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Delay in administration of adrenaline associated with decreased survival for children with in-hospital cardiac arrest

Among children with in-hospital cardiac arrest with an initial nonshockable heart rhythm who received epinephrine (adrenaline), delay in administration of epinephrine was associated with a decreased chance of 24-hour survival and survival to hospital discharge, according to a study in the August 25 issue of JAMA. Approximately 16,000 children in the United States have a [...]

Quitting smoking after heart attack reduces chest pain, improves quality of life

Smokers who quit after having a heart attack have similar levels of chest pain and mental health as non-smokers, according to research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. Researchers assessed 4,003 adults in two U.S. multi-center heart attack patient registries for smoking, chest pain and health-related quality of life measures, [...]

Spouses of stroke survivors face lingering health issues

Caregiver spouses of stroke survivors are at an increased risk of mental and physical health issues that may continue for years, according to research in the American Heart Association journal Stroke. Swedish researchers evaluated 248 stroke survivors, below age 70 (average mid-sixties), and their spouses at stroke onset and compared the results with 245 non-stroke [...]

Fat mice bred to have more muscle give insight, new targets for battling obesity’s cardiovascular risk

Even without losing fat, more muscle appears to go a long way in fighting off the bad cardiovascular effects of obesity. That emerging evidence has scientists looking hard for new targets to uncouple the unhealthy relationship between fat and cardiovascular disease. “If you look at the exercise literature, we understand very well that if you [...]

Clot-removal devices now recommended for some stroke patients

Updated stroke treatment recommendations from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association include using a stent retrieval device to remove blood clots from large arteries in select patients. Clot-busting medication – tPA – continues to be the gold standard for treating clot-caused stroke. Clot busters and/or clot-removal procedures must be administered within a few hours of [...]