Key to successful care of pregnant women in heart failure? Team-based care, study finds

IMAGE: In case study presented at the American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions in New Orleans, clinicians from the Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute demonstrated how multiple medical teams across several different… view more  Any time a pregnant woman presents in heart failure there are risks to both mother and baby. What does it take to protect…

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In study, TAVR is superior to surgery for low-risk patients with aortic valve stenosis

A multicenter clinical trial has found that transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) performed better than open-heart surgery in low-risk patients with severe aortic stenosis. The study found that one year after the procedure, the rate of death, stroke, or rehospitalization was significantly lower with TAVR than with surgery. The results were presented during the late-breaking…

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Patients with irreparable rotator cuff tears may have another surgical option

LAS VEGAS, NV – The arthroscopic superior capsule reconstruction (SCR) surgical technique offers patients with irreparable rotator cuff tears restored shoulder function and the opportunity to return to sports and physically-demanding work, according to research presented today at the AOSSM/AANA Specialty Day in Las Vegas, Nevada. The study, which examined patient outcomes up to five…

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Blood flow restriction therapy may protect against bone loss following ACL reconstruction

LAS VEGAS, NV – Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction patients often face bone and muscle loss immediately following the procedure. Researchers presenting their work today at the AOSSM/AANA Specialty Day note that combining blood flow restriction (BFR) therapy with traditional rehabilitation efforts may slow bone loss and reduce return to function time. “Providing BFR as…

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A Salad for Crouton Lovers

If you’ve ever eaten a salad for dinner and thought “I am only here for the croutons,” then let me say that you are heard, and you are seen. Without sounding too dramatic, for me, a dinner salad without those golden hunks of salty, crunchy bread in the mix can feel downright deprivational. Luckily, I…

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Can TV Dumb You Down?

Experts generally agree that watching a lot of television is bad for children. Now a new study suggests it may not be very good for adults, either. The British study, in Scientific Reports, included 3,590 people, average age 67, who were free of dementia at the start of the study. All reported their TV watching…

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