Latest NewsLandmark Study Proves Ablation is Effective Alternative to AFib Drugs
About 33 million people worldwide have atrial fibrillation, the most common type of heart rhythm disorder or arrhythmia, and a condition that can lead to stroke or death.
A landmark study in which the University of Miami Health System participated has helped prove that catheter ablation is a safe, effective alternative to medication for treating atrial fibrillation (AFib). In fact, ablation outperformed medication in the patients who underwent the procedure versus those who were treated with medication.
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Imagine the day your doctor can prescribe the most effective medication for your high blood pressure based on your genes, your lifestyle, and your environment. As the Miller School of Medicine gears up for its integral role in the largest and most inclusive study ever undertaken by the National Institutes of Health, the promise of such precision medicine is literally at the University of Mami’s doorstep.
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Third-year graduate student Sunil Yadav had never met Pamela Knous before their first handshake at the Rosenstiel Medical Science Building, but thanks to a shared medical interest, the Naples woman will play a significant role in the advancement of the doctoral students career. Knous and American Heart Association represemtatives presented Yadav with a check to fund his research to develop a treatment for heart disease.
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The American Academy of Ophthalmology and Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) have announced the first recipients of the Research to Prevent Blindness/American Academy of Ophthalmology Award for IRIS Registry Research. The grant supports researchers who want to conduct population-based studies in ophthalmology and blindness prevention.
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A Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center viral oncology researcher has discovered a key cellular pathway associated with activating Kaposi sarcoma, a rare cancer most often found in people with HIV/AIDS or otherwise compromised immune systems. We have identified the main oncogenic driver of the tumor and the viral mechanism of activation, said lead author Enrique A. Mesri, Ph.D.
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The University of Miami Health System Emergency Management will lead a full-scale emergency response training exercise in collaboration with City of Miami Police and Fire Departments, Miami-Dade Police Department, and other University departments on Sunday, July 29. The exercise will run from approximately 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.
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