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  • Coordinated, faster emergency response associated with improved heart attack survival

    November 19, 2014 Categories: Scientific Conferences & Meetings

    Study Highlights: Collaboration between paramedics and hospitals in treating heart attack patients resulted in shorter emergency department wait times. These were associated with better survival. Heart attack patients were at higher risk of death the longer they had to wait for treatment. The findings come from a demonstration project implemented in 16 U. S. metropolitan areas.

  • Wednesday News Tips

    November 19, 2014 Categories: Scientific Conferences & Meetings

    Tip Headlines: New leadless pacemaker safe, reliable; More children surviving dilated cardiomyopathy without heart transplant; Unhealthy behavior may be cross-generational.

  • Surgeons use 3D printed model of heart to treat patients with disorders

    November 19, 2014 Categories: Scientific Conferences & Meetings

    Study Highlight: A 3-dimensional printed model of the heart, combined with standard medical images, may help surgeons treat patients born with complicated heart disorders.

  • Speedy heart transplant for kids better than waiting for perfect match

    November 19, 2014 Categories: Scientific Conferences & Meetings

    Study Highlights: Survival is predicted to be higher for pediatric heart transplant candidates when the first suitable donor offer is accepted— even if they have antibodies that may lead to organ rejection. Costs of care are lower for children who don’t wait for an antibody-matched heart. Researchers say the decision to perform a heart transplant should not depend solely upon the patient’s antibodies.

  • Tuesday News Tips

    November 18, 2014 Categories: Scientific Conferences & Meetings

    Tip Headlines: New wireless ECG saves treatment time for people with severe heart attacks; People who gained weight after quitting smoking still had lower death risk; Education and feedback may help improve heart health among high-risk groups; Patients counseled on genetic heart disease risk feel they have more control over fate; Healthy diet linked to decreased blood-pressure measurements; Social media strategy may increase public awareness about donor heart needs.