Health

3-D-printed models improve medical student training

A relatively inexpensive 3-D-printed model of a patient's blood vessels is as effective as current commercially available models for training medical students in interventional radiology vascular access, according to a study ...

Cardiology

Ultrasound beats palpation for femoral artery catheterization

(HealthDay)—For children undergoing heart surgery, real-time ultrasound guidance is superior to a palpation technique for femoral artery catheterization, according to a study published online June 1 in Pediatric Anesthesia.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Interventional radiology offers new treatment for enlarged prostates

Men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a condition in which the prostate is enlarged but not cancerous, have a new, breakthrough treatment option that is less invasive and has fewer complications than other minimally ...

Cardiology

Your finger's pulse holds the key to your heart's health

A University of Iowa physiologist has a new technique to measure the stiffness of the aorta, a common risk factor for heart disease. And it can be as simple as measuring the pulse in your finger.

Cardiology

Unclogging heart arteries through wrist becoming more common

Opening clogged heart arteries via the radial artery in the wrist is becoming more common. The wrist route may have fewer complications than the traditional route through the femoral artery in the groin. Use of the procedure ...

Cardiology

Radio waves to kidneys lower persistent high blood pressure

Directing short bursts of radio waves at nerves surrounding the kidneys lowered blood pressure for at least six months and up to one year among patients with hypertension that persists regardless of taking multiple medications ...

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