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Readmission Penalties Don’t Correlate to Heart Attack Outcomes

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A program that penalizes hospitals for high early readmission rates of heart attack patients may be unfairly penalizing hospitals that serve a large proportion of African-Americans and those with more severe illness, a study by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers suggests.

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Binge Drinking, cardiovascuar disease

Youth Binge Drinking, Cardiovascular Disease Possibly Linked

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University of Illinois at Chicago researchers are conducting a study to determine whether binge drinking is related to cardiovascular disease in young adults who are not predisposed to the condition.

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Heart Disease, Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Clinical Trials

Media Registration Now Open for TCT 2017

Media registration is now open online for TCT 2017 (Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics), the annual Scientific Symposium of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF).

Science

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Pathology, vascular endothelial cell growth factor , Vascular Endothelial Function, Atherosclerosis, Heart Disease

Michael A Gimbrone, Jr, MD, to Receive the ASIP 2017 Gold-Headed Cane Award

The Gold-Headed Cane Award is the most distinctive honor granted by ASIP, in recognition of long-term contributions to pathology, including meritorious research, outstanding teaching, general excellence in the field and leadership in pathology. The 2017 recipient of the Gold-Headed Cane Award is Dr. Michael A Gimbrone, Jr, Director of the Center for Excellence in Vascular Biology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Elsie T Friedman Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School.

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Cardiothoracic Surgery, Heart Surgery, Surgery

Chief of Cardiac Surgery Elected to Board of Governors

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Dr. Richard Shemin, the Robert and Kelly Day Professor of Surgery at the David Geffen UCLA School of Medicine at UCLA and chief of cardiac surgery, has been named to the Board of Governors of the American College of Surgeons

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cardiothoracic surgeon, heart and lung transplant, Award Announcement, Ellis Island Medal of Honor, National Ethnic Coalition Of Organizations

UCLA Surgeon Named Recipient of 2017 Ellis Island Medal of Honor

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Dr. Abbas Ardehali, a professor of surgery and medicine in the division of cardiothoracic surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, has been selected a 2017 recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations.

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American Heart Association, Nutrition, Nutrition & Children, Nutrition & kids, Obesity, generational obesity, Heart Disease, Stroke, Diabetes, Gestational Diabetes, gestational diabetes research, Genetics, Epigenetics, Metabolic Syndrome

AHA Awards UAB a $3.7 Million Grant to Further Generational Obesity Research

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A multidisciplinary research team at UAB looks to address obesity as it is genetically passed from mother to child.

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Automated External Defibrillator, AED, University Of Louisville, American Heart Association

Before You Need That AED, Make Sure It’s Functional

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Brad Sutton, M.D., and colleagues have found that regions with a high degree of unregistered automated external defibrillators also show a much greater chance that these devices will fail if needed.

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diabetic cardiomyopathy, Center for Molecular & Translational Medicine , Diabetes, Zhonglin Xie, Ming-Hui Zou, Mitochondria

Georgia State Researchers Get $2.8 Million Grant to Study Cause of Diabetic Cardiomyopathy

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Researchers from Georgia State University’s Center for Molecular & Translational Medicine have received a four-year, $2.8 million federal grant to study diabetic cardiomyopathy, diabetes-related changes in the structure and function of the heart muscle.

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cardiovascuar disease, Heart, Cardiology, Heart Surgery, Atherosclerosis, spinal cord and brain injury, Spinal Cord Injury, valvular disease

Scientists and Engineers Push the Envelope for Better Heart Health

Featured research includes a ‘neuroprosthetic’ device that restores cardiac function in patients with spinal cord injuries, 3-D printed heart valves, new leads for the treatment of clogged arteries, advances in stem cell therapy and new ways to visualize immune system dynamics.







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