Coronary artery disease remains a leading cause of death worldwide, affecting 15 million people in the United States. One treatment involves using permanent implants known as stents to open clogged arteries, but earlier this year, the FDA approved the use of a scaffolding device made of naturally dissolving material.
A quick, precise genetic test can significantly reduce the risk of cardiovascular events by helping to identify more effective medication for some heart patients, a group led by University of Florida Health researchers has found.
For the first time, University of Florida Health cardiologists have implanted stem cells into the heart of a breast cancer survivor with heart failure in a Phase 1 clinical trial that will examine the feasibility and safety of treating these kinds of patients with stem cells.
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On Thursday, September 29th, our newest physician Dr. Sid Wayangankar gave a ‘Mini Medical School’ lecture at Oak Hammock for their community members. The topic was titled – ‘TAVR – trans-catheter aortic valve replacement – the iInnovation of the decade!‘ The talk was very informative and the…
In December 2017, the doors to our new heart and vascular and neuromedicine hospitals will open for patients.
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