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A coalition of medical centers in southeast Michigan have found a way to increase the survival rate of cardiogenic shock patients to 84 percent by using a heart pump manufactured by Danvers, Massachusetts-based Abiomed. 

An analysis of patients in the emergency department at a hospital in Germany found that using the NephroCheck Test could help identify the risk of acute kidney injury in patients with acute decompensated heart failure.

Though cannabis has increasingly been making its way into healthcare as a method for treating a series of conditions, new research on the drug, presented at the American College of Cardiology (ACC)’s Scientific Session beginning March 17, finds that it could cause severe cardiovascular events.

While Zika is most closely linked to causing severe birth defects in babies born from mothers with the virus, new research that will be presented at the American College of Cardiology (ACC)’s 66th Annual Scientific Session beginning on March 17 provides evidence that the virus could have detrimental effects on the heart.

A tool that predicts adverse events in acute heart failure patients made by researchers at the University of Ottawa in Ontario, Canada, was shown to be effective and sufficient for use in clinical practice.

 

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ACC.17: Detroit cardiologists increase cardiogenic shock survival rate to 84% using Abiomed heart pump

A coalition of medical centers in southeast Michigan have found a way to increase the survival rate of cardiogenic shock patients to 84 percent by using a heart pump manufactured by Danvers, Massachusetts-based Abiomed. 

Test may help identify risk of acute kidney injury in heart failure patients

An analysis of patients in the emergency department at a hospital in Germany found that using the NephroCheck Test could help identify the risk of acute kidney injury in patients with acute decompensated heart failure.

ACC.17: Research at ACC shows that marijuana increases risk for heart failure, stroke

Though cannabis has increasingly been making its way into healthcare as a method for treating a series of conditions, new research on the drug, presented at the American College of Cardiology (ACC)’s Scientific Session beginning March 17, finds that it could cause severe cardiovascular events.

Being overweight, obese could spell heart disease at a younger age

Being overweight or obese could increase an individual’s chances of developing cardiovascular disease at a younger age compared to those who maintain more healthy weights, according to new research. 

ACC.17: ‘Awareness is key’: Researchers link Zika to negative cardiovascular effects

While Zika is most closely linked to causing severe birth defects in babies born from mothers with the virus, new research that will be presented at the American College of Cardiology (ACC)’s 66th Annual Scientific Session beginning on March 17 provides evidence that the virus could have detrimental effects on the heart.

Risk scale can predict adverse events in heart failure patients, reduce hospital admissions

A tool that predicts adverse events in acute heart failure patients made by researchers at the University of Ottawa in Ontario, Canada, was shown to be effective and sufficient for use in clinical practice.

The heart uses hydraulics to function—yes, just like a car

It turns out your heart could oddly have something in common with your car: They both use hydraulics to function properly. 

Numeracy assessments clarify when heart attack patients decide to call for help

When a person suddenly becomes the victim of a life-threatening health crisis, how quickly they seek medical attention can determine how the severity of their condition escalates and can sometimes be the difference between life and death.

AHA, Bayer offer grant program for research on heart failure, other conditions

The American Heart Association (AHA) and Germany-based Bayer have announced a collaboration to complete research on cerebral small vessel disease, chronic kidney disease and heart failure.

MRI helps researchers find disparities in different forms of heart failure

Researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington have created a way to measure oxygen consumption in the legs of heart failure patients using MRI, a finding that sheds light on the intricacies of different forms of heart failure.

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