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Image: A new study suggests statins can reduce cardiovascular disease mortality in spite of elevated LDL-C (Photo courtesy of Getty Images).

Statins Reduce CVD Risk in Men with Elevated LDL

A new study demonstrates the benefits of using statins to lower low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels for primary prevention of coronary heart disease (CHD). More...
22 Sep 2017
Image: UConn researchers George Lykotrafitis and Kostyantyn Partola with the whole blood rheometer (Photo courtesy of Sean Flynn / UConn).

New Microchannel Device Measures Blood Viscosity

An innovative optical device can measure blood viscosity at the point of care, providing an early warning sign of a potential cardiovascular event. More...
21 Sep 2017
Image: MyoVista provides detailed visualization of energy distribution during the cardiac cycle (Photo courtesy of HeartSciences).

High Sensitivity ECG Device Screens for Heart Disease

A low-cost electrocardiograph (ECG) screening device uses advanced signal processing technology to improve the early detection of heart disease. More...
20 Sep 2017
Image: The GlideScope Go video laryngoscope system (Photo courtesy of Verathon).

Handheld Video Laryngoscope Facilitates Airway Management

A new high-resolution portable video laryngoscope system provides consistently clear airway views in a wide variety of settings. More...
19 Sep 2017
Image: New research suggests chewing gum can help restore GI motility (Photo courtesy of Shutterstock).

Chewing Gum Eases Ileus after Colorectal Surgery

A new study suggests that chewing gum could serve as an effective method to ameliorate ileus following colorectal surgery. More...
15 Sep 2017
Image: A new study claims bioelectric currents enhance the bactericidal effects of silver (Photo courtesy Laurent Mekul/KI).

Hacked Conductive Plastics Kill Pathogenic Bacteria

Applying a minute electrical current to an antimicrobial coating based on conjugated polymers and silver particles enhances the bactericidal effect, claims a new study. More...
14 Sep 2017
Image: Research suggests bag mask ventilation cannot supplant intubation as yet (Photo courtesy of 123rf.com).

Emergency Intubation Bests BMV for CPR

Bag-mask ventilation (BMV) fails to improve on endotracheal intubation (ETI) in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients, according to a new study. More...
13 Sep 2017


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