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Ancient Honey Remedy Could Be Effective in Promoting Soft Tissue Healing

Researchers have put a spotlight on an ancient remedy, manuka honey, produced from the nectar of the manuka tree, to study the perceived benefits of its natural antibacterial properties.  The study’s findings suggest that sandwiching nano-layers of minute amounts of manuka honey between layers of surgical mesh inhibits bacteria for up to three weeks as …

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Study Uses Claims Data to Look at Patterns in 30-Day Post-MI Hospital Readmissions

A Research study findings published in the Sept. 20 issue of the Journal of the American Heart Association noted that patients readmitted to the discharging hospital after myocardial infarction (MI) do not have significant differences in outcomes compared with those who are readmitted to another hospital. According to Nov. 26 statement discussing the article, Jennifer A. Rymer, MD, …

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Landmark SCHEMIA Study Finds Interventions for Stable Heart Disease No Better Than Taking Drugs  

Researchers at NYU Grossman School of Medicine and Stanford University say that recently released findings from the landmark International Study of Comparative Health Effectiveness with Medical and Invasive Approaches (ISCHEMIA) study reveal that there is no evidence of lower cardiac event rates in patients with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), but the medical procedure offered a …

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Kaiser Permanente Researchers Find Epidemic of Deaths Due to Heart Failure in U.S.

Kaiser Permanente researchers put the spotlight on age 65 and over baby boomers and find that deaths due to heart failure are increasing in the United States. Their findings were published in the October 29 issue of JAMA Cardiology. The researchers say that heart failure is a chronic, progressive form of heart disease in which …

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Better Education Needed for Patients with Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices

A new study reveals the need for increased patient education on cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIED).  Although patients today have real-time access to data, a new survey shows significant gaps in patient understanding of device use and the impact on their health.  The study was presented last May at Heart Rhythm 2019, the Heart Rhythm Society’s 40th …

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Researchers Find New Defensive Mechanism Against Bacterial Wound Infections

Wound inflammation which results in impaired wound healing can have serious consequences for patients. According to researchers from Charité — Universitätsmedizin Berlin (C-UB), a new defensive mechanism has been discovered to enable our skin to actively kill bacteria. Central to this mechanism is a cellular messenger molecule, called \’interleukin 6\’, whose mode of action may …

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Study Takes a Look at Contemporary Use of Hybrid Revascularization

Yesterday researchers noted that Hybrid revascularization, combining percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), for the treatment of multivessel coronary artery disease, is used infrequently. According to findings published in the American Heart Journal, a new analysis, reveals that while the risk-adjusted in-hospital mortality rate was not different between hybrid revascularization and …

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Researchers See Worrying Decline in Medication Use After Cardiac Surgery

At the combined ESC Congress 2019 and World Congress at Cardiology, held in Paris, France, late breaking results, from data gleaned from analyzing the SWEDHEART registry, were presented in a Hot Line Session.  The research findings reveal that preventive medications are high early after heart surgery but decreases significantly over time. This is despite the …

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Study Finds Risk of Heart Valve Infections Increase in Hospitals

Rutgers University (RU) researchers report that people with heart disease or defective or artificial heart valves are at increased risk of developing a potentially deadly valve infection. Research findings reveal that new risk factors for this medical condition have been identified and that an increasing number of patients admitted to hospitals for other diseases are …

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Additional heart artery stenting Helps to Prevent future heart attacks

University of Sheffield (UoS) researchers say that patients who have had emergency heart attack treatment with heart artery stenting—and have significant narrowings in their other untreated arteries—can benefit from additional stenting to help prevent future heart attacks. Over 700 UK patients took part in the UK investigations led by Rob Storey, Professor of Cardiology at …

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