Cardiology

Solving the dilemma of not enough hearts

In the not-too-distant future, Dr. Jennifer Cowger envisions a cardiac transplant landscape where more donations are encouraged and utilized, genetically engineered organs can be created in a laboratory, and improved mechanical ...

Cardiology

Treatment options for heart failure

Ask any doctor what can be done to maintain a healthy heart and the answer will most likely be to eat healthy and exercise regularly. But what happens when someone's heart is not healthy and does not pump blood properly? ...

Surgery

Larger organ transplant centers produce improved outcomes

That was a question posed by a group of investigators, including Vanderbilt University Medical Center's Ashish Shah, M.D., in a novel study that used a computerized algorithm to highlight the value of high-volume transplant ...

Cardiology

Increase in use of mechanical circulatory support in PCI

(HealthDay)—For patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) there has been an increase in use of mechanical circulatory support (MCS), according to a study published in the Jan. 1 issue of The American ...

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