Tag: "carotid" at medical news
Routine Dental X-ray May Be A Valuable Tool In Stroke Prevention
...tect potentially dangerous calcium deposits in the carotid
arteries, the large vessels on both sides of the n...dental X-rays, they detected calcifications in the carotid
arteries -- a sign of advanced atherosclerosis, a major cause of stroke -- in 5 percent of the denta...
New Ultrasound Technique Is Alternative To Cerebral Angiography
...ound -- transcranial Doppler ultrasound andduplex carotid
ultrasound -- can accurately measure the degree of...rebralangiography, transcranial Doppler and duplex carotid
ultrasound and found nostatistical difference in the results. This shows, Hirsch said, that "if you ...
Heart Attack Survivors Can Lower Stroke Risk By Taking Cholesterol-Lowering Drug, Study Says
...atherosclerosis in thecoronary arteries and in the carotid
arteries leading to the brain." The new study expands upon findings from two recent drug trials. Thesestudies examined whether lowering cholesterol in people who survived a firstheart attack reduced the risk of a second attack. Both studies d...
Widely Used Therapy May Not Be Effective In Treatment Of Acute Stroke
...e of the walls of large arteries,such as the large carotid
arteries in the neck that carry the majority of bloodto the brain. As part of the trial, the investigators established a guidelineto classify different subtypes of ischemic stroke, such as strokes secondary toclots arising in the heart. This set of...
Need For Artery Operation Exceeds Treatment Rate
(An epidemiological needs assessment of carotid
endarterectomy in an English health region. Is the need being met?) Strong evidence exists that carotid
endarterectomy (an operation on the carotid
artery) is an effective intervention for the prevention ...
Changes In Care Lower Costs Of Surgery To Prevent Stroke
...the AmericanHeart Association. The surgery, called carotid
endarterectomy, clears fatty plaque buildup from t... causing a stroke. "Our data clearly indicate that carotid
endarterectomy is becoming less costlywithout becoming inefficient or compromising the quality of pa...
Ultrasonography Predicts Heart Attack/Stroke Risk
...roke prevention to diagnose advanceddisease in the carotid
arteries. The new study found that the test detec...e the thickness of walls in thecommon and internal carotid
arteries. The measures assessed patients' degree ofatherosclerosis, a condition in which fat and ch...
Ultrasound Measurement Of Neck Arteries May Help Doctors Identify Older Adults
At Increased Risk For Heart Attack And Stroke
...the increasing thickness of the walls of thecommon carotid
and internal carotid
arteries of the neck -- a direct measure ofatherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) -- was assoc...
EBCT May Help To Detect Otherwise Hidden Heart Disease In Older Adults, Find University Of Pittsburgh Researchers
...those with no cardiovascular disease asmeasured by carotid
ultrasound or ankle-arm index (AAI), have a wide range ofcoronary calcifications as measured by EBCT," said Dr. Newman, who is anassociate professor of medicine at the university's School of Medicine and anassistant professor of epidemiology at the u...
Non-Invasive Techniques To Visualize Heart Disease Confirm Importance Of Pre-Menopausal Risk Factors, Find U. Of Pgh. Researchers
... EBCT scans of the aorta and coronary arterieswith carotid
ultrasounds to assess the extent of heart disease ...60s, found thatmeasurements of vascular disease in carotid
arteries, or in the aorta, stronglycorrelated with the extent of disease in coronary arteries. "We a...
Hardening Of The Aorta Increases The Risk Of Stroke
...rol levels, diabetes, smoking and blockages in the carotid
arteries thatcarry blood to the brain. But our study clearly shows that atherosclerosis inthe ascending aorta is an independent and significant risk factor." Most stroke-causing blood clots form in the heart or in the carotidarteries leading ...
Knife-Less Brain 'Surgery' Offers New Treatment Options
...edures can also be used to treat severely clogged carotid
arteries in the neck. The standard procedure is surgery, called endarterectomy, to remove the lining of the vessels. For patients who aren't good candidates for the surgery, micro-catheters can be used to perform angioplasty and insert a stent....
Clogged Neck Artery May Warn Of Heart Attack As Well As Stroke
DALLAS, May 7 -- Extensive fatty deposits in the carotid
arteries, the bloodvessels in the neck that supply...mine whether the severity ofatherosclerosis in the carotid
arteries correlated with the severity of coronaryheart disease, according to the study's lead author...
Low doses of aspirin and surgery better for stroke prevention
...irina day for three days before and 3 months after carotid
endarterectomy (CE)surgery had less risk of stroke...red the dose question for patientswho will receive carotid
endarterectomy surgery." While the results of The Lancet study are strong, the investigators warn ag...
New study finds African-Americans less likely to receive stroke-saving surgery
...ood of astroke. People who have a blockage in the carotid
artery are at high risk forstroke as well as for t...n average had a smaller amount of blockage intheir carotid
artery. However, even after that fact and other clinical factorswere taken into account, there were...
Wake Forest's largest study will examine whether weight control can slow hardening of the arteries in diabetics
...ltrasound will be used to measure the thickness of carotid
artery wallsto gauge the buildup of atherosclerosi... Forest University has been a world leaderin using carotid
ultrasound to measure the pace of advancing atherosclerosis anddeveloping statistical methods to int...
New tests for blood clots, lung cancer use NIDCR patented technology
...way using AcuTectä toimage acute clots in the carotid
artery, which may prove to be an indicator ofstroke risk, and NeoTectä for identifying malignancy in breast tissue. AcuTectä The first test kit, trade named AcuTectä, was approved for clinical use by theFDA in September 1998. AcuTe...
American Heart Association updates 'mini stroke' guidelines
...ery. Many strokes are caused by a blockage in the carotid
artery in the neck, which supplies blood to the brain. A procedure called carotid
endarterectomy involves the surgical removal of the blockage from the artery. The updated TIA guide...
Traditional Chinese diet helps ward off heart disease
...rancisco, Calif., had thicker inner walls in their carotid
arteries (located in the neck) than study particip... determine the thickness of the inner walls of the carotid
arteries that feed blood to the brain. The study participants also answered questions about their d...
Frank family pledges $10 million to support education of physician-scientists at the University of Chicago
...that can provide three-dimensional pictures of the carotid
arteries. After completing his two remaining years of medical school, Nagle hopes to arrange a residency with more research opportunities, then complete a two-year fellowship. "I had considered doing straight physics," said Nagle, "but I need the c...
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