Archive | June, 2012

Case Series Associates Olmesartan with Spruelike Disease

The antihypertensive olmesartan seems to have played a role in the development of otherwise unexplained spruelike enteropathy in 22 patients, according to a report in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings. The patients, all of whom were taking olmesartan, were seen at the Mayo Clinic for evaluation of chronic severe diarrhea that had been present for a […]

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First-in-human transcatheter mitral-valve implant (TMVI)

A team of interventional cardiologists at the Rigshopitalet University Hospital in Copenhagen, Denmark    have become the first to implant a new bioprosthetic mitral valve into a person via a transcatheter approach. They implanted the valve as a compassionate treatment into an 86-year-old male suffering from severe mitral regurgitation (MR 4+).  Currently, percutaneous valve replacement, increasingly […]

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