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, ...

Cardiology

His heart stopped. But his golf cart kept going

On a sunny April day in 2018, Bill Doss pushed through his exhaustion and met his buddies for their regular round of golf. As he headed to the final tee, he was rounding a turn in his cart and his world went black.

Cardiology

SCAI stages of cardiogenic shock stratify mortality risk

A new shock classification scheme released by the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) and endorsed by the American College of Cardiology (ACC), American Heart Association, the Society of Critical ...

Cardiology

Researchers find new ways to improve CPR

An international research consortium, which included faculty members from the University of Minnesota Medical School, was able to identify what is likely an optimal combination of chest compression frequency and depth when ...

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