Balloons, Stents and Wires Save Woman’s Leg

About 12-percent of people in the United States suffer from critical limb ischemia, a serious form of artery disease, where blood flow to the legs becomes blocked. “It’s a very morbid condition. If it progresses it could lead to amputation,” said Mehdi Shishehbor, DO, MPH, PhD, director of endovascular services at Cleveland Clinic. Now, research … Read More

Mother’s Intuition Saves Baby Girl

About six out of every one-thousand newborns have a heart defect. Some defects are more common and easier to spot than others. Which is why it’s so important to act quickly when there’s a suspected problem. That’s exactly what Amy Vavra, of Cleveland, Ohio, did last spring when one of her 10-day-old twins, named Evie, … Read More

Epilepsy Laser Surgery Gives Teen Normal Life (Video)

More than 5 million people in the United States have a history of epilepsy, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most active cases of epilepsy can be well controlled with medicine but some people, like 18-year-old Collin May of Ohio, struggle with the disease and find little relief in common therapies. Some … Read More

Update on Uterus Transplant Complications

Statement from Cleveland Clinic April 8, 2016 Preliminary results suggest that the complication was due to an infection caused by an organism that is commonly found in a woman’s reproductive system. The infection appears to have compromised the blood supply to the uterus, causing the need for its removal. There is an ongoing review of … Read More

Velosano 3 Registration Now Open

Registration for VeloSano, the annual cycling event to raise money for cancer research at Cleveland Clinic, is now open to the public. The event will take place July 29 to 31, 2016. Riders can choose either a one- or two-day cycling experience. The one-day rides range from 12 to100 miles, while the two-day ride totals … Read More