HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Study confirms that stents releasing medication help keep heart bypass vein grafts open

id old vein grafts have a "mucky" appearance. "They are more likely to build up atherosclerotic plaque over long sections and to be filled with cholesterol debris and blood clots. The lesions are less stable, so little particles of plaque can dislodge during the procedure."

In fact, the authors noted that percutaneous coronary intervention (angioplasty) of degenerated saphenous vein grafts is associated with worse outcomes and a high incidence of in-stent restenosis compared with percutaneous intervention of native coronary arteries.

Makkar said the medicated stents appear to provide localized benefits, preventing restenosis at the site of the stent but not in other parts of the bypass graft, which often occurs.

This study analyzed data from 223 consecutive patients who underwent angioplasty to treat diseased saphenous vein grafts that had been in place just under eight years on average. Drug-eluting stents were placed in 139 patients and conventional stents were placed in 84 patients.

During nine months of follow-up, four percent of patients treated with a drug-eluting stent experienced a heart attack, compared to 20 percent of those receiving a bare-metal stent. Also, 10 percent of patients treated with a drug-eluting stent needed a repeat procedure to reopen the vein graft, compared to 37 percent of those treated with a conventional stent. The researchers will continue to follow up to determine if similar results are seen in the long term.


'"/>

Contact: Sandy Van
sandy@prpacific.com
1-800-880-2397
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
1-Dec-2005


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Study, meta-analysis examine factors associated with death from heatstroke
2. Study says COPD testing is not measuring up
3. Study suggests loss of 2 types of neurons -- not just 1 -- triggers Parkinsons symptoms
4. Study reveals gaps in vaccine financing for underinsured children
5. Study suggests nonpharmaceutical interventions may be helpful in severe influenza outbreaks
6. Study shows radiofrequency ablation highly effective in treating kidney tumors
7. Study says normal but out-of-control enzyme may be culprit that signals some cells to become cancer
8. Study finds HIV protease inhibitor drugs may adversely affect the scaffolding of the cell nucleus
9. Study outlines how stroke, head injury can increase risk of Alzheimers disease
10. Study identifies new regulator of fat metabolism
11. Study shows Diachrome improves blood sugar control in people with type 2 diabetes

Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/23/2014)... 23, 2014 Wright & Schulte LLC ... Ohio and West Virginia residents who allege that they ... disorders due to drinking C8 contaminated water released ... Virginia. According to the C8 complaints, the plaintiffs were ... or lived in at least one of the six ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... Cancer researchers in New York and ... communication tunnels and the growth and spread of mesothelioma. ... on the Surviving Mesothelioma website. , Doctors at ... Minnesota have just released their study on tunneling nanotubes ... cells. They found that mesothelioma cells contain ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... is a famous brand in the bamboo flooring industry. ... bamboo mats ; the new models are offered now ... According to the sales manager of BambooFlooringChina.com, Bamboo is a ... resource. Their bamboo mats are 100% made from natural bamboo. ... bamboo with caramel bamboo strips. , “Bamboo mats ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... In order to provide better services, LunaDress ... party dresses. The business knows that a suitable cocktail party ... , Now, the party dresses supplier’s high quality items ... the leading company in fashion industry, LunaDress understands that it ... customer. So it always raises the professional level and innovation ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... -- The wide variety and complexity of foods served ... with food allergies, an expert warns. "Every person ... food allergies that it can be really difficult to ... director of allergy and clinical immunology at Wake Forest ... "If you know you have food allergies, caution ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:40 C8 Lawsuit Claims Filed By Wright & Schulte LLC Alleged Serious Illness Due To C8 Contaminated Water In Ohio And West Virginia 2Health News:40 C8 Lawsuit Claims Filed By Wright & Schulte LLC Alleged Serious Illness Due To C8 Contaminated Water In Ohio And West Virginia 3Health News:40 C8 Lawsuit Claims Filed By Wright & Schulte LLC Alleged Serious Illness Due To C8 Contaminated Water In Ohio And West Virginia 4Health News:Study Links Cellular ‘Tunnels’ to Mesothelioma Proliferation, According to Surviving Mesothelioma 2Health News:Trendy Bamboo Mats Online Now By BambooFlooringChina.com 2Health News:LunaDress Unveils Fabulous Cocktail Party Dresses 2Health News:'Tis the Season of Challenges for Those With Food Allergies 2
(Date:11/22/2014)... noviembre de 2014  BioClinica®, Inc., un proveedor ... tecnologías eClinical, ha indicado un aumento de la ... el seguimiento basado en el riesgo en los ... del seguimiento basado en el riesgo más allá ... seguimiento o cambio de los métodos de seguimiento. ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... Nov. 21, 2014 MEDITE Group acquired by CytoCore, ... and the 3 rd quarter sales ended September 30, ... $448,000 for the nine months ended September 2014 and a ... our 3 rd quarter is usually a seasonable weak ... July into September for many countries worldwide, we are proud ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... Nov. 21, 2014 Many power shifts ... growing influence of patients in the biopharmaceutical market ... Now, more than ever, understanding how to effectively ... products is essential. According to ... benchmarked companies spent about two-thirds of their patient-focused ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:El 'seguimiento inteligente' consigue un excelente momento 2El 'seguimiento inteligente' consigue un excelente momento 3CytoCore Inc. / MEDITE Cancer Diagnostics, Inc. Reports Record YTD and 3rd Quarter Sales 2CytoCore Inc. / MEDITE Cancer Diagnostics, Inc. Reports Record YTD and 3rd Quarter Sales 3New Report Details Importance of Adopting a "Patient Journey" Framework in Marketing 2
Cached News: