Medical research

Surgeon seeks new ways to repair hearts

(PhysOrg.com) -- Pediatric heart surgeon Frank Hanley, MD, is attacking the problem that troubles him most: How to grow durable replacement valves for tiny, defective hearts.

Other

Argentine 'miracle baby' shows slight improvement

A premature baby who survived hours in a morgue refrigerator after being mistakenly declared dead showed "slight improvement" Saturday after suffering from cardiac arrest, her mother said.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Pneumonia patients at risk for in-hospital cardiac arrest

Hospital patients with pneumonia may be at risk of experiencing sudden cardiac arrest, often with few or no warning signs, according to research from the University of Chicago Medical Center under the auspices of the American ...

Health

Emergency medicine in space: Normal rules don't apply

Experts at this year's Euroanaesthesia congress in Geneva (3-5 June) will discuss the unusual and challenging problem of how to perform emergency medical procedures during space missions.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Delirium following cardiac surgery common in older patients

Delirium following cardiac surgery, a serious postoperative complication, is fairly common in older patients, affecting more than one-third of patients over 70 according to research to be presented at the American Psychiatric ...

Cardiology

Survival predictors of cardiac arrest in the ICU

The type of cardiac arrest suffered by patients in intensive care units (ICUs) may predict their long-term survival rate, states a study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

Health

Study: Worst hospitals treat larger share of poor

(AP) -- The nation's worst hospitals treat twice the proportion of elderly black patients and poor patients than the best hospitals, and their patients are more likely to die of heart attacks and pneumonia, new research ...

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