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Greater Treatment Options for AVS Patients with a Lower Surgical Risk of Major Complications

Last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, that protects the public health, approved an expanded indication for several transcatheter heart valves to include patients with severe aortic valve stenosis (Sapien 3, Sapien 3 Ultra, CoreValve Evolut R and CoreValve Evolut PRO) at low surgical risk …

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Using Advanced MRI Brain Scans to Predict Stroke-Related Dementia

An advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) brain scan analysis in patients with stroke-related, small vessel disease helped predict problems with thinking, planning, organizing information, process speed memory and even dementia, according to new research study published in the Sept. 12 issue of Stroke, a journal of the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association. …

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Defibrillator’s Location, Availability When Needed, May Improve Cardiac Arrest Outcomes

Location, Location, Location.  This quote is often tied to real estate.  But a newly released study ties both location and availability of time of need to surviving cardiac arrest. Researchers note that Automated External Defibrillators (AED) are often placed in areas of low risk and may be unavailable during certain times of the day. But …

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Report Takes a Look at Wound Management Market

A newly released report says that many factors are propelling the wound care management device market including the growing demand for faster recovery of wounds, rising incidences of chronic wound, increase in the number of surgeries, and the growing occurrence of diabetes, that is expected in the expansion of the overall market. The report, “Wound …

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Study finds Insomnia tied to higher risk of coronary artery disease and stroke

Data obtained from more than a million people found that genetic liability to insomnia may increase the risk of coronary artery disease, heart failure and stroke, primary associated with an increased risk of large artery stroke, according to a new study, “Genetic Liability to Insomnia and Cardiovascular Disease Risk,” published in the American Heart Association\’s …

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LTCH Facilities Give Better Care, Improved Outcomes

Last year, researchers reported that long-term care hospitals (LTCH) provide superior outcomes for the most severely ill patients than any other post-acute care setting “Post-acute care plays a significant role in our health care system,” explains George Kyriacou, MSPH, president and CEO of Gaylord Hospital in Wallingford, Conn, during a September 2018 presentation of a …

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Taking a Look at Post Surgical Complications for Patients with Sleep Apnea

According to a study published today in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) in May, patients who have severe obstructive sleep apnea have a significantly higher risk of medical complications related to their heart in the first 30 days after major surgery. \”We found that the risk of postoperative complications related to their heart was …

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Study Findings Assists Surgeons to Counsel Seniors, Help Hospitals to Intervene with Patients in Certain Situations

Findings from a research study will help surgeons to counsel seniors before an operation and enable hospitals to intervene when these patients have a history of a fall, malnutrition, delirium or decubitus. The researchers noted that older patients have a different physiology and unique set of needs that may make them more susceptible to complications …

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