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November 24, 2015

Botox may prevent AF after CABG surgery

Botox may prevent arrhythmias when injected into fat surrounding the heart after coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG), according to research published recently in Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology.

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November 24, 2015

Anaesthetists have little affect on cardiac surgery mortality

Anaesthetists do not significantly affect mortality after cardiac surgery, outcomes being primarily determined by patient risk, with moderate variation between surgeons, according to a study published recently in Anaesthesia.1

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November 24, 2015

Road traffic noise linked to deaths and increased risk of stroke

Long-term exposure to road traffic noise is associated with small increased risks of all-cause mortality and cardiovascular mortality and morbidity in the general population, particularly for stroke in the elderly, according to a recent UK study.1

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November 24, 2015

Trends and predictors of repeat catheter ablation for AF

The rate of repeat catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF) appears to be associated with demographic characteristics (younger age and higher household income) rather than medical co-morbidities, according to a study published recently in the American Heart Journal.1

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November 24, 2015

Novel biotelemetry to predict deterioration

Wireless technology can be used to predict deterioration in the health of children, potentially saving thousands of young lives, according to the organisers of a new study.

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November 24, 2015

CVD among couples – it takes two to tango!

An individual’s risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is significantly associated with that of his or her partner, meaning that prevention strategies targeting couples and families may be appropriate, according to a study published recently in Clinical Cardiology.1

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November 24, 2015

Green-light for some athletes with CVD to compete

For the first time, joint recommendations may permit participation in competitive sports for some athletes diagnosed with a specific type of arrhythmia, and for others with implanted rhythm devices according to a joint statement from the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology.1

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November 24, 2015

Better use of technology could slash A&E costs

The cost of emergency hospital admissions could be cut by up to £1 billion annually through the better use of medical technology in just three clinical areas, according to a report compiling data requested from every acute Trust and Clinical Commissioning Groups in England.

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November 24, 2015

Black people at greater risk of sudden cardiac arrest

Black people are more likely than white people to experience sudden cardiac arrest and at a much earlier age, according to a study published recently in Circulation.1

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November 24, 2015

Fitness level and CV risk in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max) levels are alarmingly low in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients, higher levels being associated with a better cardiovascular (CV) profile in this population, according to a study published recently in Rheumatology.1

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