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Researchers identify genes that are key to keeping blood vessels healthy

What keeps our blood vessels viable, allowing them to do the vital work of transporting blood to and from the heart? Yale researchers have identified two genes that are central to this critical function. The research team did experiments with mice lacking the genes, known as ERK1 and ERK2, in cells lining blood vessels. Without… Read More »

New Device Monitors Blood Flow Through Radial Artery to Prevent Occlusions Post PCI

Following transradial percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI), the radial artery can occasionally occlude, potentially resulting in serious complications. Radial occlusion is treated by applying compression, but clinicians have no idea whether nor how much blood is flowing through the artery. Moreover, once an occlusion happens in the radial artery, it cannot be used again as an… Read More »