Strokes and heart attacks often strike without warning. But, a unique application of a medical camera could one day help physicians know who is at risk for a cardiovascular event by providing a better view of potential problem areas.
On October 13, 2016 a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Health Advisory and Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Safety Communication announced that the Stöckert 3T heater/cooler devices by LivaNova PLC (formerly the Sorin Group) may have been contaminated with Mycobacterium chimaera (M.Chimaera), a rare type nontuberculous mycobacterium (NTM), during manufacturing.
The University of Michigan was recently awarded funding from the National Institutes of Health to establish an institutional career development program for advanced training in emergency critical care research.
Day in and day out, for years on end, millions of people with diabetes prick their fingers to test their blood sugar level. And many may wonder if all the careful eating, exercise and medication it takes to keep those levels under control is really worth it. A major new study should encourage them to keep going for the long haul.
A global hunt for genes that influence heart disease risk has uncovered 157 changes in human DNA that alter the levels of cholesterol and other blood fats – a discovery that could lead to new medications.
Stroke rates have declined in the past decade, but there's still work to be done by the University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center and its partners in Corpus Christi, Texas, to prevent stroke among young Mexican Americans.
Michigan’s top heart and heart surgery program has a new name – the University of Michigan Samuel and Jean Frankel Cardiovascular Center. The change recognizes $50 million in giving from the Samuel and Jean Frankel Foundation.
The Taubman Health Center on the U-M medical campus draws patients from around the state and the world, for outpatient visits with some of the nation's top specialists. Now, UMHS will renovate, reorganize and revitalize the building, and add to the range of services offered there.
During Heart Disease Awareness Month, experts at the U-M Cardiovascular Center are available to discuss new strategies for improving patient care and the quality of patients' lives. While cutting-edge techniques are transforming treatment of heart disease, there are ways to prevent getting heart disease in the first place.
Want to know how well UMHS does at providing high-quality care and protecting patients' safety while they receive care? Check out the newly updated data on a website that provides these data, patient ratings of UMHS care, and much more, to the public.
Imagine you're a patient diagnosed with a pituitary tumor. The pituitary gland, a pea-sized organ at the base of the brain, acts like a remote control that signals other glands to secrete hormones into the body. A wide range of symptoms may have led to your diagnosis – from infertility, obesity and depression to osteoporosis, growth problems or vision problems just to name a few.
The University of Michigan's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital has earned the highest rankings in the state of Michigan and is among the best in the country in pediatric specialties according to the U.S. News Media Group's Best Children's Hospital rankings.
Evolution Media, a film and video production company, has received a prestigious film award for a video created with the University of Michigan Health System that focuses on creating an ideal patient care experience for patients and families who visit the hospitals and health centers.
In the first clinical trial of gene therapy for treatment of intractable pain, researchers from the University of Michigan Department of Neurology observed that the treatment appears to provide substantial pain relief.