• Sudden Cardiac Arrest May Follow Missed Warning Signs

    Added On : 4th January 2016

    heart attackMany patients who have a sudden cardiac arrest may have missed warnings signs like chest pain and shortness of breath that, if caught earlier, could improve their survival odds, a U.S. study suggests.

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  • Seven healthy habits may reduce heart failure risk

    Added On : 28th December 2015

    Adults who score well on the American Heart Association's (AHA) Life's Simple 7 checklist are less likely than others to develop heart failure, according to a new study.

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  • Wearable heart device cleared for children with cardiac risk

    Added On : 20th December 2015

    iStockFederal health officials have cleared a wearable heart-zapping device for children who are at risk of deadly irregular heartbeats.

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  • Positive effect of nuts on cardiovascular health confirmed with meta-analysis

    Added On : 1st December 2015

    Image result for Positive effect of nuts on cardiovascular health confirmed with meta-analysisThe frequently-suggested positive effect of nuts on cardiovascular health has now been confirmed by a meta-analysis. According to the study, eating nuts leads to a reduction of LDL cholesterol, ApoB and triglyceride levels. The study was published in the "American Journal of Clinical Nutrition".

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  • Exercise Can Reduce Heart Failure Risk At Any Age

    Added On : 30th November 2015

    Even those who start moving later in life could see benefits, study finds

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  • 3D printing helps surgeons plan life-saving operation

    Added On : 29th November 2015

    3D surgical modelA 3D-printed model of the blood vessels inside a woman's brain has helped surgeons practise life-saving surgery.

    The surgeons needed to operate to correct a weakness, or aneurysm, in a blood vessel inside the patient's head.

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  • Bioengineers invent new method to 3-D print embryonic hearts, coronary arteries

    Added On : 14th November 2015

    The technique involves filling a petri dish with a semiliquid mixture, dropping a syringe inside and 3-D printing soft material like collagen and fibrin, which are similar to biological components.While 3-D printing has been around for the past few decades, so far the majority of doctors use the technology for replicating custom human models with hard material to facilitate surgical planning. But in labs across the world, scientists are working on advancing the method to print soft materials for research and, one day, the design of custom organs for patients who need transplants.

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  • Saudi hospitals first to implant world’s smallest pacemaker

    Added On : 12th November 2015

    file-10-pacemaker.jpgRIYADH: Two Saudi hospitals — King Fahd Armed Forces Hospital (KFAFH) and Prince Sultan Cardiac Center (PSCC) — have become the first medical facilities in the world to use the smallest pacemaker.

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  • Widely Used Antibiotics May Raise Heart Risks

    Added On : 10th November 2015

    Image result for Widely Used Antibiotics May Raise Heart RisksMacrolides were linked to small, but significant, chances of sudden cardiac death

    A widely used class of antibiotics is associated with a small but measurable increased risk of sudden cardiac death, researchers report.

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  • Saudi doctor performs complex heart surgery live on air in Dubai

    Added On : 9th November 2015

    file-09-saudi doc.jpgRIYADH: A Saudi doctor has successfully performed a complex open-heart surgery live on air, while it was being broadcast live from the Al Qassimi Hospital in Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates.

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