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Researchers find new CPR method increases survival rate by 50 percent

Minneapolis/St. Paul (Mar. 1, 2011) -- A five-year clinical trial led by University of Minnesota Medical School researchers has led to a new method of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) that improves long-term survival rates with good brain functi...

Simple blood test at discharge could help reduce hospital readmissions for...

An inexpensive, routine blood test could hold the key to why some patients with congestive heart failure do well after being discharged from the hospital and why others risk relapse, costly readmission or death within a year, new Johns Hopkins resea...

Human stem cells from fat tissue fuse with rat heart cells...

If Dr. Doolittle is famous for talking to animals, then here's a story that might make him hold his tongue: According to new research published online in The FASEB Journal (http://www.fasebj.org), scientists have successfully fused human stem cells ...

Free radicals may be good for you

Fear of free radicals may be exaggerated, according to scientists from the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet. A new study, published in the Journal of Physiology, shows that free radicals act as signal substances that cause the heart ...

Newborn Heart Muscle Can Grow Back by Itself

In a promising science-fiction-meets-real-world juxtaposition, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have discovered that the mammalian newborn heart can heal itself completely. Researchers, working with...

Guidelines and reality

Whether doctors have knowledge of guidelines or not appears to be unsuitable as an indicator of how guidelines are being put into practice in the clinical routine. Taking the case of treatment by primary care physicians of three target diseases -...

Antioxidants in pecans may contribute to heart health and disease prevention

Loma Linda, California -- A new research study from Loma Linda University (LLU) demonstrates that naturally occurring antioxidants in pecans may help contribute to heart health and disease prevention; the results were published in the January 2011 ...

New hypothesis explains why drugs increase risk of heart attacks and...

CLEVELAND -- February 21, 2011 -- New research shows that medications which have raised safety concerns over heart attack and stroke risks may not have gotten approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) if the cardiovascular effects of fl...

Study suggests gender does not play a role in risk of...

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- A study led by the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center shows being a woman may not increase your risk of dying from treatment for a severe heart attack. U-M researchers and colleagues in the Michigan Cardiovascular Co...

Scientists identify new marker for heart disease

A new study from the Libin Cardiovascular Institute at the University of Calgary's Faculty of Medicine is shedding light on an underlying cause of heart disease. Published research led by UCalgary's Dr. Todd Anderson and his colleagues at four sit...

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