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Image: The Impella ICP heart pump with SmartAssist (Photo courtesy of Abiomed).

Temporary Cardiac Support Device Enables Native Recovery

An innovative heart pump assists heart attack or cardiomyopathy patients in cardiogenic shock for up to six hours. More...
18 Apr 2018
Image: Lacerating the aortic valve reduces risk of obstructions following TAVR (Photo courtesy of NHBLI).

Lacerating Aortic Leaflets Can Prevent TAVR Obstructions

A new study describes how an innovative surgical technique can help prevent coronary artery obstruction during transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). More...
17 Apr 2018
Image: Missael Garcia, Professor Viktor Gruev, and the Morpho butterfly (Photo courtesy of SWNS/ Getty Images).

Bio-Inspired Imager Improves Cancer Surgery

A new camera that mimics the intricate visual system of a butterfly can improve sensitivity in near-infrared (NIR) fluorescence image-guided surgery, claims a new study. More...
16 Apr 2018
Image: The Comprehensive Augmented Baseplate (Photo courtesy of Zimmer-Biomet).

Augmented Baseplate Preserves Bone During Reconstruction

A simplified baseplate for shoulder reconstruction procedures offers an alternative to bone grafting and eccentric reaming for patients with glenoid defects. More...
16 Apr 2018
Image: A new study reports open-heart valve replacement is riskier for the elderly (Photo courtesy of Getty Images).

SAVR Procedure Tied to Higher Risk in Seniors

Elderly patients who undergo a surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) procedure suffer a considerably higher mortality rate, according to a new study. More...
12 Apr 2018
Image: A lightweight occluder closes defects in the heart (Photo courtesy of Gore).

Septal Occluder Prevents Recurrent Ischemic Stroke

An innovative occlusion device facilitates permanent closure of atrial septal defects (ASD) and patent foramen ovale (PFO), including challenging defects. More...
11 Apr 2018
Image: A multivectorial muscle transplant can restore smiles (Photo courtesy of Kofi Boahene / JHU-SOM).

Muscle Transplant Reanimates Smile Following Facial Paralysis

By modifying the gracilis muscle flap, authentic facial expressions of joy can be restored to patients with one-sided facial muscle paralysis, according to a new study. More...
11 Apr 2018


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