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2011-09-13 12:07:43

Duke University Medical Center researchers have found a genetic variant that seems to be associated with lower five-year survival after a coronary artery bypass. The scientists found the same gene was associated with mortality in two different sets of patients, with about 1,000 patients in each group (1,018 and 930 patients, respectively). "After the second analysis, we were ecstatic to see this was validated," said senior author Mihai Podgoreanu, assistant professor of anesthesiology...

2011-08-29 20:15:09

Observations from the CREDO-Kyoto PCI/CABG registry Cohort-2 Results from CREDO-Kyoto PCI/CABG Registry Cohort-2 show that percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) was associated with significantly higher risk for serious adverse events in patients with triple vessel disease than coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). The protective effect of CABG for myocardial infarction was described as "especially remarkable". In view of these results, said investigator Dr Hiroki Shiomi from Kyoto...

2011-08-29 12:59:19

Reconnecting severed blood vessels is mostly done the same way today – with sutures – as it was 100 years ago, when the French surgeon Alexis Carrel won a Nobel Prize for advancing the technique. Now, a team of researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine has developed a sutureless method that appears to be a faster, safer and easier alternative. In animal studies, a team led by Stanford microsurgeon Geoffrey Gurtner, MD, used a poloxamer gel and bioadhesive rather...

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2011-08-22 20:45:45

A new study said happily married people who undergo major heart surgery are three times more likely to survive than those who are unmarried. The study said that while men are more likely to live on regardless of their state of marriage, women only enjoy the benefit if they and their husband are happy together. University of Rochester researchers found that 83 percent of happily married women who had bypass operations lived on for another 15 years, compared with just 28 percent in...

2011-08-08 07:00:00

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardica, Inc. (Nasdaq: CRDC) today announced that Bernard A. Hausen, M.D., Ph.D., the company's president and chief executive officer, is scheduled to present a corporate overview and update at the Wedbush 2011 Life Sciences Management Access Conference in New York, NY on Tuesday, August 16th at 9:10 a.m. Eastern Time. To access the live and subsequently archived webcast of the presentation, go to the Investor Relations section of the...

2011-08-02 05:00:00

Consumer Reports Health investigation finds rush to overtest and overtreat; disturbing overuse of angioplasty YONKERS, N.Y., Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An investigation by Consumer Reports Health reveals that the practice of healing hearts has become a money-making machine that too often favors profits over science. The report shines a light on excessive testing and overtreatment, taking special note of the overuse of angioplasty. To help consumers make informed...

2011-07-30 00:01:05

Exactly 10 years to the day since his heart attack, stent implant and eventual total blockage in his main LAD artery , 61 year old Mike Stone celebrated the occasion by going on a 75 mile bike trip. Jerusalem, Israel (PRWEB) July 29, 2011 In 2001, Mike Stone suffered an MI (heart attack) as a result of a clot that could not navigate a 90% blockage in the critical LAD artery, also knicknamed the 'widow maker' artery. Angioplasty and PCI (stent implantation) were performed. The statin...

2011-07-20 21:16:00

WILMINGTON, Del., July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved BRILINTA(TM) (ticagrelor) tablets to reduce the rate of heart attack (myocardial infarction [MI]) and cardiovascular (CV) death in adult patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS), compared to clopidogrel. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/astrazeneca/50355/ BRILINTA,...


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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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