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Use of CT scanning to carry out individual health assessments February 2019 CT scanning uses X-rays and specialised software to create cross-sectional images of the body. The members of the expert working party who authored a recent independent report were recruited by the... Read More →
Stroke Guideline January 2019 The Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) has published a guideline on the management of patients with stroke. The guideline provides recommendations based on current evidence for best... Read More →
Moderate Alcohol Intake Improves Endothelial Function January 2019 Moderate alcohol consumption is protective against coronary artery disease. Endothelial dysfunction contributes to atherosclerosis and the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease. The effects of... Read More →
Impaired Heart Rate Recovery Is Associated With New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation January 2019 Autonomic dysfunction appears to play a significant role in the development of atrial fibrillation (AF), and impaired heart rate recovery (HRR) during exercise treadmill testing (ETT) is a known... Read More →
Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia in Patients Undergoing Major Heart Surgery January 2019 Patients undergoing major heart surgery (MHS) represent a special subpopulation at risk for nosocomial infections. Postoperative infection is the main non-cardiac complication after MHS and has been... Read More →
Just eight questions help users calculate heart attack risk January 2019 The heart disease risk calculator on MayoClinic.com helps users become better informed about their heart health and learn how to reduce their risk for having a heart attack in the next 10 years.... Read More →
Alcohol Abuse and Cardiac Disease December 2018 Research results regarding an association between alcohol use and heart disease are conflicting, providing a common source of confusion for patients and physicians alike. The great majority of... Read More →
Guidelines for non-cardiac surgery patients December 2018 ACP guidelines spell out how patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery should be evaluated for postoperative pulmonary complications risk factors. These factors include chronic obstructive pulmonary... Read More →
Daily low-dose aspirin found to have no effect November 2018 In a large clinical trial to determine the risks and benefits of daily low-dose aspirin in healthy older adults without previous cardiovascular events, aspirin did not prolong healthy, independent... Read More →
Right Ventricular Ejection Fraction Predicts Future Arrhythmic Events November 2018 Researchers followed 314 patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy or nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy undergoing cardiovascular magnetic resonance to determine the value of right ventricular ejection... Read More →

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The Lancet March 2019 The Lancet

Available for both iPad & iPhone, the new and improved The Lancet app is free to download and offers...
CHEST Journal App March 2019 It just got a whole lot easier to keep up with the most recent and compelling information in the multidisciplinary...
Stroke Trials March 2019 During my vascular neurology fellowship, I found myself frequently unable to remember the details of landmark trials and...
Connecting healthcare professionals with information that matters most February 2019 PracticeUpdate's mission is to connect healthcare professionals with news and information that matters most for patient...
Helping Children understand the Effects of Stroke on Loved Ones January 2019 Speedy treatment is essential to saving lives and preventing brain damage during a stroke. But the rapid pace of events...
Heart online January 2019 The online version of the journal Heart (formerly the British Heart Journal). Heart is a journal covering advances in...
AuntMinnie cardiac imaging community January 2019 AuntMinnie.com, one of the fastest-growing online resources for radiology professionals worldwide, has launched a Cardiac...
Rates of survival for heart surgery December 2018 The Care Quality Commission and the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery have a website with information on outcomes of heart...
British Cardiovascular Society December 2018 The British Cardiac Society was established in 1922, and is involved in education, the setting of clinical standards and...
Wearable ultrasound patch tracks blood pressure November 2018 To develop an accurate but less invasive technique, a research team led by Dr. Sheng Xu at the University of California,...
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