Cardiology

Light tames lethal heart disorders in mice and virtual humans

Using high-tech human heart models and mouse experiments, scientists at Johns Hopkins and Germany's University of Bonn have shown that beams of light could replace electric shocks in patients reeling from a deadly heart rhythm ...

Cardiology

People of all ages should learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Basic life support training in schools and communities is essential to improve survival from cardiac arrest, according to European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Guidelines published online today in the European Heart Journal. ...

Medications

New drug molecule for treatment of atrial fibrillation

Scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) Department of Pharmacy have developed an improved pharmaceutical drug for the treatment of the most common heart rhythm disturbance—atrial fibrillation (AF). The ...

Health

Air pollution linked to deadly heart rhythm disorder

Life-threatening arrhythmias are more common on days with highly polluted air, according to research presented May 21 at Heart Failure 2022, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). The study was ...

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