Heart Beats Series
SEATTLE, Wash. (Ivanhoe Newswire) – Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. Five million Americans are living with heart failure and 715,000 will have a heart attack this year. Now, scientists are working on a new way to repair damaged hearts.
CHICAGO, Ill. (Ivanhoe Newswire) – The most dangerous heart attack is known as a STEMI. It’s when the artery in the heart completely blocks blood flow. Every minute counts when it comes to surviving a STEMI. Now, a patient’s own stem cells could hold the key to recovery.
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (Ivanhoe Newswire) – In 2014, half a million people will be told they have atrial fibrillation. In simple terms, it’s an irregular heartbeat. AFib can set off a stroke, but now a new device is helping catch the clots before they kill.
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