Last week, several members of URMC’s Heart Research Follow-up team presented new research at the American Heart Association’s Annual Scientific Sessions in Dallas. Among the findings – medications for ADHD and depression are dangerous in patients with Long QT syndrome, a disorder that makes the heart particularly susceptible to arrhythmias.
Individuals with impaired liver function are unable to remove ammonia – a by-product of normal cellular activity – from their bodies fast enough. This result is a host of neurological problems, including seizures, for which doctors have no effective treatment. A new study shows that an existing blood pressure drug may be able to prevent the molecular chain reaction in the brain triggered by ammonia.
On November 15th, Cardiology Professor Arthur J. Moss, M.D. received a Doctor Honoris Causa (honorary Ph.D. doctoral degree) from Semmelweis University in Budapest, Hungary for his many discoveries in the treatment and prevention of heart disease.
Researchers found that women injured during the two weeks leading up to their period (the premenstrual phase) had a slower recovery and poorer health one month after injury compared to women injured during the two weeks directly after their period or women taking birth control pills.
A new study out today in the journal JAMA revisits the topic of whether or not the U.S. health care system – which now accounts for almost one-fifth of the nation’s economy – is delivering the best value in terms of health outcomes. The paper also overturns several widely held beliefs about the factors responsible for growth in health care spending.
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