Tiny ultrasonic chip will travel the arteries and heart to image blockages

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Tiny ultrasonic device

The less invasive a surgical procedure is, the better. Less invasive surgeries reduce patient discomfort, foster faster recoveries, and limit the risk of infection. Problem is, you have to get your eyes on a problem to solve it.

 

 

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Give Your Arm A Squeeze To Boost Your Heart

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A simple technique that involves squeezing the arm three times before surgery could speed up recovery from heart bypass operations and even improve patients’ long-term survival.  Using the same type of blood pressure device found in GPs’ surgeries, doctors squeeze the upper arm three times, for five minutes at a time, restricting blood flow to the heart.

 

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Scientists Warn Virus Could Cause Heart Disease In Adults

Scientists Warn Virus Could Cause Heart Disease In Adults

The risk of heart attack is increased by the virus, spread through bodily fluids 

New research suggests that a common infection affecting 60 to 99 per cent of adults could result in high blood pressure and hardening of the arteries – leading causes of heart disease, stroke and kidney disease.

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Aged Arteries Found In Obese Children

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Its Whats Inside That Counts

New research has shown that obese children have arteries of a 45-year old.

This study, presented at the American Heart Association’s annual scientific sessions in New Orleans states that obese children have neck arteries that have aged prematurely, which puts them at risk for future heart disease and cholesterol problems.

Researchers studied 70 obese kids aged 10 to 18 by using ultrasound imaging to measure the thickness of the inner walls of the carotid arteries that supply blood to the brain. They found the children’s vascular age was 30 years older than their real age.

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