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In Global News: Wearable Ultrasound Patch to Monitor Blood Pressure in Deep Arteries, GALILEO Trial Halted, and CABG With Radial Artery Grafts

Friday, October 12, 2018

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Emily Robinson

Patient Care and General Interest

A family in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, whose 13-month-old daughter was born with pulmonic stenosis, has adopted a dog with the same congenital heart defect.


Drugs and Devices

A team of researchers from the University of California, San Diego has developed a non-invasive wearable ultrasound patch that could potentially monitor patients with heart or lung diseases, and help detect cardiovascular problems at an earlier stage.


Research, Trials, and Funding

The GALILEO trial has been halted due to concerns over rivaroxaban causing higher rates of death or thromboembolic events following transcatheter aortic valve replacement.

The Magee-Womens Research Institute in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, has awarded the $1 million Magee Prize to an international team of scientists studying the potential connection between defects in the placenta during gestation and congenital heart defects.

A study conducted at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden suggests that atrial fibrillation may speed up dementia in older adults.

A long-term follow-up study in Australia of patients who underwent CABG surgery with radial artery grafts instead of saphenous vein grafts indicates that they did not experience impaired forearm blood flow.

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