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New technique may help speed up heart attack diagnosis

Acute myocardial infarction, or MI, is a common cause of death and disability in the United States and around the world. Prompt treatment depends on early diagnosis, and both are critical to patient survival. However, a new strategy may help emergency department physicians...

source: By Lynn Hetzler
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The many experiences described by survivors of cardiac arrest — people revived even after their hearts stopped beating, sometimes for many minutes — include moving through a tunnel toward a white light, greeting relatives no longer alive and overhearing conversations...

source: Medical Daily

As rural communities and aging populations confront an increase in diabetes and cardiovascular disease, a $180 billion threat looms for seniors, families, taxpayers and healthcare systems — stroke. Despite recent declines in stroke deaths, 4 percent of Americans...

source: Healthcare Finance News

New York has moved closer to teaching students cardiopulmonary resuscitation in school when the Board of Regents took only 10 minutes to approve a report about adding the lifesaving skill to the curriculum. The report was created by the New York Department of Education and...

source: American Heart Association

Call it a new form of academic cheating. Peer reviews for scholarly journals have come under the spotlight...

source: By Cait Harrison

When a hospital patient's heart stops, the drama starts, as doctors and nurses work furiously at resuscitation. Some hospitals allow family members to watch, while the majority do not. Now, a study has shown for the first time on a national scale that patients do just as...

source: Science Daily

For Mark Bozik, a firefighter in North Aurora, Illinois, it's 24 hours on — and 48 hours off. Recently, the father of two was looking forward to spending time with his daughter, chaperoning a field trip to Brookfield Zoo. The two, among a group of 30, were waiting...

source: WGN-TV

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