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3 years 8 months ago

Wrist stents cut heart surgery complications

Heart disease patients with severely blocked coronary arteries require emergency medical attention. Doctors often insert tiny wire mesh tubes called stents to prop open those arteries, and they typically go through a large artery in the groin to get there. It's an effective procedure that has a long...

3 years 11 months ago

Tests to determine if age of blood matters

There's growing concern that blood transfusion patients who receive older blood may not do as well as patients who receive fresher blood. Hospitals throughout the country are taking part in a study in hopes of discovering whether the age of blood does make a difference. The multi-million-dollar research on...

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