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Supplement is the key word, since the blood pressure lowering was "minor," commented Nancy K. Sweitzer, MD, PhD, chief of cardiology at the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center in Tucson.
Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of men, and the hearts of one of eight men over age 40 will at some point suddenly stop beating – an event known as sudden cardiac arrest. June is both National Men's Health Month and CPR and AED Awareness Month, making it a good time to revisit ways to prevent heart disease.
PolyNova, a startup company that has grown out of an inter-institutional collaboration between the University of Arizona (UA) and Stony Brook University, announced it is developing a novel polymeric prosthetic heart valve.
PolyNova, a startup company that has grown out of an inter-institutional collaboration between the University of Arizona and Stony Brook University, is developing a novel polymeric prosthetic heart valve. Dr. Marvin J. Slepian, UA professor of medicine and biomedical engineering and a cardiologist at the UA Sarver Heart Center, is the founding CEO of PolyNova.
Tucson's health community is getting an upgrade. Some feel the revival of the heart transplant program will make UAMC an international leader once again in heart transplants and research.
The UV light-activated adhesive created a water-tight seal in seconds that stayed intact in the face of high pressure and flowing blood but biodegrades over time, explained Danny Bluestein, PhD, of New York's Stony Brook University, and Marvin J. Slepian, MD, of the Sarver Heart Center in Tucson, Ariz.
Researchers at the University of Arizona are working on a new way to power pacemakers that could do away with batteries for good.
Marvin H. Slepian, MD, a cardiologist at the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center, and his colleagues are part of an interdisciplinary research team, including scientists from Northwestern University and the University of Illinois, who are developing a flexible medical implant that harvests the energy of the beating heart. Such a device could power pacemakers, defibrillators and heart-rate monitors naturally and reliably and reduce or eliminate the need for batteries.
Dr. Nancy Sweitzer, a cardiologist and physiologist recognized for her leadership and experience in clinical heart disease research, focused on her specialty of clinical trials in treating heart disease.
One of the difficulties with pacemakers is the battery life. Marvin Slepian has looked to move away from using batteries to instead, a source called piso electronics.
A local company takes action by testing two new devices in clinical trials to make changes to artificial hearts in the future to come.
Tiny power generators developed by the University of Arizona and the University of Illinois could eliminate the need for batteries in medical devices.
New Method for Healing Hearts
Yuma News Now, Sept. 29, 2014
In a cutting-edge new clinical trial, the University of Arizona's Dr. Zain Khalpey is using tissue from the human placenta to help heal hearts after surgery. Dr. Khalpey is the UA Sarver Heart Center's Marnell Endowed Chair for Research in Cardiothoracic Surgery.
Talking to Your Doctor About Atrial Fibrillation
KGUN9 News, Sept. 29, 2014
Julia Indik, MD, PhD, a cardiologist specializing in electrophysiology at the UA Sarver Heart Center talks about atrial fibrillation, along with Judy Barnett who has the heart condition.
Probiotics: Moderate Impact on BP?
MedPage Today, July 23, 2014
Supplement is the key word, since the blood pressure lowering was "minor," commented Nancy K. Sweitzer, MD, PhD, chief of cardiology at the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center in Tuscon.