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2012-03-06 11:53:21

Persistent depression symptoms may be associated with significantly greater declines in cognitive performance in older patients with coronary artery disease who underwent cardiac catheterization, according to a study published in the March issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Relatively high rates of depression have been observed among older patients with coronary artery disease, including those undergoing coronary interventions, but it remains...

2012-03-06 11:14:13

Married adults who undergo heart surgery are more than three times as likely as single people who have the same surgery to survive the next three months, a new study finds. "That's a dramatic difference in survival rates for single people, during the most critical post-operative recovery period," says Ellen Idler, a sociologist at Emory University and lead author of the study, which appears in the March issue of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior. "We found that marriage boosted...

2012-03-01 01:52:53

Patients who had leaky mitral heart valves repaired along with bypass surgery had with healthier hearts than those who had bypass only, according to new research presented in the American Heart Association's Emerging Science Series webinar. The mitral valve separates the heart's left atrium (upper chamber) from the left ventricle (lower chamber). It has two flaps, or cusps, and if the flaps don't close properly, the valve will leak. "Many patients who need bypass surgery have mild to...

2012-01-30 14:24:58

Appropriate use criteria will help physicians select treatments for patients Updated appropriate use criteria released today offer detailed guidance on when to use an invasive procedure to improve blood flow to the heart and how to choose the best procedure for each patient. The clinical scenarios, written by a group of cardiologists and cardiac surgeons, affirm the role of revascularization for patients with acute coronary syndromes and significant symptoms. "This document helps...

2012-01-26 12:04:22

Heart failure is a leading cause of death in Canada. As part of the ongoing IMPACT-CABG clinical trial to treat advanced heart failure, physicians at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre performed the first cardiac stem cell transplant in Ontario last week using stem cells derived from the patient's own bone marrow, isolated completely within the operating room, and implanted into the heart at the time of coronary bypass surgery. Researchers hope that stem cell therapy may be developed into a novel...

2012-01-18 10:45:18

Patients who discontinued use of an antiplatelet agent such as clopidogrel prior to undergoing cardiac surgery to lower their bleeding risk and received intravenously the platelet inhibitor cangrelor achieved a higher rate of maintenance of platelet inhibition, compared to patients who received placebo, according to a study in the January 18 issue of JAMA. "Thienopyridines [antiplatelet agents] are among the most widely prescribed medications, but their use can be complicated by the...

2012-01-02 08:00:00

The Floyd Memorial Hospital Joslin Diabetes Research Program, located in New Albany, Indiana, and affiliated with the world-renowned Joslin Diabetes Center at Harvard Medical School in Boston, is currently enrolling patients in three new diabetes clinical trials. New Albany, Indiana (PRWEB) January 02, 2012 The Floyd Memorial Hospital Joslin Diabetes Research Program, located in New Albany, Indiana, and affiliated with the world-renowned Joslin Diabetes Center at Harvard Medical School in...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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