Cardiology

Weekend sudden cardiac arrests are more deadly

People who experience cardiac arrests over the weekend are less likely to survive long enough to be admitted to a hospital, compared to those who had the same medical event on a weekday, according to preliminary research ...

Cardiology

Use of emergency CPR device rising despite lack of evidence

Despite significant cost and minimal evidence that mechanical resuscitation devices benefit patients in cardiac arrest more than resuscitation performed by people, the devices are being used more often than ever, says a new ...

Medical research

Faulty signalling pathway linked to congenital heart condition

A congenital heart condition known as left ventricular non-compaction (LVNC), which occurs when muscly projections in the embryonic heart fail to transform into compact heart muscle, could be caused by signaling defects, ...

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