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A new study shows that omitting aspirin from an anti-clotting regimen can improve outcomes for people living with a heart pump by reducing hospitalizations without increasing the risk of blood clots.
A minimally invasive procedure for fixing diseased aortic valves is just as safe and durable as traditional surgery after five years, a new study reports.
- April 29, 2021
Craig Smith, MD, took to YouTube to illustrate the effectiveness of his technique and explain why we could all benefit from tying knots like a heart surgeon.
- July 24, 2020
Heart transplants, donor hearts, and transplant waitlists all fell sharply at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, Columbia University researchers have found.
- July 13, 2020
The health of donated human lungs judged too poor for transplantation can be recovered using a cross-circulation technique designed by biomedical engineers at Columbia University.
- May 26, 2020
Accompanied by boisterous cheers, Columbia surgeon Tomoaki Kato, MD, left NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital today after two months of treatment for COVID-19.
- May 10, 2020
Columbia transplant surgeon Tomoaki Kato, MD, who is recovering from coronavirus after being on a ventilator for two weeks, made a special appearance at a concert, shared virtually across CUIMC.
- August 30, 2019
Most patients who died or were removed from the kidney transplant waitlist before getting a transplant received multiple offers for a donor kidney.
- June 28, 2019
Hematopoietic stem cells can survive extraordinary stress. Columbia scientists have learned how they escape death, which could lead to new treatments for blood cancers and diseases related to aging.
- May 10, 2019
Columbia engineers and surgeons show that new salvage methods can recondition severely damaged lungs to meet transplantation criteria and could make more lungs available for patients.