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Genetic Mutation May Underlie AV Malformations

Arteriovenous malformations of the brain may arise due to a genetic mutation, acquired later in life, that activates a cellular signaling pathway in endothelial cells — the same one that drives tumor formation, a study showed. 586 more words


MRI May Still be OK for Legacy Cardiac Devices

MRI scanning may be safe even for patients with legacy pacemakers or implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) not known to be MRI-ready, as long as a safety protocol is followed, a prospective study suggested. 477 more words


Clinical Trialists, You Can't Always Get What You Want

Investigators have lost control of their trials’ messages

The following is a lightly edited version of a talk I presented (without slides!) at the CVCT Forum workshop… 1,203 more words


New Treatment for Arrhythmias

As reported in this New York Times article, radiation has been used as a successful treatment in five patients with ventricular arrhythmias who had previously failed standard treatment using catheter radiofrequency ablation.  68 more words


The Birth Control Pill May Raise Your Risk Of Breast Cancer

By Dr. Dave Hnida

DENVER (CBS4) – For years, doctors have been concerned about the effect of birth control pills on the development of breast cancer. 428 more words


Hormonal Birth Control Still Increases Women's Risk of Breast Cancer, Study Finds

Birth control can increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer by up to 38%, depending on how long she has taken it, a new study finds. 552 more words


There are new migraine drugs on the way, for the first time in decades

Scientists are drawing closer to developing new breakthrough drugs that could not only quell migraines when they hit, but prevent them from happening in the first place. 427 more words