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In Global News: Subspecializing for CABG, the Australian Transplant Games, and CHD Screening in China

Friday, August 10, 2018

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Claire Vernon

Patient Care and General Interest

A New Zealand woman with cystic fibrosis who is a lung transplant recipient prepares to compete in swimming, biking, and running events in the Australian Transplant Games, held at the end of September.

China’s National Health Commission has launched a congenital heart disease screening project in 24 provincial-level regions, as part of the goal to reduce the country’s neonatal mortality rate.

A Canadian man received a new heart in the 500th heart transplant performed in British Columbia.


Research, Trials, and Funding

Researchers from the University of Maryland in the US find that the development of a subspecialized coronary surgery program resulted in improved mortality rates at their center.

If recent trends continue, researchers from Spain report that global lung cancer mortality among women could increase by over 40% by 2030.

Mitral valve procedures in the US increased by more than double the rate of cardiac procedures as a whole between 2011 and 2016, say researchers.

Researchers in Seattle, Washington, US, find that many smokers have misconceptions about lung cancer and lung cancer screening.

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