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In Global News: Raising Esophageal Cancer Awareness, Healthy Eating for Healthy Arteries, and Avoiding TAVR-Induced Coronary Obstruction

Friday, April 6, 2018

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Claire Vernon

Patient Care

A baby in Taiwan is the third-lightest to have undergone repair of a type A interrupted aortic arch and aortopulmonary window.

Did you know that April is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month in the USA?


Drugs and Devices

Abiomed’s Impella CP heart pump received expanded premarket approval for its SmartAssist technology from the US Food and Drug Administration.

An experimental percutaneous catheter for cryoablation uses liquid nitrogen to reach very low temperatures.


Research, Trials, and Funding

Australian researchers provide more evidence that one should eat vegetables for healthy arteries.

Biostage, Inc has received funding to develop its Cellspan™ Esophageal Implant technology for pediatric patients with esophageal atresia.

Researchers from Canada find an increased risk of cardiovascular disease in women whose infants were born with congenital heart defects.

Researchers from around the USA have reported an approach for avoiding transcatheter aortic valve replacement-induced coronary obstruction, and their technique will be evaluated in a multicenter study.

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