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Treating Aortic Aneurysms Through Virtual Reality

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Virtual models can be created in the angiography room thanks to an approach developed by researchers at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) and the university’s departments of radiology, radiation oncology, and nuclear medicine.

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New Survey - Many Physicians Feel Uninformed About Diagnostic and Treatment Approaches for Cryptogenic Stroke

/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Results from a new survey from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association found that only half of healthcare professionals consider themselves to be adequately equipped with information about cryptogenic stroke, a stroke in which the underlying cause is still unknown after extensive testing. Depending on their specialty, 51-70 percent of physicians admit being uncertain about the best approaches to finding the underlying causes of these strokes. The survey, conducted this summer, polled 652 healthcare professionals including neurologists, cardiologists, hospitalists, primary care physicians and stroke coordinators.

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Stroke, Platelets, VAD, vascular assist devices, Heart Failure, End Stage Heart Failure, Blood Clot Prevention, Blood Clot, Bioengineering, Heart Pumps

Bioengineers Work to Head-Off Dangerous Blood Clots in Patients with Ventricular Assist Devices

A team of NIBIB-supported bioengineers are working to reduce blood clots caused by platelet activation in ventricular assist devices (VADs) implanted in advanced heart failure patients. Previously, the team re-engineered the VAD's high-speed rotors to eliminate more than 90% of platelet activation and clotting. The current study examines the role of platelet stiffness in activation with the goal of developing treatments that would increase platelet pliability and further reduce platelet activation and clotting.

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Heart Disease, Cardiovascular Disease, Heart, Cardiovascular, Metabolic Syndrome, test, Diagnostic Test, Pediatrics, Children, future risk, Teens, Teenagers, Adolescents, Adolescent Health, Cardiac Risk, Risk Factors, Research, UVA, University of Virginia School of Medicine, UVA School of Medicine, Mark DeBoer, West Virginia University, West Virginia University

New Test Predicts Teens' Future Risk of Heart Disease

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Researchers have created a cardiac crystal ball in the battle against the No. 1 killer of both men and women. By identifying teens at risk of heart disease early, doctors can encourage the healthy behaviors that could save their lives.

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Heart, Aortic Valve Replacement, aortic valve disease, pinnacle health, Clinical Trials

First Pennsylvania Patient Treated in Next Generation Aortic Heart Valve Study

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PinnacleHealth CardioVascular Institute enrolled the first patient in Pennsylvania in a randomized trial studying a new heart valve to treat aortic valve disorders.

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Heart, heart valve replacement, Aging, Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, New England Journal Of Medicine

Blood Clots May Complicate Aortic Valve Replacements Previously Thought Not to Require the Use of Blood Thinners

Heart valve replacements made from tissue (bioprosthetic valves) have long been thought to be spared the complication of blood clot formation. Researchers have now found that about 15 percent of all bioprosthetic aortic heart valve patients develop blood clots on the leaflets affecting valve opening, regardless of whether the patient received the new valve via open-heart surgery or a minimally-invasive catheter procedure, a new study from the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute shows.

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NUS Researchers Develop Novel Prosthetic Heart Valve for Treatment of Severe Heart Disorder

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Designed to be implanted using a minimally invasive approach, the invention offers new hope for heart patients who are of high surgical risk

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National Institutes Of Health (NIH), blood pressure management, Dr. Jan Warren-Findlow

UNC Charlotte Researcher Discusses New NIH Study on Blood Pressure Management

New National Institutes of Health study on blood pressure management could help reduce cardiovascular disease and save lives, questions on the data and its implementation remain, according to one UNC Charlotte expert.

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sitting a work, Blood Flow, Excersise, Vascular Health

A Short Walk Around the Office Can Reverse Vascular Dysfunction Caused By Hours at a Computer

Across the country, many employees are seated at desks for the majority of an eight-hour workday. As technology creates an increase in sedentary lifestyles, the impact of sitting on vascular health is a rising concern. Now, researchers from the University of Missouri School of Medicine have found that when a person sits for six straight hours, vascular function is impaired — but by walking for just 10 minutes after a prolonged period of sitting, vascular health can be restored.

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Interventional Cardiology, Angioplasty & Stenting, Angioplasty, Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, bioresorbable scaffolds, Stents

Data Presented at TCT 2015 Will Demonstrate Whether The "Disappearing" Stent Is a Major Breakthrough in Angioplasty

Noteworthy data will be presented at Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) scientific symposium next month on several trials examining the use of cardiovascular stents (or “scaffolds”) that are absorbed back into the body over time.







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