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NHLBI releases new strategic vision

August 28, 2016

The NHLBI announced eight objectives as part of a new strategic vision that charts the course for research in heart, lung, blood and sleep disorders into the next decade, according to a press release.

The institute had nearly 4,500 individuals from around the world offer input on critical research questions and challenges and formed its objectives based on that feedback.

NHLBI working group identifies knowledge gaps on role of microbiota in BP regulation

August 27, 2016
The NHLBI announced that it convened a working group to share current scientific knowledge on the role of microbiota in the regulation of BP. The working group…
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Frailty status may predict mortality in older patients undergoing cardiac surgeries

August 26, 2016
Assessing frailty before major cardiac surgical procedures or minimally invasive cardiac surgery predicts mortality and functional decline, according to findings…
In the Journals

TAVR confers improved mortality vs. surgery for patients at intermediate risk or lower

August 26, 2016
A self-expanding transcatheter aortic valve replacement system outperformed surgical aortic valve replacement for survival in patients at lower risk for surgery…

St. Jude Medical decries report that remote monitoring devices vulnerable to hacking

August 26, 2016
St. Jude Medical issued a statement that allegations that its pacemakers and implantable cardioverters with remote monitoring capabilities are at risk for being hacked…
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