Journal of the American College of Cardiology

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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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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Study Tracks Long-Term Cognitive Decline in Relations to CHD incidents

Adults with a history of coronary heart disease (CHD) are at higher risk for faster cognitive decline in the long-term, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. CHD, occurring when coronary arteries become damaged due to a build-up of fat and cholesterol and can result in a heart …

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