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Article ID: 701377

Learn to Save a Life This October

Mount Sinai Health System

Mount Sinai Health System urges the general public, especially students, to learn lifesaving CPR and how to use an automated external defibrillator to reduce sudden cardiac death rates.

1-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 701238

Diagnostic Protocol Effective in Identifying Emergency Room Patients with Acute Chest Pain Who Are Suitable for Early Discharge

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

A relatively new accelerated diagnostic protocol is effective in identifying emergency department patients with acute chest pain who can be safely sent home without being hospitalized or undergoing comprehensive cardiac testing, according to researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

27-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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    28-Sep-2018 12:15 AM EDT

Article ID: 701066

Kidney Disease Biomarker May Also Be a Marker for COPD

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

A commonly used biomarker of kidney disease may also indicate lung problems, particularly COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

25-Sep-2018 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 701275

Vanderbilt Implants Tennessee’s First Artificial Heart

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Cardiac Surgery Team performed Tennessee’s first total artificial heart implantation Wednesday, Sept. 26, on a 56-year-old man with congestive heart failure.

27-Sep-2018 4:05 PM EDT
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    27-Sep-2018 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 701218

Managing Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Requires Shared Decisions Among Patients, Families, and Healthcare Providers

Endocrine Society

The Endocrine Society today issued a Clinical Practice Guideline that offers best practices for healthcare providers on how to promptly diagnose, treat, and manage patients with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH), an inherited endocrine disorder, throughout their entire lives.

27-Sep-2018 9:50 AM EDT

Article ID: 701196

Henry Ford Hospital Patient is First in the U.S. to Receive Device for Hard-to-treat Angina

Henry Ford Health System

Cardiologists at Henry Ford Hospital performed the first implantation in the United States of a device approved for use in Europe for hard-to-treat angina. The Neovasc Reducer was successfully implanted in a middle-aged, Detroit-area man on June 19. Within six to eight weeks, tissue then grows over the mesh, narrowing the passageway. The patient described greatly diminished symptoms at a recent follow-up.

27-Sep-2018 6:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 701164

Biomedical Engineer’s Findings Change the Debate on Modeling Blood Flow

Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University professor Amirhossein Arzani authored a paper about which computational modeling of blood is more accurate when applied to monitoring the movement of blood through the human body, which affects how doctors treat patients with heart disease.

26-Sep-2018 1:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 701105

Researchers Explore How Being Male or Female Affects Our Hearts, Kidneys and Waistlines

American Physiological Society (APS)

A person’s biological sex can be a defining factor in how well—or how poorly—they respond to disease, therapy and recovery. Experts at the forefront of sex-specific research will convene next week at the sixth APS conference on sex differences in cardiovascular and renal physiology. The Cardiovascular, Renal and Metabolic Diseases: Sex-Specific Implications for Physiology conference will be held September 30–October 3 in Knoxville, Tenn.

26-Sep-2018 7:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 701121

Common heart condition linked to sudden death

University of Adelaide

A University of Adelaide-led team of researchers has found a link between sudden cardiac death (when the heart suddenly stops beating) and a common heart condition known as mitral valve prolapse that affects around 12 in every 1000 people worldwide.

25-Sep-2018 10:05 PM EDT

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