Heart attacks, disease, research & treatment

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    Rare Surgical Infection at New Orleans Children's Hospital...
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    Child Heart Patients Treated for Rare Surgical Infection
    September 12, 2017 — At least a dozen children who had heart surgery at Children's Hospital New Orleans between late May and July have infected incisions, apparently from contaminated equipment.
     
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    We are headed back to the days a couple of hundred years ago, when people were afraid to go to hospitals because of the risk of infection. The number of resistant infections is growing, and the wonderful free-market we enjoy ensures that Big Pharma won't invest in antibiotic research, because, if they find a good alternative, it will be used very sparingly, and will take many years to return a dividend.
    A good case for Government investment. Guess we'll have to wait for a Government who cares about people...
     
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    Some Breast Cancer Therapies Put Heart at Risk...
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    Doctors Warn of Heart Risk From Some Breast Cancer Therapies
    February 01, 2018 - Save your life but harm your heart? Health experts are sounding a warning as potential side effects of a growing number of breast cancer treatments come to light.
     
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    I know a woman who survived breast cancer at 70, she did treatments, she also suffered a strong woman, I hope that she can live long now, what is written makes me a little afraid for her.
     
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    Even low air pollution may damage heart...
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    Low levels of air pollution linked to changes in the heart
    3 Aug.`18 - Regular exposure to even low levels of air pollution may cause changes to the heart similar to those in the early stages of heart failure, experts say.


     
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    Multi-gene Test May Find Risk for Heart Disease and More...
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    Multi-gene Test May Find Risk for Heart Disease and More
    August 13, 2018 | WASHINGTON — You know your cholesterol, your blood pressure ... your heart gene score? Researchers say a new way of analyzing genetic test data may one day help identify people at high risk of a youthful heart attack in time to help.

     

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