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Bypass Heart Surgery Performed Without General Anesthesia

...lung machine so that our surgery is done now using beating heart techniques. Then we shrunk the size of the incision. Now we are working on a robotic method that requires only 5-mm pin-size holes. We are basically eliminating incisions altogether, We are eliminating what is not necessary while maintaining th...

Frozen Canadian baby stages miraculous recovery

...to have stopped for a couple of hours just started beating as the doctors were preparing to place the baby in a heart lung machine. Miracles still do occur!!!!...

Avoid sudden death by quick cooling

...ition unlike a heart attack, where the heart stops beating suddenly. Many patients survive if they are resuscitated and if the heart starts beating in 3-4 minutes. The longer the time taken for the heart to restart its normal beating, the lesser th...

Alerts for safety of heart device

...r an implantable defibrillator to keep their heart beating rhythimically. However sophisticated and accurate devices they may be, sometimes they to do go wrong. Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital in the US have surveyed safety warnings on heart devices issued by the Food and Drug Administration ov...

An Alternative to Warfarin

...rial fibrillation, which is an irregular and rapid beating heart, and one or more stroke risk factors. The patients were randomly assigned to receive warfarin or ximelagatran. The patients were followed for 17 months. Researchers report ximelagatran was at least as effective in reducing the frequency of str...

Anger Hard on the Heart

... two upper chambers of the heart quiver instead of beating effectively. This can cause blood to pool and form clots, increasing the chance for a stroke. Researchers say this is the first study to show these emotions increase the risk for this condition. Researchers conducted a study looking for an associati...

New Test To Detect Irregular Heartbeats

...ose with normal heart rhythm because the irregular beating // causes blood to pool, which can lead to a clot that breaks off and travels to the brain. A new test to monitor people for irregular heartbeats identifies problems missed by standard tests, find researchers. Investigators evaluated about 150 patie...

Operating on a Beating Heart Yields Better Results For Blocked Heart Arteries

...a recent study researchers say bypass surgery on a beating heart might be an effective option for many patien...findings of the study researchers say surgery on a beating heart is more technically demanding for the surgeon, surgery using a heart-lung machine also carries...

Aerobic Exercise Beneficial In Treating Depression

...esearchers say aerobic exercise is just as good at beating mild to moderate depression as standard antidepressant medications. // In a study comparing five different exercise programs for people with mild to moderate depression, there was a 50-percent reduction in depressive symptoms among those taking part...

Atrial fibrillation predicts for acute ischaemic stroke

...rinciple underlyingthis fact is that a irregularly beating heart allowsblood to pool and clot. When these blood clots entergeneral circulation they can lodge in blood vesselsof the brain and cause stroke. A retrospective study was undertaken in North Japanto assess whether AF in patients with acute ischem...

Secret Of Heartbeat Protein Unravelled

...of a critical piece of protein used to keep hearts beating that they say will help treat cardiac or neurological diseases//. Biologist Dale Mierke and other researchers at Brown University have solved the structure of synapse-associated protein 97 (SAP97) found in abundance in the heart and head, reports uni...

Limiting sperm motility for contraception

...at this channel is involved in giving sperm’s tail beating a kind of turbo-charge at the last instant, when it needs more power to penetrate the zona pellucida.”Clapham said that a contraceptive based on compounds to block the CatSper channel might have considerable advantages over hormonal contraceptives. ...

Ultrasound may mean end to classic stethoscope

...s allow you to distinguish between a heart that is beating well, and one that isn't," say some doctors. "Sometimes the heart muscle is very weakened, but unless that weakening leads to extra sounds, you may not be able to pick it up." Handheld ultrasound devices allow doctors to actually see the heart wo...

Stem Cells Could Replace Electronic Pacemakers

... new study. Researchers injected clusters of human beating heart cells (derived from human embryonic stem cells) into the heart muscle of six guinea pigs. The stem cells were first genetically engineered and then encouraged to become heart cells. Results show after the guinea pigs' own pace-making cells wer...

Domestic Violence: The Silent Killer of Women Worldwide

...garded instances of slapping, kicking, dragging or beating up, throwing objects in a way that could hurt, attempts to push, choke or burn on purpose, using of gun, knife or other weapons to threaten the female partner as forms of physical abuse. Sexual violence was defined by the following three behaviors: b...

Cancer Treatments Fall Short Of Targets

...t to meet. More and more Scots are living with and beating cancer,' he said. 'But that doesn't take away the concerns and anxieties felt by anyone who thinks they might have it. We must reduce waiting times.' He added that by the end of the year the targets would be met and that the benefits of all the inv...

Couple infected with HIV marry in Kerala

...nd Ajitha (26) took their marriage vows amidst the beating of drums and chanting of traditional Vedic incantations. While Asokan, the groom, contracted HIV during a surgery on his leg that required blood transfusion, Ajitha, the bride, contacted from her earlier husband, who later on died. "It was nearly two...

Love And Drug Addiction Share The Same Chemistry

...n is processing feelings of love. The heart starts beating thrice as fast as the normal rate (72 beats/minute). There is an increased blood flow to the cheeks (blushing) and sexual organs (sensation of butterflies in the stomach). The only difference between drug abuse in this regard is that the above-mentio...

3-D Projection Of Heart For Diagnosis Of Cardiovascular Disorders

...rt thus obtained allows doctors to 'dive' into the beating heart and examine its interior. The ultrasound-generated 3D images of hearts have been projected in a specially designed four-walled room called the I-Space by Annemien van den Bosch and colleagues, from Erasmus MC University Medical Center Rotterd...

Girl Comes Out Of Irreversible Coma

..., were charged with criminal assault for allegedly beating the child with a baseball bat. Holly Strickland and her grandmother were found shot dead less than two weeks later in what authorities are investigating as a murder-suicide. Jason Strickland went to court to stop authorities from letting Haleigh d...

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