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Baby’s life saved after 3-D printed devices were implanted restore his breathing

Baby’s life saved after 3-D printed devices were implanted restore his breathing

In his 18 months of life, Garrett Peterson has never gone home, spending his days in hospital beds tethered to ventilators that even at the highest settings couldn’t prevent his breathing from periodically stopping. His condition was so tenuous that often his parents could not hold him for fear of compromising his breathing. But after surgeons at the University of Michigan’s C.S. Continue reading

‘Fountain of youth’ technique rejuvenates aging stem cells

‘Fountain of youth’ technique rejuvenates aging stem cells

ScienceDaily (Nov. 27, 2012) — A new method of growing cardiac tissue is teaching old stem cells new tricks. Continue reading

Surgeons pilot expandable prosthetic valves for congenital heart disease

Surgeons pilot expandable prosthetic valves for congenital heart disease

ScienceDaily (Oct. 3, 2012) — Surgeons at Boston Children’s Hospital have successfully implanted a modified version of a expandable prosthetic heart valve in several children with mitral valve disease. Continue reading

Novel surgery removes rare tumor, rebuilds face and jaw

Novel surgery removes rare tumor, rebuilds face and jaw

ScienceDaily (Sep. Continue reading

Study questions technique to repair ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms

Study questions technique to repair ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms

ScienceDaily (Aug. 27, 2012) — A new study raises a cautionary note about the increasing use of a minimally invasive procedure to repair ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms, according to vascular surgeon Dr. Jae Sung Cho of Loyola University Medical Center. Continue reading

Study questions technique to repair ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms

Study questions technique to repair ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms

ScienceDaily (Aug. 27, 2012) — A new study raises a cautionary note about the increasing use of a minimally invasive procedure to repair ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms, according to vascular surgeon Dr. Jae Sung Cho of Loyola University Medical Center. Continue reading

New aortic valve replacement procedure

New aortic valve replacement procedure

ScienceDaily (Jan. 3, 2012) — Some individuals with severe aortic stenosis — also known as narrowing of the aortic valve in the heart — who are not well enough to undergo open heart surgery have a new treatment option thanks to a groundbreaking procedure now available in Kentucky from UofL physicians at Jewish Hospital. Continue reading

New aortic valve replacement procedure

New aortic valve replacement procedure

ScienceDaily (Jan. 3, 2012) — Some individuals with severe aortic stenosis — also known as narrowing of the aortic valve in the heart — who are not well enough to undergo open heart surgery have a new treatment option thanks to a groundbreaking procedure now available in Kentucky from UofL physicians at Jewish Hospital. Continue reading

Common gene variant associated with aortic dissection: Study reveals risk factor that doubles chance of developing silent killer

Common gene variant associated with aortic dissection: Study reveals risk factor that doubles chance of developing silent killer

ScienceDaily (Sep. 11, 2011) — Richard Holbrooke, John Ritter, Lucille Ball, Jonathan Larson and Great Britain’s King George II were all taken by the same silent killer: an acute aortic dissection Continue reading

Sutureless method for joining blood vessels invented

Sutureless method for joining blood vessels invented

ScienceDaily (Aug. 28, 2011) — Reconnecting severed blood vessels is mostly done the same way today — with sutures — as it was 100 years ago, when the French surgeon Alexis Carrel won a Nobel Prize for advancing the technique. Now, a team of researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine has developed a sutureless method that appears to be a faster, safer and easier alternative. Continue reading