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Commonly used catheters double risk of blood clots in ICU and cancer patients

U-M study finds peripherally inserted central catheters – an often preferred route for delivery of IV medications — increase risk of blood ...

New era medicine: Reversal of heart disorder

New era medicine: Reversal of heart disorder ...

Intensive-dose statin therapy reduces hospitalization rates in older Ontarians who have had a heart attack

Toronto - A new study by scientists at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto shows that intensive-dose statin therapy is effective in reducing repeat hospitalization for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in older patients who have had a heart attack. ... Full story

What impacts whether African Americans call 9-1-1 immediately for stroke symptoms?

University of Michigan partners with Bridges to the Future to improve stroke response ... Full story

In Cleveland Clinic Study, Less Than Half of Deaths After Coronary Intervention Attributable to Procedure

Research Suggests New Reporting Protocol for 30-Day Mortality for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention to Better Reflect Quality, Performance ... Full story

Control of heart disease risk factors varies among outpatient practices

BALTIMORE ― Control of heart disease risk factors varies widely among outpatient practices, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Scientific Sessions 2013. ... Full story

Penn Medicine Research Study Suggests New Role for ECMO in Treating Patients with Cardiac Arrest and Profound Shock

Procedure Traditionally Used During Heart Surgery and in the ICU May Show Promise as a Rescue Strategy for Select Cardiac Arrest Patients ... Full story

New approach to heart valve replacement wins at Big Bang! business competition

A new approach to tissue preparation that makes heart valve replacements less likely to be rejected by the body’s immune system — potentially giving transplant patients longer, healthier lives — was the clear favorite in this year’s University of California, Davis, business plan competition — sweeping both the first prize and the People’s Choice award. ... Full story

Risk of death, hospital readmission prolonged after heart attack, heart failure

BALTIMORE - Heart attack or heart failure patients may have a high risk of death or re-admission for a month or longer after leaving the hospital, researchers said at the American Heart Association’s Quality of Care and Outcomes Scientific Sessions 2013. ... Full story

Security risks found in sensors for heart devices, consumer electronics

ANN ARBOR—The type of sensors that pick up the rhythm of a beating heart in implanted cardiac defibrillators and pacemakers are vulnerable to tampering, according to a new study conducted in controlled laboratory conditions. ... Full story

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