Cardiology

Artificial aorta can reduce patients' blood pressure

Engineers at EPFL's Center for Artificial Muscles have developed a silicone aorta that can reduce how hard patients' hearts have to pump. Their breakthrough could offer a promising alternative to heart transplants.

Cardiology

Heart transplant outcomes vary by state

(HealthDay)—There is significant state-level variation for outcomes among patients listed for heart transplantation in the United States, according to a study published online Dec. 9 in JAMA Network Open.

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