Cardiology

March 2, 2021
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Q&A: Mechanical or tissue heart valve replacements

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain My father is having issues with his aortic valve. He is 53 years old and was told he needs to have a […]
March 2, 2021
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A new heart at 18 put her on a new path

Jill Hollander was 9 when, during a visit to her cardiologist with her parents, he asked her to step outside so he could speak alone with […]
February 23, 2021
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Give the heart a ketone? It may be beneficial

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain There is growing evidence that ketone bodies may be beneficial to heart disease patients regardless of the method of delivery used to […]
February 19, 2021
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Hydrogel injection may change the way the heart muscle heals after a heart attack

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers at CÚRAM, the SFI Research Centre for Medical Devices based at NUI Galway, and BIOFORGE Lab, at the University of Valladolid […]
February 17, 2021
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CPR quality impacts survival in in-hospital cardiac arrest

(HealthDay)—For patients with in-hospital cardiac arrest, the number of pauses greater than 10 seconds during resuscitation impacts survival, according to a study recently published in AACN […]
February 10, 2021
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Obesity contributes to up to half of new diabetes cases annually in the United States

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Reducing the prevalence of obesity may prevent up to half of new Type 2 diabetes cases in the United States, according to […]
February 9, 2021
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Program led by health coaches at primary care clinics helped reduce heart risk

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Participants in a two-year, lifestyle intervention/weight-loss program provided through health coaches at their primary care center were able to lower their blood […]
February 4, 2021
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Tool predicts which mini-strokes could lead to major strokes

A tool can help emergency physicians predict which patients with mini-strokes are at greatest risk of having a major stroke within the week, according to a […]
February 2, 2021
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Study links intensive blood pressure lowering to reduced CV risk in patients exposed to air pollution

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Evidence suggests particulate matter is the air pollutant which poses the greatest threat to global health. Studies have shown that exposure to […]
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