A simple blood test for the protein NT proBNP accurately predicts the risk of heart attack, heart failure, stroke, and death in patients with known cardiovascular disease.
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Obese patients fair better than lean patients when hospitalized for acute heart failure.
Taking statins regularly may reduce the risk of major cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke.
Standard hospital based performance measures used to gauge quality of care for hospitalized heart failure patients may not be the best benchmarks
Most hospital performance measures for heart failure not linked to improved patient outcomes.
Heart patient's blood transfusions are especially risky for women patients during heart bypass surgery.
The patient death rates for 56 Massachusetts heart surgeons will now be available online.
An emulsion of olive oil, egg yolk and glycerine might be just the recipe to keep heart patients away from the operating room and cardiac bypass surgery.
Mikhail Razgulov says it is possible to revive organs of deceased humans for transplanting to living people.
Benefits could include shorter procedure time for heart treatment and improved effectiveness.
Until more information is available, patients should receive appropriate anti platelet therapy according to existing practice guidelines wherever possible.
Magnets may interfere with the operation of pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators.
While devices have been developed sufficiently to prolong life for some very sick patients who have rapidly deteriorating heart failure, they've been developed quite enough yet for widespread use amongst the whole heart failure population.
Researchers have identified a type of stem cell that is the precursor to at least two main cell types that form the heart.
Stretching out a dose of chemotherapy over six or more hours may reduce the risk of heart problems caused by certain commonly used cancer drugs.
Study explains heart benefits from daily small dose of eating dark chocolate.
How drugs such as adrenalin do primarily one thing, in this case, increase the heart rate, now makes more sense to scientists.
The American College of Cardiology Foundation's NCDR creates Acute Coronary Syndrome outcomes network to measure and improve patient care.
Acute episodes of anger may cause potentially fatal heart rhythm disturbances.
New UCLA and Siemens software enables techs to log onto MRI scanner via Internet.
A shortage of cardiac organ donors results in a substantial number of deaths among persons awaiting cardiac transplantation.
This person no longer needs to be on the heart transplant waiting list which is an incredibly gratifying result.
Using radiofrequency devices heart surgeons greatly shortened the surgery and made it significantly easier to perform a surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation.
Heart tests in athletes declines sudden cardiac deaths.
An over the counter heartburn treatment and acid reflux treatment drug also appears to help decrease the debilitating effects of chronic heart failure.