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Oct 13, 2014, 13:50 ET

DMC Heart Hospital First in U.S. to Use New Device to Treat Vascular Disease

The Detroit Medical Center (DMC) today announced Drs. Theodore Schreiber and Mahir Elder and are first in the country to use the Lutonix ® 035...

Sep 02, 2014, 09:18 ET

Detroit Medical Center Awarded National Health Care Innovation Award

The Detroit Medical Center (DMC) has been selected to receive an award of $9,966,608 as part of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services'...

Jul 29, 2014, 14:29 ET

Detroit Medical Center Opens DMC Heart Hospital

 The Detroit Medical Center will open its new Heart Hospital on August 4. The $78 million, state-of-the-art facility will offer patients...

Apr 01, 2014, 12:24 ET

Detroit Medical Center First in Midwest to Use New Technology for Treating Coronary Artery Disease

The Detroit Medical Center (DMC) is the first in the Midwest to use a new, state-of-the-art system for treating Coronary Artery Disease...

Feb 26, 2014, 14:00 ET

DMC Cardiovascular Institute Announces First Use of Miniature Cardiac Monitor

The Detroit Medical Center (DMC) announced that it is one of the first hospitals in the world to implant the Medtronic Reveal LINQ Insertable...

Feb 26, 2014, 12:18 ET

Detroit Medical Center and Medical Weight Loss Clinic Partner to Offer Comprehensive Weight Loss Services

The Detroit Medical Center (DMC) is now the exclusive surgical weight loss partner of Medical Weight Loss Clinic and the Medical Weight Loss Clinic...

Jul 17, 2013, 04:00 ET
Dr. Yevgeniy Rits, Vascular Surgeon and Director of Dialysis Access Center at DMC Harper University Hospital is one of the first 10 surgeons in the nation to use a new less invasive, longer lasting approach to vascular grafting for kidney dialysis patients.  (PRNewsFoto/Detroit Medical Center)

DMC Harper University Hospital Dialysis Access Center Introduces A Safer, Longer-Lasting Approach to "Vascular Graft" Procedure

Pioneering kidney program becomes one of only ten healthcare centers in the nation to make less invasive, FDA-approved "Flixene IFG" graft...

Jul 02, 2013, 12:32 ET
Dr. Michael Wood, Medical Director, of DMC Harper Hospital's Bariatric Medicine Program. The program has won its fourth straight accreditation from The Joint Commission.  (PRNewsFoto/Detroit Medical Center)

DMC Harper Hospital's Bariatric Medicine Program Wins Fourth Straight Accreditation from Joint Commission

Pioneering approach to helping patients overcome morbid obesity – a major cause of diabetes, sleep apnea, high blood pressure – earns...

May 09, 2013, 12:19 ET

Four DMC Hospitals Earn Top Grades from the 2013 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Scores - Again!

Excellence in key performance areas and grade of "A" for hospital safety pushed these hospitals to the top      Four...

Apr 19, 2013, 07:00 ET
Mona D. Doshi, M.D. is a UNOS qualified primary kidney and pancreas transplant nephrologist at DMC Harper University Hospital. Her areas of research interest are patient outcomes after pancreas transplant and live kidney donation, use of organs from deceased donors after cardiac death and the impact of conventional cardiac intervention on patient survival among those with cardiovascular disease and End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD).  (PRNewsFoto/Detroit Medical Center)

DMC Harper Hospital Kidney Transplant Program Reaches Out to Serve Detroit's Urban Population

Multidisciplinary approach to transplant therapy gives chronic kidney disease sufferers "a new chance at life" – while currently serving...

Jan 08, 2013, 14:25 ET
DMC Heart Specialist Theodore Schreiber, MD,  is the first in the midwest to use robotic assisted revascularization to relieve arterial blockages.  (PRNewsFoto/Detroit Medical Center)

DMC Heart Care Specialists Are First in Midwest to Implement "Robotic-Assisted" Revascularization to Relieve Arterial Blockages

Major breakthrough at DMC Cardiovascular Institute will revolutionize treatment for heart patients with coronary blood-flow disorders, says CVI...

Sep 26, 2012, 15:38 ET
DMC heart specialist Dr. Schreiber is the first in the nation to use the new catheter-based "Impella CP" 4.0-liter heart pump during heart artery repair.  (PRNewsFoto/Detroit Medical Center)

DMC Cardiologists are first in U.S. to use new catheter-based "Impella CP" 4.0-liter heart pump during heart artery repair

Breakthrough heart-assist technique, led by Cardiovascular Institute heart specialist Dr. Theodore Schreiber, underlines DMC role as national...

