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16 Mar 2017 - 19 Mar 2017

Critical Care

Image: A new study shows renal transplant patients are at a higher risk for heart attack (Photo courtesy of iStock).

Kidney Transplant Patients at Higher Risk of CV Events

Renal transplant recipients (RTRs) are often admitted with acute myocardial infarction (AMI), according to a new study. More...
23 Feb 2017
Image: The CardioInsight system noninvasive vest optimizes electroanatomic mapping (Photo courtesy of Medtronic).

Electroanatomic Mapping System Provides 3D Heart Renderings

An updated noninvasive three-dimensional (3D) system maps a wide range of irregular heart rhythms in the upper and lower chambers of the heart. More...
22 Feb 2017
Image: Air pollution in China is much higher than in western countries (Photo courtesy of Shutterstock).

Air Pollution Linked to Respiratory and Cardiovascular Deaths

A new study confirms that as exposure to urban fine particulate air pollution increases, so does deaths from cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. More...
21 Feb 2017
Image: New research looks at how Vitamin C benefits cardiac surgery patients, and can reduce the risk of post-op AF (Photo courtesy of Natural News).

Vitamin C Could Prevent AF Following Cardiac Surgery

A new study suggests that vitamin C may prevent post-operative atrial fibrillation (AF) in cardiac surgery patients and may also shorten the duration of their hospital stay. More...
17 Feb 2017
Image: A new study suggests taking many drugs encourages frailty in the elderly (Photo courtesy of Shutterstock).

Polypharmacy Associated with Frailty in Older People

A new study reveals that people taking more than 10 medicines are twice as likely to become frail within three years as people who take less than five. More...
16 Feb 2017
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Image: The Micra TPS alongside a vitamin capsule (Photo courtesy of Medtronic).

Implanted Pacing System Attaches Directly to Heart

A novel leadless pacemaker provides patients with advanced pacing technology at one-tenth the size of a traditional pacemaker. More...
15 Feb 2017
Image: Potential sources of nosocomial infections in the ICU (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia).

High Levels of Nosocomial Infection Found in Pediatric ICUs

One in six children in pediatric intensive care units (pICU), and one in ten babies in neonatal intensive care units (nICU) develop a hospital-acquired infection (HAI), according to a new study. More...
14 Feb 2017

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