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In Global News: Lung Cancer Without Smoking, Clips for Tricuspid Regurgitation, and Large Tumors

Friday, August 18, 2017

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Claire Vernon

Patient Care

Several private hospitals in Kolkata, India, have applied for licenses to perform heart and lung transplants in a region underserved for transplant of these organs.

A personal trainer from England shared a picture of herself to spread the message that you don’t have to be a smoker to get lung cancer.

Surgeons at Fortis Vasant Kunj in New Delhi, India, removed a pleural tumor weighing over 3 kg from a man’s chest.


Drugs and Devices

The US Food and Drug Administration has cleared the Haart 200 aortic annuloplasty device from BioStable Science & Engineering for bicuspid aortic valve repairs.

The Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation in Minnesota, USA, announced that the first patient has been enrolled in a study to evaluate a clip-based repair for tricuspid regurgitation.


Research, Trials, and Funding

Researchers in the United Kingdom show that greater birth weight predicts better outcomes for infants with congenital heart disease.

A biopharmaceutical company, PolyPid Ltd, announced that it has completed enrollment in an early stage trial for an antibiotic drug reservoir product meant to prevent sternal infection after cardiac surgery.

Robotic-assisted transhiatal esophagectomy is found to be safe and effective for select patients with esophageal cancer, in a retrospective study by Allina Health researchers.

Medtronic announced a global randomized clinical trial to compare dual antiplatelet therapy outcomes with two drug-eluting stents following PCI procedures.

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