Cardiology

Business & Economy
5:00 am
Wed August 8, 2012

Program Aims To Put Defibrillators In Churches

Several state organizations are banding together give churches the tools to save lives.

Gurnal Scott: State Representative Becky Carney of Charlotte will never forget April 2nd, 2009, the day a portable defibrillator revived her after a near-fatal heart attack at the General Assembly

Rep. Becky Carney: One story can propel a great movement within a community.

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Health
6:25 am
Tue December 13, 2011

Hospital Implanting New Heart Device

One North Carolina hospital is using a new device to help patients who have congestive heart failure.

Wake Forest Baptist health is the first hospital in the state implanting the dual ventricular lead. In laymans terms it’s a more advanced pacemaker. The small device will help hearts pump more blood and with a better rhythm. Dr. Glenn Brammer is a Cardiac Electro Physiologist. He says this device also has 10 internal vectors that allow physicians options after the procedure. 

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Health
8:00 am
Mon August 22, 2011

Duke Study Suggests Infant Screening for Heart Disease

Duke University researchers are recommending a simple test to determine whether newborns have a serious health concern. About one percent of all babies are born with congenital heart disease. But spotting the problem early can be difficult. Doctor Alex Kemper is an associate professor of pediatrics at Duke. He says there is an easy way to help pinpoint the problem.

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Health
5:00 am
Thu February 17, 2011

Triangle A Hub For Comparative Effectiveness Research

Recently, researchers at Duke published a study looking at implantable cardiac defibrillators in patients and determined that one fourth of patients receiving them didn’t need them. For the past few years, researchers at UNC have been doing head to head analyses of older versus newer psychiatric medications, and they’re finding many patients have more success with older, cheaper drugs.

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Health
5:00 am
Wed January 5, 2011

Duke Study Finds Overuse Of Internal Defibrillators

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Too many cardiac patients are getting internal defibrillators when they don't need them - that's the result of new research from Duke.

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