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Real-Time Radiation Monitor Can Reduce Radiation Exposure for Medical Workers

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It’s a sound that saves. A “real-time” radiation monitor that alerts by beeping in response to radiation exposure during cardiac-catheterization procedures significantly reduces the amount of exposure that medical workers receive, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers found.

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A Novel Tool to Study Life-Threatening Arrhythmias: A Genetically Engineered Pig

Researchers from NYU Langone Medical Center have developed the first animal model with inherited cardiac arrhythmia -- an advance that could lead to better understanding of the biological mechanisms of normal heart conduction and rhythm.

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Faster, Coordinated Response Could Help More Patients Survive Heart Attacks in New York City, Across Nation

A faster, coordinated emergency response in collaboration with hospital cardiac catheterization laboratories in each U.S. region, including New York City, is associated with improving patient survival from a heart attack caused by a sudden, completely blocked artery called an ST-elevated myocardial infarction (STEMI), according to a study presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2014.

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“The Next Big Things” in Cardiovascular Medicine

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More than 2,000 experts in the field of cardiovascular medicine will attend the annual American College of Cardiology 47th New York Cardiovascular Symposium December 12-14 at the New York Hilton-Midtown, which will highlight “The Next Big Things” in cardiovascular medicine.

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Connection Between Thyroid Hormones and Cardiac Health? NYIT Expert Says Yes - and Pushes for Clinical Trials

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Lifestyle the Key to Gap in Cardiac Patient Outcomes

Patients suffering from the world's most common heart rhythm disorder can have their long-term outcomes significantly improved with an aggressive management of their underlying cardiac risk factors, according to University of Adelaide researchers.

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Research Points to Need for New Approaches in Treatment of High Blood Pressure

Recent findings have punctured some long-held beliefs about hypertension, its triggers and effects, and the best ways to treat it.

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Thyroid Hormones Reduce Animal Cardiac Arrhythmias

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NIH-funded study demonstrates thyroid hormone replacement therapy reduced atrial fibrillation in rats. The study follows previously published research from NYIT scientists on connections between thyroid hormones and cardiac health.

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Hurricane Sandy Increased Incidence of Heart Attacks and Stroke in Hardest Hit New Jersey Counties

Researchers at the Cardiovascular Institute of New Jersey at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School have found evidence that Hurricane Sandy, commonly referred to as a superstorm, had a significant effect on cardiovascular events, including myocardial infarction (heart attack) and stroke, in the high-impact areas of New Jersey two weeks following the 2012 storm.

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Healthy Gut Microbiota Can Prevent Metabolic Syndrome, Researchers Say

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Promoting healthy gut microbiota, the bacteria that live in the intestine, can help treat or prevent metabolic syndrome, a combination of risk factors that increases a person’s risk for heart disease, diabetes and stroke, according to researchers at Georgia State University and Cornell University. Their findings are published in the journal Gastroenterology.

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