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Newswise: More Heart Valve Patients May Choose Minimally Invasive Procedure

Article ID: 720735

More Heart Valve Patients May Choose Minimally Invasive Procedure

Cedars-Sinai

Since August, when the FDA approved a minimally invasive heart valve procedure for an expanded group of patients with aortic stenosis, many more patients are opting for the procedure known as transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). With this latest approval, the procedure can now be performed on a wide spectrum of patients, from patients too sick to undergo open-heart surgery to those who would be considered low risk for open-heart surgery.

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15-Oct-2019 6:15 AM EDT
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Newswise: 3D Mammograms: Are They Worth It?

Article ID: 720247

3D Mammograms: Are They Worth It?

Cedars-Sinai

As 3D mammography, also called digital breast tomosynthesis, has become more available nationwide, a big question many women face is whether they should step up and get one. Are they safe, more effective and for every woman?

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8-Oct-2019 8:05 AM EDT
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Newswise: Cedars-Sinai Awarded $10 Million to Study Pancreatic Diseases

Article ID: 719500

Cedars-Sinai Awarded $10 Million to Study Pancreatic Diseases

Cedars-Sinai

A scientific team led by Cedars-Sinai has been awarded $10 million from the U.S. Department of Defense to investigate the risk factors and behaviors that contribute to pancreatic diseases and develop potential treatments and lifestyle recommendations to prevent them.

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25-Sep-2019 6:05 AM EDT
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Newswise: Freezing Breast Cancer Cells May Help Avoid Surgery

Article ID: 719499

Freezing Breast Cancer Cells May Help Avoid Surgery

Cedars-Sinai

With Breast Cancer Awareness Month coming up, this timely story highlights a treatment option that kills cancer cells by freezing them -- thereby allowing many early-stage, low-risk breast cancer patients to avoid surgery. Jeanne Anderson is one such patient.

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24-Sep-2019 6:05 AM EDT
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Newswise: Focus on Osteoporosis for Falls Prevention Awareness Day

Article ID: 719497

Focus on Osteoporosis for Falls Prevention Awareness Day

Cedars-Sinai

More than one-fourth of seniors in the U.S. fall each year, and many risk breaking a brittle bone, according to the National Council on Aging, which today is marking Falls Prevention Awareness Day. Nurse practitioner Kathleen Breda leads the Geriatric Fracture Program at Cedars-Sinai and offers seniors practical tips that can help prevent broken bones.

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23-Sep-2019 7:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: Cardiovascular Surgeons Heal a Man's Torn Aorta

Article ID: 719152

Cardiovascular Surgeons Heal a Man's Torn Aorta

Cedars-Sinai

When James Inman, 59, first experienced chest pain one night, he tried to brush it off and go back to sleep. But the pain became unbearable and Inman felt like something was wrong, so he called 911. That decision saved his life. He was airlifted to Cedars-Sinai where he was diagnosed with an aortic dissection -- a medical emergency requiring immediate surgical intervention.

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19-Sep-2019 6:00 AM EDT
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Newswise: New Federal Guidelines for BRCA Testing: Should You Be Screened?

Article ID: 718785

New Federal Guidelines for BRCA Testing: Should You Be Screened?

Cedars-Sinai

More women than ever are being encouraged to undergo screening for BRCA gene mutations, based on newly announced U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations. The task force recommends that:

Released:
12-Sep-2019 6:00 AM EDT
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Newswise: Smidt Heart Institute Names Joanna Chikwe, MD, Founding Chair of Cardiac Surgery

Article ID: 718681

Smidt Heart Institute Names Joanna Chikwe, MD, Founding Chair of Cardiac Surgery

Cedars-Sinai

Joanna Chikwe, MD, FRCS has been named Chair of the newly established Department of Cardiac Surgery in the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai. Chikwe comes to Cedars-Sinai from the Mount Sinai Health System in New York, where she was a professor in the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, and where she served as the founding Chair of the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at Mount Sinai St. Luke's. At Cedars-Sinai, she will hold responsibility for leading the strategic direction of clinical, research and academic programs within the department and affiliate cardiac surgery programs, as well as expanding her clinical practice in advanced heart valve repair and minimally invasive cardiac surgery.

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9-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: Cedars-Sinai Named Coordinating Center for National Stroke Study

Article ID: 718474

Cedars-Sinai Named Coordinating Center for National Stroke Study

Cedars-Sinai

Cedars-Sinai has been named the coordinating center for a multicenter stroke research program that will be the first of its kind in the U.S. Dubbed the Stroke Preclinical Assessment Network (SPAN), the NIH-funded program will assess the effectiveness of six potential therapies for stroke. The researchers also are charged with investigating whether applying higher standards of rigor to preclinical research could produce results that are more likely to succeed in human clinical trials.

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4-Sep-2019 4:00 PM EDT
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Newswise: Christine M. Albert, MD, MPH, Named Founding Chair of Department of Cardiology

Article ID: 718472

Christine M. Albert, MD, MPH, Named Founding Chair of Department of Cardiology

Cedars-Sinai

Following an extensive national search, physician-scientist Christine M. Albert, MD, MPH, has been named founding Chair of the newly established Department of Cardiology in the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai. Albert joins Cedars-Sinai from Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital where she directs the Center for Arrhythmia Prevention and is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She is best known for making major contributions to understanding how diet and lifestyle affect heart rhythm disorders, including atrial fibrillation and sudden cardiac death.

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4-Sep-2019 3:55 PM EDT
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