Myocardial Infarction

Patient preference for anticoagulant tx outcome varies

(HealthDay)—Patients' preferences for outcomes of anticoagulation therapy vary and are affected by previous stroke or myocardial infarction experience, according to a study published online Nov. 11 in Circulation: Ca ...

Nov 12, 2014
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Ambulance use with MI tied to higher mortality

(HealthDay)—Using an ambulance for hospital transport of patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (MI) is associated with higher mortality, according to a study published in the Nov. 1 issue ...

Nov 05, 2014
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Growing a blood vessel in a week

The technology for creating new tissues from stem cells has taken a giant leap forward. Three tablespoons of blood are all that is needed to grow a brand new blood vessel in just seven days. This is shown ...

Oct 24, 2014
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Alternate approach to traditional CPR saves lives

A new study shows that survival and neurological outcomes for patients in cardiac arrest can be improved by adding extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) when performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The study ...

Oct 21, 2014
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