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Heart Could Power its Own Pacemaker

Posted November 6th, 2012 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Patients whose hearts need a bit of help keeping the beat are often given a pacemaker, which delivers electrical pulses to regulate heartbeats. The tiny electronic devices, surgically implanted beneath the skin on the chest, must be replaced every five to seven years when their batteries run out. But an experimental device that converts energy […]

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New Test Could Diagnose a Heart Attack in 1 Hour

Posted August 15th, 2012 at 8:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Researchers have conducted a study indicating that a new test could help doctors diagnose a heart attack within one hour. Researchers from the University Hospital Basel in Switzerland led the study. It involved development of tests to determine the levels of troponin, a protein in the blood that indicates a heart attack. Using data from […]

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Pakistan Investigates 25 Heart Patient Deaths

Posted January 23rd, 2012 at 2:20 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistan health authorities have opened an investigation into the deaths of at least 25 heart patients in one city since last month. Officials say they suspect the deaths in Lahore – the capital of Punjab province – are a result of a tainted batch of drugs. Dr. Javed Akram, head of the investigative committee, says […]

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