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Atrial fibrilation, biomarker discovery, intermountain medical center, intermountain healthcare, Heart Rhythm Society , heart rythmn disorder, Heart Attack, Stroke

New Study Identifies Biomarker That May Indicate Risk of Atrial Fibrillation

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Researchers have identified a microRNA biomarker that demonstrates a strong association with the incidence of atrial fibrillation, the most common abnormal heart rhythm.

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Atrial Fibrillation, Dementia, intermountain healthcare, intermountain medical center heart institute, Risk Score, Heart Rhythm Society

Combining Risk Scores Improves Identification of Atrial Fibrillation Patients Who Face Increased Risk of Dementia

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Combining the Intermountain Mortality Risk Score (IMRS), developed by clinicians at Intermountain Healthcare, with the traditional CHA2DS2-VASc risk score, was more accurate in identifying at-risk patients than using the traditional score alone.

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chip-based, Heart, iCHIP, Drug Discovery, Animal Studies, drug trials, LLNL

Lawrence Livermore Unveils “Heart-on-a-Chip” to Improve Drug Development

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Lawrence Livermore researchers have successfully modeled a human heart on an engineered chip and measured the effects of chemical exposure on functions of heart tissue using microelectrodes, a development scientists hope will decrease the time needed for new prescription drug trials and ensure potentially lifesaving drugs are safe and effective, while at the same time reducing the need for human and animal testing.

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Atrial fibrilation, Risk Analysis, Risk Score, Afib, Stroke, intermountain medical center, intermountain healthcare, Heart Rhythm, Heart Rhythm Society , Heart Research, Heart Abnormalities

Combining Risk Scores Improves Decision-Making Process for Atrial Fibrillation Patients and Physicians

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By combining a patient’s traditional risk score with the Intermountain Mortality Risk Score (IMRS), physicians and patients are better equipped to evaluate a patient’s individual risk of stroke, bleeding, and mortality with atrial fibrillation, according to a new study of more than 80,000 patients from the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City.

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atrail fibrillation , Afib, Cardiology, Pulmonary vein isolation

Laser, Video Technology Combine in New Atrial Fibrillation Treatment

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The University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System is the first hospital in the Midwest to offer an improved minimally invasive treatment for atrial fibrillation, also called AF or AFib.

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New Guideline: Ask About Body Cooling for Loved Ones After Cardiac Arrest

Cooling down the body may reduce brain injury for people in a coma after being revived from cardiac arrest, according to a new guideline developed by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and published in the May 10, 2017, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The guideline recommends that families ask if their loved one qualifies for the procedure. The guideline is endorsed by the Neurocritical Care Society.

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Coronary Artery Disease, artery stent, anti-platelet, high bleeding risk, HBR, clinical trial, Heart Disease, Stent

First Pennsylvania Patient Treated in Landmark Heart Artery Stent Trial

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PinnacleHealth CardioVascular Institute in Harrisburg, PA, enrolled the first patient in Pennsylvania in a trial assessing the safety and effectiveness of a new stent to treat patients with coronary heart disease who are at higher risk for bleeding.

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beets, beetroot, Nitrate, Nitric Acid, Cardiovascular Disease, Heart Disease, Heart Failure, sympathetic nervous system, Sympathetic Nerve Activity, Sympathetic Outflow, Blood Pressure, Hypertension, Dietary Supplements

Beetroot Juice May Provide Benefits to Heart Disease Patients

A new study finds that dietary nitrate—a compound that dilates blood vessels to decrease blood pressure—may reduce overstimulation of the sympathetic nervous system that occurs with heart disease. The research team looked specifically at beetroot juice, a source of dietary nitrate, to explore its use as a future targeted treatment option for people with cardiovascular disease.

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Heart Failure, Heart Failure Patients, heart failure caregivers, Heart Disease

CRF to Hold Free Seminar on Living with Heart Failure for Patients and Caregivers

CRF will hold a free seminar, “Broken Hearts: Living with Heart Failure,” on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 for heart failure patients and caregivers at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. The seminar will focus on providing both patients and caregivers a deeper understanding of heart failure, its symptoms, and treatment options.

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AMSSM Announces $300,000 Multi-Site Grant to Address Sports Medicine Research Priorities

As a kickoff to the 26th American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, the AMSSM Collaborative Research Network announces $300,000 in funding to support one or more quality, multi-site research proposal(s) to address key priority areas within the field of sports medicine.







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