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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Nov. 24, 2015 Fat cells produced by stem cells from the bone marrow may be linked to chronic illnesses like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, kidney disease and some cancers, researchers ... read more
Nov. 24, 2015 Older people with visual impairment can report feeling dizzy and falling. A new study found that after routine cataract surgery, the improved vision led to patients experiencing significantly less ... read more
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Nov. 24, 2015 An exciting advance provides hope for developing novel potential method of treating pneumococcal diseases such as bacterial pneumonia, meningitis and septicaemia. A team of ... read more
Nov. 24, 2015 Anxiety around the arrival of a new baby is just as common as postnatal depression, and the risks for men are nearly as high as for women, researchers have found. A mental health researcher reviewed ... read more
Nov. 23, 2015 A significant reduction in diabetes-related amputations since the mid-1990s has been identified by a new study. Researchers credit this decline to improvements in diabetes care over this ... read more
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
Apr. 30, 2014 Even today, significant variations – among surgeons and hospitals - still exist in the performance of mitral valve repair vs replacement for moderate to severe mitral regurgitation, shows a ... 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