Scanning, 3-D printing, laser cutting and virtual surgery simulation are among the features now functioning at Houston’s Texas Medical Center (TMC), which managing physician Dr. William “Billy” Cohn described as innovative.
Cardiac patients who received XIENCE stents reported a good quality of life and felt better sooner compared to those who underwent open-heart surgery, researchers said at a recent conference in Denver.
A Stony Brook University study carried out in tandem with Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers recently concluded that a certain coronary bypass procedure performed without a heart-lung machine showed no benefit over conventional “on-pump” methods.
Abbott said its Confirm Rx Insertable Cardiac Monitor (ICM), a smartphone compatible ICM to help physicians identify cardiac arrhythmias remotely, has been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) recently said its Ammon-Pinizzotto Center for Women’s Mental Health developed an iPhone app, the MGH Perinatal Depression Scale (MGHPDS), to help change how women are screened for post-partum depression (PPD).
Abbott recently said its Proclaim DRG Neurostimulator System, which stimulates dorsal root ganglion (DRG) and eases pain in patients with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) of the lower limbs, has been launched in the U.S.
Europe is struggling when it comes to advanced data use for health care purposes and innovative initiatives are needed for the region to become a leader in establishing patient-health professional networks, a guest blog posted on the Lilly in Europe website said.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center Rehabilitation Medicine Department said a mechanical exoskeleton it developed could help children fighting cerebral palsy improve their ability to walk by preventing them from overflexing their knees.