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2014-05-29 08:28:45

Heart failure is the second leading cause of hospitalization of Canadians over 65 and responsible for nine per cent of all deaths MONTREAL, May 29, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada's leading cardiologists and other health professionals interested in heart failure are meeting in Montreal this weekend at the Heart Failure Update 2014 meeting to examine the newest developments in heart failure, a condition responsible for nine per cent of all deaths in Canada.(i) The burden of heart failure is...

2012-03-20 11:21:59

New drugs available to prevent strokes and control heart rhythm The Canadian Journal of Cardiology has published a focused update to the Canadian Cardiovascular Society's atrial fibrillation guidelines. Atrial fibrillation is the most common cardiac arrhythmia and is a significant cause of stroke, illness in general, and death. It is, for example, the leading cause of stroke in the elderly. The past year has seen important changes in the drugs available to treat atrial fibrillation and...

2011-10-24 09:29:01

Huge flow of heart failure patients place a big burden on the Canadian health care system, causing longer wait times for treatment and clogging emergency departments Heart failure (HF) costs are headed for the economic stratosphere, even as researchers come up with simple tests and strategies to bring them back to earth. An assessment of the growing problem and a new initiative to curb costs and increase efficacy in dealing with heart failure patients when they present to emergency...

2011-03-29 13:00:10

Guidelines result of collaboration between Canadian Cardiovascular Society and Canadian Heart Rhythm Society The Canadian Cardiovascular Society and Canadian Heart Rhythm Society have produced the first-ever comprehensive guidelines on the use of genetic testing in the clinical management of inherited heart rhythm disorders, released in the March/April issue of the Canadian Journal of Cardiology (http://www.onlinecjc.ca/) published by Elsevier. The guidelines, entitled "Recommendations for...

2011-02-21 04:26:00

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, February 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Issue Marks the Beginning of Their Partnership, Includes CCS Atrial Fibrillation Guidelines Elsevier and the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CJC) announce the publication of the January/February 2011 issue of the Canadian Journal of Cardiology (CJC), the first in their partnership. This theme issue focused on atrial fibrillation includes the long-awaited Canadian Cardiovascular Society Atrial Fibrillation...

2010-11-02 10:12:00

OTTAWA, November 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Journal Under Editorial Leadership of Stanley Nattel, MD, FRSC, FRCPC, FACC, FHRS Elsevier, a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services, is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Canadian Cardiovascular Society and the January 2011 publication of the Canadian Journal of Cardiology, an established journal in the field of cardiovascular medicine. Under the...

2010-10-26 11:09:46

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- The genetic code of sudden cardiac death has been cracked. Now, people are able to be genetically screened for sudden cardiac death based on genes and family history, even if they've had no symptoms. The patients are recommended to receive internal cardiac defibrillators (ICDs) implanted to shock their heart if it stops beating. "Our discovery has led to a targeted genetic screening and individualized therapy that is significantly improving survival rates," Dr. Sean...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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