Zeroing in on the Genetic Roots of Fibroids

Cynthia Morton, PhD

In the effort to identify genetic drivers of fibroids, the lab of Cynthia Morton, PhD, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) is at an international crossroads. In recent years, Morton and investigators worldwide have been studying the molecular and genetic background of fibroids that may contribute to their development and growth.

Read More

Placenta Accreta on the Rise, Research Suggests More Options for Safe Management


The increasing frequency of placenta accreta is raising new questions about the best way to manage this dangerous condition. At Brigham and Women’s Hospital researchers are creating a body of data to learn if some women with previa-accreta can be selected for a later delivery, if placenta accreta requires general anesthesia, and potential future risks for women who have had accreta during pregnancy.

Read More

1000th TAVR Performed at Brigham and Women’s Hospital

In April 2018, the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) Heart & Vascular Center became the first in New England to perform their 1,000th transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure.

Read More

Cutting-Edge Imaging in the Hybrid Operating Room

The hybrid operating room at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Heart & Vascular Center now features the state-of-art ARTIS Pheno angiography system. As of March 2018, patients who require hybrid cardiovascular interventions combining intravascular and open surgical procedures are reaping the rewards of this cutting-edge technology.

Read More

Novel Cardiac Pump Improves Long-Term Outcomes for Advanced Heart Failure Patients

Advanced heart failure patients who received the HeartMate 3 left ventricular assist device (LVAD) in the MOMEMTUM 3 trial had fewer strokes and re-operations for pump malfunction compared with its predecessor, the HeartMate 2. The findings from Brigham and Women’s Hospital were published in the New England Journal of Medicine earlier this year and simultaneously presented at the 2018 American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions.

Read More

Research Offers Insight into Option for Vaginal Versus Cesarean Delivery

In the face of rising Cesarean section rates – including nearly all twin births, obstetrician Daniela Anne Carusi, MD, MSc, and colleagues at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) questioned whether Cesarean delivery was warranted for all twins.

Read More

Comprehensive NICU Follow-Up Program Addresses Patient Needs, Fosters Innovation

The multidisciplinary NICU Follow-Up Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital now provides close, frequent monitoring and needed services including care for neurological development to ensure that children thriving and meeting developmental milestones. Additionally, specialists in the Program help parents navigate a transition to continued care after their baby leaves the hospital.

Read More

Infant Brain Monitoring Brings NICU Care to New Level

In the newly expanded NICU at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, expertise in neurocritical care incorporates ongoing cerebral monitoring to assess newborns and help guide care decisions. Read More

Center for Oncoendocrinology Provides Care for Cancer Patients with Endocrine Conditions

The Center for Oncoendocrinology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital was established to provide expert endocrine care for cancer patients during and after treatment. Endocrinologists at the Center, a program of Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center, can provide specialized knowledge of endocrine issues that may affect your cancer patient.

Read More

Intensive Diabetes Management Program Lowers A1C Levels in Complex Patients

The Setting Targets Achieving Results Diabetes Mellitus (STAR-DM) Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) offers your high-risk diabetes patients an intensive management program to meet their clinical targets, such as achieving their A1C target or avoiding too-low blood glucose.

Read More