Department of Surgery, Section of Cardiac Receives Highest Quality Rating
The Department of Surgery, Section of Cardiac Surgery at Yale University received the highest Composite Quality Rating by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) National Database in four of five procedure categories: isolated aortic valve replacement (AVR); combined AVR and coronary artery bypass graft (CABG); mitral valve repair and replacement (MVRR); and combined MVRR and CABG.
Inside YEI’s Venture Creation Consultant Program
The YCCI November 2015 Newsletter - Education Edition is available online. Read about YCCI supporting the Venture Creation Consultant (VCC) program, a valuable resource offered through the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute (YEI) that provides specialized expertise for advancing new Yale ventures.
Personalized care for aortic aneurysms has arrived
Researchers at the Aortic Institute at Yale have tested the genomes of more than 100 patients with thoracic aortic aneurysms, a potentially lethal condition, and provided genetically personalized care. Their work will also lead to the development of a “dictionary” of genes specific to the disease, according to researchers.
Research in the news: Yale experts say ‘guilt by association’ approach helps detect silent aneurysms
Yale researchers outlined a new, more aggressive strategy for detecting silent but deadly aortic aneurysms in an article published April 24 by Open Heart, a publication by the British Medical Journal and British Cardiovascular Society.
Gene variant raises risk for aortic tear and rupture
Researchers from Yale School of Medicine and Celera Diagnostics have confirmed and extended the significance of a genetic variant that substantially increases the risk of a frequently fatal thoracic aortic dissection or full rupture. The study appears online in PLOS ONE.
Yale Cardiac Surgeons named among Best Doctors in America 2013
The Best Doctors in America® List includes the nation's most respected specialists and outstanding primary care physicians in the nation, and is the result of more than two decades of work conducting the largest continuous and independent survey of the medical profession.