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Coronary Artery Bypass is surgery in which a healthy blood vessel taken from another part of the body is used to make a new path for blood around a blocked artery leading to the heart. This restores the flow of oxygen and nutrients to the heart. Also called aortocoronary bypass and CAB.
Baylor Scott & White Health forms alliance with Cleveland Clinic

Baylor Scott & White Health forms alliance with Cleveland Clinic

Baylor Scott & White Health today announces an alliance with Cleveland Clinic's Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute. [More]
Immune system play role in memory impairment associated with chronic epilepsy

Immune system play role in memory impairment associated with chronic epilepsy

Could the body's own immune system play a role in memory impairment and cognitive dysfunction associated with conditions like chronic epilepsy, Alzheimer's dementia and concussions? Cleveland Clinic researchers believe so, based on a study published online by PLOS ONE. [More]
Study finds microglia increase neuronal firing and enhance brain cell survival after injury

Study finds microglia increase neuronal firing and enhance brain cell survival after injury

A type of immune cell widely believed to exacerbate chronic adult brain diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease and multiple sclerosis (MS), can actually protect the brain from traumatic brain injury (TBI) and may slow the progression of neurodegenerative diseases, according to Cleveland Clinic research published today in the online journal Nature Communications. [More]
Analysis of clinical trials reveals urgent need to increase Alzheimer's drug development

Analysis of clinical trials reveals urgent need to increase Alzheimer's drug development

Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health have conducted the first-ever analysis of clinical trials for Alzheimer's disease (AD), revealing an urgent need to increase the number of agents entering the AD drug development pipeline and progressing successfully towards new therapy treatments. [More]
Bariatric surgery patients report better quality of life

Bariatric surgery patients report better quality of life

A study by Cleveland Clinic researchers shows bariatric surgery is a highly effective and durable treatment for type 2 diabetes in obese patients, enabling nearly all surgical patients to be free of insulin and many to be free of all diabetic medications three years after surgery. [More]
Cleveland Clinic: Process that turns HDL cholesterol bad discovered

Cleveland Clinic: Process that turns HDL cholesterol bad discovered

Cleveland Clinic researchers have discovered the process by which high-density lipoprotein (HDL) - the so-called "good cholesterol" - becomes dysfunctional, loses its cardio-protective properties, and instead promotes inflammation and atherosclerosis, or the clogging and hardening of the arteries. [More]
Researchers identify protein in brain that plays critical role in memory loss seen in Alzheimer's patients

Researchers identify protein in brain that plays critical role in memory loss seen in Alzheimer's patients

Cleveland Clinic researchers have identified a protein in the brain that plays a critical role in the memory loss seen in Alzheimer's patients, according to a study to be published in the journal Nature Neuroscience and posted online today. [More]
Researchers develop new tool that accurately predicts individual's risk of colorectal cancer

Researchers develop new tool that accurately predicts individual's risk of colorectal cancer

​Researchers at Cleveland Clinic have developed a new tool called CRC-PRO that allows physicians to quickly and accurately predict an individual's risk of colorectal cancer, as published in the current edition of the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. [More]
Researchers receive Special Challenge Award to investigate role of high protein levels in prostate tumors

Researchers receive Special Challenge Award to investigate role of high protein levels in prostate tumors

​Cleveland Clinic, along with the National Cancer Institute, the University of Chicago and Thomas Jefferson University, are the recipients of a $600,000 Special Challenge Award from the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) to investigate the role of abnormally high protein levels in prostate tumors. [More]
Biomedical application allows human body to regenerate own tissue

Biomedical application allows human body to regenerate own tissue

Clemson University biological sciences student Meghan Stelly and her father, Alabama cardiovascular surgeon Terry Stelly, investigated a biomedical application following a coronary artery bypass surgery and found that the application allowed the human body to regenerate its own tissue. [More]
Study results show insulin sensitizers reduce risk of cancer in female patients with type 2 diabetes

