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Mar 23, 2020 | News Medical
Patients treated with ACEIs and ARBs may be at increased risk of severe COVID-19

James Diaz, MD, MHA, MPH & TM, Dr PH, Professor and Head of Environmental Health Sciences at LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health, has proposed a possible explanation for the severe lung complications being seen in some people diagnosed with COVID-19.

Mar 23, 2020 | News Medical
US FDA grants EUA for Cepheid’s SARS-CoV-2 test

Cepheid has received emergency use authorization (EUA) from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its rapid molecular diagnostic test, Xpert Xpress SARS-CoV-2.

Feb 18, 2020 | News Medical
LDL Cholesterol and Heart Disease

Cholesterol is transported around the body in the bloodstream on proteins called lipoproteins. There are two types of lipoprotein: low-density lipoprotein (LDL), which is sometimes called “bad” cholesterol and high-density lipoprotein (HDL), also referred to as “good cholesterol.”

Feb 4, 2020 | News Medical
Guideline-directed treatment is as effective as invasive procedures in patients with stable CAD

New study results found that guideline-directed medical treatment is as effective as invasive procedures, such as coronary stenting, at preventing heart attack, stroke, and death in patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD).

Feb 4, 2020 | News Medical
Guideline-directed treatment is as effective as invasive procedures in patients with stable CAD

New study results found that guideline-directed medical treatment is as effective as invasive procedures, such as coronary stenting, at preventing heart attack, stroke, and death in patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD).

Jan 21, 2020 | News Medical
First robotic coronary angioplasties with R-One successfully completed in Germany

Robocath, a company that designs, develops and commercializes cardiovascular robotic systems for the treatment of vascular diseases, today announces it has successfully completed its first robotic coronary angioplasties with R-One™ in Germany.

Jan 11, 2020 | News Medical
MGH surgeons perform first-of-its-kind heart transplant in New England

A team of surgeons and specialists at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) is announcing an achievement in transplant surgery today, having recently performed the largest number of adult heart transplants in the country using what are known as Donation after Circulatory Death (DCD) donor hearts.

Jan 11, 2020 | News Medical
UVA Health proposal to reduce hospital readmissions selected for national AI competition

A UVA Health proposal to reduce hospital readmissions was among 25 submissions chosen – from more than 300 applications – for a national competition seeking ideas on how artificial intelligence can improve healthcare.

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