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2013-11-20 23:28:59

A recent study by Stanford University in United States made the announcement that obese patients who had a gastric bypass showed signs that it may actually reverse aging as well. Jalisco, Guadalajara (PRWEB) November 20, 2013 Just in the last few days there´s been quite a lot of buzz in all media outlets around the world regarding the discovery published by CBS News that gastric bypass may reverse aging on cellular level, which is very exciting news for obese patients looking to...

2013-11-19 16:23:38

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y., Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study published by The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery confirms MICS CABG (minimally invasive cardiac surgery/coronary artery bypass grafting) is a safe and feasible procedure that ensures positive outcomes. Published on Nov 1(st), the article brings light to the open-heart surgery alternative pioneered by Medical Director and cardiothoracic surgeon, Joseph T. McGinn of The Heart Institute at Staten Island...

2013-11-18 20:49:39

Jose Augusto Barreto-Filho, M.D., Ph.D., of the Federal University of Sergipe and the Clinica e Hospital Sao Lucas, Sergipe, Brazil, and colleagues assessed procedure rates and outcomes of surgical aortic valve replacement (AVR) among 82,755,924 Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries between 1999 and 2011. "Aortic valve disease in the United States is a major cardiovascular problem that is likely to grow as the population ages. Aortic valve replacement is the standard treatment even for...

2013-11-18 15:21:48

A new study highlights the importance of exercise and physical fitness among people with stable coronary artery disease. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Henry Ford Hospital found that higher levels of physical fitness lower the risk of having heart attacks and increase survival in those with coronary artery disease, whether or not they have had a procedure to open up their blocked arteries. "In our study, the patients who were most fit had a 75 percent...

2013-11-01 11:28:50

'Hybrid procedure' combining minimally invasive corornary artery bypass surgery (CABG) with percutaneous coronary intervention is feasible and safe compared with traditional CABG A hybrid approach to treating coronary artery disease that involves a "hybrid procedure" combining a minimally invasive bypass surgery with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) was found to be feasible and safe in a clinical trial. This is the first randomized study of the technique. These findings were...

2013-10-30 16:01:03

Persons with Alzheimer's disease suffer from ischaemic heart diseases more frequently than others, yet they undergo related procedures and surgery less frequently than persons with no diagnosed AD, according to a nation-wide register-based study carried out at the University of Eastern Finland. The study involved a total of 28,093 persons; that is every community-dwelling person with a diagnosed Alzheimer's disease living in Finland on 31 December 2005. According to the data obtained from...

2013-10-15 16:26:12

Angioplasty and bypass surgery can lead to similar longterm benefits, finds study led by Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute researchers published in Journal of the American Medical Association KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For patients with diabetes and coronary artery disease in more than one artery, treatment with coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery provided slightly better health status and quality of life between six months and two...

2013-09-11 08:28:02

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Sept. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardica, Inc. (Nasdaq: CRDC) today announced that Bernard A. Hausen, M.D., Ph.D., the company's president and CEO, is scheduled to present a corporate overview and update at the 4(th) Annual Craig-Hallum Alpha Select Conference in New York on Thursday, September 26( )at 1:25 p.m. Eastern Time. To access the live and subsequently archived webcast of the presentation, go to the Investor Relations section of the company's website at...

2013-09-10 23:17:30

Prince George's County jury finds doctor responsible for the wrongful death. Prince George's County, Maryland (PRWEB) September 10, 2013 Last Friday, September 6, 2013, a unanimous jury in Prince George’s County awarded a $ 5.55 million dollar verdict for the Plaintiffs in a medical negligence and wrongful death case. The case was brought the daughter of the deceased and the estate of her late mother, Velda Faye Richardson. This case dealt with the pulling of pacing wires from...

Blood Pressure Cuff Before Bypass Surgery Lowers Heart Damage Risk
2013-08-18 03:57:15

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Using a blood pressure cuff on the upper arm of a patient just prior to heart bypass surgery could limit damage of the heart and improve long-term odds of survival, claims new research appearing in Saturday’s edition of The Lancet. The practice is known as “remote ischemic preconditioning,” and according to HealthDay News it involves using the cuff to briefly cut off and then restore blood supply to the arm. Now, researchers...