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Medical Technology

January 23, 2024
Interesting conclusion on superiority of CRT over ICD
November 15, 2023
A review of voluntary international multi-registry data on salvage of failed catheter insertion of stent grafts for aortic aneurysms
July 13, 2023
To help prevent premature death after a major cardiac event, researchers have developed a new device to monitor heart disease in the following weeks and months. The device is soft, flexible, and the size of a postage stamp, using sensors to provide functions beyond those of a traditional pacemaker.
June 29, 2023
Recently, a minimal approach to transcatheter valve replacement using only local anesthesia has been used to promote a faster procedure and recovery time. With this lack of general anesthesia, however, comes more anxiety and the possibility of pain for patients.
June 1, 2023
A large RCT suggesting superiority of the transcatheter 'Alfieri' (Mitra-clip, edge to edge) repair over BMT. .
May 25, 2023
Seventeen procedures were identified by a Delphi process as feasible for simulation-based training.
May 19, 2023
When compared to population-based models, a machine learning-based model improved prediction of mortality risk for cardiac surgery patients. The team used electronic health record data and machine learning methods to demonstrate how institutions can build their own mortality prediction models.
May 11, 2023
A lab focused on how artificial intelligence technology can improve the treatment of cardiovascular disease has tested the ability of ChatGPT to answer assessment questions from the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. ChatGPT-4 achieved an accuracy of 81.3 percent.
January 4, 2023
With the recent publication of two large, multicenter, randomized trials showing equivalent or even improved survival for segmental versus lobar resection of small (≤2 cm) stage I non-small cell lung cancer (1,2), there is greater onus among thoracic surgeons to be able to perform anatomic segmentectomy. 
December 9, 2022
Researchers have been awarded a grant to fund cancer vaccine research, including the development of an mRNA vaccine that would target precancerous lung lesions.