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American College Of Surgeons, Jacobson Innovation Award, Vascular Surgery, aneurysm repair

San Francisco Surgeon Dr. Timothy Chuter Receives the 2017 Jacobson Innovation Award of the American College of Surgeons

Timothy A.M. Chuter, BM BS, DM, FACS, was honored with this international surgical award in recognition of his innovative role in the development of endovascular aneurysm repair.

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Stroke, Irregular Heart Beat, Cardiology, Treatment

Study Reveals Treatment Gap in Patients Suffering From an Irregular Heartbeat Leaving Them at an Increased Risk of Stroke

A study by the University of Birmingham has revealed a treatment gap in patients suffering from a heart condition that causes an irregular or abnormally fast heartbeat.

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Stroke, Stroke Treatment, SMART trial, clinical trial, tPA

A SMARTer Way to Discover New Stroke Treatments

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Researchers examined if a particular trial type could be successfully applied to stroke patients — and whether this approach may accelerate discovery of new treatments.

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Heart Attack, Myocardial Infarction, Heart Damage, Agrin, Extracellular Matrix, Tzahor

Young at Heart: Restoring Cardiac Function with a Matrix Molecule

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Shortly after birth, hearts are no longer able to repair damage. Weizmann Institute scientists found a molecule in newborn hearts that appears to control the renewal process, and seems to “unlock” it in adult hearts; this has important implications for restoring the function of damaged hearts.

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Cardiovacular Disease, Heart Disease, Gene, Protein, Arrythmia, Enlarged Heart, Heart Attack, High Blood Pressure, Genetics

Researchers Identify Gene That May Play a Central Role in Heart Disease

Although lifestyle contributes to heart disease, genetics play a major role. This genetic facet has remained largely mysterious. But new research by scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine has identified what may be a key player: a mutated gene that leads to irregular heartbeat, which can lead to a dangerously inefficient heart.

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Abuse, ACES, REP, Ovarian Cancer

Women with Past Adverse Childhood Experiences More Likely to Have Ovaries Removed, Study Shows

ROCHESTER, Minn. —Mayo Clinic researchers report that women who suffered adverse childhood experiences or abuse as an adult are 62 percent more likely to have their ovaries removed before age 46. These removals are for reasons other than the presence of ovarian cancer or a high genetic risk of developing cancer, says the new study published today in BMJ Open.

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Heart Surgery, heart surgery data, medicaid expansion, Medicaid Coverage, Medicaid, Medicaid Patients

Michigan Heart Surgery Outcomes Improved After Medicaid Expansion, Study Finds

Expanding Medicaid coverage is associated with better outcomes for heart surgery patients, according to a study led by University of Virginia School of Medicine researchers.

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Stroke, Thrombectomy, tPA, Brain, Aneurysm

Clinical Benefit of Clot Retrieval Now Proven Up to 24 Hours After Major Ischemic Stroke

Results of an international, randomized controlled research study show that mechanical thrombectomy, which is an endovascular treatment to remove a stroke-causing blood clot in the brain, is effective in some patients even when performed within 6 to 24 hours after a stroke.

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Atrial Fibrillation, Blood Thinner, Heart, Cardiology

Alternative to Blood Thinners Available for Patients with Atrial Fibrillation

Rush University Medical Center is offering a new, implantable cardiac device to reduce the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation, providing an alternative to the long-term use of blood thinners.

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Myositis, necrotizing myopathy, Statin Drugs, Heart Disease, lipid-lowering medications, The Myositis Association, rare disease, autoimmune disorder

Statins Can Cause Disabling Muscle Disease

For some patients, statins cause necrotizing myopathy, a form of the rare, chronic, debilitating condition idiopathic inflammatory myopathy, also known as myositis.







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