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In Global News: Heart Cells in Space, July Surgery Outcomes, and Monitoring for Transplant Rejection
Patient Care and General Interest
Former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh chimes in to the #10YearChallenge with a focus on his heart surgery.
A New England Journal of Medicine case report on trachealization of the esophagus made headlines, describing a patient who had sought care after getting a pizza roll stuck in his throat.
An update to the 2014 US guidelines on managing patients with atrial fibrillation was issued by the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology, and the Heart Rhythm Society.
Research, Trials, and Funding
Cell-free DNA might be useful to monitor patients with transplanted lungs for transplant rejection, say researchers from the US National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
A partnership between space technology company Techshot and NASA aims to study cardiac tissue growth in zero gravity.
Research presented at the recent Society of Thoracic Surgeons’ Annual Meeting in San Diego, California, suggests that cardiac surgery outcomes in the US are similar at the beginning and the end of the academic training year.