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2012-08-28 12:06:03

For patients with stable coronary artery disease who have at least one narrowed blood vessel that compromises flow to the heart, medical therapy alone leads to a significantly higher risk of hospitalization and the urgent need for a coronary stent when compared with therapy that also includes initial placement of artery-opening stents. Those are the findings of a study to be published online Aug. 28 in the New England Journal of Medicine that was designed to evaluate the benefits of using...

Blood Vessels Grown From Liposuction Stem Cells
2012-07-27 05:35:45

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Findings presented at the American Heart Association's Basic Cardiovascular Sciences 2012 Scientific Sessions show that adult stem cells extracted during liposuction can be used to grow small-diameter blood vessels that could be used in heart bypass surgery. Matthias Nollert, the lead author of the study, said these liposuction-derived vessels could help solve major problems associated with grafting blood vessels from other places in...

2012-07-12 23:03:14

Free app simulates the silent progression of coronary artery disease Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) July 12, 2012 A new app for the iPad, iHeart Touch, may be a doctor´s new best friend when it comes to persuading millions of Americans to lose weight and exercise. The app uses a life-like beating heart that takes patients inside an artery, showing the effects of years of plaque buildup in coronary artery disease, ultimately leading to a heart attack. The deceptively entertaining app gives...

2012-07-05 10:17:04

Preventing postoperative delirium may improve recovery of cognitive ability in cardiac patients Older patients undergoing cardiac surgery often experience changes in cognitive function, such as memory problems or an inability to focus, in the days immediately following their operations. While these changes are usually temporary, for unknown reasons, a significant number of cardiac patients will encounter long-term cognitive problems, lasting as long as a year after their surgeries. Now,...

2012-06-25 21:03:13

A new study shows that although gastric bypass surgery reverses Type 2 diabetes in a large percentage of obese patients, the disease recurs in about 21 percent of them within three to five years. The study results will be presented Saturday at The Endocrine Society's 94th Annual Meeting in Houston. "The recurrence rate was mainly influenced by a longstanding history of Type 2 diabetes before the surgery," said the study's lead author, Yessica Ramos, MD, an internal medicine resident at...

2012-06-19 13:57:58

Coronary patients are not being managed according to European guidelines Large proportions of European coronary patients are not benefiting from cardiac rehabilitation services, according to results of the third EUROASPIRE survey published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. Yet despite the evidence that cardiac rehabilitation is very effective for patients with coronary heart disease, this latest study shows that services in Europe are much underused, with poor...

2012-06-11 11:41:23

Aspirin taken for five days before a heart operation can halve the numbers of patients developing post-operative acute kidney failure, according to research presented at the European Anaesthesiology Congress in Paris today (Sunday). Professor Jianzhong Sun (MD, PhD), professor and attending anesthesiologist at Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University (Philadelphia, USA), told the meeting that in a study of 3,219 patients, pre-operative aspirin therapy was associated with a...


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