Deborah Heart and Lung Center

August 18, 2016 - 1:05 pm
At the supermarket, the question can be “Paper or plastic?” Increasingly, when surgeons at Deborah Heart and Lung Center consider a stent to keep a leg artery open to treat peripheral artery disease , they ponder “Metal or bio-absorbable?” And that’s if they’ve determined a stent is needed at all,...
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June 27, 2016 - 1:46 pm
While the heart is the master pump in the body, it’s the humble kidney that is the most important to regulating blood pressure.
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April 28, 2016 - 2:19 pm
It’s not an exaggeration to say an electrophysiologist needs nerves of steel as well as a feather-light touch: to thread a catheter through a leg artery to a precise spot of tissue in a beating human heart, to apply enough radiofrequency energy to deactivate cells causing an irregular heartbeat in...
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October 29, 2015 - 12:16 pm
Sponsor Provided Content People with atrial fibrillation, or irregular heartbeat, are up to 7 times more likely to have a stroke, because of blood clots that can form in a section of the heart called the left atrial appendage. Deborah Attending Cardiac Interventionalist Dr. Vincent Varghese and his...
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August 26, 2015 - 10:14 am
Sponsor Provided Content The good news about lung cancer: National Cancer Institute statistics indicate rates for new lung and bronchus cancer cases have been falling almost 2% each year over the last 10 years. The less good news: death rates have not changed significantly over the last decade...
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July 10, 2015 - 10:03 am
Sponsor Provided Content Imagine a hair-fine filament guided through the heart by a massive magnet, focusing its energy for precision cardiac ablation. Or a tiny sensor set inside the lung of a heart failure patient, sending data back to the medical center from the comfort of home. Quadripolar...
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June 01, 2015 - 1:32 pm
Sponsor Provided Content ‘Tis the season for sneezin’ and more. The most enjoyable days weatherwise — dry, breezy, and bursting with blooms – actually create the harshest conditions for asthma sufferers, whose allergic reactions to pollen can cause airway-constricting flareups.
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June 01, 2015 - 1:31 pm
Sponsor Provided Content Fifteen years ago, the medical world was rocked by the possibilities presented by the sequencing of the complete set of genetic information for humans: the human genome. Since then, news reports almost every day include advances in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases...
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May 28, 2015 - 12:01 am
Sponsor Provided Content Ten years ago, the reality show “The Biggest Loser” debuted on American television. It still airs, letting viewers follow along as overweight contestants compete to win a cash prize by losing the most pounds over the course of the series. Even with the professional exercise...
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May 27, 2015 - 11:06 pm
Oxygen has natural healing properties, and increasing the amount circulating throughout the body promotes faster and more efficient healing for a range of ailments. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) involves breathing oxygen in a pressurized chamber where the atmospheric pressure is raised up to...
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