Heart disease

Men may face high lifetime risk of sudden cardiac death

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Consumption of omega-3s linked to lower risk of fatal heart disease

BOSTON —Blood levels of seafood and plant-based omega-3 fatty acids are associated with a lower risk of dying from heart attacks, according to a new epidemiological study, published today in JAMA Internal Medicine, led by Liana C. Del Gobbo, Ph.D., a postdoctoral research fellow in the division of cardiovascular medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine and senior author Dariush Mozaffarian, M.D., Dr.P.H., dean of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University in Boston. ... Full story

University of Michigan introduces the world’s smallest pacemaker

Leadless pacemaker gives new option to treat bradycardia, a too slow heart rate ... Full story

Keeping the Heart’s Electrical System Running

A drug commonly used to treat high blood pressure has been shown to significantly reduce the risk of blocked electrical impulses to the heart and could be an effective treatment for certain types of heart disease known as conduction disease, in which the progression of electrical impulses through the heart is impeded, according to researchers at UCSF and Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). ... Full story

Performance, Quality Measures Updated for Patients with Atrial Fibrillation

Afib measures expanded to include inpatient setting, patient safety, and other domains ... Full story

Cutting-edge model of the heart will help scientists study new therapies

Developed by UCLA team that included William Klug, the simulation shows the electrophysiology of heart failure ... Full story

Gender gap found in cardiac arrest care, outcomes

Study Highlights - Women treated at a hospital after cardiac arrest may be less likely than men to receive potentially life-saving procedures. - The number of cardiac ... Full story

UHealth Surgeons Perform Lifesaving Heart Surgery on Newborn Still Attached to Mother’s Placenta

The family of a 4-month-old infant took their baby home from Holtz Children’s Hospital at Jackson Memorial after UHealth – University of Miami Health System surgeons performed a life-saving surgery while the baby was still attached to her mother’s placenta. Doctors removed a tumor that was covering the heart of Symphony Melody Edgecomb and crushing her lungs — all before completing a cesarean section to deliver the baby. The surgery was the first to be performed in Florida on a premature baby with this type of tumor. ... Full story

Protein for preventing heart failure

A protein known to be crucial for maintaining the balance of calcium in cells could prove useful in halting the progression of heart failure. ... Full story

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