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Great leaps forward thanks to new methods

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[01/02/2016] Self-healing powers like a superhero on the big screen? That’s the aim of regenerative medicine; at least in a very broad sense. This promising field of biomedicine is currently highly dynamic with innovative technologies and development. New methods are designed to help propel medicine into a whole new sphere.Great leaps forward thanks to new methods - Read more

High-rise buildings: lower survival rates from cardiac arrest

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Photo: Staircase [29/01/2016] The number of people living in high-rise buildings in rising, but along with the convenience and panoramic views of a downtown condo comes a risk: a new study found that survival rates from cardiac arrest decrease the higher up the building a person lives.High-rise buildings: lower survival rates from cardiac arrest - Read more

Atrial fibrillation ablation: Gap-AF trial published

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Photo: electrocardiogram [18/01/2016] Using catheter ablation to create complete linear lesions around pulmonary veins, proved more effective than the creation of incomplete lesions in preventing recurrence of atrial fibrillation (AF). This is the result of Gap-AF – AFNET 1, the first controlled clinical trial that compared directly the two ablation strategies in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation.Atrial fibrillation ablation: Gap-AF trial published - Read more

Using skin to save the heart

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Graphic: red heart cells [11/01/2016] Following a heart attack or other heart trauma, the heart is unable to replace its dead cells. Patients are often left with little option other than heart transplants, which are rarely available, or more recently cell therapies that transplant heart cells into the patient's heart.Using skin to save the heart - Read more

Artificial heart valve: "The structure is meant to be broken down again by the body at a later point."

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Photo: artificial heart valve [08/01/2016] There are various artificial heart valves available for children, but they have one essential drawback: they need to be replaced because the children are still growing. The artificial valve, on the other hand, remains the same size – and subsequently becomes too small. This is why an artificial heart valve that grows over time would be ideal. Artificial heart valve: "The structure is meant to be broken down again by the body at a later point." - Read more

 
 

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