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Sudden Cardiac Death, Sudden Cardiac Arrest, Arrhythmia, Computer Model, Biomedical Engineering, Heart Disease

New Computer Model Sheds Light on Biological Events Leading to Sudden Cardiac Death

a powerful new computer model replicates the biological activity within the heart that precedes sudden cardiac death.

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pediatric cardiology, CPR, Bystander CPR, Sudden Cardiac Death, Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), AHA Scientific Sessions, Racial Disparities, Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia

Researchers from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Highlight Advances in Pediatric Heart Disease at 2017 A.H.A. Scientific Sessions

Physician-researchers from the Cardiac Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia recently presented new findings on pediatric cardiovascular disease at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2017 in Anaheim, Calif. Among many abstracts presented were research on racial disparities in bystander CPR methods in children with sudden cardiac arrest, and findings that children with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy may be at risk for sudden cardiac death.

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Stress, Cardiovacular Disease

Stress Causes Stress on Hearts

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People who have lived though natural disasters such as Hurricane Harvey are under a great amount of stress putting their lives back together. A cardiologist tells us that this type of stress, in a roundabout way, can do damage to the heart.

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Stroke, Thrombectomy, Stroke Treatment, Stroke Recovery, Stroke research

Landmark DAWN Study Expands Treatment Window for Strokes

The final results of the DAWN study, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, show that select patients with stroke caused by a blood clot can be effectively treated with a procedure to remove the clot mechanically – and that this can be done up to 24 hours after the onset of symptoms.

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Congenital Heart Disease

Children with Heart Disease Are Being Let Down by Lack of Clinical Trials, Study Finds

Less than one per cent of UK children born with congenital heart disease are enrolled in clinical trials looking to improve treatments, research by the University of Birmingham has found.

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Ut Southwestern, Heart

More Not Necessarily Better with Heart Valve Operations

New research by UT Southwestern cardiologists counters long-held beliefs that hospitals performing greater numbers of heart valve surgeries have better outcomes.

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Blood Pressure, Low Sodium, Dash Diet, Stephen Juraschek, Lawrence Appel

Combination Low-Salt and Heart-Healthy “Dash” Diet as Effective as Drugs for Some Adults with High Blood Pressure

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A study of more than 400 adults with prehypertension, or stage 1 high blood pressure, found that combining a low-salt diet with the heart-healthy DASH diet substantially lowers systolic blood pressure — the top number in a blood pressure test — especially in people with higher baseline systolic readings.

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HIV, HIV positive people, Cardiovascular care, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, statin and aspirin therapies, Statin Therapy, aspirin therapy, Heart Disease, Stroke, Diet And Exercise, Smoking Cessation

HIV-Positive Adults Are Under-Treated for Cardiovascular Problems Compared to Those Without HIV

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People with both HIV and risk factors for heart disease and stroke were less likely to be treated with cholesterol-lowering statin drugs and aspirin than patients without HIV.

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pediatric cardiology, CHD, Congenital Heart Disease, Blalock-Taussig shunt, PDA stent

For Infants with Certain Forms of Heart Disease, Are Shunts or Stents Better to Maintain Blood Flow Until Surgery?

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Infants with various forms of congenital heart disease require a stable source of blood flow to their lungs in order to survive until a more definitive operation can be performed. In a recent study, pediatric researchers compared two methods to provide that flow: a shunt to reroute blood and an implanted stent to maintain an open path for blood flow. They found that stents were preferable for selected patients.

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Anticoagulant, apixaban, Atrial Fibrillation, blood-thinner, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, dabigatran, Dr. Peter Noseworthy, Dr. Xiaoxi Yao, Kidney Failure, noac, OptumLabs, Research, Rivaroxaban, Science of Health Care Deliverey, Stroke, Warfarin

New Oral Anticoagulant Drugs Associated with Lower Kidney Risks, Mayo Clinic Research Shows

Mayo Clinic researchers have shown a link between which type of oral anticoagulant (blood-thinning medication) a patient takes to prevent a stroke and increased risks of kidney function decline or failure.







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