Patient Care and General Interest Coal miners in central Appalachia in the US have an increasing incidence of severe black lung disease and an associated increased need for lung transplantation.
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May 25, 2018
In Global News: Botulinum Toxin for AFib, Lung Cancer Screening Still Limited, and Acetaminophen for Kidney Injury in Kids
May 18, 2018
Patient Care Three-dimensional heart models help patients and families understand congenital heart defects at a hospital in Seattle, Washington, USA.
In Global News: Improving Vein Grafts, a Suture-Based Percutaneous Mitral Device, and Donating CT Surgical Equipment
April 27, 2018
In Global News: Nuts for Heart Health, Immunotherapy Prior to NSCLC Surgery, and Treatment for Children With CHD
April 20, 2018
Patient Care The Chinese Red Cross has announced that 25 Afghan children with congenital heart disease will receive free medical treatment in China.
In Global News: Raising Esophageal Cancer Awareness, Healthy Eating for Healthy Arteries, and Avoiding TAVR-Induced Coronary Obstruction
April 6, 2018
Patient Care A baby in Taiwan is the third-lightest to have undergone repair of a type A interrupted aortic arch and aortopulmonary window.
In Global News: Weaving Devices for CHD by Hand, Sodas and CAD, and Rapid Deployment Versus Conventional Valves
March 30, 2018
Patient CareHigher risk of death from coronary artery disease was noted for Americans who drank higher quantities of sugary beverages but not for those who ate more sugary foods.
Bleeding Complications After Use of Novel Oral Anticoagulants in Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery
March 26, 2018
Hassan and colleagues performed a retrospective analysis of 81 patients who presented for open cardiac surgery while receiving novel oral anticoagulant (NOAC) therapy. Patients were off NOACs for a median of 4 days (IQR, 3 - 6 days) prior to surgery.
In Global News: Quadruple Valve Surgery in the UAE, MitraClip Access in Japan, and Chewbacca Delivers Transplant News
March 23, 2018
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.
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.