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A recent study says, cooling the cardiac arrest patients, is life saving, reducing the risks of probable neurological damage. Cooling treatment must be ensued within hours, post the arrest for an effective and positive outcome. 

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Patients who commonly used anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs and COX-2) are studied to be more prone to atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation is irregular heart rhythm which is often associated as an underlying cause of heart failure, cardiac arrest, stroke and even death. A study conducted was on 32,602 patients with atrial fibrillation. The patients were classified as recent NSAID users and long term users.

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Scientists have come to the conclusion that sudden deaths due to cardiac issues can be caused by genetic defects. This fact can be of immense help in trying to reduce sudden deaths in patients who have been suffering from Long QT syndrome which is an unusual and hereditary heart rhythm disorder. 

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Stem cell treatment involves introducing new cells into the damaged tissue that self-renews to generate and replace the diseased tissue and thus help treatment of a disease or an injury. Several researches have been conducted using stem cell treatment strategy targeting the heart diseases. 

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A recent study conducted on a 69,950 female nurses for over a period of 18 years, by Dr Christopher Kabrhel and colleagues concluded that women who lead sedentary lives were more prone to develop pulmonary embolism. 

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Cholesterol is a lipid substance that is naturally produced by the liver as well as absorbed from the food we eat. But anything in excess has its own ill effects. When cholesterol level exceeds the normal level it can easily clog in the arteries leading to increased blood pressure, heart attacks and strokes as well. There are two types of cholesterol, namely the LDL (Bad) and the HDL (Good). 

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It is extremely important that any block encountered in the arteries should be removed immediately after a heart attack, as ignoring such blocks could be very risky for the victim.

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Endoscopic Vessel Harvesting is a safe and least invasive procedure. It uses video camera and endoscopes to monitor the removal of the vein harvest. During a bypass surgery, the healthy blood vessel is used to bypass a blocked or a damaged artery. Today Endoscopic Vein Harvesting EVH is becoming increasing popular and is used during a coronary bypass surgery. 
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Ectopic heartbeat is associated with the abnormal electrical conduction or activity of the heart. It is a light variation in the heart beat and causes irregular pulse. The patient feels a thump or a flutter in the chest as if the heart missed a beat.