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Kidney Disease Is a Major Cause of Cardiovascular Deaths

• In 2013, reduced kidney function was associated with 4% of deaths worldwide, or 2.2 million deaths. • More than half of these deaths were cardiovascular deaths.

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Atherosclerosis, Heart Disease, Arteries, Research, Cardiovacular Disease, Medicine & Health, Medical Advancements

Assessing Heart Disease Risk Is Within Arm’s Reach

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Atherosclerosis, commonly known as hardening of the arteries, has long been seen as a strong indicator of coronary artery disease, as compared to the traditional risk factors of race, age, gender and metabolic profile.

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Measuring Cystic Fibrosis Drug's Effectiveness, Young Athlete Injuries, Treating Aggresive Brain Cancer, and More in the Children's Health News Source

Click here for the latest research and features on Children's Health.

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Heart Failure, Saint Louis University, New England Journal Of Medicine, Cardiology

SLU Heart Failure Expert Pens Editorial for New England Journal of Medicine

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In patients experiencing a worsening of heart failure, the primary objective of treatment should be the patient-centric goal of symptom relief, says the author of an editorial in the current issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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heart attacks, Major Marathons, Cardiac Arrest, Death, Survival Rate, Races, Sporting events, Anupam Jena, Death Rates, Marathons, Health And Safety, Marathoners, Runners

People Suffering Heart Attacks Near Major Marathons Face Grimmer Survival Odds

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At a glance: People who suffer heart attacks and cardiac arrests in the vicinity of major marathons are more likely to die within a month. The bleaker survival odds are linked to delays in transportation to nearby hospitals. The delays are believed to stem from widespread road closures within the radius of the race. The study findings underscore the need for citywide strategies that ensure rapid transport for medical emergencies in the vicinity of major public events.

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Genetics of First-Cousin Marriages Families Show How Some Are Protected From Heart Disease

More than 1,800 individuals carrying loss-of-function mutations in both copies of their genes, so-called “human knockouts,” are described in the first major study to be published by an international collaboration. The program, which has so far sequenced the protein-coding regions of over 10,500 adults living in Pakistan, is illuminating the basic biology and possible therapeutics for several different disorders.

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Veterans Heart Patients with Depression Face Difficulties Affording Healthcare

A study of more than 13,000 veterans with heart disease revealed that for those who also had depression, gaining access to and affording healthcare and medications is more difficult than those without depression.

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TAVR, Aortic Valve Replacement, Aortic Stenosis, Stroke Risk

Testing Device Aimed at Reducing Stroke Risk During Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

An international clinical trial, called REFLECT, studies the safety and efficacy of the Keystone Heart TriGuard™ cerebral embolic protection device to minimize the risk of cerebral damage during TAVR and other cardiovascular procedures.

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Interventional Cardiology, TAVR heart team, TAVR, transcatheter aortic heart valve, transcather valve replacement, transcatheter valve therapies, Mitral Valve Disease, mitral valves, Cardiology and Heart Surgery, Cardiology, Heart Disease

TVT 2017 At-A-Glance Now Available

For 10 years, TVT (Transcatheter Valve Therapies) has provided healthcare professionals with the latest advances, tools, and techniques for the treatment of valvular heart disease using nonsurgical procedures. The first TVT was held in 2008 and has since become the preeminent conference for transcatheter valve therapies. TVT 2017 is a practical three-day course featuring the latest research and state-of-the-art techniques for transcatheter aortic and mitral valve therapies.

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conscious sedation, General Anesthesia, transcatheter aortic valve replacement, TAVR, Aortic Stenosis, heart valve replacement, Heart Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Conscious Sedation Is a Safe Alternative to General Anesthesia for Heart Valve Procedure

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UCLA scientists have found that conscious sedation — a type of anesthesia in which patients remain awake but are sleepy and pain-free — is a safe and viable option to general anesthesia for people undergoing a minimally invasive heart procedure called transcatheter aortic valve replacement.







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