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2012-07-31 23:02:56

Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal has received the American College of Cardiology Foundation´s NCDR ACTION Registry—GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2012 — one of only 164 hospitals nationwide to do so. NORMAL, ILL. (PRWEB) August 01, 2012 Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal has received the American College of Cardiology Foundation´s NCDR ACTION Registry—GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2012 — one of only 164...

2012-07-31 23:00:23

In an AED giveaway sweepstakes hosted by the LinkedIn Group, Medical Devices Group, Quality Bioresources received a Cardiac Science Powerheart G3 AED. Brentwood, Tn (PRWEB) July 31, 2012 Medical Devices Group, a 126,000+ member LinkedIn group, gave away a Powerheart AED G3 through their latest sweepstakes to Quality Bioresources Inc., which provides custom lyophilization and manufacturing services to clients worldwide. AED.com donated a total of 10 AEDs to the LinkedIn Group for the...

2012-07-27 12:30:21

Screening programs could help identify and treat risk factors, say authors Shift work is associated with an increased risk of major vascular problems, such as heart attacks and strokes, concludes a study published on bmj.com today. This is the largest analysis of shift work and vascular risk to date and has implications for public policy and occupational medicine, say the authors. Shift work has long been known to disrupt the body clock (circadian rhythm) and is associated with an...

Night Shift Workers At Increased Risk Of Heart Attack, Stroke
2012-07-27 08:04:40

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online People who regularly do shift work are slightly more at risk of having a heart attack or stroke than their day-only working counterparts, according to research published in the British Medical Journal. According to researchers from Norway and Canada, heart attack and stroke can be added to the list of previously known risks of shift work, risks that include high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity. The researchers defined shift...

2012-07-26 13:15:49

Adding computed tomography (CT) scans to standard screening procedures may help emergency room staff more rapidly determine which patients complaining of chest pain are having a heart attack or may soon have a heart attack, and which patients can be safely discharged, according to a study funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health. Researchers in the study focused on a condition known as acute coronary syndrome, which includes...

2012-07-26 10:34:19

Patients released from hospital much faster without increased costs or risk of missed diagnosis Incorporating coronary CT angiography (CCTA) into the initial evaluation of low-risk patients coming to hospital emergency departments (EDs) with chest pain appears to reduce the time patients spend in the hospital without incurring additional costs or exposing patients to significant risks. The report of a study conducted at nine U.S. hospitals appears in the July 26 New England Journal of...


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