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Article ID: 694041

Increased Nerve Activity Raises Blood Pressure, Risk of Heart Disease in People with Chronic Anxiety

American Physiological Society (APS)

Sympathetic nerve activity to skeletal muscle blood vessels—a function of the nervous system that helps regulate blood pressure—increases during physiological and mental stress in people with chronic anxiety, a new study finds.

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3-May-2018 4:35 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693963

Riverview Medical Center Secures Second Surgical Robot, Bringing the Latest Technology in Surgery to the Community

Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center is thrilled to announce the addition of the da Vinci Xi Surgical System, providing its surgeons with unparalleled precision, dexterity and control that allows for a minimally invasive surgical approach for many complex surgical procedures. Already home to the da Vinci Si™, the addition of the da Vinci Xi Surgical System adds to the already robust robotic surgery program at Riverview Medical Center, where surgeons perform a multitude of minimally invasive surgeries for complex diseases and conditions in gynecology, urology, thoracic, cardiac, and general surgery.

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3-May-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694008

UT Southwestern joins Dallas and Texas in mourning the loss of Margaret McDermott, a rare friend and visionary

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Margaret Milam McDermott, beloved friend, generous philanthropist, and dedicated community supporter, passed away on May 3 at the age of 106.

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3-May-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694009

Nation’s First Cardiac Ablation with Mapping System Recently Cleared by the FDA Performed at Penn Medicine

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

After eight years of failed treatment for persistent atrial fibrillation (AF), Janet Szilagyi, 78 of Clayton, New Jersey, became the first patient in the United States to undergo cardiac ablation – a procedure in which an electrophysiologist will scar or destroy tissue in the heart that’s allowing incorrect electrical signals to cause an abnormal heart rhythm – using an intraoperative imaging and mapping system recently cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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3-May-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694002

UIC Researchers Create Heart Cells to Study AFib

University of Illinois at Chicago

University of Illinois at Chicago researchers have discovered a way turn pluripotent stem cells into atrial cells. The discovery will enable them to better study atrial fibrillation, the most common heart rhythm disorder.

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3-May-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693862

Heart Disease Symptoms Improved by Blocking Immune Cell Migration

Case Western Reserve University

New research led by investigators at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center suggests that the location of immune cells in the body determines whether they help or harm the development of heart disease. The study supports the view that the immune system directly impacts heart failure—still the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States.

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2-May-2018 9:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693580

Outcomes and Management of Intracranial Hemorrhage (ICH) in Patients with Ventricular-assist Devices (VAD)

American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)

A presentation at the 2018 American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting

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26-Apr-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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    1-May-2018 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 693701

Nurse-led Task Shifting an Effective Strategy to Control Hypertension in Ghana, New Study Finds

NYU Langone Health

The addition of a nurse-led intervention for hypertension management to health insurance coverage was more effective in lowering blood pressure (HPB) than the provision of health insurance alone in the Sub-Saharan country of Ghana, a region of Africa where HPB is rampant, according to a study publishing online on May 1 in the journal PLOS Medicine.

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30-Apr-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693805

Scientists Identify 2 Hormones That Burn Fat Faster, Prevent and Reverse Diabetes in Mice

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

UCLA geneticists have created a technique to hunt for hormones that influence how organs and tissues communicate with each other. The method enabled them to find naturally occurring molecules that play major roles in Type 2 diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease.

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1-May-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693792

Research Sheds Light on Federal Cuts’ Potential Impact on Heart Procedures

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries with end-stage heart failure seeking OHT and LVAD implantation will be drastically affected if the proposed cuts are implemented, according to UAB research.

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1-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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