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Spouses of ICU Patients at Increased Risk of Cardiac Events

2020 12 Oct

According to new research published in the journal Circulation, having a spouse in a hospital's ICU may make a person more likely to have a heart attack or a cardiac event/cardiac-related hospitalisation within a few weeks of their partner's ICU admission.  It is important for spouses of ICU patients to pay attention to their own health, especially... Read more

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The Cardiac Risk of Fearing COVID-19

2020 30 Jul

Coronavirus disease has caused havoc around the world. There are more than 300 clinical trials underway for this illness, but so far, no specific therapies have demonstrated the ability to decrease mortality. Since there is no therapeutic cure for COVID-19, authorities across the globe have implemented aggressive mitigation strategies to stop the spread... Read more

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COVID-19 Clinical Guidance for Cardiovascular Care

2020 09 Mar

As COVID-19 evolves into a public health emergency, experts suggest that cardiovascular health should be prioritised in patients with comorbidities and cardiovascular care teams should be extra vigilant to ensure containment, mitigation and quick response.  The coronavirus epidemic was first reported in December 2019 and has become a global pandemic.... Read more

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Exercise is safe, beneficial for heart failure

2018 08 May

Amongst patients with heart failure (HF), exercise therapy is positively associated with lower mortality and higher survival rates, along with a significant reduction in cardiac events and hospitalisations, says a review article in The Journal for Nurse Practitioners. "Exercise therapy is a well-documented, cost-effective, safe intervention for patients... Read more

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CT Angiography Better at Predicting Future Risk for Patients with Chest Pain

2017 19 Jun

Analysis of results from the Prospective Multicenter Imaging Study for Evaluation of Chest Pain (PROMISE) trial showed that the presence and extent of coronary artery disease detected by CT angiography better predicts the risk for future cardiac events as compared to other measures such as exercise tolerance or restricted blood flow to the heart muscle.... Read more

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New Software Could Predict Sudden Cardiac Death

2014 31 Dec

A new technology, developed by Antonio Aguilar, and patented by the Galway Hospital in Ireland, is being used to predict cardiac events in people at risk of sudden cardiac death. The cardiologists at the hospital used the technology in 2013 to diagnose and test its accuracy. They are now in the process of prototyping and marketing the software.... Read more