Bioengineers from Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, US have invented a flow-diverter system that offers an effective treatment for aneurysm with active monitoring of intra-aneurysmal haemodynamics.
Three-dimensional (3D) printing shows promise in elucidating answers in the management of complex birth defects, assists in the planning of complex surgical procedures and facilitates stroke rehabilitation, but is beset with various challenges.
Computer and electrical engineers from The State University of New Jersey, US recently designed a cell counting platform that can be integrated with a wristband with readouts linkable to a mobile phone application.
The use of a wearable cardioverter-defibrillator (WCD) may be a suitable alternative for paediatric patients with life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias who are not candidates for implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs), a recent study showed.
A nasal device that reduces the ability to smell can lead to weight loss and changes in dietary preference for sweet stuff in adults younger than 50 years with obesity, suggesting a novel approach to managing obesity, according to a pilot study presented at the recent European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Vienna, Austria.
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While a diagnosis of cancer is often met with concern and devastation, the same is barely true for heart failure. However, the mortality rate for those suffering from heart failure is worse than some common cancers, such as prostate and breast cancers.
Late-breaking data presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2017 in Barcelona, Spain have shown that ibuprofen is associated with greater increase in blood pressure (BP) than celecoxib or naproxen in patients with arthritis, potentially increasing their risk of cardiovascular (CV) events. [Eur Heart J 2017, doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehx508]