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11 percent of American women smoke during pregnancy

11 percent of American women smoke during pregnancy

Corticosteroids do not improve survival in patients with late-stage acute respiratory distress syndrome

Corticosteroids do not improve survival in patients with late-stage acute respiratory distress syndrome

Hormone brain natriuretic peptide can predict pulmonary hypertension

Hormone brain natriuretic peptide can predict pulmonary hypertension

Animal-assisted therapy beneficial

Animal-assisted therapy beneficial

Electron-beam computed tomography - a more accurate replacement for coronary catheterizations

Electron-beam computed tomography - a more accurate replacement for coronary catheterizations

PACs should not be used routinely in patients in intensive care units with severe heart failure

PACs should not be used routinely in patients in intensive care units with severe heart failure

Hospitalized patients with severe congestive heart failure did not experience a benefit from use of pulmonary artery catheterization

Hospitalized patients with severe congestive heart failure did not experience a benefit from use of pulmonary artery catheterization

Electron-beam computed tomography best for evaluating adults with congenital defects in the heart arteries

Electron-beam computed tomography best for evaluating adults with congenital defects in the heart arteries

First evidence that preeclampsia can leave a persistent and potentially fatal imprint in the pulmonary circulation of the fetus

First evidence that preeclampsia can leave a persistent and potentially fatal imprint in the pulmonary circulation of the fetus

Treatment of cardiac lesions without anaesthesic

Treatment of cardiac lesions without anaesthesic

New advances in sickle cell disease

New advances in sickle cell disease

Novel anti-obesity compound shows promise for treatment of obesity

Novel anti-obesity compound shows promise for treatment of obesity

Blood flow monitoring system to reduce risks during heart surgery

Blood flow monitoring system to reduce risks during heart surgery

Two hearts are better than one for toddler

Two hearts are better than one for toddler

$16 million investment in minute wireless implant technology

$16 million investment in minute wireless implant technology

Blood vessel plug - amplatzer ductal occluder, performs well in trial

Blood vessel plug - amplatzer ductal occluder, performs well in trial

Half of the complications and deaths due to in-hospital DVT can be prevented with once daily dalteparin

Half of the complications and deaths due to in-hospital DVT can be prevented with once daily dalteparin

Oral sildenafil improved exercise tolerance, cardiac output and quality of life in 22 patients with primary pulmonary hypertension

Oral sildenafil improved exercise tolerance, cardiac output and quality of life in 22 patients with primary pulmonary hypertension