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4 years 5 months ago

Wrist stents cut heart surgery complications

Heart disease patients with severely blocked coronary arteries require emergency medical attention. Doctors often insert tiny wire mesh tubes called stents to prop open those arteries, and they typically go through a large artery in the groin to get there. It's an effective procedure that has a long...

4 years 7 months ago

Ft. Carson soldiers rally support for Afghan baby

Our stories about Fort Carson soldiers in Afghanistan are often bleak. Typically we report deployments, homecomings or attacks that leave our soldiers maimed, or worse. Here's a definite change-of-pace--the routine at a military medical clinic at Camp Nathan Smith in Afghanistan has been shattered for the better, as soldiers...

5 years 6 months ago

New treatment to prevent strokes

Combining two generic drugs could protect against heart attack and strokes in high-risk patients. The drugs are a cholesterol-lowering medication called lovastatin and a blood pressure drug called lisinopril. Kaiser Permanente researchers gave the drugs to people with diabetes or heart disease . Within two years, doctors said...

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