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2 new devices advancing cardiac monitoring and treatment

The advances in medical devices for monitoring, surgery and R&D have made cardiac care one of the most exciting and successful areas for the proliferation of medical gadgets. Let's take a look at two such devices that are changing the world of cardiac care. In the early...

source: By Rosemary Sparacio
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Abuse of over-the-counter, opioid-based antidiarrheal drugs is a growing problem that is placing individuals at risk for cardiac dysrhythmia and death, says a U.S. pharmacist, who describes two illustrative cases in a new report. Loperamide is a low-cost, over-the-counter...

source: Medscape

When Joe Thomas came inside from working on his yard in early April, he felt something he never had before. His chest was tightening and he was having trouble breathing. "I could tell something was off," the 46-year-old said. His wife and 12-year-old daughter were at a nearby...

source: USA Today

Arizona is the latest state to add CPR training to the curriculum for high school students, making it the 32nd in the country. Legislation signed by Gov. Doug Ducey offers high school students at least one CPR training session, with hands-on practice. It can be taught at...

source: American Heart Association

Citing concerns about cost and the procurement process, Houston City Council recently delayed consideration of an unpopular contract that would see the city spending up to nearly $6 million to replace and maintain the fire department's...

source: Houston Chronicle

All baseball fields on New York City-owned land will be required to have a defibrillator on-site during youth baseball games under a new law Mayor de Blasio signed recently The devices are needed because a kid's heart can stop if a player...

source: New York Daily News

A 3-D heart assessment, based on imaging of individual patients, was shown to be more accurate at predicting heart arrhythmia and sudden cardiac arrest than other standard measures, according to a new study. Researchers at Johns Hopkins...

source: UPI


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