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Medical breakthrough: Bioengineered heart tissue

For patients with heart damage, the best treatment option right now is an organ transplant. But even then, the patient waiting list for an organ donor is seemingly endless. To confound matters, patients can encounter complications after heart transplantation. With new research,...

source: By Karen SC Ashley
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Is your favorite golf course ready to save your life? A new study finds the response to cardiac emergencies at many Michigan golf courses isn't up to par. Researchers studied 40 cardiac arrests that occurred at 39 Michigan golf courses from 2010 to 2012. The results were...

source: WDIV-TV

The human brain may be nature's finest computer, but artificial intelligences fed on big data are making a convincing challenge for the crown. In the realm of healthcare, natural language processing, associative intelligence and machine...

source: Health IT Analytics

What started as a high school science project for two brothers from New York is now a patented medical device that its creators hope will save people from sudden cardiac death. The young men, John Di Capua Jr., 22, and his brother, Christopher, 18, set out to find a way...

source: USA Today

Brian Hall can't remember much about the day he died. The New Zealand man was playing table tennis when he had a cardiac arrest, and his heart stopped for 15 minutes. At least, that's what friends and family have told him in the weeks since he came back to life. Hall had...

source: The Southland Times

The chief executive of a UK company that is hiring 40 more staff to make portable defibrillators says he wants the lifesaving equipment to be as prevalent as fire extinguishers in public buildings. The company, HeartSine Technologies, is...

source: Belfast Telegraph

A rural Alaska family is torn between feelings of grief and celebration. After a family member suffered a seizure, cardiac arrest and long-term coma, her relatives are saying goodbye — while welcoming a newborn they call a "miracle...

source: KTUU-TV


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