Cardiology

Procedure to plug a hole in the heart is effective and safe

Closure of a patent foramen ovale, or "hole in the heart," is effective and well-tolerated with low rates of complications, according to a narrative review published today by the Medical Journal of Australia.

Surgery

Device safely treats brain swelling 'undercover'

It's slightly shorter in length than a credit card and only as thick as a stack of seven pennies, but the medical device known as the valve-agnostic cranial implant (VACI) has proven large in its quality-of-life return for ...

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