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Featured In Cardiovascular

Specialists at Massachusetts General Hospital's Thoracic Aortic Center treat aortic arch disease and study new methods of endovascular repair.

Featured In Neuroscience

Thabele M. Leslie-Mazwi, MD, is a specialist in Neuroendovascular and Neurocritical Care at Massachusetts General Hospital. In this video, he discusses the success of the DEFUSE 3 trial and expanding the inclusion of patients that are eligible for thrombectomy.

Featured In Orthopaedics

Researchers from the Department of Orthopaedics discuss the clinical and translational work they are doing at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Featured In OB/GYN

A new patient-reported outcome measure, the Vulvovaginal Atrophy Questionnaire, aims to improve clinicians' understanding of the extent and impact of genitourinary symptoms of menopause on women.

Featured In Urology

A team led by Sagar U. Nigwekar, MD, MMSc, an assistant in Medicine in the Nephrology Division at Massachusetts General Hospital, has evaluated the kidney stone burden of patients with enteric hyperoxaluria.

The Latest Cardiovascular Advances

Specialists at Massachusetts General Hospital's Thoracic Aortic Center treat aortic arch disease and study new methods of endovascular repair.

Data from the PROMISE trial suggest that a "single-molecule counting" troponin assay might someday allow office-based assessment of which patients with stable chest pain are at short-term risk of major cardiovascular events and need aggressive diagnostic evaluation.

Contributing Physicians

Chief, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Co-Director, Fireman Vascular Center, Vascular Surgeon

Associate Director, Resynchronization & Advanced Cardiac Therapeutics Program

Advances Specialties

Neuroscience

Unlike traditional antidepressants, ketamine may be similarly effective in both anxious and nonanxious patients with treatment-resistant depression, according to a secondary analysis of a randomized, controlled clinical trial.

OB/GYN

A new patient-reported outcome measure, the Vulvovaginal Atrophy Questionnaire, aims to improve clinicians' understanding of the extent and impact of genitourinary symptoms of menopause on women.

Orthopaedics

Preoperative mental health did not predict pain or function after osteochondral allograft transplantation in the knee—but orthopedic surgeons still recommend preoperative mental health assessment for all patients with cartilage injuries of the knee.

Education & Training Opportunities

April 26-27, 2019

Diagnosis, prevention, and the care provided to individuals with Alzheimer's disease are greatly influenced by socioeconomic and cultural factors. Statistics suggest that the incidence of Alzheimer's disease is greater in Latinos compared to Caucasians. This symposium will raise awareness and will provide empirical evidence about best practices for preventing, diagnosing and caring for Latino individuals with Alzheimer's disease.

April 12, 2019

People with mental illness are often not seen. Being invisible contributes to dying earlier and more frequently from cancer. We need to open our eyes and work together to bridge the divide between cancer and mental health to save lives and decrease suffering. Share your unique perspective as we work together to increase access to cancer care for all people affected by mental illness and their caregivers. Together, we can build a coalition with the power to save lives and decrease suffering for people affected by mental illness and cancer.

Clinical Trials

In Neuroscience

If you are a mother who has experienced an episode of postpartum psychosis within the past ten years, you could help us to better understand this serious disorder.

In Cardiovascular

Elevations in a hormone may be linked to abnormal blood flow, inflammation, and plaque in the heart. This study will evaluate whether blocking the hormone will improve cardiovascular disease in HIV individuals using heart imaging studies.