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Man Gets Lifesaving Intestinal Transplant After Bull Attack

Caleb Brooks, intestine transplant recipient, Somerville, AL. Madeline Johnson Brooks, wife of Caleb Brooks, Somerville, AL. Anil Vaidya, transplant surgeon, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH. Deepak Katyal, trauma and acute care surgeon, Huntsville Hospital, Huntsville, AL. Organdonor.gov: “Organ Donation Statistics.” Statista: “Number of U.S. candidates waiting for selected organ transplants as of September 2020.” American Society… Read More »

Weight-reduction surgery for severely obese adults may prevent second heart attack, death

People with severe obesity (BMI >35) and a prior heart attack who undergo weight-reduction surgery may lower their risk of a second heart attack, major cardiovascular event, heart failure and death compared to people with similar medical histories who did not have weight-reduction surgery, according to new research published today in Circulation, the flagship journal… Read More »

Brilinta Approved in the US to Reduce the Risk of a First Heart Attack or Stroke in High-Risk Patients with Coronary Artery Disease

Print this page June 1, 2020 — AstraZeneca’s Brilinta (ticagrelor) has been approved in the US to reduce the risk of a first heart attack or stroke in high-risk patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), the most common type of heart disease. The approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was based on… Read More »