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Could Your Car Predict a Cardiac Event? U-M Explores Heart Monitoring in Vehicles

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Medical emergencies cause a high number of vehicle crashes. University of Michigan researchers have teamed up with Toyota to examine whether new vehicle technology could predict — and potentially prevent — such scenarios.

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First-of-Its-Kind Test for HDL Cholesterol Function Could Transform the Way Healthcare Providers Predict Your Risk for Heart Disease

A groundbreaking study published today in AACC’s Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine shows that a new test could improve diagnosis and treatment of heart disease by measuring how effectively a patient’s high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) cleans up arterial cholesterol.

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1 in 6 Taking Blood-Thinning Drugs May Not Be Getting Right Dose

Almost 1 in 6 of the millions of Americans on the new blood-thinning medications for atrial fibrillation, a common heart condition characterized by an irregular and often rapid heart rate, may not be receiving the recommended dose, new Mayo Clinic research finds.

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Study Digs Into Decadelong Controversy of Optimal Revascularization Strategy for Left Main Coronary Artery Disease

Author says empowering patients with individualized information, and involving them in shared decision-making, is how one makes the best decisions in cases of significant LMD.

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Simple Step to Protect People with Type 1 Diabetes Against Heart Disease

One additional injection of insulin three hours after eating has been shown to protect people with type 1 diabetes from cardiovascular disease – the leading cause of death among people with the condition

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Dr. Ralf Holzer Named Chief of Division of Pediatric Cardiology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine

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Dr. Ralf Holzer, a pediatric cardiologist and expert in minimally invasive techniques to treat children and adults with congenital heart disease, has been named chief of the Division of Pediatric Cardiology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine, and director of Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization at The Komansky Children’s Hospital, effective June 1.

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CRF Invites NYC Area Heart Failure Patients and Caregivers to Attend Free Seminar on Living with Heart Failure

The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) will hold a free seminar “Broken Hearts: Living with Heart Failure” on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 for heart failure patients and caregivers at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. The seminar, part of a series of Mini-Med School seminars conducted by the CRF Women’s Heart Health Initiative, will focus on providing both patients and caregivers a deeper understanding of heart failure, its symptoms, and treatment options.

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Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Mount Sinai Health System Mark Milestone in Fetal Medicine and Children’s Heart Programs

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Leaders open facility making innovative treatments available to New York families

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Editorial: Imaging Technique for Treating Heart Condition Should Be More Widely Adopted to Minimize Radiation Exposure

A technique to treat an irregular heartbeat that limits or eliminates patients’ exposure to radiation should be more widely adopted by physicians, NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine cardiologists argue in a new review article in Heart Rhythm, published in the June print issue and previously published online.

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pediatric cardiology, Fontan surgery, Liver Fibrosis, Pediatrics, single-ventricle disease, Congenital Heart Disease, Pediatric Surgery

All Heart Patients Have Some Liver Disease After Fontan Surgery

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Patients who undergo the Fontan operation as children for a complex congenital heart defect are at risk of developing progressive liver fibrosis, a buildup of fibrous deposits, as a result of the circulation created by the surgery. A research team says their findings underscore the importance of improving ongoing medical surveillance, so that physicians can develop the most appropriate care for their patients.







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