Tag Archives: cardiac

Mayo Clinic outlines approach for patients at risk of drug-induced sudden cardiac death in COVID-19

This scanning electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 (yellow)—also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19—isolated from a patient, emerging from the surface of cells (blue/pink) cultured in the lab. Credit: NIAID-RML SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, continues to spread, leading to more than 20,000 deaths worldwide in less …

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Study reveals how low oxygen levels in the heart predispose people to cardiac arrhythmias

New research shows how rapid SUMOylation of cell surface cardiac sodium channels causes late sodium current in response to hypoxia, a challenge that confronts many people with heart disease. This discovery offers new targets for therapeutics to prevent late current and arrhythmia associated with heart attacks, chronic heart failure and …

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ACC, Hearthero to advance out-of-hospital cardiac arrest treatment

The American College of Cardiology and HeartHero have formed an alliance to make a significant impact on survival rates after sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) and further ACC’s mission to transform cardiovascular care and improve heart health through HeartHero’s innovative portable automated external defibrillator (AED) technology. While ACC is involved in …

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Tenet Healthcare to pay $1.4M to settle cardiac lawsuit

Tenet Healthcare Corporation and its Southern California hospital Desert Regional Medical Center will pay $1.41 million to resolve allegations that it knowingly charged Medicare for implanting unnecessary cardiac monitors in patients, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. The settlement resolves a lawsuit filed by former hospital employee Michael Grace saying that Tenet …

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Prehospital epinephrine aids out-of-hospital pediatric cardiac arrests

Prehospital administration of epinephrine may aid pediatric patients following out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCAs), according to a study published in the Jan. 21 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Tasuku Matsuyama, M.D., Ph.D., from the Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine in Japan, and colleagues assessed the effect …

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Getting to the heart of epinephrine use in pediatric cardiac arrest patients

Outcomes of prehospital epinephrine administration for pediatric patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: time-dependent propensity score-sequential matching analysis. Credit: Osaka University An international team of researchers led by Osaka University find that prehospital administration of epinephrine could result in a more favorable outcome for pediatric patients following out of hospital cardiac …

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