News tagged with heart surgery

Heart-lung machines prove safe even in the elderly

One of the scariest parts of bypass surgery—having your heart stopped and going on a heart-lung machine while doctors fix your clogged arteries—is safe even in the elderly and doesn't cause mental decline as many people ...

Mar 11, 2013
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MRI saves heart muscle

Researchers using cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) discovered that thinned non-contracting heart muscle caused by a heart attack can potentially improve in function and be reversed after cardiac bypass surgery. This ...

Mar 06, 2013
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Cooling may prevent trauma-induced epilepsy

(Medical Xpress)—In the weeks, months and years after a severe head injury, patients often experience epileptic seizures that are difficult to control. A new study in rats suggests that gently cooling the ...

Feb 21, 2013
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