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New Study Finds Incidence of Cardiac Complications High Following Orthopedic Surgery for Heart Disease Patients

A new study published in the HSS Journal by HSS anesthesiologist Michael K. Urban, MD, PhD, sheds light on reducing cardiac complications in orthopedic surgery.

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Study Allays Concerns Over Aspirin’s Safety for Heart Failure Patients

A study by researchers at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center and published in JACC: Heart Failure, a journal of the American College of Cardiology Foundation, allays concerns among cardiologists that aspirin could increase the risk of hospitalization and death related to heart failure for patients with heart failure who take one of the first-line therapies: angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs).

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Vinod H. Thourani, MD, Cardiac Surgery, TAVR, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, MedStar Union Memorial Hospital

Dr. Vinod Thourani Named Chairman of Cardiac Surgery for MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute

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A nationally recognized cardiothoracic surgeon and researcher, Vinod Thourani, MD, will join MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute as the chairman of Cardiac Surgery, effective August 14. Dr. Thourani brings with him extensive expertise in structural heart disease and valve surgery.

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Livestreaming Today: Star Trek Tricorder XPrize Winning Device Presentation

Press can register here to livestream this special session through Newswise Live on Monday, July 31 at 7:30 PM EDT

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Dr. Virendra Patel Leads Vascular Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center

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Dr. Virendra Patel has been named chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Interventions and co-director of the Aortic Program at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, and an associate professor of surgery at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), effective July 1.

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Depression, Heart Disease, Diagnosis, Coronary Artery Disease, intermountain healthcare, intermountain medical center, heart disease diagnosis, Death

Death Rate for People with Heart Disease and Depression Double Than for Non-Depressed Heart Patients

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People who are diagnosed with coronary artery disease and then develop depression face a risk of death that’s twice as high as heart patients without depression, according to a major new study by researchers at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City.

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In Assessing Risk of Hormone Therapy for Menopause, Dose — Not Form — Matters

UCLA-led research finds that the way estrogen therapy for menopause is delivered doesn’t affect risk or benefit. What DOES make a difference with the commonly used conjugated equine estrogen, plus progestogen, is dosage.

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immunodiagnostics, Acute Kidney Injury, AKI, Insulin, Infectious Disease, clinical laboratory, immunohematology, analyzers, Automation, Cardiac Outcomes

Ortho Clinical Diagnostics to Present 10 Scientific Posters, Seven Products at AACC

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Hackensack Meridian Health Hospitals Honored for Outstanding Treatment for Heart Attack Patients

Hospitals which earn the award must meet specific criteria and standards of performance for the quick and appropriate treatment of patients suffering severe heart attacks to re-establish blood flow to blocked arteries.

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sinoatrial node (SAN), Pacemaker, Heart, Heart Rhythm, Irregular Heart Rhythm, Discovery, Research, Heartbeat, Arrhythmia, bradycardia, Tachycardia

Researchers Prove Human Heart's 'Battery' Has Multiple Backups

Scientists at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have shown the human heart's sinoatrial node, the natural pacemaker, is hardwired with a backup system. This built-in redundancy maintains consistent heart rhythm, even under trying conditions.







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