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A Tweak to Fat Metabolism May Prevent Heart Disease
Molecular inhibitor represents new treatment target for drugs to halt atherosclerosis
Scans May Predicts if Stroke Patients Benefit from Clot Treatment
Johns Hopkins researchers say they have developed a technique that can predict — with 95 percent...
Varicose Veins Common, but Easily Treatable
Nearly one in every two adults 50 years or older develop varicose veins, which usually appear as...
Hands-Only CPR Dramatically Increases Survival for Sudden-Cardiac-Arrest Patients
Most people who experience sudden cardiac arrest outside of the hospital will die within a few...
Simple Screening Catches Newborn’s Hidden Heart Condition
Before he was discharged from the hospital, baby Gaël Villegas received the standard panel of...
Heart-failure Medications Highly Cost Effective
A UCLA study shows that heart-failure medications recommended by national guidelines are highly...
3-D Printer Makes Medical Models
Forget documents, spreadsheets, and photographs. The 3-D printer at Cleveland Clinic Lerner...
More Cardiologists Take New Approach to Catheterization
Cardiac catheterization, a procedure used to diagnose heart conditions, is typically performed...
What Does a Diagnosis of a Heart Murmur or Rapid Heartbeat Mean?
A heart murmur - an extra or unusual sound between heartbeats - is common in healthy children and...
Your Heart and the Big Four Medication Types to Avoid
Allergies coming on? Pain got you down? Before taking any medication to remedy the situation,...
First Time’s a Charm: MGH Performs First Heart-Lung Transplant
For four years, Benard Basant didn’t know what it was like to breathe fresh air. Born with a...
With New Device, Aortic-Valve Replacement Now Available to Inoperable and High-Risk Patients
A new procedure, transcatheter aortic-valve replacement (TAVR), enables doctors to replace damaged...
Study Combines Two Minimally Invasive Procedures to Treat Atrial Fibrillation
A new clinical trial is now underway at the MGH to investigate whether combining two catheter-based...
New, Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair System Treats Patients with Severe Mitral Regurgitation
Massachusetts General Hospital now offers the MitraClip system for patients with severe mitral...
Specialized Care Improves Prognosis for Babies with Heart Defects
UCLA offers a full-service fetal-cardiology program that interfaces with multiple disciplines -...
New Law Requires Noninvasive Test to Detect Life-Threatening Heart Defects in Newborns
Critical congenital heart defects (CCHDs) represent a group of life-threatening heart malformations...
Take This Message to Heart
February is “American Heart Month,” along with the month we celebrate Valentine’s’ Day, so it’s a...
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