Dr. Dr. Lawrence Cohn, MD

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Specialties:

  • cardiac surgery

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiac Surgery:

    TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The Impella 2.5 System has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to maintain stable heart function and blood circulation during high-risk cardiac operations, the agency said in a news release.

    The miniature blood pump is sanctio...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiac Rehabilitation:

    MONDAY, March 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heart patients who continue to smoke after undergoing artery-opening procedures have a much higher long-term risk of heart attack, stroke and premature death than those who quit smoking or never smoked, a new study finds.

    The study included nearl...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, Feb. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The combination of a widely used heart medication and a commonly prescribed antibiotic seems to more than double the risk of sudden death in seniors, a new study says.

    Spironolactone (brand name Aldactone) is a diuretic widely used in treating hear...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiac Surgery:

    TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Receiving a blood transfusion during heart bypass surgery may raise a patient's risk of pneumonia, researchers report.

    "The ability to store and transfuse blood is one of medicine's greatest accomplishments, but we are continuing to see that rece...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Placing stents in the neck arteries, to prop them open and help prevent strokes, may be too risky for older, sicker patients, a new study suggests.

    In fact, almost a third of Medicare patients who had stents placed in their neck (carotid) arter...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Placing stents in the neck arteries, to prop them open and help prevent strokes, may be too risky for older, sicker patients, a new study suggests.

    In fact, almost a third of Medicare patients who had stents placed in their neck (carotid) arter...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Placing stents in the neck arteries, to prop them open and help prevent strokes, may be too risky for older, sicker patients, a new study suggests.

    In fact, almost a third of Medicare patients who had stents placed in their neck (carotid) arter...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, Dec. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obese heart-failure patients appear to live longer than people of normal weight who develop the disabling condition, a new study suggests.

    Researchers tracked nearly 1,500 heart failure patients, most of whom were overweight or obese before their ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Injecting beads of gel into the wall of a still-beating heart has the potential to improve the health of patients with severe heart failure, according to a new study.

    Heart patients who received the gel implant had improved blood oxygen levels a...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiothoracic Surgery:

    SUNDAY, Nov. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Influenza is a nasty virus in its own right. But, it might also increase a person's risk of suffering a life-threatening tear in the body's most important artery, a new study suggests.

    During flu season, an increased number of people land in the h...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, Nov. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Heart attack survivors who receive prompt treatment to unclog blocked arteries and keep them open have a lower long-term risk of dying from heart disease, a new study finds.

    However, they still have an increased risk of death from noncardiac cause...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiac Surgery:

    FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Interrupting blood supply to an arm or a leg before heart surgery may help reduce the risks associated with the surgery, according to a new study.

    "During heart surgery we have to stop the blood supply to the heart to be able to operate on it. Af...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obese young people may already be showing the warning signs of heart disease, German researchers report.

    The scientists found negative changes in the shape and function of the hearts of these children, compared to their normal-weight peers. It's...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, Oct. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Heart bypass patients might not need to follow strict blood sugar control after their surgery, according to a new study.

    Some previous research suggested that high blood sugar (glucose) after bypass and other types of hea...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    TUESDAY, Sept. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Daily exercise may significantly reduce the risk of heart failure, according to new research.

    Heart failure, a common, disabling condition in older adults, was nearly half as likely in those who got an hour of moderate exercise or a half hour of ...Full Article