Heart surgery

Sutimlimab suppressed the CAD response in a patient who underwent cardiac surgery

Suppressing the pro-inflammatory complement pathway using sutimlimab, in addition to other measures, may help prevent red blood cell destruction in patients with cold agglutinin disease (CDD) undergoing surgery major, suggests a recent case report The study, “Sutimlimab, an investigational C1s inhibitor, effectively prevents exacerbation of hemolytic anemia in a patient with cold agglutinin disease undergoing […]

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Bilateral lung transplantation treats severe PAH and heart failure in children

A bilateral lung transplant quickly and effectively normalizes the right ventricular function of the heart in children with severe pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and heart failure, according to a study. These benefits in the 15 children evaluated were also independent of the child’s age, weight and right ventricular impairment (RV) prior to the transplant. Given […]

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NICE publishes updated guidance on the management of acute heart failure

NICE has published updated guidelines on the diagnosis and management of acute heart failure (AHF). The guideline includes recommendations on diagnosis, evaluation and monitoring, initial pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment, post-stabilization management and the use of mechanical devices. Diagnostic The guidelines say that all hospitals admitting people with suspected AHF should provide a specialist heart failure […]

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Stamford Health and Columbia U. Extend Relationship to Increase Cardiac Surgery Capabilities

“If you think this relationship is rare, you are absolutely right.” That’s what Dr Michael Argenziano, chief of the adult cardiac surgery department at Columbia University, says about the long-standing and ever-expanding association between the Ivy League school and Stamford Health. In the final chapter of this partnership, the Heart & Vascular Institute in Stamford […]

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Doctors perform first artificial heart transplant in the Netherlands

In what can be considered a breakthrough for the Dutch healthcare system, doctors at the University Medical Center in Utrecht performed life-saving surgery in which a patient received a brand new artificial heart. This is the first time that this type of surgery has taken place in the Netherlands. First artificial heart surgery in the […]

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Frailty is more common in children who have heart surgery than previously thought

Share this Item You are free to share this article under the Attribution 4.0 International license. A third of patients who underwent a complex procedure for severe congenital heart disease were identified as frail during a routine clinic visit, with providers inconsistently acknowledging this, according to a new study. Children with congenital heart disease who […]

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Thank you (donate) for the open heart surgery just in time for the holidays

Lucy Tine, 74, from Wethersfield is very grateful this Thanksgiving season. The vacation will mark just over a month since her successful open heart surgery at UConn John Dempsey Hospital, restoring proper blood flow to her heart from several dangerously blocked arteries. “I am overflowing with gratitude,” Tine says. “It couldn’t be better timing. Although […]

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Norwich grandmother to undergo major heart surgery on BBC2

Posted: 8:18 pm November 17, 2021 The open heart surgery of a Norwich grandmother will air on BBC Two as part of a medical documentary series. “Surgeons: At the Edge of Life” will go behind the scenes of the operating rooms at Royal Papworth Hospital, a world-renowned Cambridge-based heart and lung hospital, treating patients from […]

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Excela Health is the first state to offer a new treatment for heart failure | Health

Excela Health continues to advance cardiovascular care in the region as the first healthcare system in Pennsylvania to offer a new procedure that improves symptoms in patients with systolic heart failure. Electrophysiologists and vascular surgeons at the Heart Center at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital this week announced their first successful implantation of Barostim ™ Baroreflex […]

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Genesee County Patients Requiring Heart Surgery Can Get the High Quality Care They Need, Close to Home | McLaren Health News

McLaren Flint’s Award-Winning Cardiac Program Offers Comprehensive Treatment Options November 17, 2021 Author: Sherry Farney Heart disease has been and continues to be the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Decades ago, McLaren Flint was committed to providing the […]