Study results show insulin sensitizers reduce risk of cancer in female patients with type 2 diabetes

A Cleveland Clinic-led study shows that a specific type of diabetes drug can decrease the risk of cancer in female patients with type 2 diabetes by up to 32 percent. [More]
Cleveland Clinic researchers elected as AAAS Fellows for excellent contributions to science

Cleveland Clinic researchers elected as AAAS Fellows for excellent contributions to science

Cleveland Clinic researchers Richard A. Padgett, Ph.D., and Edward F. Plow, Ph.D., have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). This year's AAAS Fellows will be formally announced in the AAAS News & Notes section of the journal Science on Nov. 29, 2013. [More]
Study finds patients treated with varespladib drug more likely to experience cardiovascular events

Study finds patients treated with varespladib drug more likely to experience cardiovascular events

Patients with acute coronary syndrome who were treated with the experimental drug varespladib were more likely to experience additional cardiovascular events - including sudden death, heart attack and stroke - than those treated with placebo, according to research from the Cleveland Clinic Coordinating Center for Clinical Research (C5Research). [More]
Alzheimer's patients more prone to heart disease, but undergo fewer related surgeries

Alzheimer's patients more prone to heart disease, but undergo fewer related surgeries

Persons with Alzheimer's disease suffer from ischaemic heart diseases more frequently than others, yet they undergo related procedures and surgery less frequently than persons with no diagnosed AD, according to a nation-wide register-based study carried out at the University of Eastern Finland. [More]
Cleveland healthcare institutions receive $1M grant to develop Stroke Clinical Trials Coordinating Center

Cleveland healthcare institutions receive $1M grant to develop Stroke Clinical Trials Coordinating Center

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Cleveland Clinic creates spin-off company to develop vaccine for preventing breast cancer

Cleveland Clinic creates spin-off company to develop vaccine for preventing breast cancer

Cleveland Clinic Innovations has created a spin-off company to develop a preventive breast cancer vaccine based on research from Cleveland Clinic's Lerner Research Institute. [More]
Most patients who report statin intolerance can actually tolerate drugs on subsequent trials

Most patients who report statin intolerance can actually tolerate drugs on subsequent trials

Most patients who report statin intolerance, including muscle aches and other side effects from the cholesterol-lowering drugs, can actually tolerate drugs from this class on subsequent trials, according to research from Cleveland Clinic recently released online and forthcoming in the September issue of the American Heart Journal. The study is the largest ever to examine the effects of re-challenging statin-intolerant patients. [More]
RVX-208 drug fails to increase good cholesterol levels in ASSURE trial

RVX-208 drug fails to increase good cholesterol levels in ASSURE trial

Patients with coronary artery disease and low levels of "good cholesterol - or high-density lipoprotein - who were treated with a drug designed to increase HDL levels and reduce coronary plaque build-up, experienced no better results than those treated with placebo, according to research conducted by the Cleveland Clinic Coordinating Center for Clinical Research. [More]
AQUARIUS trial data shows Aliskiren reduced incidents of death, stroke, heart attack

AQUARIUS trial data shows Aliskiren reduced incidents of death, stroke, heart attack

Patients with clogged and hardened arteries who already have their blood pressure under control may benefit from an additional blood pressure-lowering medication, according to research from the Cleveland Clinic Coordinating Center for Clinical Research (C5Research). [More]
Pre-treatment with prasugrel increases risk of bleeding without reducing risk of ischemic events

Pre-treatment with prasugrel increases risk of bleeding without reducing risk of ischemic events

In patients with non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTE- ACS), pre-treatment with the P2Y12 antagonist prasugrel prior to catheterization, significantly increases the risk of life-threatening bleeding without reducing the risk of major ischemic events, according to the results of the ACCOAST (A Comparison of Prasugrel at PCI or Time of Diagnosis of Non-ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction) trial. [More]