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2013-03-27 23:04:07

Barnes-Jewish Hospital patients at high-risk for stroke now have a new procedure to reduce stroke risk and the need for blood-thinning medications. ST. LOUIS (PRWEB) March 27, 2013 It´s the most common heart arrhythmia, and it can be deadly. While the symptoms for atrial fibrillation (AFIB) vary, many with this abnormal heart rhythm have one thing in common — a greater chance of having a stroke. Traditional ways to reduce risks of stroke center on patients taking blood thinner...

2013-03-14 11:04:00

Treating varicose veins with vein-stripping surgery is associated with higher costs than closing the veins with heat, according to a study at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. "Cost-effectiveness is an important factor to consider when comparing different treatments for varicose vein disease," says Judith C. Lin, M.D., vascular surgeon and lead author of the study. "And these two types of treatment have similar effectiveness." The study will be presented March 13 at the 41st Annual...

2012-08-29 07:26:03

Surgical ablation of the left atrium to restore regular sinus rhythm is widely used in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) undergoing cardiac surgery. The restoration of sinus rhythm might decrease the risk of heart failure, stroke and death during long-term follow up. However, despite its promise, this theoretical benefit has never been clearly established - previous randomized studies have been small and performed in a selected group of patients undergoing mitral valve surgery. Now, a...


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lambent
  • Licking.
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This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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