Left atrial appendage occlusion provides an alternate approach to addressing stroke risk in patients with atrial fibrillation. The appendage is the origin of most atrial clots in those with nonvalvular A-fib.
Placement of a left atrial appendage occlusion device reduces stroke risk in a patient with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation who was at risk for falls and bleeding.Continue reading
Incompatible matches for their intended kidney recipients, two donors are found to be matches for each other’s patient and agree to an exchange.Continue reading
Sarcomas, including liposarcoma, present treatment challenges. Recent studies, however, are uncovering the possible benefits of presurgical radiotherapy and new methods for better identifying treatment.Continue reading
A young patient finds his symptoms reemerge and is diagnosed with a Clostridium difficile infection. Careful screening and a novel treatment help restore him to healthy growth and development.