Cardiology

Novel micropacemaker takes new approach to faulty heart rhythms

Investigators at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and the University of Southern California have demonstrated the feasibility of implanting a micropacemaker system in the pericardial sac surrounding the heart—a breakthrough ...

Cardiology

New software better able to predict leakage around aortic stents

Researchers at the St. Antonius Hospital Utrecht/Nieuwegein and the University of Twente have developed software to better predict the risk of blood leaking around a patient's aortic stent. Last week, Richte Schuurmann, a ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Improved leg ulcer healing with hair follicle punch graft

(HealthDay)—For patients with venous leg ulcers, ulcer healing is significantly increased using hair follicle punch scalp grafts, according to a study published in the November issue of the Journal of the American Academy ...

Cardiology

Stroke risk increases from stenting in older patients

Vascular surgery appears to be safer than stenting for patients over 70 years of age with carotid stenosis, or a blockage of the carotid arteries in the neck, according to new findings published today in The Lancet.

Surgery

Wireless microcamera clusters broaden laparoscopic imaging

A revolutionary integrated imaging system under development at the University of Wisconsin-Madison could significantly advance laparoscopy, a minimally invasive surgical procedure that, over the last half century, has seen ...

Surgery

Study finds gallbladder surgery can wait

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy, a minimally invasive procedure to remove the gallbladder, is one of the most common abdominal surgeries in the U.S. Yet medical centers around the country vary in their approaches to the procedure ...

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