Tag Archives: Heart

Radiation therapy effective against deadly heart rhythm – Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Visit the News Hub Standard cancer treatment offers hope to severely ill heart patients Matt Miller Clifford Robinson, MD, (right) and Phillip Cuculich, MD, have developed a noninvasive radiation therapy approach to treating ventricular tachycardia, a deadly heart arrhythmia. Visual and electrical maps of the heart help direct a beam of radiation at the heart… Read More »

Alphabet and iRhythm are teaming up on tech to detect irregular heart rhythms

Zio Getty Images Wearable heart monitor company iRhythm is teaming up with Alphabet‘s health company Verily on unspecified new technology that will monitor people at risk for atrial fibrillation, a common form of irregular heart rhythm that is associated with strokes and other serious health problems. Verily and iRhythm aren’t the only technology companies working… Read More »

Blue-blooded crabs at heart of pharma dispute on drug testing

ZURICH (Reuters) – If you’ve received a vaccination, hip replacement or chemotherapy without suffering toxic shock, chances are you’ve benefited from a vast bloodletting of horseshoe crabs. Technicians check the size of a horseshoe crab at a Lonza biotech facility on Maryland’s Eastern shore, U.S., in an undated still image from video. Lonza/Handout via REUTERS… Read More »

Heart attack patients with mild cognitive impairment get fewer treatments

A new study finds people who have mild cognitive impairment (MCI), which lies on the continuum of cognitive decline between normal cognition and dementia, are less likely to receive proven heart attack treatment in the hospital. Researchers found no evidence that those with MCI would derive less benefit from evidence-based treatment that’s offered to their… Read More »

NIH Study Tracks Exercise with Mobile Apps to Improve Heart Health

Tiffany Powell-Wiley, M.D., M.P.H., is dedicated to making Americans healthier. She focuses on research related to heart health and the conditions that go with it. Those include obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes. In 2013, Dr. Powell-Wiley and her team started research on how to lower rates of these chronic conditions among African Americans and… Read More »