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Heart surgeries can trigger a multitude of complications

Strokes, seizures and other neurological complications related to heart surgery account for "considerable morbidity and mortality," Loyola University Health System neurologists report in the November issue of the journal ...

Nov 15, 2010
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Transfusion rates vary extremely in cardiac bypass surgery

Transfusion rates for blood products used in a common heart surgery range from no patients to nearly all patients, and vary by hospital, according to findings from a group of researchers from Duke University Medical Center. ...

Oct 12, 2010
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New treatment method in sight in cardiac surgery

A joint clinical trial conducted by the University Hospital and the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, found that an element in human blood, fibrinogen, is likely more vital to the blood's clotting ability in connection with ...

May 10, 2010
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3 Questions: David Jones on heart problems

(PhysOrg.com) -- With a universal health-care law set to cover all United States citizens starting in 2013, many experts are now wondering how medical costs can be contained.

Apr 23, 2010
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Restrictions on female plasma may not be warranted

Three years after the U.S. blood banking industry issued recommendations that discourage transfusing plasma from female donors because of a potential antibody reaction, Duke University Medical Center researchers discovered ...

Feb 11, 2010
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