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.
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.
Ann Arbor, Mich. – People given the gift of life – blood, organs, tissue or bone marrow – are grateful every day for the hero who gave them a second chance at life. In an inspirational new video, U-M patients share how their hero impacted them and their families with a life-saving donation.
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 University of Michigan's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital is among the best children's hospitals and is the only hospital in Michigan ranked in all 10 specialties evaluated, according to the U.S. News & World Report's 2012-13 Best Children's Hospitals rankings.
For decades, people who can't get to sleep, can't stay awake during the day, or can't breathe well while they sleep have turned to U-M for options. Now, a new location will serve more patients than ever.
On May 7, retired high school teacher Darol Straub received a new heart device, the 500th device implanted by the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center. The milestone secures the U-M's spot among the highest-volume circulatory support programs in the nation.
After about a 4-year wait, years of dialysis treatments and 65 surgeries, Jai'Wan Davis-Harbour received a successful kidney transplant at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital. Because of a generous organ donor, Jai'Wan, 11, got a second chance at life.
Pay-to-play fees have forced kids in lower-income families to the sidelines, according to a new poll that found nearly one in five lower-income parents report their children are participating less in school sports.
Kidney cancer patients who had only their tumor removed had better survival than patients who had their entire kidney removed, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center.
The first published results from an early-stage clinical trial show that spinal cord stem cells can be delivered safely into the spines of patients with the condition commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease, opening the door for further research on this innovative approach.
Wolverines for Life, the University of Michigan's initiative to promote life-saving organ and tissue donation, honored a U-M Athletics Department official and a local businessman Thursday for their efforts to promote organ, tissue, blood and bone marrow donations.
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.
Rather than flip through a magazine, patients and families at the U-M Cardiovascular Center can borrow an iPad to listen to music or play Sudoku, and some U-M medical residents are ditching textbooks for tablets.