News tagged with major surgery

FDA favors innovative heart valve for the frail

The first artificial heart valve designed to be implanted without major surgery appears to help patients who are too frail to undergo chest-opening surgery, according to federal health reviewers.

Jul 18, 2011
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Lighting up can bring you down in colorectal surgery

Infection, pneumonia, blood clots and kidney failure are all possible complications after any major surgery. A new study shows that smoking boosts the risk of such complications following some of the most common colorectal ...

Sep 24, 2013
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