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2013-11-18 13:08:03

Abstract: 10400 (Poster 2186 - Hall F, Core 2) Cancer treatment takes a toll on the hearts of child survivors, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2013. Cancer is the leading cause of disease-related death among U.S. children, but the rate of survival has increased significantly from a 5-year survival rate of 58.1 percent in 1975-77 to 83.1 percent in 2003-09. "Research has shown childhood cancer survivors face heart and other...

2013-11-18 12:30:17

- Data Presented Demonstrate the Advantages of Corus® CAD in Improving Clinical Decision-Making and Reducing Diagnostic Test Overutilization in Women with Symptoms Suggestive of Obstructive Coronary Artery Disease - PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CardioDx, Inc., a molecular diagnostics company specializing in cardiovascular genomics, today announced results from two studies reinforcing the value of Corus(®) CAD as an initial diagnostic test for the evaluation of...

2013-11-18 10:58:23

RESS Abstract 11975/11 (Omni Dallas Hotel, Trinity Ballroom) Hospitalized children are more likely to die after a cardiac arrest if it occurs during the night shift, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2013. Adults who suffer a cardiac arrest while hospitalized are already known to fare worse if resuscitation is needed during the night shift. This AHA Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation Registry study is the first documentation of...

2013-11-18 10:57:14

RESS Abstract 19453/157 (Omni Dallas Hotel, Dallas Ballroom D-H) Just one minute of CPR video training for bystanders in a shopping mall could save lives in emergencies, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2013. Researchers used a one-minute CPR video to improve responsiveness and teach compression only CPR to people with no CPR experience. Participants were divided into two groups: 48 adults looked at the video, while 47 sat idle...

2013-11-17 23:01:39

Findings Reported at AHA Scientific Sessions 2013 by Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Reveal the Economic Impact of HAIs Following Cardiac Surgery New York, NY (PRWEB) November 17, 2013 After cardiac surgery, healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are common complications associated with increased morbidity, mortality, and use of resources. Study findings reported at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2013 by investigators from the Cardiothoracic Surgical...

2013-11-17 23:00:59

Editors of Circulation Research Recognize Mount Sinai Heart Researchers at AHA Scientific Sessions 2013 for their Work to Repair and Reverse Heart Attack Damage New York, NY (PRWEB) November 17, 2013 The Editors of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) journal Circulation Research have awarded Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai researchers a “Best Manuscript Award” for their investigations on repair and reversal of heart attack damage. The winning manuscript, “Stem Cell...

CPR After Cardiac Arrest Should Go On For An Average Of 38 Minutes
2013-11-17 05:26:38

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Sustaining CPR for at least 38 minutes can improve a person’s chances of surviving a heart attack and increase the odds that a cardiac arrest survivor will have regular brain function, according to research presented Saturday at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2013 conference in Dallas. “Cardiac arrest occurs when electrical impulses in the heart become rapid or chaotic, causing it to suddenly stop...

Cholesterol Guidelines Updated
2013-11-13 11:38:29

[ Watch the Video: Statins Should Be Prescribed To More People ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Cholesterol-lowering drugs should be prescribed to about 33 million more Americans, according to new guidelines for healthcare providers recently released by a joint committee from the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology. The new guidelines said those without cardiovascular disease, but who have a 7.5 percent or higher risk for a heart attack...

2013-11-12 16:25:32

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is an editorial by Theresa Conejo, R.N. Member, American Heart Association Board of Directors, Great Rivers Affiliate, serving Delaware, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia: Health advocates from across Pennsylvania declared a major partial victory in 2008 with the passage of the Clean Indoor Air Act (CIAA). At the time of passage, we celebrated a public health milestone - for the first time in...

2013-11-12 09:10:29

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report A promising technology may enable doctors to diagnose and possibly treat in utero a common cause of stillbirth and sudden death in infants, according to research published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. The study is the first to document the electrophysiological characteristics of fetal long QT syndrome and to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of the magnetic EKG, or magnetocardiogram, in a sizable population...