Cardiology

Air pollution from wildfires may ignite heart hazards

Air pollution from wildfires may increase risk for cardiac arrests, and other acute heart problems, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

Sleep apnea

New research suggests sleep apnea screening before surgery

Scheduled for surgery? New research suggests that you may want to get screened and treated for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) before going under the knife. According to a first-of-its-kind study in the October issue of Anesthesiology, ...

Medications

US execution drugs harm breathing, heart function

Oklahoma changed its execution protocols twice this year. State officials have five options for lethal injections, including a new three-drug mixture. That combination was used for the first time Tuesday, resulting in a botched ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

ATS: Early prone positioning reduces mortality in ARDS

(HealthDay)—For patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), prolonged prone positioning during mechanical ventilation is associated with significantly reduced mortality at 28 and 90 days, according to a study ...

Health

AMA reviews challenges of signing death certificates

(HealthDay)—Signing death certificates is not always straightforward and has long-term ramifications on mortality data and funding, according to a report published by the American Medical Association (AMA).

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 ...

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