Have a heart problem? There is a good chance it can be fixed non-surgically. Procedures that push tiny tools and tubes through blood vessels are reducing the need for open heart surgery and transforming heart care.
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AP (Jan. 10, 2014) In January 1964, the US Surgeon General issued the first government report linking smoking to disease and death. It ushered in an era of regulation that fifty years later has helped to cut the ... watch video
AP (Jan. 31, 2014) An Alabama brain surgeon walked about six miles through the height of Tuesday's winter storm to perform a life-saving brain operation. The patient is said to be doing well. (Jan. 31)
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May 27, 2015 Given the threat of a massive earthquake striking Japan, researchers have organized a cooperative project team to develop a new robot. They set about determining the factors ... read more
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Mar. 23, 2015 A new clip helps older patients with mitral valve prolaspe and who are not strong enough for open surgery. The new minimally-invasive catheter-based procedure involves a half-inch long clip called ... read more
Aug. 25, 2014 America’s first transcather tricuspid heart valve replacement has been performed, providing an alternative to open heart surgery, clinical scientists report. Percutaneous interventions use hollow ... read more
July 25, 2012 Researchers used stem cells from fat to grow new small-diameter blood vessels in the laboratory. Lab-grown small-diameter blood vessels could help patients undergoing procedures such as heart bypass ... read more