(Okayama, Japan, 29 October 2014) Researchers at Okayama University in collaboration with several medical centres in Japan have demonstrated the safety and efficacy of a hypothermal treatment – pharyngeal cooling – for cardiac arrest patients.
Cooling the brain is known to prevent neurological problems in patients recovering from cardiac arrest. However most of the current methods for therapeutic hypothermia may not be initiated before return of spontaneous circulation.
October 28, 2014 — A new study has found that certain prostate cancer medications are linked with an increased risk of dying from heart-related causes in men with congestive heart failure or prior heart attacks. Published in BJU International, the findings will help doctors and patients weigh the benefits and risks of the drugs.