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Backup Pacemaker Mechanisms to Prevent Heart Failure

A research published in Science Translational Medicine reveals that heart failure associated with arrhythmias can be prevented by two mechanisms. Sino-atrial node (SAN) located in the human heart acts as the body’s natural pacemaker. Raul Weiss, a cardiologist and researcher at Ohio State University, said that this is the gateway to describe that SAN depression could occur before cardiac arrest and allows the doctor to identify the complication before massive cardiac arrest.

Parents must understand five things about children eye surgery requiring anaesthesia

In paediatrics development, healthy eyes play a vital role and sometimes more than just a new pair of spectacles may be needed. Parents of youngsters who require surgery and anaesthesia to correct an eye abnormality could rest assured that Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) were highly qualified, well-prepared to give pediatric anaesthesia in ophthalmology settings and do so on a regular basis.   

Breakthrough in Effective Treatment of Melanoma

The previous attempts to treat melanoma were unsatisfactory. Thus, International researchers hoped to create a drug that could effectively treat melanoma. The drug development was based on the potency of the compound which they tested on both mice and on human cells in a petri dish. The research is published in the European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry.