Experimental Heart Device Shows Promise, Risk

A new experimental device to treat atrial fibrillation had mixed results in a recent study but still shows promise as a treatment option. The Watchman is the first device designed to permanently treat atrial fibrillation, a heart condition in which blood stagnates in a small pouch called the left atrial appendage.

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U.S. Hospitals Slow to Adopt Electronic Medical Records

Only 9 percent of U.S. hospitals use electronic medical records, according to a new survey. It’s a far cry from the comprehensive, high-tech environment supported by the Obama and Bush administrations.

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