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Pulling Problem Teeth Before Heart Surgery to Prevent Infection May Be Catch-22

Patients with dental extractions before cardiac surgery still at risk for poor outcomes, study finds   Rochester, Minn. — Feb. 27, 2014 — To pull or not to pull? That is a common question when patients have the potentially dangerous combination of abscessed or infected teeth and the need for heart surgery.  [...]

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Human Factors in Surgery Fifty years ago, doctors at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., opened the doors to modern open heart surgery using the heart-lung machine. Back then you had about a 50-50 chance of making it off the table. Now you can be 98 percent certain that you'll survive. But for today's [...]

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Heart Failure Every year nearly half a million Americans are diagnosed with heart failure. It's a condition that results in your heart not being able to pump blood efficiently. Most cases are caused by coronary artery disease or years of high blood pressure. But the woman you're about to meet had [...]

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Study Shows Simple Finger Device May Help Predict Future Heart Events, Such as Heart Attack

Results of a Mayo Clinic study show that a simple, non-invasive finger sensor test is highly predictive of a major cardiac event, such as a heart attack, stroke or hospitalization, for people who are considered at low or moderate risk, according to researchers. Dr. Amir Lerman, M.D., a cardiologist at [...]

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