (12/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Study: Chest compression-only CPR best for cardiac arrest survival
    When bystanders use chest compression-only CPR and a defibrillator, cardiac arrest patients had a better chance of surviving at least a month with good brain function, Japanese researchers said. The study in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association noted that for children, conventional CPR with rescue breathing is still best because their cardiac arrests are less likely to have cardiac origins. MedPage Today (free registration) (12/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Medical Focus 
  • Researchers challenge notion of aspirin resistance
    The commonly held notion that some individuals' genetic makeup leaves them resistant to the cardiovascular benefits of aspirin is being challenged by researchers in a new report. Aspirin is widely used among men to prevent heart attacks and in women to prevent strokes, and researchers say it is the coating often used to decrease risks of stomach problems that is behind any signs of resistance because it slows release of the active ingredient. The Wall Street Journal (12/4), (Montreal) (free registration) (12/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Even light smoking raises sudden cardiac death risk among women
    Light to moderate cigarette smoking was associated with nearly double the risk of sudden cardiac death among women, with long-term smokers at greater risk, data from the Nurses' Health Study revealed. However, smoking cessation helped women with heart disease to lower their risk of sudden cardiac death to mirror that of a nonsmoker, researchers reported in Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology. (12/11), WebMD (12/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Regulatory & Policy 
  • Senators urge device tax implementation delay amid repeal efforts
    A group of senators asked Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., to defer the start of the 2.3% medical device tax as efforts to repeal the levy continue. In a letter, the group urged Reid to support efforts to make sure the U.S. "maintains its global leadership position in the medical technology industry and keeps good jobs here at home." (Boston) (12/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  ASNC News 
  • Free ASNC course for fellows-in-training
    Join ASNC in San Francisco on March 8, 2013, for the Society's annual program for fellows-in-training. The Nuclear Cardiology for Fellows-in-Training course covers appropriate use criteria implementation, interpretation techniques, protocol evaluation and more. All fellows-in-training for cardiology, nuclear medicine and radiology are encouraged to attend. There are no registration fees for this course (member or non-member), but pre-registration is recommended to reserve a space. Register today at This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Astellas Pharma US, Inc. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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