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Respiratory Distress

Repositioning Patients in Respiratory Distress Recommended

A new protocol for turning patients with severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) on their stomachs for at least 12 hours a day has made the procedure faster and easier to implement in hospitals, according to two critical care clinical nurse specialists. Before the protocol was in place, it was, “I need 1 hour; I need…

Breast cancer patients at increased risk of atrial fibrillation

Breast Cancer Patients At Increased Risk Of Atrial Fibrillation

A study conducted in Denmark has shown that patients with breast cancer may be at an increased risk of developing the heart condition atrial fibrillation (AF). “This study was the first to show that women with recent breast cancer had an increased risk of developing AF”. It was studied by lead investigator Maria D’Souza from…

Heart disease and stroke

Brexit Will Increase Heart Disease And Stroke Cases

Researchers from Imperial College London have claimed that Brexit; will be responsible for 12,400 deaths due to heart attacks and strokes. The claims made by the researchers, state that the present trading arrangements in the United Kingdom is likely to raise the prices of fruits and vegetables that are imported and this may prompt unhealthier eating and…

heart attack

Heart Attack Triggers Arrhythmia In Some

A team of researchers led by the University of California San Diego has identified a genetic pathway that causes some individuals to develop an abnormal heart rhythm, or arrhythmia, after experiencing a heart attack. They have also identified a drug candidate that can block this pathway. The team reported their findings in a study published…

Best Treatment Guidelines For Critical Limb Ischemia

Critical limb ischemia (CLI), a manifestation of the peripheral arterial disease, is a debilitating and increasingly common disease that puts patients at high risk for a leg amputation, cardiovascular complications, and death. A new report in the Journal of Vascular Surgery chronicles a multi-site randomized controlled trial that seeks to compare treatment efficacy, functional outcomes, cost-effectiveness, and quality of life for 2,100 patients suffering from the condition.