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Death rates from heart failure are higher in the poorest U.S. counties

Death rates from heart failure are higher in the poorest U.S. counties

New gel reduces post-surgery scar tissue in animals

New gel reduces post-surgery scar tissue in animals

UW Medicine achieves milestone of 1,000 lung transplants

UW Medicine achieves milestone of 1,000 lung transplants

Debunking the 'July effect' for heart surgery

Debunking the 'July effect' for heart surgery

Mount Sinai receives highest quality rating for adult cardiac valve surgery

Mount Sinai receives highest quality rating for adult cardiac valve surgery

Novel technique that uses nanotechnology and photonics prevents bacterial infections on surgical implants

Novel technique that uses nanotechnology and photonics prevents bacterial infections on surgical implants

First-of-its-kind trial evaluates use of ultrasonic sealing for common thoracic surgical procedure

First-of-its-kind trial evaluates use of ultrasonic sealing for common thoracic surgical procedure

NIH-funded trial demonstrates safety of potential treatment in lung transplant patients

NIH-funded trial demonstrates safety of potential treatment in lung transplant patients

Study examines the effects of TAVR with balloon-expandable valve for low-risk patients

Study examines the effects of TAVR with balloon-expandable valve for low-risk patients

New nomogram shows promise for more accurate risk-stratification of esophageal cancers

New nomogram shows promise for more accurate risk-stratification of esophageal cancers

Study shows significant mortality benefit with CABG over percutaneous coronary intervention

Study shows significant mortality benefit with CABG over percutaneous coronary intervention

Infants born with heart defects more likely to develop heart problems later in life

Infants born with heart defects more likely to develop heart problems later in life

Study explores whether wearable patches could help patients to monitor blood pressure

Study explores whether wearable patches could help patients to monitor blood pressure

Frequent surveillance imaging not associated with improved overall postoperative survival

Frequent surveillance imaging not associated with improved overall postoperative survival

World's major heart surgery organizations call for effective strategies to treat rheumatic heart disease

World's major heart surgery organizations call for effective strategies to treat rheumatic heart disease

Simplified, standardized approaches may help open heart surgery patients live longer

Simplified, standardized approaches may help open heart surgery patients live longer

Ciprofloxacin may disrupt normal functions of connective tissue

Ciprofloxacin may disrupt normal functions of connective tissue

Early surgical intervention may improve outcomes for patients with mitral valve disease

Early surgical intervention may improve outcomes for patients with mitral valve disease

Scientists win NIH grant to study discrete subaortic stenosis

Scientists win NIH grant to study discrete subaortic stenosis

Study shows AVATS procedure as safe, effective alternative for patients deemed 'inoperable'

Study shows AVATS procedure as safe, effective alternative for patients deemed 'inoperable'