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Heart Attack

University of Illinois and Washington University

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Washington University in St. Louis have developed a new device that may one day help prevent heart attacks.

Unlike existing pacemakers and implantable defibrillators that are one-size-fits-all, the new device is a thin, elastic membrane designed to stretch over the heart like a custom-made glove.

Sudden Cardiac Death: Could You Be Next?

Jun 18, 2008

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: June 18, 2008 -  The sudden passing of NBC newsman Tim Russert came as a shock. A shock because, at age 58, the renowned host of NBC's "Meet the Press" died so young. But it seems even more alarming because he had passed a stress test recently and had logged time on a treadmill on the day of his death.