Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

November 14, 2020
Go (over) easy on the eggs: 'Egg-cess' consumption linked to diabetes
Scrambled, poached or boiled, eggs are a popular breakfast food the world over.

Outcomes for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest during COVID-19 pandemic
This study used a large US registry of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests to asses the association between the COVID-19 pandemic and the outcomes of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests, including in areas with low and moderate COVID-19 disease.

Additional heart imaging valuable for women with unexplained heart attacks
Combining diagnostic imaging methods can detect the underlying cause of heart attack in women who did not have blocked arteries.

Ticagrelor was not superior to clopidogrel to reduce heart attack risk during angioplasty
A new study found the rate of heart attack and severe complications before, during or soon after elective surgery to open a blocked artery was similar between patients treated with clopidogrel and those who received the more potent antiplatelet medication ticagrelor.

Rivaroxaban may be as effective as warfarin for bioprosthetic mitral valves, AF
The RIVER trial is the largest study assessing the efficacy and safety of the anticoagulant rivaroxaban in patients with an artificial mitral valve to correct an irregular heart rhythm.
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