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News and updates about heart health.

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For years, transplant surgeons have been reluctant to use organs from people who were infected with hepatitis C, due to fears of spreading the virus. But a new study gives hope to the tens of thousands of people waiting for a transplant.

High-Quality Hospitals Deliver Lowest-Cost Care For Congenital Heart Surgery Patients

Nov 21, 2014

U.S. children’s hospitals delivering the highest-quality care for children undergoing heart surgery, also appear to provide care most efficiently at a low cost, according to research led by the University of Michigan and presented Tuesday at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions in Chicago.

Congenital heart defects are the most common birth defects, and each year more than 30,000 congenital heart operations are performed across U.S. children’s hospitals. Congenital heart defects are also one of the most expensive pediatric conditions to treat.

What would a young man's life be like if he suddenly found he could heal from any wound? It's a fantastic premise for a book, especially one as swift and easygoing as Fred Venturini's debut, The Heart Does Not Grow Back.

Checkup: Good Neighbors Are Good for Your Heart

Oct 17, 2014
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It turns out that having good neighbors is one way to lower your risk of heart attack. Eric Kim, a psychology student at the University of Michigan, says that most heart disease focused studies look at diet and exercise, which is why he and fellow students looked at heart health and neighborhoods.

Repairing Sick And Damaged Hearts

Jun 3, 2014
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Marc Gerdisch, M.D., explains what heart valves do, what’s new with heart valve replacement, and how extracellular matrix can assist in repairing damaged valves.

Sound Medicine: August 10, 2008

Aug 10, 2008

Topics for this week include: Detecting Performance Enhancing Drugs, The "Power Stretch" Machine, Kids on Statin Drugs, Counselling Returning Veterans, Why Mosquitos Bite, Fish for a Healthy Heart