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Xenon Reduces Brain Damage After Cardiac Arrest

A new study is raising hopes that the noble gas may become a new treatment for brain injury.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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US areas with highest heart death rates have shifted from north east to south

Although heart disease death rates in the United States have markedly declined overall during the past four decades, rates have fallen faster in the north than in the south, a study by researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found.1  
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over 3 years ago
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Joyful Events Can Lead to 'Broken Heart Syndrome,' Says Study

These new findings about takotsubo cardiomyopathy "may lead to a paradigm shift," said one researcher. "Physicians need to be aware even positive stressors might bear risk for acute cardiac disease."  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Predictors of New-Onset AF in Patients With Heart Failure

Can development of atrial fibrillation be predicted in patients with heart failure by means of echocardiographic-derived indexes?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Breast Calcification on Mammography IDs CVD Risk

Mammography could provide a 'two-fer' for women by identifying breast cancer as well as heart disease, new evidence suggests.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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The Year in Cardiology 2015: Valvular Heart Disease

What were the leading studies on the topic of valvular heart disease in 2015?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Cardiac Remodeling or Cardiomyopathy: What the NBA Tells Us CME/CE

: A new database study sets benchmark echocardiographic findings among elite basketball players, with help from the National Basketball Association.  
medscape.org
over 3 years ago
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Women with endometriosis show higher risk for heart disease

Women who have endometriosis diagnosed at age 40 or younger are three times more likely to develop heart disease than those without the condition, says a large prospective study published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.1  
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over 3 years ago
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Women with endometriosis show higher risk for heart disease

Women who have endometriosis diagnosed at age 40 or younger are three times more likely to develop heart disease than those without the condition, says a large prospective study published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.1  
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over 3 years ago
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Women with endometriosis show higher risk for heart disease

Women who have endometriosis diagnosed at age 40 or younger are three times more likely to develop heart disease than those without the condition, says a large prospective study published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.1  
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over 3 years ago
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PUSH HARD AND FAST – AND SAY NO TO DRUGS

Drugs in cardiac arrest has been under bombardement for some time now. Atropine is out, adrenaline is just in there for good old times sake. And now, in an unselected cardiac arrest population, a new NEJM published RCT shows that the silver bullet anti-arrhythmic amiodarone is no more effective in getting better outcomes than injecting saline. The same went for the old Hail Mary rescue drug lidocaine, also included in the RCT. The basics are what matters in cardiac arrest: early and effective chest compressions and early defib.  
scancrit.com
over 3 years ago
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FDA Warns of Heart Failure Risk With Two Diabetes Drugs

The move follows an April 2015 recommendation from an FDA panel and was based on data from two large cardiovascular outcomes trials of saxagliptin and alogliptin.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Stem-Cell Therapy Improves Clinical Outcomes in Heart Failure

Multicellular stem-cell therapy improved clinical cardiac events in heart failure patients, but exactly how it conferred this benefit is something of a mystery.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Improving outcomes from in-hospital cardiac arrest

Over 200 000 adults a year sustain a cardiac arrest while in hospital in the United States.1 Most trials have taken place outside hospital,2 yet the etiology, patient characteristics, time to treatment, and outcomes are quite different from cardiac arrests occurring in inpatients. Clinical guidelines for in-hospital resuscitation are therefore mainly drawn from the extrapolation of findings from out-of-hospital trials, observational studies, and consensus of expert opinion coordinated through the International Liaison Committee for Resuscitation.3  
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over 3 years ago
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Early administration of epinephrine (adrenaline) in patients with cardiac arrest with initial shockable rhythm in hospital: propensity score matched analysis

Objectives To evaluate whether patients who experience cardiac arrest in hospital receive epinephrine (adrenaline) within the two minutes after the first defibrillation (contrary to American Heart Association guidelines) and to evaluate the association between early administration of epinephrine and outcomes in this population.  
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over 3 years ago
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Early administration of epinephrine (adrenaline) in patients with cardiac arrest with initial shockable rhythm in hospital: propensity score matched analysis

Objectives To evaluate whether patients who experience cardiac arrest in hospital receive epinephrine (adrenaline) within the two minutes after the first defibrillation (contrary to American Heart Association guidelines) and to evaluate the association between early administration of epinephrine and outcomes in this population.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Defibrillation time intervals and outcomes of cardiac arrest in hospital: retrospective cohort study from Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation registry

Objective To describe temporal trends in the time interval between first and second attempts at defibrillation and the association between this time interval and outcomes in patients with persistent ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation (VT/VF) arrest in hospital.  
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over 3 years ago
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Dietary fats: a new look at old data challenges established wisdom

It is widely accepted that diets rich in polyunsaturated fats protect against heart disease. Recently, the Global Burden of Disease team reported that each year insufficient intake of omega-6 polyunsaturated fats, the most common subgroup of polyunsaturated fats, results in over 700 000 deaths from coronary heart disease.1 Or does it? A linked study by Ramsden and colleagues (doi:10.1136/bmj.i1246) adds to the doubts around the health benefits of replacing saturated fat with polyunsaturated fats.2  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago