There is more to the new class of oral anticoagulants than stroke prevention, which overall makes for a "very exciting time in the field of cardiology," according to Thomas Tu, MD, director of the cardiac catheterization lab for the Louisville Cardiology Group in Louisville, Ky. Tu was joined by Harry Büller, MD, professor of vascular medicine at the Academic Medicine Center in Amsterdam, in this exclusive video report about the expanded clinical uses for drugs such as dabigatran, rivaroxaban, and apixaban.
Richard Hindley talks about a safe and effcient way of removing prostate tissue for the treatment of benign prostatic enlargement for men with troublesome symptoms with an XPS 180W system. The operation can often be performed as a day-case procedure and has few side-effects. Early return to normal activities is the norm.
Francis J. Schanne, M.D., F.A.C.S. of the Urologic Surgical Associates of Delaware and The Wills Eye Surgery Center in Wilmington discusses InterStim Therapy and how it has helped his patients. InterStim therapy is a pacemaker for the bladder used to reestablish appropriate nueromodulation of the bladder.
Although the PARTNER trial made a splash here at the American College of Cardiology meeting with two-year data , two other studies involving transcatheter aortic valve implantation are In Focus in this exclusive interview.
As use of robotic surgery has proliferated, so have hospitals' unsubstantiated marketing claims for the procedures, investigators reported here.
Renewed enthusiasm is sparked for interventions aimed at extending the lives of patients with advanced heart failure. Continue reading.
Bariatric surgery may gain a bigger role in diabetes treatment and possibly heart failure, too, as this InFocus report explains. Continue reading.
Michelle Wright looks at how alcohol consumption affects those who have had a heart attack.
An account of the first sleeve gastrectomy with ileal transposition surgery to be reported in the United States that is being investigated as a treatment for type II diabetes.
A medical breakthrough in the operating room is making surgery much less invasive for women. More doctors are using minimally invasive da Vinci surgery, also called robotic assisted surgery, for women with gynecological problems. Dr. Rolly Sullivan explains in this WVU Health Report.
Dr. Sheen from Manchester General Surgery and Manchester Hernia Clinic explains why he uses tissue glue in hernia surgery to improve quality of life and reduce chronic pain for his patients.