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By Robert T. Grant, MD, MSc, FACS
Although there are 2 types of abdominal wall reconstruction procedures, both use the same approach to repair the damage from a hernia.
By Jeannette Wick
Researchers believe the less-invasive nature of transcatheter aortic-valve replacement systems allows patients to mobilize and recover in as little as one week, which contributes to the device's greater survival benefit compared to open-heart surgery.
Rates of diabetes-related complications have declined substantially over the past two decades, according to a study published in the April 17 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
Uninsured patients have an increased risk of nonelective thoracic aortic operations, and have increased risks of major morbidity or mortality, according to a study published online April 8 in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.
Physicians who use Windows XP in their practices may be affected by Microsoft's recent discontinuation of support for the program, according to an article published April 8 in Medical Economics.
More than 13,000 physicians and cardiovascular team members attended the ACC 2014 meeting in Washington, DC, to focus on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cardiovascular disease.
Many Americans are paying less for prescription drugs, but some are having to deal with sharp rises in the cost of specialty medicines for rare or serious diseases, according to a new report.
The updated valvular heart disease guidelines issued by the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology now incorporate transcatheter aortic valve implantation, which is now recommended for patients who are not candidates for surgery and would be expected to survive longer than 1 year after intervention.
By Khaled M. Ziada, MD, FACC, FSCAI
An exploration into the elusive and controversial topic of renal artery stenosis and its optimal therapy.
The iPLEDGE program needs to provide women with information about more contraceptive choices, including reversible contraceptives, according to research published in the April issue of JAMA Dermatology.
Physician's Money Digest
For most Americans, summer is vacation time; however, little else can ruin a trip like getting sick. Often, this is as small as a runny nose and a cough, but sometimes the illnesses travelers pick up can be far more serious.
Focusing only on the number of people who have enrolled for insurance through the exchanges ignores indications that the ACA is failing in its primary mission.
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