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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Cardiovascular Research:CPR by medics: Keep pumping or stop for rescue breathing? ♦ Diagnosing and treating diabetes in heart attack patients improves heart outcomes

Diagnosing and treating diabetes in heart attack patients improves heart outcomes People with heart problems often have diabetes, which puts them at greater risk for heart attacks, heart failure and stroke. Now, a new study has found that ensuring heart attack patients are promptly diagnosed and treated for diabetes makes a significant difference in improving their cardiac outcomes.
Heart valve patients may benefit from managing own blood thinners Allowing select patients to self-manage blood thinners following heart valve surgery may lead to a lower risk of major complications.
Use of testosterone replacement therapy in healthy men does not increase risk of heart attack or stroke, A new study of generally healthy men who used testosterone replacement therapy to normalize testosterone levels has found that taking supplemental testosterone does not increase their risk of experiencing a heart attack or stroke
CPR by medics: Keep pumping or stop for rescue breathing? The largest study so far of the outcomes of CPR performed by medics for people suffering an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest was conducted at 114 agencies across the United States and Canada. The researchers unexpectedly found that continuous chest compressions did not offer survival advantages, when compared to interrupting manual chest pumping to perform rescue breathing, nor were continuous chest compressions better in protecting brain function among those who survived and were later discharged from the hospital.

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