Cardiac Conditions

FDA approves marketing of coronary device

The Food and Drug Administration has reviewed HeartFlow FFR-CT software, which lets healthcare professionals non-invasively evaluate blood flow in coronary arteries.

 NIH announces $10M in funding to look at gender differences in clinical studies

NIH announces $10M in funding to look at gender differences in clinical studies

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The National Institutes of Health is releasing $10.1 million in supplemental funding for healthcare grant recipients to explore gender differences in their research. Men are overrepresented in studies, which can obscure findings, the NIH noted. This can be especially true of diseases affecting the elderly, such as cardiac disease.

Antibiotic lowers risk of death among pneumonia patients

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The antibiotic Zithromax lowers the risk of death for those with pneumonia, although it slightly increases the risk of a heart attack, new research shows.

Traffic noise can increase stroke risk

Exposure to loud traffic noise can increase the risk of stroke in people over the age of 65, according to new study results. Danish researchers found that for every 10 decibels that noise went up, the risk of stroke went up 14%.

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