NYU Langone Leads New Clinical Trial in U.S. to Evaluate Next Generation Transcatheter Valve

Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery announced they are co-leading a new clinical study evaluating the next-generation Medtronic CoreValve EvolutR System. The trial will evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the novel investigational self-expanding valve used during transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) surgery. The first patient was implanted with the device this month.  Read more...


Brain Imaging Research Pinpoints Neurobiological Basis for Key Symptoms Associated with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Like Listlessness and Emotional Detachment in Trauma Victims

In a novel brain-imaging study among trauma victims, NYULMC researchers have linked an opioid receptor in the brain—associated with emotions—to a narrow cluster of trauma symptoms, including sadness, emotional detachment and listlessness. The study, led by Alexander Neumeister, MD and published online in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, holds important implications for targeted, personalized treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, a psychiatric condition affecting more than 8 million Americans that can cause a wide range of debilitating psychiatric symptoms.  Read more…