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2012-08-07 22:07:19

Implantable cardioverter defibrillators account for one-third of the decrease in cardiac arrests caused by ventricular fibrillation in North-Holland, according to research in Circulation, an American Heart Association journal. VF is an abnormal heart rhythm that makes the heart quiver so it can't pump blood. ICDs are small electronic devices implanted in the chest that detect potentially fatal abnormal heart rhythms and try to stop them with electric shocks. Generally, only people with...

2012-08-06 10:56:42

Transplanted heart cells, grown from stem cells, electrically couple and beat in sync with heart's own muscle Researchers have made a major advance in efforts to regenerate damaged hearts. Grafts of human cardiac muscle cells, grown from embryonic stem cells, coupled electrically and contracted synchronously with host muscle following transplantation in guinea pig hearts. The grafts also reduced the incidence of arrhythmias (irregular heart rhythms) in a guinea pig model of...

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...


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