CRT, Implantable Defibrillators Significantly Reduce Hospitalization Rates, Extend Lives of People with Advanced Heart Failure
Posted: 6/28/2004 at 10:51:52 AM
Researchers at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center today announced the findings of a large-scale clinical trial for patients with late-stage heart failure. Results showed that cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) from implantable pacemaker-like devices or CRT combined with an implantable defibrillator (CRT-D), when used in addition to optimal drug therapy, reduced significantly the mortality and first hospitalization rate when compared to drug therapy alone. CRT-D also substantially lowered mortality.
Poison Center & NurseLine take record calls in 2003
Posted: 6/28/2004 at 10:54:12 AM
Denver Health’s Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center (RMPDC) handled 190,503 calls in 2003, setting a volume record two years in a row. Calls ranged from accidental ingestion of aspirin or cleaning products by children to adult use of over-the-counter medications to the family pet’s consumption of pest control devices or antifreeze. The center received a total of 173,559 calls in 2002.
As the warm weather arrives, state health officials are urging parents to help prevent drownings this summer by better supervising and taking more safety precautions when young children are around water.