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Stressful duties increased sudden cardiac death risk for police officers

December 19, 2014

Police officers engaged in stressful law enforcement duties such as suspect pursuits or rescue operations had a greater risk for sudden cardiac death compared with routine patrol duties, according to new study results.

“The most likely explanation for these findings is a sudden increase in cardiovascular demand because of a combination of physical exertion and psychological stress, consistent with ‘fight-or-flight’ physiology,” researchers wrote.

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PCI process measures may not correlate with 30-day mortality

December 19, 2014
CHICAGO — Hospital performance measures for PCI processes failed to demonstrate an association with 30-day risk-standardized mortality rates, according to report…
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Study results show no clear link between calcium channel blockers, breast cancer

December 19, 2014
CHICAGO — Analysis of a potential link between use of calcium channel blockers and risk for breast cancer yielded conflicting results in two separate cohorts…
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Confounding factors may partially explain results of SYMPLICITY HTN-3

December 19, 2014
Post-hoc analyses derived from patient subgroups indicated several potential confounding factors that may help explain the unexpected BP results in the control and…
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Incidence of MI, stroke increased in high-impact areas after Hurricane Sandy

December 18, 2014
After Hurricane Sandy in 2012, the incidence of MI and stroke increased in New Jersey regions hit hardest by the storm, according to a new report.Researchers at Rutgers…
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Challenges and Opportunities in the Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke: Key Points for the Emergency Physician

Challenges and Opportunities in the Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke

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According to the American Heart Association Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics – 2013 Update, approximately 795,000…
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VIDEO: Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, discusses 'practice-changing' IMPROVE-IT results

December 14, 2014
CHICAGO — The "practice-changing" results from the IMPROVE-IT trial presented at the American Heart Association…
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Experts Take: Dialogue on HTG

Experts’ Take: Dialogue on Hypertriglyceridemia

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Lead by genetic studies, recent data describe a causal role of triglycerides (TG) in the formation of atherosclerosis…
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