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Can PCU improve valve function?

Can PCU improve valve function?
Pulsed cavitation ultrasound (PCU) can be used to remotely soften human degenerative calcified biosprosthetic valves and may significantly improve the valve opening function, according to a study published in JACC: Basic to Translational Science. Olivier Villemain, MD, et al., examined the effects of PCU on human bioprosthetic heart valves that were removed from patients because they were heavily calcified and were non-functional.
20th June 2017


Apps help cardiac rehab patients to lose weight

Adding a digital health tool to traditional cardiac rehabilitation appears to help people recovering from a heart attack lose significantly more weight in a relatively short period of time, according to research scheduled for presentation at the American College of Cardiology's 65th Annual Scientific Session. In fact, patients using specially designed health tools on their smartphones and through a Web-based portal lost four times as much weight compared with those undergoing 12 weeks of cardiac rehabilitation alone.
8th April 2016


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