Tag: "angioplasty" at medical news
Stanford patient is first to test new treatment for peripheral arterial disease
...d with diet, exercise and some medications, but an angioplasty
or a stent may be required to pop open a blocked artery. When uncoated stents are used to open blocked arteries in the legs, about 20 to 30 percent of patients' vessels become blocked again within a year, said Daniel Sze, MD, PhD, associate professor...
Blacks less likely to get expensive, newer heart treatments
...ly heart catheterization and, if indicated, either angioplasty
or bypass surgery. While hospitalized, these pati...patients. 17.5 percent of black patients received angioplasty
within 48 hours, while 29.3 percent of white patients had the procedure within 48 hours. 8.1 percen...
Health care report cards may increase racial/ethnic disparities in bypass operations
...ere released in New York, there was no increase in angioplasty
procedures often a substitute procedure for CABG in these groups. These results suggest that some surgeons responded to CABG report cards by excluding some patients from CABG surgery on the basis of race and ethnicity, Werner said. "It's possible ...
Drug therapy may be comparable to invasive cardiac procedures for elderly patients with heart attack
...e who undergo invasive cardiac procedures (such as angioplasty
and bypass surgery), according to a study in the March 16 issue of JAMA. According to background information, more than 280,000 Medicare enrollees are admitted to hospitals with AMI annually. "These patients face a high risk of short-term death: 18...
Pet scanning better for heart disease diagnosis, management
...managed by PET. The number of angiograms, balloon angioplasty
with stenting and coronary bypass surgery also was...rcent lower in the PET group. "Bypass surgery and angioplasty
with stenting certainly will need to be used in some patients," said Merhige, "but we feel that many...
Study finds drug eluting stents as effective as vascular brachytherapy in preventing restenosis
ORLANDO -- After angioplasty
is performed to widen clogged arteries, surgeons frequently use tiny wire-mesh tubes called stents to keep blood vessels open. But despite stenting, scar tissue can form to create new blockages -- a process called in-stent restenosis (ISR). At pres...
Study says rare allergic reactions to drug-eluting stents may raise risk for heart attack
...es, are routinely used to prop arteries open after angioplasty
clears them of potentially heart attack causing plaque. In the past, stented arteries often eventually closed up again with fatty deposits, a process called restenosis. However, since their FDA approval in 2003, stents coated with sirolimus (a pharm...
Three anti-platelet drugs used in combination are safe
...stazol (354) or placebo (351) following successful angioplasty
and stent implantation. Twenty-nine patients experienced bleeding complications (17 major and 12 minor) but there was no significant difference in the rate of bleeding for patients who received aspirin plus clopidogrel plus cilostazol versus those ...
'Artery clearing' system does not provide benefit for patients undergoing PCI
...ris) distal microcirculatory protection system vs. angioplasty
without distal protection. Among 252 patients assi...iration was performed in 97 percent (242/251), all angioplasty
balloon inflations were fully protected in 79 percent (193/245), and visible debris was retrieved fr...
Columbia study shows widely used artery clearing device does not help patients during heart attack
...otection, is commonly and successfully used during angioplasty
in vein grafts and stenting in carotid arteries. ... half of whom received distal protection. During angioplasty
procedures, fatty deposits in the arteries can be dislodged and clog arteries further downstream. D...
Florida Tech scientist wins patent for device to deliver X-ray irradiation
... prevent the frequent re-formation of plaque after angioplasty
and stent implantation. Dr. Mitra began development of his process in a Food and Drug Administration laboratory in Rockville, Md. in 2002. He became associated during the development with Dr. Charles R. Lambert, former director of the Hea...
State of the heart news conference
...iagnosis and referrals for procedures like balloon angioplasty
in women When: Tuesday, February 1, 2005 9:30 10:00 a.m. EST News conference (light breakfast available at 9:00 a.m.) 11:00 12:00 p.m. EST Telephone news conference for off-site media To participate call: 1-800- 581-5838 ...
AHA urges earlier diagnoses, referrals for PCI in women
...ence in New York City. PCI, which includes balloon angioplasty
and stenting to open blocked arteries, could prevent many coronary heart disease deaths in women each year, particularly in women who arrive at the hospital having a heart attack, according to the Percutaneous Coronary Intervention and Adjunctive Pha...
Study naming hospitals in top 5% for clinical quality released by HealthGrades
...12.62 percent for heart attack (in hospitals where angioplasty
and stent treatments were available), and 19.55 percent for community-acquired pneumonia The Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence had better patient outcomes despite the fact that they treated more and sicker patients Methodology In it...
Health report-card fears make doctors forgo potential life-saving heart treatment
...ded performing a risky but potentially life-saving angioplasty
on a patient, out of fear that if the patient dies...w York - 186 physicians - who were included in the angioplasty
report released in January 2003. They were asked to respond to nine statements regarding the state m...
New stroke prevention therapy as effective as invasive surgery
...0 patients with carotid artery disease showed that angioplasty
and stenting were as effective as surgery, with co...Dr. Piccoli and colleagues used minimally invasive angioplasty
and stenting procedures typically used for heart disease to treat carotid artery disease. After thre...
New Jersey Institute of Technology pioneers new way to teach engineers
...rd Foulds' freshman design class, students perform angioplasty
on pasta, amniocentesis on jelly donuts and surgery on hot dogs. Foulds, along with other professors at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), is pioneering a new way to educate engineers. Professors who use the method, called studio learning, d...
Drug-eluting stents adopted quickly, with early disparities
...e last nine months of 2003, the results of 162,969 angioplasty
procedures were entered into the registry, with 83 percent of them involving the placement of a stent. "During that period, 35 percent of all angioplasties involved the placement of drug-eluting stent," Rao said. "The growth from quarter to quarter w...
Loyola study shows drug-coated stent induces less inflammation than bare metal stent
...r the hundreds of thousands of people who may need angioplasty
and a stent this year," said Leya. Presenting the study at the AHA meeting is Walter Jeske, PhD, associate professor, department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Loyola University Health System. Co-authors of the study with Jeske a...
Angioplasty, robotically assisted keyhole bypass combo appears effective
NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 9 Combining stented angioplasty
and robotically assisted "keyhole" bypass surgery ...ions in their LAD that are difficult to treat with angioplasty
but can be helped with bypass surgery," De Bruyne said. "They also have a greater risk of infection...
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