Feature | Kim Phelan

I only just heard the term “positive remodeling” for the first time last fall, and I assumed it was something, well, positive, like a self-mending process of some sort. But in the cardiac context of arterial remodeling, which refers to the build-up of plaque in the coronary arteries, positive remodeling is the worse of two types.

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Feature | Kim Phelan

It struck me the other day that while thousands of healthcare information technology (HIT) executives flock to San Diego ...

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Feature | Mark Paquin

Although implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) have been around for nearly 20 years, they gained notoriety in 2001 when Vice President Dick Cheney became a high-profile patient who underwent the implantation procedure.

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Feature | Judith Cassidy

As costs continue to soar for the medical community, health professionals are looking for ways to save money while not ...

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Feature | Larry Sieb

Magnetic navigation technology to direct and digitally control catheter and guidewire devices along complex paths within ...

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Heart Disease is Equal Opportunity Killer of Women, it is the #1 killer of women and men.
Feature | Womens Cardiovascular Health | Jody Paige

Women's heart health continues to grow as an awareness topic among the general public, and behind the scenes physicians ...

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Feature | Kim Phelan

Novelists and playwrights might call it a cruel irony — heroes who succumb to the powers of evil, true love tragically ...

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Feature | Ryan Hiett

Coronary bypass surgery, a difficult and painful way to repair major damage caused by coronary artery disease, may be on its way out — and it’s a long time coming for researchers like Douglas Losordo, M.D. After all, he’s spent the past 10 years looking into the possibilities of adult stem cell therapy as a viable alternative to the procedure.

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Case Study

Although healthcare budgets are tight, needs are expanding. Clinical facilities are continuously looking for ways to ...

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Feature | Kim Phelan

In the microscopic world of arterial plaque, the only positive thing about positive remodeling is that physicians can ...

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Feature | Jeffrey J. Fine, Ph.D., M.S., and Michael C. Foster, M.D., FACC, South Carolina Heart Center, Columb

An asymptomatic 75-year-old woman with a history of coronary artery disease, angioplasty, coronary artery bypass ...

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Feature | Ryan Hiett

As a professor of surgery and the director of a mitral valve clinic that performs 300 to 400 valve repairs each year ...

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One of the highest priorities for physicians who diagnose and treat heart failure conditions is to keep their patients ...

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Feature | Ryan Hiett

Technological advancements over the years have forced most OR methods used in 1964 into dusty, old history books and ...

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Feature | Ellen Hansen, director of Clinical Informatics Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Electronic medical information improves patient safety by providing immediate and complete access to complex patient ...

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