Top stories in health and medicine this morning, May 14, 2012

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1. Age May No Longer Be a Barrier in Kidney Donation. The overhauled United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) kidney transplant allocation guidelines will likely remove a controversial age-matching component from its algorithm.

2. ‘Heart Team’ Pairs PCI and Robotic CABG. A surgical robot allows cardiologists and surgeons to work on the same patient with complex multivessel disease, sometimes on the same day, leading to a shorter recovery time.

3. ICD May Not Rule Out Sports. A general restriction on playing sports for patients who have an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) may not be warranted.

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