Oncology & Cancer

FDA authorizes marketing of EndoRotor system

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted marketing authorization to the EndoRotor System, which provides a minimally invasive way to resect and remove necrotic tissue for patients with walled-off pancreatic necrosis ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Female hormone therapy not tied to retinal vascular occlusion

(HealthDay)—Filling a prescription for female hormone therapy (FHT) is not associated with an increased risk for retinal artery occlusion (RAO) or retinal vein occlusion (RVO), according to a study published online Nov. ...

Cardiology

How much do you know about thrombosis? Probably not enough

Blood clots in the veins—particularly those that break off and travel to the lungs—can be fatal and have become increasingly so. Yet many adults know little about their risks or the growing evidence that healthy habits ...

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Vein

In the circulatory system, veins (from the Latin vena) are blood vessels that carry blood toward the heart. Most veins carry deoxygenated blood from the tissues back to the heart; exceptions are the pulmonary and umbilical veins, both of which carry oxygenated blood. They differ from arteries in structure and function; for example, arteries are more muscular than veins and they carry blood away from the heart.

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