News tagged with heart patients

Do heart surgery patients get too many blood tests?

(HealthDay)—The high number of blood tests done before and after heart surgery can sometimes lead to excessive blood loss, possibly causing anemia and the need for a blood transfusion, new research suggests.

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Even mild heart failure can lead to sudden death

Sudden cardiac arrest is a possible cause of death in patients with non-ischaemic cardiac muscle weakness, i.e. a type of heart failure caused by genetics or for which no cause is known. Now, researchers ...

Feb 16, 2015
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Productivity growth in US hospitals during 2002 to 2011

(HealthDay)—During 2002 to 2011, U.S. hospitals experienced productivity growth in treating Medicare patients with heart attack, heart failure, and pneumonia, according to a study published in the February ...

Feb 16, 2015
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