Chicago biotech company BIOLIFE4D announced this week it had successfully 3D-bioprinted a mini human heart—something the company noted as a “significant milestone” on the path to printing full-sized hearts viable for transplant.
Proven protocols and practices, people and a push for earlier hemodynamic support are changing the face of cardiogenic shock survival. One leading health system has improved survival rates into the 70+ percent range. And their team believes other facilities should follow suit.
Malpractice litigation is a risk that’s inherent to acute stroke care, Mount Sinai researchers reported in Stroke this month—and while just over half of cases get resolved, the remainder can cost medical centers millions in payouts.
A team of researchers in Iran, the U.S. and the U.K. may have cracked the code of the elusive polypill, they reported after finding their four-drug concoction effectively reduced adverse CV events in nearly 3,500 patients.
Advances in diabetes care over the past decade haven’t translated into better patient outcomes, researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have found, with just one in four U.S. adults with the disease meeting treatment goals between 2005 and 2016.
A combination of 107 chest compressions per minute at a depth of 4.7 centimeters is the optimal CCR-CCD (chest compression rate-chest compression depth) ratio for survival after an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, researchers reported August 14 in JAMA Cardiology.