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The latest medical news, expert views on key health issues, as well as advice on disease prevention and management.

Cardiology

Coronary artery angioplasty and stenting

Marina Virko  Reviews — 1  9 minutes
Coronary artery angioplasty and stenting

Coronary angioplasty and stenting is a method of treating coronary artery disease by restoring blood flow in the narrowed vessel that supplies blood to the heart. A heart catheterization is used to determine whether the procedure is indicated in each particular case.

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Cardiology

Rehabilitation of patients after myocardial infarction (recovery)

Marina Virko  Reviews — 3  10 minutes
Rehabilitation of patients after myocardial infarction (recovery)

Myocardial infarction belongs to the so-called catastrophic episodes. Thanks to timely diagnosis and effective treatment methods, the incidence of fatalities has decreased, but patients who have suffered it need long-term rehabilitation. The chances to resume an active life in full directly depend on how correctly it is provided.

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Oncology

University Hospital Cologne shares expertise in testicular cancer treatment

Marina Virko  7,5 minutes
University Hospital Cologne shares expertise in testicular cancer treatment

Malignant tumors of the testes are rare, so finding a genuine specialist is not easy. Germany’s leading urology facility provides effective guidelines for diagnosis and treatment.

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Diagnostic pathology

Pathology revision: knowing the prior diagnosis can be misleading

Marina Virko  3,5 minutes
Pathology revision: knowing the prior diagnosis can be misleading

A second opinion will be less objective, if the physician providing it knows the first one. This is the conclusion of a study involving US pathology specialists.

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Cardiology

Atherosclerosis and its causes, diagnosis and treatment methods

Marina Virko
Atherosclerosis and its causes, diagnosis and treatment methods

Circulatory disorders can have various origins. It is believed that the predominance of fatty foods in the diet leads to an increase in the level of cholesterol in the blood. Subsequently, it is deposited on the walls of the arteries. As a result, the vessel lumen narrows and the organ supplied with blood begins to lack nutrients, which causes the symptoms of atherosclerosis.

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Mammology

Breast needle biopsy

Marina Virko  7 minutes
Breast needle biopsy

Breast biopsy is a diagnostic procedure aimed at obtaining the contents of an abnormal mass in the breast for histological examination using a needle. It is a minimally invasive and highly informative method. 

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Gastroenterology

Barrett's esophagus (Barrett's syndrome)

Marina Virko  9 minutes
Barrett's esophagus (Barrett's syndrome)

Barrett's oesophagus is a precancerous lesion that develops due to a chronic inflammatory process which results in the degenerayion of the squamous epithelium of the esophagus into columnar epithelium. There is a high probability that the disease will develop into an adenocarcinoma of the esophagus.

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Health news

A Second Opinion Disproves a Hollywood Star’s Diagnosis

Marina Virko  3,5 minutes
A Second Opinion Disproves a Hollywood Star’s Diagnosis

Sharon Stone underwent several catheter procedures before it turned out she had a uterine fibroid which needed surgery rather than epidural pain relief.

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