News tagged with heart surgery
A common nutritional supplement may be part of the magic in improving the survival rates of babies born with heart defects, researchers report.
Pediatrics May 08, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—A painstaking effort to create a biocompatible patch to heal infant hearts is paying off at Rice University and Texas Children's Hospital.
Medical research Dec 12, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 6 |
(HealthDay)—Depression is relatively common in patients who undergo heart bypass surgery, and a new study finds that short-term use of antidepressants may aid patients' recovery.
Surgery May 01, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A University of Michigan study from the "Online First" edition of Anesthesiology found cardiac arrest was associated with improved survival when it occurred in the operating room (O.R.) or post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) ...
Cardiology May 01, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
The first trial to study patients with acute coronary syndrome who do not undergo coronary stenting or bypass surgery found no significant difference between two anti-clotting drugs – prasugrel and clopidogrel – in preventing ...
Cardiology Aug 26, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Patients with acute kidney injury who see a nephrologist within 90 days of being discharged from a hospital have a 24 per cent lower risk of dying than those who do not see a kidney specialist, a new study has found.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 30, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Inherited ventricular arrhythmias are an important cause of morbidity and sudden cardiac death in children who have structurally normal hearts. Despite conventional medical therapy, some of these children remain symptomatic ...
Cardiology May 07, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Researchers at Rice University and Texas Children's Hospital have turned stem cells from amniotic fluid into cells that form blood vessels. Their success offers hope that such stem cells may be used to grow ...
Medical research Feb 06, 2012 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Anemia increases operative mortality and morbidity in non-cardiac and cardiac surgical procedures. Anemic surgical patients may require more blood transfusions, raising the risk of transfusion-related complications and increasing ...
Surgery May 06, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
When a biologic aortic valve prosthesis fails, the patient often faces a high risk valve replacement through repeat open heart surgery. A new technique, known as Valve-in-Valve, uses minimally invasive techniques to introduce ...
Cardiology May 06, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
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 ...
Cardiology Mar 11, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- University of Florida researchers have identified a medical condition they say keeps many intensive care, heart surgery and burn patients from recovering fully and returning home.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jun 12, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(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 ...
Neuroscience Feb 21, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- A blood test can predict whether patients are likely to die of a heart attack in the month after surgery, according to an international study involving thousands of patients.
Surgery Jul 04, 2012 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0 |
Patients at elevated cardiac risk who were treated with beta-blockers on the day of or following noncardiac, nonvascular surgery had significantly lower rates of 30-day mortality and cardiac illness, according to a study ...
Cardiology Apr 23, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Cardiac surgery is surgery on the heart and/or great vessels performed by a cardiac surgeon. Frequently, it is done to treat complications of ischemic heart disease (for example, coronary artery bypass grafting), correct congenital heart disease, or treat valvular heart disease created by various causes including endocarditis. It also includes heart transplantation.
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