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    20-Oct-2018 5:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 701753

IgG Antiphospholipid Antibodies Commonly Overlooked Finding in Heart Attack Patients

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

According to new research findings presented this week at the ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting, IgG antiphospholipid antibody positivity and myocardial infarction (MI) – also known as a heart attack – are strongly and independently associated, suggesting it may be an important, often-overlooked risk factor for heart attack in the general population.

16-Oct-2018 2:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 702462

Social Consequences of Loneliness

Gonzaga University

A growing body of research points to loneliness as an impending epidemic with an enormous impact on the health of individuals and society. A new study published by Professors Sarah Arpin of Gonzaga University and Cynthia Mohr of Portland State University in Oregon examines the social consequences of temporary loneliness.

18-Oct-2018 7:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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    18-Oct-2018 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 702103

Why Does Diabetes Cause Heart Failure?

Loyola University Health System

A Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine study reveals how, on a cellular level, diabetes can cause heart failure. The findings could lead to medications to treat and perhaps prevent heart failure in diabetes patients.

11-Oct-2018 6:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 702303

CRF To Honor Dr. Clyde Yancy at Annual Pulse of the City Gala on December 7 in New York City

Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF)

The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) will salute renowned cardiologist, Dr. Clyde Yancy for his extraordinary contributions to the field. His vital work in improving access to healthcare and cardiovascular outcomes for underserved populations will be recognized, along with his tireless efforts to promote health equity by mentoring and encouraging young people to pursue careers in medicine.

16-Oct-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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    16-Oct-2018 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 702107

Algorithmic Innovation May Help Reduce Invasive Heart Procedures

American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Doctors use invasive procedures to decide whether an ablation procedure to remove heart tissue is likely to have a positive outcome. CT scans or ultrasounds are useful in determining the structure of a patient’s heart, but invasive electrical procedures are used to identify and localize the source of the atrial fibrillation. Researchers from the University of California, Santa Barbara have developed new algorithms to localize the source of an atrial fibrillation. They report their findings in APL Bioengineering.

12-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 702256

MEDIA CALL-IN OPPORTUNITY: American Neurological Association faculty to present research highlights from the 143rd Annual Meeting Monday, October 22

American Neurological Association (ANA)

For the first time, the American Neurological Association’s 143rd Annual Meeting will feature a media roundtable on Monday, October 22, 2018 from 11:50-1:00 p.m. at which presenters of the six principal symposia will present highlights, discuss the relevance of the work, and answer questions. To RSVP for the media roundtable and request dial-in information if you are not able to attend in person, please contact Rachel Brown at

16-Oct-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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    14-Oct-2018 1:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 701602

Perioperative Surgical Home successful in improving care for both elderly and children

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

A patient-centered, team-based model of care that navigates patients through the entire surgical experience is successful in improving quality of care and outcomes in elderly patients being treated for fractures and children undergoing heart surgery, suggest two new studies being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2018 annual meeting.

8-Oct-2018 8:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 702050

Researchers look beyond BMI to predict obesity-related disease risk

Scripps Research Institute

Predictors of future diabetes and cardiovascular disease for a person with obesity can be found among their body's metabolites.

11-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 702035

$1M Women’s Health Research Prize Goes Toward Studying Role of Placenta in Congenital Heart Defects

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

The inaugural Magee Prize was awarded to Pitt's Dr. Yaacov Barak to research in how placental defects may lead to congenital heart defects.

11-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT

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