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  • Low Serum Calcium Linked to Sudden Cardiac Arrest Risk The risk of cardiac arrest more than doubled in those with the lowest calcium levels, but it's unknown how low is too low or the benefits of higher calcium intake or calcium supplementation.
  • Cardiac Motion: The Next Log-In Biometric? An innovative system uses remote, Doppler radar assessment of cardiac dimensions and motion as a means of user authentication; but could "access denied" be a warning sign of CVD?
  • TCT TCT 2017: Rich in Clinical Trials, Star Power Oscar-winner Tom Hanks headlines a conference that will feature clinical trials looking at management of left main disease, cardiogenic shock, and bioabsorbable scaffolds.
  • No Strong Benefit of Long-term Anticoagulation in Secondary AF A preliminary study suggests little benefit on stroke reduction and a suggestion of increased bleeding from long-term anticoagulation in transient AF secondary to ACS, sepsis, or lung disease.
  • Peripartum Cardiomyopathy More Severe for Black Women African American women with peripartum cardiomyopathy present with worse symptoms, are less likely to recover, and when they do, take twice as long compared with other groups, a new study shows.
 

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