Cardiology

Clear link between income and survival after cardiac surgery

The higher a patient's income, the better are his or her chances of surviving cardiac surgery in both the short and long term. This is the finding of a new registry study by researchers from Sweden's Karolinska Institutet ...

Cardiology

Shutting off blood supply to an extremity to protect the heart

In a study just published in the International Journal of Cardiology, researchers from the K.G. Jebsen Center for Exercise in Medicine – Cardiac Exercise Research Group (CERG) at the Norwegian University of Science and ...

Cardiology

Physicians deactivate heart pump with catheter-based approach

Donna Jackson's heart, on the verge of failing two years earlier, had made a strong recovery. By spring 2013, she no longer needed the left ventricular assist device, or LVAD, that had been implanted in her chest almost three ...

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