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Cardiovascular Report - CARDIOVASCULAR REPORT WINTER 2014
CARDIOVASCULAR REPORT WINTER 2014
John Rickard says the goal of the clinic, which is one of the few of its kind in the country, is to use a multipronged strategy to help patients who are not responding to CRT.
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Johns Hopkins' Resynchronization Optimization Clinic evaluates patients and recommends ways to improve their care.
AT THE BENCH
Better understanding of the biology opens new pathways to help more patients.
Better medical and surgical techniques and greater understanding of the disease processes have led to a much improved outlook and quality of life.
At Johns Hopkins' Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease, the goal is not only preventing heart attack, stroke and mortality, but also reducing patients' risk of angina, peripheral arterial disease and the need for invasive revascularization procedures.
Johns Hopkins researchers find that patients with Loeys-Dietz syndrome may be at higher risk for bone fractures.