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Minimally Invasive Surgery Works Well for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms, Mayo Finds

ROCHESTER, Minn. — September 4, 2012.  A minimally invasive procedure known as endovascular repair used for abdominal aortic aneurysms has a low rate of complications, even in high-risk patients such as those with kidney, heart or lung problems, a Mayo Clinic study shows. Researchers found that even when aneurysms ruptured, [...]

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Saving Limbs for Peripheral Arterial Disease Patients

Peripheral arterial disease is a common circulation problem in which reduced blood flow can lead to complications that jeopardize the limbs, possibly even requiring amputation. Mayo Clinic research shows that procedures known as revascularization have reduced the need for amputations 40 percent over two decades. Mayo Clinic vascular surgeon and senior author Peter Gloviczki, M.D., [...]

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