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Article ID: 700950

Prosthetic Valve Mismatches Common in Transcatheter Valve Replacement Procedure, Increasing Risk of Death

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

In the largest multi-institutional study to date, led by researchers from Penn Medicine, the team found that among patients who underwent a transcatheter aortic valve replacement, a high number experienced severe and moderate cases of prosthesis-patient mismatch. The team also found that the risk of death and of heart failure readmissions were higher.

23-Sep-2018 4:15 PM EDT
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    23-Sep-2018 1:20 PM EDT

Article ID: 700754

Minimally Invasive Procedure Significantly Improved Outcomes for Heart Failure Patients with Mitral Regurgitation

New York-Presbyterian Hospital

A multicenter clinical trial has found that a minimally invasive procedure called transcatheter mitral valve repair significantly reduced hospitalizations and mortality for heart failure patients with moderate-to-severe or severe functional mitral regurgitation.

22-Sep-2018 1:20 PM EDT
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Article ID: 700961

Study seeks to improve cancer survival for Latinos, Asians and Blacks

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center has received a $6.3 million grant from the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities for a 5-year study to tease out why some ethnic and racial minority groups fare worse than whites when they get cancer and to find more precise treatments to improve their chances of survival.

21-Sep-2018 5:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 700954

The Vascular Center at Mercy Medical Center Offers VenaSeal™ for Treating Venous Reflux Disease and Varicose Veins

Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore

Mercy Medical Center now offers the VenaSeal™ procedure as a new option for treating venous reflux disease and varicose veins.

21-Sep-2018 4:05 PM EDT


Blood, Local - Maryland


Article ID: 700949

Does Your Gut Hold the Key to Your Mind?

Ohio State University

Researchers around the world are exploring the gut/brain axis in the quest for knowledge about mood disorders such as depression, neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s and chronic conditions such as Crohn’s disease.

21-Sep-2018 4:05 PM EDT

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