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Fishing for Answers: Does an Omega-3 Fatty Acid Improve Heart Health?

Fishing for Answers: Does an Omega-3 Fatty Acid Improve Heart Health?

Study results are mixed on whether omega-3 fatty acids found in fish like salmon help prevent heart disease. Researchers are taking a fresh look at the influence of a specific omega-3 fatty acid called EPA.  

With a Tiny Video Camera, Physicians Improve Heart Valve Surgery

With a Tiny Video Camera, Physicians Improve Heart Valve Surgery

A quicker recovery for patients is one of the major benefits of video-assisted minimally invasive aortic valve replacement surgery. Physicians use a small incision in the chest wall and a tiny video camera on the end of flexible tube to guide the procedure.   

Study: A “Slick” Gene Helps Protect the Heart

Study: A “Slick” Gene Helps Protect the Heart

Scientists have identified a gene that is crucial for anesthetic preconditioning, a process used in coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery to protect a patient’s heart while it is stopped and blood flow and oxygen delivery to the organ are reduced.

Long QT Syndrome Research Honored at Major Heart Meeting

Long QT Syndrome Research Honored at Major Heart Meeting

Long QT syndrome type 3 (LQT3) is a rare heart rhythm disorder that causes young people to die suddenly. New research on the disorder will help physicians specifically tailor treatment for each patient and was recognized at the American College of Cardiology’s annual meeting. 

Can Marriage Help the Heart?

Can Marriage Help the Heart?

Patients with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator or ICD, a device designed to prevent sudden cardiac death, fare better when they are married.