Patient Care A teen in Chicago, Illinois, USA, awaiting a heart transplant received the news that a heart was available from his pediatric cardiologist, who dressed up as Chewbacca from Star Wars just for the occasion.
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In Global News: Quadruple Valve Surgery in the UAE, MitraClip Access in Japan, and Chewbacca Delivers Transplant News
March 23, 2018
March 17, 2018
Read the amazing story of the 44-year-old nurse who got acute chest pain in a remote area of Australia. He was the only clinican in the area, so he took his own ECG, diagnosed his acute MI, and cannulated and thrombolysed himself! They make them tough in Australia.
In Global News: Lowering the Maximum Nicotine in Cigarettes, iPS Cells for Heart Failure, and Anticoagulants and CKD
March 16, 2018
Patient Care Some Syrian refugee children have received surgery for congenital heart defects in Jordan, however many refugees in need of complex medical care are unable to receive such care.
In Global News: FDA Clarithromycin Warning, Health Disparities for Kids With CHD, and the "State of Lung Cancer" Report
March 2, 2018
February 23, 2018
In Global News: The Benefits of Exercise Before Surgery, Heart Valve Updates, and Studying Innovative HLHS Therapies
February 16, 2018
In Global News: Raising Lung Cancer Awareness, Atrial Fibrillation News, and Repurposing an Asthma Drug for Aortic Aneurysm
February 9, 2018
Patient Care Doctors in Abu Dhabi, UAE, say that a surprisingly high number of young Emirati adults have atrial fibrillation.
In Global News: Robotically Coaxing Esophageal Growth, Sauna for Your Health, and Canada’s First Inuk Cardiac Surgeon
January 12, 2018
January 1, 2018
Incredible story about how American Heart Association President Dr John Warner suffered a cardiac arrest after his presidential address and was subsequently saved by two bystanders. This story emphasizes the fortune of being in the right place at the right time, but more importantly, the public value of knowing CPR.
December 28, 2017
Using a simulated out-of-hospital cardiac arrest scenario, the authors compared the time from an emergency call to resource deployment and arrival for drone-delivered automatic external defibrillator (AED) and ground vehicle-based emergency medical services (EMS). Mean time to dispatch was 3 sec for the drone and 3 min for EMS. Over a median flight