Dr. Dr. Lawrence Cohn, MD

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Specialties:

  • cardiac surgery

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    SATURDAY, Aug. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In a head-to-head comparison, an experimental drug was more effective than standard treatment at preventing deaths and hospitalizations in heart failure patients.

    According to the study authors, the trial was stopped early because of the marked ...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pigs' hearts transplanted into baboons survived for more than a year, which is twice as long as previously achieved, researchers report.

    The work is part of efforts to find ways to use animal organs to shorten transplant waiting lists.

    ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, July 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- While a host of cardiovascular ailments are associated with excess pounds, new research supports a puzzling "obesity paradox." It found that overweight heart patients experience fewer heart attacks and higher survival rates after cardiac procedures tha

    ...Full Article
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Transplantation Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, June 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've developed a blood test that can detect heart transplant rejection weeks or months earlier than previously possible.

    The test looks for increasing amounts of the heart donor's DNA in the blood of the transplant recipient....Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    THURSDAY, May 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with diabetes have an increased risk of problems after heart bypass surgery, a new study finds.

    Researchers looked at more than 9,200 patients in China who underwent coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) between 1999 and 2008, and f...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    FRIDAY, April 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Depression may increase the risk of heart failure, a new study suggests.

    Researchers looked at nearly 63,000 people in Norway who underwent physical and mental health assessments.

    Over 11 years, close to 1,500 of the participants developed...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, March 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although steroids are often given to patients undergoing heart bypass surgery, a large new study suggests this common practice has no benefit and could actually be harmful.

    Researchers found preventive steroids do not improve the outcome of thes...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    THURSDAY, March 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests people with lower levels of vitamin D are more likely to suffer from coronary artery disease and to have more severe forms of the illness.

    While the findings aren't definitive, they add to recent research that indicates vi...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    THURSDAY, March 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Shortness of breath while bending over is a newly identified symptom of advanced heart failure, researchers say.

    This obvious symptom can help alert doctors that heart failure patients have excessive fluid retention, according to cardiologists ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Despite a U.S. Food and Drug Administration warning six years ago, a new study finds that there appears to be no danger from CT scans for people with implanted pacemakers or defibrillators.

    In 2008, the FDA cautioned that the radiation used in C...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, Feb. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- About one in 10 heart surgery patients has persistent pain for up to two years after the operation, a new study reveals.

    The study included more than 1,200 patients aged 18 and older who had heart procedures -- such as b...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pharmacy:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that it will investigate possible links between the diabetes drug saxagliptin and a heightened risk for heart failure among users.

    In a statement, the agency said that the probe was spurred ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, Feb. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Americans with heart disease are now more likely to die from cancer, lung disease and neurological causes than from heart problems, compared with 20 years ago.

    That's the finding of a new Mayo Clinic study that tracked about 20,000 patients who un...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, Feb. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new analysis suggests that people at high risk for heart disease who can't take high-dose statin drugs to lower their cholesterol might benefit from a treatment combination that includes taking a low-dose statin.

    Scientists at Johns Hopkins revi...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For the first time, guidelines have been created to help prevent stroke in women.

    The author of the new guidelines, published online Feb. 6 and in the May print issue of the journal Stroke, said women share a lot of stroke risk factors wit...Full Article