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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Cardiovascular Research: CPR: It's not always a lifesaver, but it plays one on TV ♦ High protein foods boost cardiovascular health ♦ Cold weather linked to increased stroke risk

CPR: It's not always a lifesaver, but it plays one on TV If you think that performing CPR on a person whose heart has stopped is a surefire way to save their life, you may be watching too much TV. The truth is more depressing than fiction, according to a new study. While medical dramas Grey's Anatomy and House show cardiopulmonary resuscitation saving a patient's life nearly 70 percent of the time, the real immediate survival rate is nearly half that -- around 37 percent.
High protein foods boost cardiovascular health, as much as quitting smoking or getting exercise Eating foods rich in amino acids could be as good for your heart as stopping smoking or getting more exercise.
Treating left atrial appendage could dampen long standing persistent atrial fibrillation In patients with long-standing persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) despite standard treatment, additional electrical isolation of an area called the left atrial appendage (LAA) can improve freedom from AF without increasing complications, results of the BELIEF study show.
Cold weather linked to increased stroke risk in atrial fibrillation patients Cold weather is associated with increased risk of ischaemic stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation, according to new research. The study in nearly 290,000 patients suggests that cool climate may be an underrated issue for health that deserves more attention.
Refractory cardiac arrest patients brought to hospital with ongoing CPR can recover Refractory cardiac arrest patients brought to hospital with ongoing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can survive with good brain function, according to research in nearly 4,000 patients

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