Cardio-Pulmonary

Landmark study may impact standard stroke treatment guidelines

A new milestone study with results published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that clot removal up to 24 hours after stroke led to significantly reduced disability for properly selected patients. Read...
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HIV patients at greater risk for heart, kidney disease

Patients with HIV who are at high risk for a heart attack or stroke are also at substantially greater risk for chronic kidney disease and vice versa, according to a study in PLOS Medicine....
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Diabetes and cardiovascular disease: A deadly duo

Learn about the vital education patients need to improve their outcomes. Takeaways: Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes can lead to multiple complications. The most common complication of diabetes is cardiovascular disease. Nurses should...
Pneumonia, sepsis may increase risk of cardiovascular disease

Pneumonia, sepsis may increase risk of cardiovascular disease

Pneumonia or sepsis in adults associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Sophia Antipolis, 2 August 2017: Pneumonia or sepsis in adults that results in hospital admission is associated with a six-fold increased risk of...
Drone Improve Response Times for Out-Of-Hospital Cardiac Arrests

Drones may reduce response time for cardiac arrest

In simulated out-of-hospital arrests, drones carrying an automated external defibrillator arrived sooner than EMS, reducing response time by about 16 minutes, reports a study in JAMA. In a study involving simulated out-of-hospital cardiac arrests, drones...
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FDA expands use of artificial heart valve

Expanded use approval relies on real world evidence The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved an expanded indication for the Sapien 3 Transcatheter Heart Valve (THV) for patients with symptomatic heart disease due to...

Caring for patients with a left ventricular assist device

Nearly 6 million Americans suffer from heart failure (HF). The American Heart Association predicts that the number of individuals diagnosed with HF will increase 46% by 2030. HF can’t be cured, but it can be managed...

Combining exercise and vitamin D improves cardiovascular health

Exercise in combination with adequate levels of vitamin D reduces risk of stroke and myocardial infarction, according to a study in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Read more

Weekend, holiday ED visits for AMI associated with increased mortality

Weekend or holiday presentation to the ED for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is associated with increased mortality, according to a study in Nursing Research. Read more

FDA approves drug to reduce CV deaths in patients with diabetes

On Dec. 2, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new indication for Jardiance (empagliflozin) to reduce the risk of cardiovascular (CV) death in adult patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular...

Placental syndromes increase risk of cardiovascular disease

The short-term risk of developing cardiovascular disease is higher in women who experience placental syndromes and preterm birth or small-for-gestational-age infants, according to a study in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Read...

Hospitals that admit higher percentage of heart failure patients to ICU have lower quality...

Hospitals with the highest rates of ICU admission for patients with heart failure have lower quality of care and higher 30-day mortality, according to a study in CHEST. Read more and read the study abstract.
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Strategies for preventing another MI

According to the American Heart Association, each year an estimated 635,000 Americans have a new myocardial infarction (MI) and an estimated 300,000 of them have a recurrent attack. Secondary prevention is essential for reducing...