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Improving quality, safety for PCIs performed without on-site backup

Improving quality, safety for PCIs performed without on-site backup

The increasing number of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs) being performed at low-volume centers without on-site cardiac surgery backup has driven the need for new safety and quality protocols, according to an expert consensus document released today and written by a committee representing the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), the American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) and the American Heart Association (AHA). Continue reading

Blood poisoning increases the risk of blood clots, new research shows

Blood poisoning increases the risk of blood clots, new research shows

Every year, almost 10,000 Danes are admitted to hospital with blood poisoning, while more than 3,000 patients become infected while they are hospitalized. New research shows that Danes suffering from blood poisoning risk an extra challenge in the form of an increased risk of suffering a blood clot: “We have followed more than 4,000 people who have been admitted with blood poisoning. Continue reading

Blood poisoning increases the risk of blood clots, new research shows

Blood poisoning increases the risk of blood clots, new research shows

Every year, almost 10,000 Danes are admitted to hospital with blood poisoning, while more than 3,000 patients become infected while they are hospitalized. New research shows that Danes suffering from blood poisoning risk an extra challenge in the form of an increased risk of suffering a blood clot: “We have followed more than 4,000 people who have been admitted with blood poisoning. The study shows that the risk of suffering a blood clot in either the brain or the heart is twice as high for patients with blood poisoning in relation to other patients who are also admitted with acute illnesses,” says Michael Dalager-Pedersen , PhD student at Aarhus University and Registrar at Aalborg University Hospital Continue reading

Antidepressant heart risk confirmed

Antidepressant heart risk confirmed

30 January 2013 Last updated at 02:51 ET Some but not all antidepressant drugs known as SSRIs pose a very small but serious heart risk, say researchers. Citalopram and escitalopram, which fall into this drug group, can trigger a heart rhythm disturbance, a new study in the British Medical Journal shows. UK and US regulators have already warned doctors to be extra careful about which patients they prescribe these medicines to. Continue reading

Antidepressant heart risk confirmed

Antidepressant heart risk confirmed

30 January 2013 Last updated at 02:51 ET Some but not all antidepressant drugs known as SSRIs pose a very small but serious heart risk, say researchers. Citalopram and escitalopram, which fall into this drug group, can trigger a heart rhythm disturbance, a new study in the British Medical Journal shows. UK and US regulators have already warned doctors to be extra careful about which patients they prescribe these medicines to Continue reading

Antidepressant heart risk confirmed

Antidepressant heart risk confirmed

30 January 2013 Last updated at 02:51 ET Some but not all antidepressant drugs known as SSRIs pose a very small but serious heart risk, say researchers. Citalopram and escitalopram, which fall into this drug group, can trigger a heart rhythm disturbance, a new study in the British Medical Journal shows. UK and US regulators have already warned doctors to be extra careful about which patients they prescribe these medicines to Continue reading

Breast care services reviewed

Breast care services reviewed

9 January 2013 Last updated at 06:45 ET Concerns over the management of breast care services at a hospital are to be the subject of an independent inquiry. The review comes as police investigate surgeon Ian Paterson over alleged botched or unnecessary breast cancer operations at West Midlands hospitals. Lawyer Sir Ian Kennedy will chair the review of services at Solihull Hospital, part of the Heart of England NHS Trust. Continue reading

Doctors save man by using alcohol

Doctors save man by using alcohol

24 December 2012 Last updated at 05:10 ET UK doctors have saved a man’s life using an unconventional treatment – a shot of neat alcohol into the arteries supplying his heart. Continue reading

A new type of nerve cell found in the brain

A new type of nerve cell found in the brain

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Key gene for regenerating cells after heart attack

Key gene for regenerating cells after heart attack

Dec. 20, 2012 — UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have pinpointed a molecular mechanism needed to unleash the heart’s ability to regenerate, a critical step toward developing eventual therapies for damage suffered following a heart attack Continue reading