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Lasers And Ultrasound Combine To Pulverize Arterial Plaque

Posted in Medicine, Science on 31st May, 2022
by Alex Muller

"Overall, the combination of ultrasound and laser reduces the need for laser power and improves the efficiency of atherosclerotic plaque removal."

CRISPR Gene Therapy Will Aim To Prevent Heart Attacks

Posted in Medicine on 30th May, 2022
by Alex Muller

If successful, it'll be the first foray of using base editors directly inside the body, and a potentially permanent solution for managing heart attacks.

Stanford Study Links Marijuana Use To Increased Heart Attack Risk

Posted in Medicine on 2nd May, 2022
by Alex Muller

The researchers also indicate CBD, another key cannabinoid in marijuana, may also have anti-inflammatory effects that could counter the potential cardiovascular effect of THC.

Aspirin has long been prescribed to prevent heart attacks. Now experts say it shouldn't.

Posted in Medicine on 16th Oct, 2021
by Alex Muller

The side effects are not worth the potential benefits, especially for older adults.

Next-Generation Total Artificial Heart Successfully Transplanted into First US Patient

Posted in Hardware, Medicine on 4th Aug, 2021
by Alex Muller

Embedded sensors automatically adapt blood flow to a person’s needs in any given moment; if, for example, they’re exercising, blood flow will increase. It's this aspect that has earned the Carmat heart the designation of 'next-generation'