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For cardiac arrest, cath lab or ICU?

After suffering sudden cardiac arrest, patients are usually rushed to the nearest intensive care unit. But researchers led by the University of Minnesota’s Demetri Yannopoulos are testing evidence that suggests early access to the catheterization lab could significantly increase patient survival rates. The efforts are made possible by a $5.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, funding a five year, randomized trial across five states and 20 hospitals.

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In the News: University of Minnesota research drives home aspirin’s benefits

Despite its known benefits, new research from the University of Minnesota’s Medical School shows many older patients don’t talk to their doctors about the cardiovascular benefits of low-dose aspirin.

The study, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, looked at aspirin use of 26,000 Minnesotans ages 25 to 74. The study found aspirin use for primary prevention of heart attacks and stroke increased in men from 1 percent in 1980 to 21 percent in 2009, and in women from 1 percent to 12 percent.

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