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Community    Cardiology

Scared to Death: How Haunted Houses Can Affect the Heart

There’s a lot to fear at haunted house attractions — wandering zombies, real life jump scares, demons lurking through the dark — but should adrenaline junkies add heart attack to that list?

Author Kara Mason | Publish Date October 13, 2023
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Community    Cardiology

What is the Heart Stent Procedure That Ray Romano Had? 

Sixty-five-year-old actor and comedian Ray Romano revealed recently that he had a heart stent placed after doctors discovered a blockage in one of the arteries that delivers blood to the heart. Stents are small tubes that open arteries to restore blood flow. 

Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date May 01, 2023
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Research    Heart    Cardiology

Never-Married Men Diagnosed with Heart Failure Have Increased Risk of Death

Bad news, confirmed bachelors: If you’re diagnosed with heart failure, you’re at greater risk of dying sooner than women or previously married men who receive a similar diagnosis, new research shows.

Author Rachel Sauer | Publish Date April 19, 2023
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RSNA 2023: Panel spars over record-sharing provision in 21st Century Cures Act

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Publish DateNovember 28, 2023

Is granting patients immediate access to their medical images a worthwhile practice? Experts debated both sides during a panel discussion Monday as RSNA 2023.

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Best Life: Targeting Alzheimer’s

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Publish DateNovember 28, 2023

The Alzheimer’s epidemic continues to cast a shadow over the lives of millions of people.

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Biodegradable patch developed to fix congenital heart defects in infants

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Publish DateNovember 28, 2023

Researchers have developed a biodegradable patch engineered from human cells that could one day be used to correct infant congenital heart defects, limiting the need for multiple invasive surgeries and outlasting current non-living, non-degradable patches.

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New generation of research targets racial disparities in cystic fibrosis diagnosis and treatment

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Publish DateNovember 27, 2023

For decades, the conventional wisdom on cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease that causes mucus to build up in the body’s passageways, held that it mostly affected white people. New research out of Colorado aims to address the racial disparities in diagnosing the disease and saving the lives of everyone who lives with it.

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