Jun 28, 2012, 09:56 ET

DMC Takes Another Big Step Toward the Future of Healthcare, Buys HMO

DMC Signs an Agreement to Purchase ProCare Health Plan, Inc.  Detroit Medical Center (DMC) announced today that it has signed...

Jun 06, 2012, 12:39 ET

DMC Gets Perfect Score in Leapfrog Group's Safety Score Rankings

Newly Released Leapfrog Rankings Give DMC Detroit Receiving, DMC Harper/Hutzel, DMC Huron Valley-Sinai, and DMC Sinai-Grace Hospitals all A's in...

May 30, 2012, 17:02 ET
After more than 10 years of study, investigators in the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Neonatal Research Network led by Seetha Shankaran, M.D., a pediatric researcher at Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center (DMC), have proven an effective way to significantly reduce death and physical and mental disability caused by reduction in oxygen and blood flow to the brain at birth. Scheduled to publish May 31 in the New England Journal of Medicine, the study findings will have a "major impact" on the treatment of brain injury among infants born at term with this condition.  (PRNewsFoto/Detroit Medical Center, Wayne State University)

WSU/DMC Physician Publishes Breakthrough Study On Benefits Over Time of "Cooling Blanket" Treatment on Oxygen-Deprived Newborns

"Significant" findings, document how use of "whole-body hypothermia" technique at birth protected oxygen-deprived newborns from death and mental...

May 09, 2012, 08:09 ET
DMC Cardiovascular Institute announces that it will participate in CONNECT II, a global clinical trial conditionally approved by the FDA that gives physicians access to Ocelot, a new imaging technology tool to fight Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD). As part of the clinical trial, co-investigator, Mahir Elder, M.D., Medical Director of both the Cardiac Care Unit, and Endovascular Medicine, will use Ocelot on enrolled patients to help restore blood flow in completely blocked arteries in patients' legs through a simple two-millimeter skin incision, helping to avoid amputation. Dr. Elder is an internationally and nationally recognized leader in the field.  (PRNewsFoto/Detroit Medical Center)

DMC Cardiovascular Institute participates in Avinger's CONNECT II Global Clinical Trial

Clinical Trial will give physicians access to a sophisticated new imaging technology tool to fight Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)  DMC...

Apr 18, 2012, 14:02 ET
Researchers at the Perinatology Research Branch of the National Institutes of Health, housed at the Wayne State University School of Medicine and the Detroit Medical Center, have demonstrated that a nanotechnology-based drug treatment in newborn rabbits with cerebral palsy (CP) enabled dramatic improvement of movement disorders, and the inflammatory process of the brain that causes many cases of CP. "The key finding of this work is that early identification of neuroinflammation allows postnatal treatment," said Dr. Romero. "This suggests that there is a window of opportunity to prevent cerebral palsy, and that the condition may be preventable."  (PRNewsFoto/Detroit Medical Center)

NIH research team housed at DMC/WSU publishes major study demonstrating that there is a window of opportunity to prevent cerebral palsy

Findings released "indicate that it is possible to identify neuroinflammation at the time of birth and to treat it using anti-inflammatory...

Mar 27, 2012, 12:08 ET
Randy Lieberman, M.D., principal investigator of the INOVATE-HF clinical trial at DMC Cardiovascular Institute (Detroit, DMC).  (PRNewsFoto/Detroit Medical Center)

DMC Cardiovascular Institute is First in Michigan to Participate in Clinical Trial for Treating Heart Failure

In an effort toward the research and development of new and potentially breakthrough treatment options for patients with congestive heart failure,...

Jan 17, 2012, 10:00 ET

DMC Launches "A New Era" in Cardiac Care With Groundbreaking for New Heart Hospital

$108 million, five-story cardiology complex and parking structure, unique in Michigan, will provide state-of-the-art facilities for cardiac...

Dec 19, 2011, 13:05 ET

DMC Selected as National "Pioneer" in Medicare's Innovative New "Accountable Care" Health Initiative

One of Only 32 Medical Organizations Chosen Nationwide, Detroit-Based Hospital Group Will Help Lead Trailblazing Effort to Greatly Improve Medical...