Repeat heart attack and early death linked to hospitals with low care scores: The study found that risk was lower in patients who were admitted to teaching hospitals

Heart attack patients treated at hospitals with low care scores are at greater risk for another heart attack and/or death due to cardiovascular causes, Rutgers researchers found. Their study, published in the American Journal of

Smarter automatic defibrillator

Thousands of patients with congestive heart failure benefit from automatic implantable cardiac defibrillators (AICDs) that deliver shocks to the heart to correct abnormal heart rhythms. These defibrillators improve survival in patients who are at risk

Absorbable antibiotic envelope can significantly cut cardiac device infections: Global trial of nearly 7,000 patients also demonstrates the envelope’s safety

A Cleveland Clinic-led research team has found that using an absorbable, antibiotic-eluting envelope when implanting cardiac devices like pacemakers and defibrillators can cut the rate of major infections by 40 percent. The research was presented

Researchers find high blood pressure link: Early onset menstruation linked to high blood pressure in late adulthood, UGA study finds

The age a woman begins menstruation is associated with having high blood pressure later in her life, according to a team of researchers at the University of Georgia. Specifically, researchers found that early onset menstruation