Cardiology

Weight loss surgery boosts good cholesterol in obese teen boys

Weight loss surgery boosts the level of HDL "good" cholesterol and also improves its heart-protecting actions in severely obese teens, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association's Arteriosclerosis, ...

Surgery

Kidney injury common following vascular surgery

Both acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease were common in patients undergoing major vascular surgical procedures and were associated with an increase in long-term cardiovascular-specific death compared with patients ...

Health

More specialists needed to meet needs of aging population

(HealthDay)—More specialist providers, including vascular surgeons and cardiologists, are needed to meet the care needs of a growing elderly population, according to research published in the November issue of Health Affairs.

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