Thoratec Corp.’s HeartMate II, a device that pumps blood for patients with failing hearts, can form deadly blood clots, according to a report that urges investigation into therapeutic strategies to address the issue.
Pam Renshaw had just crashed her four-wheeler into a bonfire in rural Folkston, Georgia, and her skin was getting seared in the flames. Her boyfriend, Billy Chavis, pulled her away and struggled to dial 911 before driving her to the nearest place he could think of for medical attention: an ambulance station more than 20 miles away.
The Cleveland Clinic, one of the world’s foremost medical and research centers, is cutting costs and trimming its $6 billion annual budget as patients and providers grapple with health care changes in the U.S.
Scott Morgan wrote off the pain on his left side as an old sports injury, never imagining it was a sign his heart was failing. When he finally went to the hospital last year, he was shocked to learn he needed a transplant.
An Ohio legislative panel approved Governor John Kasich’s plan to expand Medicaid under President Barack Obama’s health-care overhaul over the protests of fellow Republicans in the House of Representatives.