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A new study presented at the American College of Cardiology meeting tests “endothelial nitric oxide (NO) bioavailability during transfusion of aged and fresh pRBCs (packed red blood cells) with the hypothesis that aged pRBCs will impair endothelial function.” The mean age of pRBC units was...
Many smokers are often concerned about gaining weight after they quit. For those with type 2 diabetes gaining weight after stopping smoking can potentially make their disease worse and increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. Weight control is a key factor in managing diabetes and preventing heart attack...
A new study in The New England Journal of Medicine compares the outcomes of coronary-artery bypass grafting (CABG) with and without cardiopulmonary bypass in the elderly. The research demonstrated “In patients 75 years of age or older, there was no significant difference between on-pump and off-pump...