News tagged with heart surgery
(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 |
(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 |
Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have developed a method of predicting which patients with heart disease would benefit more from surgery and which would benefit more from angioplasty.
Cardiology Apr 22, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
(HealthDay)—Researchers are testing whether applying electrical stimulation directly to the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease might improve thinking, focus and alertness.
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Mar 28, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
(AP)—Have a heart problem? If it's fixable, there's a good chance it can be done without surgery, using tiny tools and devices that are pushed through tubes into blood vessels.
Cardiology Mar 24, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (4) | 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)—Queen's University researchers have discovered how a key artery in a newborn baby's heart constricts and eventually closes when the baby takes its first breath and adjusts to the shock of being born. The ...
Medical research Mar 05, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 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 |
Bariatric surgery in extremely obese adolescents may also help treat previously undiagnosed cardiovascular abnormalities
(Medical Xpress)—This time of year many people make resolutions to live a healthier lifestyle, exercise more, lose weight and eat better. For the adolescents who are extremely obese in this country, diet ...
Surgery Jan 21, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Imagine living without a heart. It is possible—if you have a new artificial heart pumping blood through your body. You can even go to the supermarket, watch your kid's soccer game or go on a hike.
Surgery Dec 07, 2012 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0 |
Managing care and competition: Efficiencies of integrated care and improved risk assessment seen in Medicare Advantage
Medicare Advantage (MA), with more than 10 million enrollees, is the largest alternative to traditional Medicare. MA's managed care approach was designed to provide coordinated, integrated care for patients and savings for ...
Health Dec 03, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
After gastric bypass surgery, diabetes goes away for some people—often even before they lose much weight. So does that mean gastric surgery "cures" diabetes? Not necessarily, according to the largest community-based study ...
Overweight and Obesity Nov 26, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Cardiac bypass surgery superior to non-surgical procedure for adults with diabetes and heart disease
Adults with diabetes and multi-vessel coronary heart disease who underwent cardiac bypass surgery had better overall heart-related outcomes than those who underwent an artery-opening procedure to improve blood flow to the ...
Cardiology Nov 04, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(HealthDay)—New research suggests that surgical procedures, not stress, may lead to the spike in heart-related deaths known to occur in the weeks after a cancer diagnosis.
Cancer Oct 17, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Obesity is a major contributor to heart disease that substantially hinders the disease's proper diagnosis and treatment, says a cardiologist researching the impact of obesity and weight loss on the heart.
Overweight and Obesity Sep 18, 2012 | 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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