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Survivor Says Andes Plane Crash Called Him to Save Lives


Stranded after a plane crash, medical student Roberto Canessa convinced fellow survivors to use the dead for food and made the epic trek over the Andes for help. But … Read the rest

EU Panel Backs Market Withdrawal of Fenspiride Due to Heart Risk


The European Medicines Agency’s Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee recommended revoking marketing authorizations for fenspiride medicines, preventing them from being marketed in the EU.

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FDA Warning: Fournier Gangrene and SGLT2 Inhibitors


A case series suggests higher risk for perineal necrotizing fasciitis with sodium–glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitor antidiabetic medications.

The American Heart Association, Laerdal Medical and the Resuscitation Academy Foundation introduce programs for pre-hospital and public safety responders to help increase out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival


DALLAS, May 16, 2019 – A suite of resuscitation quality improvement programs for pre-hospital and public safety responders is now available from RQI Partners LLC, the joint venture partnership … Read the rest

Federal Judge Rules FDA Acted Illegally in Delaying Required Review of E-Cigarettes, Cigars


In a major victory for America’s kids and public health, a federal judge ruled that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration acted illegally by allowing e-cigarettes to remain on … Read the rest

Triboelectric pacemaker powered by cardiac contractions


Triboelectric pacemaker powered by cardiac contractions

Usually modern pacemakers are powered by built-in batteries and you need to replace the pulse generator when the battery reaches end of life. … Read the rest

Do Statins Cause Polyneuropathy?


The latest observational study showed no excess risk.

Troponin I in CVD risk prediction


Nature Reviews Cardiology, Published online: 15 May 2019; doi:10.1038/s41569-019-0212-3

High-sensitivity troponin I levels are positively and strongly linked with incident coronary heart disease, heart failure hospitalization and all-cause mortality … Read the rest

New AHA/ACC/AACVPR Statement on Home-based Cardiac Rehab


Home-based CR may be a reasonable option for clinically stable low- to moderate-risk patients who are eligible for CR but cannot attend a traditional center-based program.
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Left atrial strain reproducibility using vendor-dependent and vendor-independent software


Two-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography (2D-STE) enables objective assessment of left atrial (LA) deformation through the analysis of myocardial strain, which can be measured by different speckle-tra…