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Student Jeannie Nguyen, participating in UW’s International Health Opportunities Program, delivered her first baby at Mulago Hospital in Kampala, Uganda. Photo courtesy of Jeannie Nguyen
(Downloadable video and script, and still images of patient) On July 17, 2017, a UW Medicine team performed the first-ever catheter-based surgical laceration to replace a failing artificial aortic...
A provocative study and accompanying commentary published recently in The Lancet has drawn rebuttals from cardiologists. “I think the conclusions drawn in the Lancet’s editorial are overstated,”...
Hopefully, as Valentine’s Day nears, you aren't feeling brokenhearted. Perhaps surprisingly, though, broken heart syndrome is an actual medical condition. It's a form of cardiomyopathy, or a...
During assessment of a hip injury, patient Debbie Davis was found to have a failing aortic valve. But a congenital abnormality made the typical valve-replacement approach risky, and the impending hip...
A study published this week shows that more heart patients than ever are getting their aortic valves replaced by way of a long catheter instead of more invasive open heart surgery. A catheter-based...
In December, the American Heart Association reported a brow-furrowing finding: 10 percent of people who take statins discontinue the drug on their own because of perceived negative side effects. One...
If you needed a heart transplant, would you choose to get a donor heart that would also infect you with hepatitis C? That's the decision Kerry Hayes had to make. He was the first in the Pacific...
As people enjoy themselves this holiday season, doctors are warning of something called "holiday heart" that can happen when people binge-drink. This presents most commonly with rapid or irregular...
The adage of "an aspirin a day keeps the doctor away" fell by the wayside last month. New guidelines announced by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association say the...