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In Global News: Heart Health on World No Tobacco Day, Preventing Surgical Fires, and Awake VATS

Friday, June 1, 2018

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Claire Vernon

Patient Care and General Interest

World No Tobacco Day was observed on May 31st, and it focused on cardiovascular disease with the 2018 theme of “Tobacco breaks hearts. Choose health, not tobacco.”

The US Food and Drug Administration recently released a safety communication focusing on surgical fires and practices that can prevent them.

Experts in India campaign for mandatory screening of newborns for critical congenital heart disease.


Research, Trials, and Funding

A surgeon in California shared his experience with awake video-assisted thoracic surgery at the recent Annual Meeting of the American Thoracic Society.

Early results suggest good 30-day outcomes with the Tendyne Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement system from Abbott, say researchers from Sydney, Australia, who presented the results at the recent EuroPCR meeting in Paris, France.

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