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In Global News: Lifesaving Smartwatch, Superior AI Model for Predicting Death Risk in Heart Disease Patients, and Open Heart Surgery on Pregnant Patient

Friday, September 7, 2018

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Emily Robinson

Patient Care and General Interest

The heart rate tracker in a man’s smartwatch reportedly warned him of a major heart attack, which may have saved his life.

A surgical team in Nepal performed a rare open heart surgery on a pregnant patient with type A aortic dissection.


Drugs and Devices

A new study suggests that the HDAC inhibitor, which is currently in clinical trials for the treatment of patients with other cancers, may also be useful in treating small-cell lung cancer.

Lung cancer patients have gained access to a potentially life-extending drug in Ireland, following its approval by Ireland’s Health Services.


Research, Trials, and Funding

A recent study published in the British Medical Journal suggests that diclofenac, a commonly used painkiller, is associated with an increased risk of serious cardiovascular problems.

Research from The Francis Crick Institute indicates that a model developed via artificial intelligence is superior at predicting risk of death in patients with heart disease than models designed by medical experts.

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