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Caring for Your Holiday Heart (pkg)

Cookies, candy, eggnog ... these are some the favorite goodies we can’t seem to resist at holiday gatherings. But for patients with an underlying heart condition, a few days of eating the wrong foods can cause some serious problems. Mayo Clinic physicians say it's actually common for hospital admissions to increase during the holidays, especially for [...]

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Body Cooling Cuts In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Patient Deaths Nearly 12 Percent, Mayo Clinic Finds

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Forced body cooling known as therapeutic hypothermia has reduced in-hospital deaths among sudden cardiac arrest patients nearly 12 percent between 2001 and 2009, according to a Mayo Clinic study being presented at the upcoming American Academy of Neurology 2012 Annual Meeting in New Orleans. The research is [...]

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Cardiac Resuscitation and Cognitive Function

Fans of television medical dramas like ER have watched this scene over and over: a person in cardiac arrest is resuscitated with cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and wakes up good to go. No lasting damage, besides a big scare. But physicians at Mayo Clinic wanted to know if these survivors were [...]

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Emergency Hypothermia

Hypothermia can happen quickly in very cold weather or in cold water.  And it is often life threatening.  But at Mayo Clinic, emergency department doctors are using it to help keep people alive.

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Testing Heart Patients' Genes for Best Drug Choice

Mayo Clinic Studying Genomics of Antiplatelet Heart Medication

Each year in the United States, 600,000 to 800,000 heart stents are placed to restore blood flow through coronary arteries. Patients are then given medication to keep blood clots from forming near the surgical site. Such clots can be deadly, causing heart attack and stroke. [...]

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Mayo Clinic Study: Obstructive Sleep Apnea Increases Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death

In the largest study of its kind, Mayo Clinic researchers found that people who have obstructive sleep apnea – when a person stops breathing for periods during sleep – have a greater risk of sudden cardiac death. Senior author of the study, Mayo Clinic cardiologist Virend Somers, M.D., Ph.D., says, “Your [...]

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THURSDAY CONSUMER HEALTH TIPS

   Teen smoking: 10 ways to keep teens smoke-free Managing chemotherapy side effects Infant reflux Sudden cardiac arrest Pregnancy and obesity: Know the risks 

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Genetics and Cardiomyopathy (pkg.)

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a serious heart problem that runs in families and is a condition most commonly associated with sudden death in athletes. It often goes undiagnosed for years, and sometimes the first symptom is cardiac arrest. But with improved genetic testing, patients who find out they have the gene are able [...]

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