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Using Lasers To Detect Heart Attack And Stroke

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) from atherosclerosis accounts for 29 percent of deaths worldwide and ranks second only to infectious and parasitic disease. Deaths from CVD are often premature, and millions of nonfatal events result in disability. Atherosclerosis is a slow,...

source: By Dorothy L. Tengler
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Registration for the 37th APAVCS Annual meeting in Miami from April 5-8, 2018, is now open! Visit the Annual Meeting home page for more information on the agenda, pricing, hands-on courses, etc. If you have any questions about any of this, please do not hesitate to contact...


The APACVS Board, at its March 1 meeting, voted to reinstate the Ambassador's Program for membership. The Program provides for a 20 percent discount on your dues for the coming year for every new member you recruit to the APACVS, up to a 100 percent discount! New members...

source: APACVS

Patients with early stage lung cancer live longer when they receive a lobectomy — the most common type of operation for the disease — rather than a less extensive operation or radiation treatment, according to a study...

source: Elsevier via ScienceDaily

High-risk or inoperable patients who undergo TAVR to treat pure native aortic regurgitation (AR) fare better — with improved procedural outcomes and lower one-year CV mortality — when they receive new- versus early-generation valves, registry data confirm.

source: TCTMD

More than 1 in 6 patients who undergo revascularization for PAD return to the hospital within 30 days, according to a nationwide cohort study. Researchers found few differences in readmission rates between hospitals, concluding instead...

source: TCTMD

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the world's firrst human heart transplant performed at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town by South African surgeon, Christiaan Barnard. He transplanted the heart of a 25-year-old...

source: Medical Xpress


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