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This photo shows a rescue team using a bag-mask device to resuscitate a man who has experienced cardiac arrest. Credit: Shutterstock
NIH-supported findings suggest improved techniques for rescue breathing could save more lives The ventilation technique, also known as rescue breathing, commonly used during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for people with cardiac arrest is often performed poorly by professional emergency responders, and this ineffective strategy is linked to...
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Research Feature
In the United States and in many parts of the world, a strep throat infection can be treated early with penicillin and poses minimal health threats. However, for people living in areas with limited access to health care, an untreated infection can introduce serious health consequences. This includes developing into rheumatic heart disease , a...
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Research Feature
What if you could design a small piece of electronics that is both flexible and stretchable, is able to take high-resolution images of the electrical signals inside the heart, and cure a cardiac condition that impacts more than 35 million people worldwide? It may sound futuristic, but that’s exactly what NHLBI-funded researchers from Cornell are...
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NIH-funded study predicts older and Black adults will suffer most Cardiovascular-related deaths due to extreme heat are expected to increase between 2036 and 2065 in the United States, according to a study supported by the National Institutes of Health. The researchers, whose work is published in Circulation , predict that adults ages 65 and older...
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Research Feature
It’s the cholesterol we love to love – and for good reason. High-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, often called “good cholesterol,” removes extra cholesterol from the arteries by gobbling up early-forming plaque and transporting it to the liver, which flushes it out of the body. It’s an essential job: when too much plaque accumulates in the...
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Research Feature
The exact reasons are unclear; biological and social factors under study The recent sudden cardiac arrests of college basketball player Bronny James and professional football player Damar Hamlin did more than shock the sports world and the nation. They brought attention to a disturbing, but little-known, fact: Sudden cardiac arrest is the number...