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2011-04-06 09:00:00

"Hugely significant" findings released today in British journal will "change the practice of obstetrics," says Dr. Roberto Romero, Chief of the DMC-based Perinatology Research Branch, NICHD/NIH DETROIT, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A groundbreaking clinical study of a new method for preventing premature birth in millions of women each year, published today in the authoritative medical journal Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology, shows that the rate of early preterm...

2011-04-05 16:40:00

State-of-the-art device for preventing potentially life-threatening heart arrhythmias will also greatly reduce incidence of "inappropriate shocks" DETROIT, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Detroit Medical Center (DMC) Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) announced today that it has achieved a significant breakthrough in cardiac heart-care by implanting the newly available "Protecta" defibrillator in a heart-care patient. The successful procedure, which took place at the DMC March...

2011-03-28 23:01:00

DETROIT, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Detroit Medical Center (DMC) has four top ten hospitals and 29 High-Performing Specialties listed in U.S. News & World Report's first-ever Best Hospitals Metro Area Rankings. The four ranked hospitals are DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, DMC Harper University Hospital, DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital and DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital. "Detroit Medical Center is building one of America's most advanced medical centers, right here in Detroit....

2011-03-28 09:30:00

DETROIT, March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Detroit Medical Center (DMC) Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) announced its first implant of the AngelMed Guardian cardiac monitor and alert system. The system is designed to reduce the time it takes patients to get to the emergency room during an impending heart attack. Randy Lieberman, M.D., Medical Director, Electrophysiology Services, DMC CVI, performed the first implant in Southeast Michigan, and is among the very first physicians...

2011-03-24 13:09:00

New DMC Cardiovascular Institute technique restores blood flow to lower limbs DETROIT, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Detroit Medical Center (DMC) Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) has implemented a ground-breaking new medical technology designed to protect patients with diabetes-related arterial disease from the risk of foot or leg amputation. The innovative new procedure is aimed at greatly reducing the need for lower-limb amputations by restoring interrupted blood-flow to...

2011-03-22 13:57:00

Another first for DMC Cardiovascular Institute DETROIT, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Detroit Medical Center (DMC) Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) is the first healthcare provider in Michigan to offer a new breakthrough technology designed to correct atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat) in patients who struggle with this potentially life-threatening heart disorder. The new FDA-approved, state-of-the-art technology - known formally as the "Arctic...

2011-03-10 14:46:00

DETROIT, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As a dialysis patient undergoing treatment three times a week for Alport's Syndrome at the DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan, 16 year old Sterling Heights resident Samydra Wilson never imagined his artwork would be on display on Capitol Hill alongside winners of a national contest. Wilson's self photograph was up against 240 photos from 56 hospitals across the nation in the 2011 Children's Hospitals Photo Exhibit, sponsored by the...

2011-03-03 07:50:00

Hospital unveils template for the future of bedside patient care. Event showcases innovative patient unit with the region's most advanced "Smart Room" technology. DETROIT, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Continuing its tradition as a leader in advanced technology for patient care, DMC Harper University and Hutzel Women's Hospitals will host a free public open house to unveil the latest innovation in bedside care, featuring Cerner Smart Room(TM) technology. What is a "Smart...

2011-03-01 14:10:00

Two patients who had severe aortic stenosis are "recovering well" - only days after the minimally invasive procedure DETROIT, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Detroit Medical Center (DMC) Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) has completed the first two transcatheter aortic valve implants (TAVI) ever achieved in Michigan. The procedures are a part of CVI's participation in the Medtronic CoreValve® U.S. Clinical Trial. This multi-state trial will evaluate a new,...

2011-02-22 13:31:04

High-quality hospitals deliver lower-cost care to trauma patients, according to a study published in the Annals of Surgery. The study found high-quality hospitals have death rates that are 34 percent lower, while spending nearly 22 percent less on trauma patient care than average-quality hospitals, suggesting high quality can coexist with lower cost. The reason is not clear, though. The research comes at a time when the affordability of health care in the United States is a major concern....


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