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Sinus bradycardia during therapeutic hypothermia lowered mortality after cardiac arrest

October 23, 2014

Patients undergoing therapeutic hypothermia after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest who experienced sinus bradycardia had a lower mortality rate compared with patients who did not experience sinus bradycardia, researchers reported at Acute Cardiovascular Care 2014.

An observational cohort study included 234 comatose survivors of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest who underwent a 24-hour therapeutic hypothermia protocol, in which the body was cooled to 33°C. All patients had a shockable primary rhythm.

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Vitamin D levels predicted neurologic outcomes after sudden cardiac arrest

October 22, 2014
Vitamin D deficiency increased the risk for poor neurologic outcomes after sudden cardiac arrest, according to new data reported at Acute Cardiovascular Care 2014.Jin
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MitraClip shows promise in patients with CRT, severe MR

October 22, 2014
The MitraClip percutaneous device was associated with improved N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide levels in a cohort of patients with a cardiac resynchronization…
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Low levels of DHEA predicted CHD risk in elderly men

October 22, 2014
Low serum levels of the adrenal sex hormone dehydroepiandrosterone and its sulfate were predictors of increased risk for CHD events in elderly men, researchers…
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Managing Acute Ischemic Stroke in the Emergency Department: Two Decades of Progress

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According to the American Heart Association Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics 2013 Update, approximately 795,000…
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Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, discusses three major trials presented at ESC Congress

October 2, 2014
BARCELONA, Spain — In this video, Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Editor of Cardiology Today's
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Controversial Issues and Challenging Cases in the New Frontier of Obesity Online Activity

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Obesity has become a world-wide issue of utmost importance as its incidence and prevalence are associated with dramatic…
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