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Psychology, Bruce Compas, Vanderbilt, Children, Chronic Illness, Cancer, Leukaemia, Leukemia, Brain Tumor, Sickle Cell Anemia, Congenital Heart Disease, Type 1 Diabetes, Traumatic Brain Injury, Memory, IQ, PTSD, Chemotherapy, Radiation, Vumc, mental therapy, mental and cognitive disorders

Sick Kids Live Longer, but Brain Function May Suffer

Hundreds of thousands of children with chronic illnesses who used to die are now surviving their disease and treatment—which is amazing. But their brains are being damaged in the process of keeping them alive. This first ever research quantifies the IQ impact of six main illnesses and looks and the common threads that connect them. It also takes next steps on how psychologists can team up with surgeons/oncologists, etc. to help treat kids and their parents, so they can thrive in school and life.

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Aspirin, Atrial fibrilation, Bleeding, Stroke, intermountain medical center, intermountain healthcare, Heart Rhythm Society

Study: Long-Term Use of Aspirin Doesn’t Lower Risk of Stroke in Some Patients with Atrial Fibrillation

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A new study by researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City found that using long-term aspirin therapy to prevent strokes among patients who are considered to be at low risk for stroke may not be effective as previously thought.

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Penn Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Penn Medicine Electrophysiologist to Receive Distinguished Teacher Award From Heart Rhythm Society

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Francis Marchlinski, MD, FHRS, director of Electrophysiology for the University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS), has been selected to receive the Distinguished Teacher Award from the Heart Rhythm Society, the leading international professional organization for cardiac arrhythmia professionals.

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atrail fibrillation , Heart Abnormalities, Stroke, Heart Attack, Dementia, Warfarin, Blood Thinner, intermountain healthcare, intermountain medical center, Anticoagulation

Delayed Use of Blood Thinners for Atrial Fibrillation Patients Increases Their Risk of Dementia

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A new study has found that dementia rates increase when anticoagulation treatment is delayed for patients with atrial fibrillation, the most common heart arrhythmia in the world that affects more than 2.7 million American adults.

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Penn Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Congenital Heart Disease

Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation Proven Safe and Effective for Patients with Congenital Heart Disease, Penn Study Finds

In a new study presented today at the Heart Rhythm Society’s 38th Annual Scientific Session in Chicago, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have found that CHD patients—even with complex defects—can safely undergo ablation for AF, with similar success rates as patients with normal hearts.

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Study Reveals Prevalence of Women with Heart Disease Delivering Babies Is Increasing

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A study of more than 80,000 women with heart disease from 2003 to 2012 reveals that the prevalence of women with heart disease delivering babies increased by 24 percent over that 10-year period.

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Heart Disease, Aortic Stenosis, Cardiovascular Disease, Transcather aortic valve implantation, transcather valve replacement, transcatheter aortic heart valve, transcatheter aortic valve replacement, TAVR, Mitral Valve Disease, mitral valve replacement

TVT 2017 Agenda Now Available

The agenda for the TVT (Transcatheter Valve Therapies) is now available online: http://www.crf.org/tvt/the-conference/agenda. TVT 2017 is a practical three-day course featuring the latest research and state-of-the-art techniques for transcatheter aortic and mitral valve therapies. For 10 years, TVT has provided healthcare professionals with the latest advances, tools, and techniques for the treatment of valvular heart disease using nonsurgical procedures.

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Atrial fibrilation, biomarker discovery, intermountain medical center, intermountain healthcare, Heart Rhythm Society , heart rythmn disorder, Heart Attack, Stroke

New Study Identifies Biomarker That May Indicate Risk of Atrial Fibrillation

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Researchers have identified a microRNA biomarker that demonstrates a strong association with the incidence of atrial fibrillation, the most common abnormal heart rhythm.

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Atrial Fibrillation, Dementia, intermountain healthcare, intermountain medical center heart institute, Risk Score, Heart Rhythm Society

Combining Risk Scores Improves Identification of Atrial Fibrillation Patients Who Face Increased Risk of Dementia

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Combining the Intermountain Mortality Risk Score (IMRS), developed by clinicians at Intermountain Healthcare, with the traditional CHA2DS2-VASc risk score, was more accurate in identifying at-risk patients than using the traditional score alone.

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chip-based, Heart, iCHIP, Drug Discovery, Animal Studies, drug trials, LLNL

Lawrence Livermore Unveils “Heart-on-a-Chip” to Improve Drug Development

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Lawrence Livermore researchers have successfully modeled a human heart on an engineered chip and measured the effects of chemical exposure on functions of heart tissue using microelectrodes, a development scientists hope will decrease the time needed for new prescription drug trials and ensure potentially lifesaving drugs are safe and effective, while at the same time reducing the need for human and animal testing.







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