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Although technically challenging, robotic abdominoperineal resection (APR) with robotic harvest of the rectus abdominus muscular flap can eliminate the need for a midline laparotomy, reduce wound infection rates and lead to faster recovery.
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In 2015, five landmark clinical trials provided the evidence that mechanical thrombectomy using stent retrievers was safe and effective for certain patients with acute ischemic stroke.
Two competing hospitals will pool resources to use telestroke and other innovative approaches to reduce barriers to stroke care and improve quality.
MUSC Health is the first hospital in South Carolina to offer a left atrial appendage (LAA) closure device that reduces stroke risk for high-risk patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation.
Atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common cardiac arrhythmia, is characterized by erratic beating of the heart’s upper chambers (atria), often leading to a very rapid heart rate and impeding blood flow from the atria into the lower chambers of the heart.
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