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July 31, 2021

New Approach to Schizophrenia & New Hope for Heart Failure Patients
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New Approach to Schizophrenia & New Hope for Heart Failure Patients
Experts say one-fifth to one-half of patients with schizophrenia who show severe symptoms don't respond to medication. Nicola Cascella, M.D., assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and faculty member at the Johns Hopkins Schizophrenia Center, has pioneered a fascinating new approach, using deep brain stimulation.

And, a futuristic device has been developed at Mayo Clinic: an implantable mechanical pump that helps pump blood from the lower chambers of the heart. We'll talk with Dr. John Stulak, a Mayo Clinic cardiovascular surgeon, to learn about the life changing results, for people who have weakened hearts or heart failure.

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