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EuroPCR issues statement on bioresorbable stent (BRS) technologies
Ongoing development of bioresorbable stent (BRS) technologies that are bioresorbed after achieving vessel expansion in percutaneous coronary intervention procedures is an important option to optimise outcomes in patients whose needs are not adequately met with current devices, EuroPCR advised in a statement issued at the close of the 2017 annual course.
Tablet helps heart failure patients manage their disease including drug dosages
A novel tablet is helping heart failure patients to manage their disease including drug dosages, according to research presented today at EuroHeartCare 2017.
Heart failure and stroke identified as lethal combination
Heart failure and stroke has been identified as a lethal combination in research presented today at EuroHeartCare 2017.
Luminous bacteria will help to measure radioactivity
Siberian biophysicists have conducted a research concerning a biological effect of low-dose gamma radiation.

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