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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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Researchers have identified a new enzyme that could improve heart contractions and contribute to future heart failure treatments, according to an international study. A "motor protein" called myosin enhances heart contraction through...

source: American Heart Association

Measuring antibody levels in the blood could be used to detect a person's heart attack risk after researchers discovered that higher levels of these antibodies are linked to a lower heart attack risk. The research, published in the journal...

source: Science Daily

Genetic testing and family screening help to provide explanations for sudden cardiac death in children and young adults, shows a population-based study. The research, which appears in The New England Journal of Medicine, covers all 490 sudden cardiac deaths in people aged...

source: The Medical News

Graduating seniors across New York state are the first student class to graduate with hands-only CPR skills as a result of legislation that went into effect this school year. New York is one of 34 states in the U.S. that require students...

source: American Heart Association

Black Americans with a common heart rhythm disorder are at higher risk than whites for serious heart complications and death, a new study finds. The new findings may "put the focus on improving prevention efforts for adverse outcomes in blacks with atrial fibrillation,"...

source: HealthDay News via WebMD

Scientists have produced a detailed computer model of a heart that shows the electrophysiology of congestive heart failure, according to a study published in PLOS Computational Biology. It is hoped that the new "virtual heart" could benefit the development of new drugs to...

source: Medical News Today

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