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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.
- July 6, 2017
Transplantation with even suboptimal kidneys provides a significant survival advantage compared to remaining on dialysis, CUIMC researchers say.
- March 8, 2017
Columbia University researchers used a new technique to rescue damaged donor lungs and maintain their viability for transplantation for several days.
- October 31, 2016
A major international study has found that drug-eluting stents are as effective as surgery for many patients with a blockage in the left main coronary artery.
- August 23, 2016
The use of power morcellators dramatically declined after federal warnings that the device could spread cancer, according to a Journal of the American Medical Association study.
- May 19, 2016
Investigators have uncovered a "weekend effect" contributing to the worsening availability of donor kidneys in the United States
- March 7, 2016
A new study found the number of “Tommy John” surgeries to repair a pitching-related elbow injury has tripled in recent years, mainly among adolescent athletes.
- August 31, 2015
An analysis documents worse outcomes and burgeoning costs for patients with diabetes who have coronary artery disease that requires surgery.
- August 25, 2015
For patients with chronic pancreatitis, a rare treatment called auto islet transplantation offers hope.
- April 16, 2015
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