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According to Reuters, a non-invasive aortic valve replacement system from Medtronic led to fewer deaths than open heart surgery after one year in patients who had undergone coronary bypass surgeries in the past. Replacing a diseased valve with the CoreValve system resulted in the death of 11.4 percent of...
According to The New York Times' Well blog, a study published in Circulation suggests that having high cholesterol throughout one's 30's and 40's results in an increased risk for cardiovascular diseases later on, and the longer one has high cholesterol, the greater the risk. The study consisted of 1,478...
According to CBS News, a new study published in The Lancet has found success in clinical trials for an implantable device that helps lower high blood pressure. The new device, around the size of a paper clip, is called a coupler. It reduces strain on an artery by diverting blood to a nearby vein, thereby...