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Study Finds Lower Death Rates for TAVR Centers That Do More Procedures

Hospitals that perform the highest volume of transcatheter-aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedures have significantly lower mortality rates than centers that do fewer of the minimally invasive surgeries.
3-Apr-2019 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Could An Eye Doctor Diagnose Alzheimer’s Before You Have Symptoms?

A study of more than 200 people at the Duke Eye Center suggests the loss of blood vessels in the retina could signal Alzheimer’s disease.
11-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


MRI Cardiac Stress Test Shows Promise at Identifying Fatal Heart Disease

Results from a large, multi-center study suggest that cardiac magnetic resonance, or CMR, has potential as a non-invasive, non-toxic alternative to stress echocardiograms, catheterizations and stress nuclear exams in identifying the severity of...
6-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Blood Test for Specific Metabolites Could Reveal Blocked Arteries

A Duke Health pilot project suggests that in the near future, a blood test could show whether arteries carrying blood to the heart are narrow or blocked, a risk factor for heart disease.
30-Jan-2019 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


Decision-Making Tool Fails to Ease Anxiety for Families of Life-Support Patients

Computer-based guide aims to help families with life-and-death treatment decisions
23-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Exposure to Cannabis Alters the Genetic Profile of Sperm

New research from Duke Health suggests men in their child-bearing years should consider how THC could impact their sperm and possibly the children they conceive during periods when they’ve been using the drug. Much like previous research that...
17-Dec-2018 10:20 AM EST Add to Favorites

Study Shows Massage Helps Ease Arthritis Pain, Improve Mobility

Patients with arthritis in their knees experienced significant improvement in pain and mobility after undergoing a weekly, whole-body massage for two months, according to a study led by researchers at Duke Health.
13-Dec-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Roadmap Reveals Shortcut to Recreate Key HIV Antibody for Vaccines

A team led by Duke Human Vaccine Institute researchers, publishing online Dec. 11 in the journal Immunity, reported that they have filled in a portion of the roadmap toward effective neutralization of HIV, identifying the steps that a critical HIV...
6-Dec-2018 9:40 AM EST Add to Favorites

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