News tagged with heart surgery

Early end-life plan for elderly in aging Japan

(AP)—Japan's Emperor Akihito surprised the nation last month when palace officials announced plans for his funeral. His wishes for a relatively modest one—and the act of planning ahead—were widely seen ...

Dec 22, 2013
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Is laughter really the best medicine?

Laughter may not be the best medicine after all and can even be harmful to some patients, suggests the authors of a paper published in the Christmas edition of The BMJ.

Dec 12, 2013
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Software visualizes the heart for doctors

Siemens developed a procedure for angioplasty which supports doctors to make interventions at the heart faster and more precise. With angioplasty doctors open up an artery, potentially staving off more invasive ...

Dec 09, 2013
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