cardiology

LabBook March 28, 2014

LabBook March 28, 2014

Arrhythmia, kidney cancer, pneumonia and more in this week’s LabBook, our weekly roundup of University of Chicago Medicine and Biological Sciences research news from our blogs, around campus and the internet.

Insult to Injury: How a Common Practice to Prevent Pneumonia in Patients on Ventilation May Not Be Helping

Insult to Injury: How a Common Practice to Prevent Pneumonia in Patients on Ventilation May Not Be Helping

A common antiseptic used to prevent pneumonia in patients on mechanical ventilation has no benefit for objective patient outcomes.

Genome-Wide Association Studies Mislead On Cardiac Arrhythmia Risk Gene

Genome-Wide Association Studies Mislead On Cardiac Arrhythmia Risk Gene

Scientists from the UChicago discover what appears to be the primary gene responsible for cardiac arrhythmia risk.

LabBook March 7, 2014

LabBook March 7, 2014

An inflammatory protein, Tommy John surgery, butterflies and more in this week’s LabBook, our weekly roundup of University of Chicago Medicine and Biological Sciences research news from our blogs, around campus and the internet.

Whole Genome Analysis, STAT

Whole Genome Analysis, STAT

A supercomputer housed at Argonne National Laboratory is built for speed, analyzing 240 full genomes in about two days.

New Guidelines For Reducing Stroke Risks Unique To Women

New Guidelines For Reducing Stroke Risks Unique To Women

For the first time, the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association have issued guidelines for preventing stroke in women.

LabBook January 10, 2014

LabBook January 10, 2014

Swine flu, robotic surgery, explosive tempers and more in this week’s LabBook.

Q&A with Dr. Husam Balkhy on Robotic Cardiac Surgery

Q&A with Dr. Husam Balkhy on Robotic Cardiac Surgery

We speak to cardiac surgeon Husam Balkhy about the future of robotic surgery.

Shocking Story Leaves Hearts Untouched

Shocking Story Leaves Hearts Untouched

A new device can detect dangerously abnormal heart rhythms and deliver shocks to restore a normal heartbeat without relying on wires that connect to the heart.

Pulmonary Hypertension Often Misdiagnosed

Pulmonary Hypertension Often Misdiagnosed

A study by Dr. Mardi Gomberg-Maitland found that pulmonary hypertension is often misdiagnosed.

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