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Arrhythmias

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
December 22, 2017
Patient Care The Venezuelan singer known by the nickname “El Puma” is recovering after a double lung transplant for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
December 15, 2017
Patient Care A baby in the UK has surgery to put her ectopic heart back inside her chest.
December 8, 2017
Patient Care US states that implemented policies for screening newborns for critical congenital heart disease have seen reductions in infant cardiac deaths compared to states that didn’t implement screening.
October 30, 2017
A detailed review of the pericardial sinuses on the occasion of discovery of  a unilateral pericardial fold caudal to Marshall's ligament. The significance of the structure is discussed as an operating surgical note to ipsilateral pericardial traction/ elevation in beating heart surgery.
September 22, 2017
Patient Care Updated guidelines on dual antiplatelet therapy in coronary artery disease have been published by the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery and the European Society of Cardiology.
September 14, 2017
Samer Nashef of Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, UK discusses the indications for and variation in surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation.

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