Cardiology

Ring-shaped sugar helps in cases of atherosclerosis

Hardened and inflamed arteries, atherosclerosis, can be very dangerous. The consequences of atherosclerosis are among the most common causes of death in industrialized nations; in particular heart attacks and strokes. Crystalline ...

Apr 06, 2016
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New clues in the quest to prevent clogged arteries

For many people, coronary artery disease (CAD) – the buildup of plaque in the heart's arteries – is an unfortunate part of aging. By studying the genetic makeup of people who maintain clear arteries into old age, researchers ...

Apr 06, 2016
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Can your fitness tracker save your life in the ER?

Emergency physicians used a patient's personal activity tracker and smartphone to identify the time his heart arrhythmia started, which allowed them to treat his new-onset atrial fibrillation with electrical cardioversion ...

Apr 05, 2016
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