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Combining Risk Scores Improves Decision-Making Process for Atrial Fibrillation Patients and Physicians

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By combining a patient’s traditional risk score with the Intermountain Mortality Risk Score (IMRS), physicians and patients are better equipped to evaluate a patient’s individual risk of stroke, bleeding, and mortality with atrial fibrillation, according to a new study of more than 80,000 patients from the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City.

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atrail fibrillation , Afib, Cardiology, Pulmonary vein isolation

Laser, Video Technology Combine in New Atrial Fibrillation Treatment

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The University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System is the first hospital in the Midwest to offer an improved minimally invasive treatment for atrial fibrillation, also called AF or AFib.

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New Guideline: Ask About Body Cooling for Loved Ones After Cardiac Arrest

Cooling down the body may reduce brain injury for people in a coma after being revived from cardiac arrest, according to a new guideline developed by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and published in the May 10, 2017, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The guideline recommends that families ask if their loved one qualifies for the procedure. The guideline is endorsed by the Neurocritical Care Society.

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Coronary Artery Disease, artery stent, anti-platelet, high bleeding risk, HBR, clinical trial, Heart Disease, Stent

First Pennsylvania Patient Treated in Landmark Heart Artery Stent Trial

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PinnacleHealth CardioVascular Institute in Harrisburg, PA, enrolled the first patient in Pennsylvania in a trial assessing the safety and effectiveness of a new stent to treat patients with coronary heart disease who are at higher risk for bleeding.

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beets, beetroot, Nitrate, Nitric Acid, Cardiovascular Disease, Heart Disease, Heart Failure, sympathetic nervous system, Sympathetic Nerve Activity, Sympathetic Outflow, Blood Pressure, Hypertension, Dietary Supplements

Beetroot Juice May Provide Benefits to Heart Disease Patients

A new study finds that dietary nitrate—a compound that dilates blood vessels to decrease blood pressure—may reduce overstimulation of the sympathetic nervous system that occurs with heart disease. The research team looked specifically at beetroot juice, a source of dietary nitrate, to explore its use as a future targeted treatment option for people with cardiovascular disease.

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Heart Failure, Heart Failure Patients, heart failure caregivers, Heart Disease

CRF to Hold Free Seminar on Living with Heart Failure for Patients and Caregivers

CRF will hold a free seminar, “Broken Hearts: Living with Heart Failure,” on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 for heart failure patients and caregivers at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. The seminar will focus on providing both patients and caregivers a deeper understanding of heart failure, its symptoms, and treatment options.

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AMSSM Announces $300,000 Multi-Site Grant to Address Sports Medicine Research Priorities

As a kickoff to the 26th American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, the AMSSM Collaborative Research Network announces $300,000 in funding to support one or more quality, multi-site research proposal(s) to address key priority areas within the field of sports medicine.

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Women’s Heart Fund to Host Heart of Rock and Roll Cocktail Reception in Asbury Park

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The Women’s Heart Fund will host its signature event, the Heart of Rock and Roll cocktail reception, on Friday, June 2, from 7-10 p.m. at the Asbury Hotel in Asbury Park, NJ. The Women's Heart Fund Board is excited to announce that this year's event will feature special guests Chazz Palminteri of the hit Broadway musical, A Bronx Tale, and his wife Gianna Palminteri, who will serve as honorary chairs. With more than 50 movies to his credit, Bronx-born and raised Chazz was destined to continue the long line of prominent actors in the film industry. Well known for Bullets Over Broadway, The Usual Suspects and A Bronx Tale, he is the only artist who has had his work go from a one-man show to a major motion picture film to a hit Broadway musical.

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Heart Rate Variability, Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia, Blood Pressure, Divorce, Expressive writing

'Narrative Expressive Writing' Might Protect Against Harmful Health Effects of Divorce-Related Stress

For people going through a divorce, a technique called narrative expressive writing—not just writing about their emotions, but creating a meaningful narrative of their experience—may reduce the harmful cardiovascular effects of stress related to marital separation, reports a study in Psychosomatic Medicine: Journal of Biobehavioral Medicine, the official journal of the American Psychosomatic Society. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

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Medical Groups Join Forces to Improve Cardiac Imaging Use in Children

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The Image Gently Alliance, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and a coalition of pediatric medicine and cardiology organizations* have launched the “Have-A-Heart” campaign. This multi-society effort would help providers appropriately use and optimize performance of computed tomography (CT), fluoroscopy and nuclear medicine exams in diagnosing and treating heart disease in children.







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