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University of Michigan First in Nation to Implant Device for Tricuspid Valve Replacement


The University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center performs nation’s first transcather tricuspid heart valve replacement, providing an alternative to open heart surgery.
25-Aug-2014 7:00 AM EDT

Extracorporeal Support Can Significantly Increase Number of Organs for Transplant

Using heart-lung support technology, the University of Michigan’s Transplant Center was able to increase the number of kidneys, livers and pancreases available for transplant by about 20 percent.
21-Aug-2014 4:00 PM EDT

What Are the Advantages of Being Married to a Physician?

Doctors share their strategies for success for balancing demanding careers alongside marriage and family obligations.
13-Aug-2014 7:00 AM EDT

Hijacking the Brain’s Blood Supply: Tumor Discovery Could Aid Treatment


Dangerous brain tumors hijack the brain’s existing blood supply throughout their progression, by growing only within narrow potential spaces between and along the brain’s thousands of small blood vessels. The findings help explain why drugs...
12-Aug-2014 5:00 AM EDT

School Violence, Gun-Related Injury Among Top 10 Child Health Concerns Nationally

Childhood obesity remains the top health concern for children in 2014, but when asked about national concerns, adults put school violence and gun-related injuries in the top 10.
11-Aug-2014 10:45 AM EDT

Brain Tumors Fly Under the Body’s Radar Like Stealth Jets, New U-M Research Suggests


Brain tumors fly under the radar of the body’s defense forces by coating their cells with extra amounts of a specific protein, new research shows. Like a stealth fighter jet, the coating means the cells evade detection by the early-warning immune...
6-Aug-2014 2:00 PM EDT

New Bipartisan House Bill Draws on U-M Health Research

A new bill introduced in Congress with bipartisan support would allow Medicare to test a concept born from University of Michigan research, which could improve the health of patients with chronic illness while reducing what they spend on the...
31-Jul-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Ablation Increases Survival for Adults with Atrial Fibrillation


Easing heart palpitations is one benefit of catheter ablation. A longer life span is another. Study shows 60 drop in cardiovascular mortality after successful ablation for atrial fibrillation.
30-Jul-2014 7:00 AM EDT

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