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New high-sensitivity blood test quickly rules out heart attack in emergency room patients

A new test to assess a whether or not someone is having a heart attack upon arriving in the emergency room was safe and effective, ruling out heart attack in emergency room patients faster than a conventional method, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation. 270 more words


Female heart attack victims more likely to survive if treated by a female doctor

According to a major new U.S. study, women who have heart attacks are more likely to survive if they are treated by a female doctor. 346 more words

Heart Disease

World's major heart surgery organizations call for effective strategies to treat rheumatic heart disease

Experts from the world’s major heart surgery organizations-;including The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS), the Asian Society for… 780 more words


My first experience with real-time CPR

Earlier this week I was at a three-day conference. Towards the end of the first day, someone suddenly fell from his seat. A volunteer shouted, “doctor, doctor, there is an emergency.” There was a lady doctor in the audience who rushed towards the person. 549 more words


Can we improve cardiac arrest survival in hospitals?

Each July brings residents – recent graduates from medical schools – to the inpatient wards of major teaching hospitals across the United States. Among the many new responsibilities these young doctors will be taking on, one of the oldest and most critical will be their role on Code Blue teams, or groups of caregivers who respond to c… 889 more words



We’ve been busy. Clearly, because it’s taken me this long to post any kind of update. It’s also probably a little bit of self-preservation after two and a half months of intense trauma and focus. 606 more words

Non-traumatic Brain Injury

Leading sports cardiologist say cardiac death risk no greater in athletes

A leading Australian sports cardiologists says there is no conclusive evidence well-trained athletes like ironman champion Dean Mercer are more likely to suffer sudden cardiac death… 347 more words