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Smartphone app for diagnosing cardiac disease

A new medical smartphone app has performed better than a traditional medical exam for cardiac assessment, based on the findings of a randomized clinical trial and reported to the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

CDC — Contaminated heart surgery devices pose risk to thousands

Heating-cooling system devices used in open-heart surgery across the nation may have been contaminated during the manufacturing process, say U.S. health officials, potentially putting thousands of patients at risk of serious or even fatal infections.

Illness after heart surgery linked to specific genes

Long-term complications after heart surgery, which can affect memory and thinking, appear to be linked to particular genes.

New heart repair methods with catheters present opportunities

New heart repair usages with cardiac catheterization are being deployed - threading tubes into the heart from a variety of entry points - with new opportunities, although some concerns remain on the risks associated with the procedure.

New fronts in heart disease: perspectives from a heart surgeon Special

While largely under-reported in the popular press, there have been a number of innovations in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease, and Joan Tryzelaar, MD, FACS, FACCP shared his perspectives on these advances in a recent interview with me.

Op-Ed: Lycka the dog receives €3K human heart surgery – ethical issues

Lycka, a dog with a heart condition, will recieve care from human heart surgeons at a top Paris hospital after vets said they could not perform the operation. The decision has recieved criticism from those who say it puts animal needs ahead of human.

Robot used to assist heart surgery

London - The most advanced robotic assisted heart surgery has taken place, using a remote controlled robot. The robot was used to help to repair a hole in a woman's heart.

First moonwalker Neil Armstrong undergoes heart bypass surgery

Cincinnati - Neil Armstrong, who turned 82 on Sunday, has undergone heart surgery to relieve four blocked coronary arteries. He is doing great, according to his wife.

Actress Elizabeth Taylor taken to hospital in Los Angeles

Actress Elizabeth Taylor has been admitted to a Los Angeles hospital earlier this week for treatment of her recurring heart ailment.

Canadian Premier to come U.S. for heart surgery

A Canadian politician has made the decision to come to the United States to undergo heart surgery and that has touched off a debate about the values of national health-care.

Scientists discover new way to repair heart damage

The new findings could be a breakthrough for the health industry, especially when it comes to repairing tissue damaged by heart attacks.

Barbara Bush recovering from heart surgery

Barbara Bush is recovery from surgery to replace her aortic valve at Methodist Hospital's DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center.

Infant Dies After Being Detained At the Airport

Michael Futi of Tafuna, American Samoa died Friday in a locked room at Honolulu International Airport. The infant was 14 days old and on route to hospital for heart surgery when he, his mothers and a nurse were detained at the airport.

Update: Regis Came Through Heart Surgery With 'Flying Colors'

Kelly Ripa announced today on the show that Regis came through the bypass surgery with "flying colors".

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File: Scientists have claimed that advanced tissue engineering techniques  such as freeze-drying hea...
File: Scientists have claimed that advanced tissue engineering techniques, such as freeze-drying heart valves after cellular materials have been removed and storing the biological scaffolds for later transplanting, could revolutionize the field of reconstructive heart surgery.
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