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Latest in Cardiology: Interventional

From 2003 to 2013, the death rate from coronary heart disease, according to a CDC report, has dropped by nearly 40% according to The New York Times. This change, however, is not a result from any new technologies or drugs but instead a combination of individual health improvements in cholesterol, blood...
According to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, bystander CPR can increase a patient’s rate of survival from 4% to 10.5% after at least thirty days, reports Reuters. While earlier research doubted the efficacy of bystander CPR, these new results supported the life-saving...
Margarita Camacho, MD, and Mark J. Zucker, MD, JD, Barnabas Heart Center at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center describe the alternative option of a C-Pulse heart assist device when dealing with heart failure. The C-Pulse system can be implanted in three different ways: a standard full sternotomy,...