Friday, October 22, 2010
The drug, a direct thrombin inhibitor, will come with a medication guide to warn patients of the potential for serious bleeding. Other side effects include gastrointestinal symptoms.
No more INR checks! No more alternating dosages. One pill, one dose, no monitoring. Management of atrial fibrillation in this country is about to change.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Please look for the link to this amazing and informative article about the newest therapies for patients with end-stage heart failure. Unfortunately, this is not only a disease of the elderly. The Heartmate II left ventricular assist device (LVAD) is an amazing implantable heart pump that can allow patients to resume many of their normal activities. This latest heart failure therapy is now used by our group in rare patients at Morristown Memorial Hospital. Click here to read more
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