• Cardiogenic Shock

    6 monthes ago - By Medindia Health

    Cardiogenic shock is defined as reduced cardiac output due to inability of the heart to pump adequate blood in the presence of a normal blood volume.
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  • Researchers highlight how biomarkers after ACL reconstruction may signal severity of PTOA later in life

    Researchers highlight how biomarkers after ACL reconstruction may signal severity of PTOA later in life

    6 monthes ago - By News Medical

    ​A majority of Anterior Cruciate Ligament reconstruction patients develop a condition known as posttraumatic osteoarthritis within 15 years of surgery, which can be debilitating and limit activity. Researchers presenting their work at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Specialty Day in San Diego are highlighting how a set of biomarkers on the day of surgery may explain why some individuals have worse PTOA than others after two years.
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  • CT scans reveal subclinical leaflet thrombosis in patients undergoing aortic valve replacement

    6 monthes ago - By News Medical

    About 12 percent of patients undergoing aortic valve replacement developed non-symptomatic blood clots around the valve leaflets that reduced the motion of the valves, according to an observational study presented at the American College of Cardiology's 66th Annual Scientific Session.
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  • Closing left atrial appendage linked to reduction in stroke risk for AFib patients

    6 monthes ago - By News Medical

    For patients with atrial fibrillation , a common heart rhythm disorder, closing the area of the heart known as the left atrial appendage as an add-on procedure during cardiac surgery was associated with a 40 percent reduction in the risk of thromboembolism (a condition when a blood clot forms and blocks an artery, which can cause a stroke or other complications) according to an observational study presented at the American College of Cardiology's 66th Annual Scientific Session.
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  • Pacing program can lead to seven-fold reduction in fainting episodes

    6 monthes ago - By News Medical

    Patients with recurrent fainting episodes who received a pacemaker delivering a pacing program designed to detect and stop the abnormal heart rhythms that precede syncope had a seven-fold reduction in fainting compared with patients in a placebo pacing group, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's 66th Annual Scientific Session.
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  • Blood test can identify patients with heart injury after non-cardiac surgery

    6 monthes ago - By News Medical

    A blood test for a protein called high-sensitivity troponin T, which is released into the bloodstream when injury to the heart occurs, can identify patients with heart damage after non-cardiac surgery whose lives could potentially be saved with timely treatment, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's 66th Annual Scientific Session.
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