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January 8, 2016
by Shams
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The heartbeat of progress

WinSenga expands access to prenatal care in Africa with smartphone-based ultrasound alternative Wubwub. Wubwub. Wubwub. It’s immense, the moment an ultrasound lets an expectant mother hear her unborn child’s heartbeat. But many pregnant women around the world never get to … Continue reading

January 24, 2015
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Was Beethoven’s music literally heartfelt?

Music straight from the heart: Could a cardiac arrhythmia have influenced famous works by the musical great? ANN ARBOR, Mich. —  Could it be that when Ludwig van Beethoven composed some of the greatest masterpieces of all time that he … Continue reading

May 21, 2014
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Watching stressful movies triggers changes to your heartbeat

Watching films with stressful scenes can trigger changes to the heart’s beating pattern, reports a new study published in the journal Circulation, Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology. Although the changes were small, and not likely to be risky for normal healthy individuals, … Continue reading

September 15, 2012
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Hospitals that Make Longer Attempts at Resuscitation Have Higher Survival Rates

Hospitals that continue CPR longer have better survival rates from cardiac arrests, according to a study published online Sept. 5 in The Lancet. The findings challenge the assumption that, if a pulse is not restored soon, continuing resuscitation efforts is … Continue reading

August 10, 2012
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Muscle Cell Grafts Keep Broken Hearts from Breaking Rhythm

Researchers have made a major advance in efforts to regenerate damaged hearts. They discovered that transplanted heart muscle cells, grown from stem cells, electrically couple and beat in sync with the heart’s own mucle. The grafts also reduced the incidence … Continue reading