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2 new devices advancing cardiac monitoring and treatment

The advances in medical devices for monitoring, surgery and R&D have made cardiac care one of the most exciting and successful areas for the proliferation of medical gadgets. Let's take a look at two such devices that are changing the world of cardiac care. In the early...

source: By Rosemary Sparacio
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Sitting for too long is associated with more calcium deposits in the heart arteries, according to a study by cardiologists at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Previous research has shown that excessive sitting can reduce cardio fitness and increase the risk of heart...

source: American Heart Association

A chart of 69 members of Dardie Robinson's family tree depicts 10 close relatives who died suddenly and at a relatively early age, nearly all of apparent heart attacks. For much of her adult life, Robinson, a 60-year-old paralegal investigator, has assumed she too would...

source: The Wall Street Journal

Women who have heart attacks are less likely to complete a rehabilitation program than men — 64 percent compared to 69 percent, concludes a study in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology. That means women, shown in previous research to get slower diagnosis and treatment...

source: The Vancouver Sun

Parents and heart experts from across Michigan are urging lawmakers to pass a bill that would require all high school students to learn CPR. Sfety advocates are pushing schools to put the cardiac safety of students first. Now, they...

source: WXYZ-TV

A Utah teenager owes his life to a properly equipped and emergency-trained school staff and public safety dispatchers. Layton Fire Department spokesman Doug Bitton said dispatchers received a 911 call from Northridge High School, reporting...

source: The Salt Lake Tribune

Not all resuscitation strategies after a patient has an in-hospital cardiac arrest are equally beneficial when it comes to survival rates, suggests new research. A study of 131 acute-care hospitals in the U.S. showed that only three practices were significantly associated...

source: Medscape

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