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Personalized Medicine in Cath Lab Targets Best Blood Thinner for Patients

The promise of individualized medicine — where tests and therapies are tailored to each patient’s precise genetic makeup — is becoming a reality for cardiology patients at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC), the culmination of efforts

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Global Study Focuses on Novel Treatment for Rare Form of Heart Failure

All cases of heart failure aren’t created equal, but University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) is taking part in an international clinical trial to determine if an investigational drug can slow the progression of one of the most uncommon types of this

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Novel Robotic Coronary Bypass Surgery Sets UMMC Apart

Splitting open a patient’s chest wall and stopping the heart — part of well-established traditional coronary artery bypass surgery — are avoided in a novel robotic-assisted surgical approach used at University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC), dramatical

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New Aortic Center – A Magnet for Toughest Cases

While complex aortic diseases have been treated for many years at the University of Maryland Medical Center, the opening of the Center for Aortic Diseases adds a new cohesiveness to existing multidisciplinary teamwork,

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LARIAT Procedure a Potential Lifesaver for Atrial Fibrillation Patients

A 78-year-old woman with atrial fibrillation recently came to the University of Maryland Medical Center in deep fear: The blood thinner she was taking to avoid a stroke — which may occur from <2% up to 20% of untreated atrial fibrillation (AF) patients

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Illuminating Research Focuses on Surgery for Rare Heart Valve Infection

University of Maryland Medical Center’s urban location means clinical teams care for some patients with a history of drug abuse — a key risk factor in a rare and dangerous form of heart valve infection.

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Hybrid Arch Debranching

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