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Cordis Cardiology Introduces The MINI Crown Stent

...orporation, a broad-based supplier of products for circulatory disease management. Established in 1959, Cordis Corporation is the world's largest, most comprehensive developer and manufacturer of innovative products for interventional medicine, minimally invasive computer-based imaging, and electrophysiology. ...

Updated Results On Heart Assist Device Presented At International Transplant Meeting

...w for nearly 1,000 days. The Novacor LVAS provides circulatory support by taking over most of theworkload of the ...stantaneously to a patient's changing heartbeatand circulatory demands. UPMC has gained some of the most extensive experience using the Novacor LVAS aswell as othe...

Abraham Rudolph To Receive Howland Medal For Contributions To The Advancement Of Pediatrics

...d how bloodflow is directed in the fetal heart and circulatory system, and how thatcirculation changes at birth. The knowledge and techniques developed during thisresearch now help physicians diagnose and treat congenital heart defects. Among the most well-known accomplishments was the discovery by Heymann andR...

Circulation publishes phase I study of ENBREL in patients with chronic heart failure

...cereceptors that are on the cells in the heart and circulatory system. Human Trials At the American College of Cardiology annual conference in early March, resultsof a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled multi-dose Phase I safetystudy in 47 heart failure patients demonstrated that ENBREL was well tolera...

Novel drug therapy tackles third 'pathway' causing congestive heart failure

...ilure because of its toxic effects on the heartand circulatory system. "TNF levels are seven to eight times higher in peoplewith congestive heart failure than in those with normal hearts," he says. "Since in laboratory animals TNF alone can produce many of the symptoms ofcongestive heart failure, including dil...

Risk factors for stroke after heart surgery identified

...to pool and possibly clot. The clot can enter the circulatory systemwhere it encounters a narrowed artery and obstructs blood flow. Interestingly,researchers say, atrial fibrillation alone was not a risk factor forpost-operative stroke, although it is a major risk factor for stroke in thegeneral population. ...

Reducing the costs of diabetes in Europe: Preventing complications is the key

...nes, such as sulfonylureas. However, damage to the circulatory system still occurs, and many individualswith type 2 diabetes face progressive small blood vessel (microvascular)complications, including eye disease, kidney problems leading to dialysis, andnerve damage which can sometimes result in amputation. Larg...

The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists releases latest findings at Annual Meeting

...y form, which by-passes the stomach and enters the circulatory system as rapidly as an intravenous injection. Inhalable Insulin for Diabetes Sufferers --Freedom from painful self-injections may be close to reality for the 16 million Americans who suffer from Type I and Type II diabetes. Researchers have develo...

Seattle researchers uncover structure of blood-clotting protein involved in most common form of hemophilia

... of the C2 domain is to seek out any injury to the circulatory system and immediately help trigger a clotting response in that precise location.The researchers are particularly excited about the potential medical applications of their discovery. "Now that we understand the structure of this critical regulatory p...

Bringing bone to the right places

...o not normally go to bone and are cleared from the circulatory system unless they have something to cling to. Additional research is needed to determine if the accumulated proteins can grow bone tissue, said lead researcher Hasan Uludag, Ph.D., of the University of Alberta in Canada. Translating the animal studi...

Medical hospitalization may be especially distressing for those with psychiatric disorders

...lized for illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, circulatory disorders and injuries. Approximately half of the veterans had either a current or past history of a psychiatric disorder such as a mood, anxiety or substance abuse disorder. In general, health-related quality of life declined and psychological dist...

Drug protects infants with high-risk heart defect from neurologic and cardiac injury after heart surgery

...uired cardio-pulmonary bypass and deep hypothermic circulatory arrest (DHCA) in which blood circulation is halte...adicals, tissue-damaging chemicals produced during circulatory arrest. Before reconstructive surgery was introduced in the early 1980s, HLHS was invariably fatal...

Development of blood clots following long-haul flights prevented with single dose of enoxaparin sodium

...idences of thrombosis, blood-clotting problems and circulatory problems in the legs, and coagulation disorders where high risk for DVT is well established. The LONFLIT III study was funded by the San Valentino Vascular Screening Program, Italian Society for Vascular Investigations, European Venous Foru...

Landmark clinical trial at 22 medical centers finds implanted heart pumps lengthen and improve lives of terminally ill heart failure patients

...s resulted in the realization of a goal the entire circulatory support industry has been striving toward for decades." The researchers chose HeartMate VE because it has a textured surface that lowers the probability of clot formation even in the absence of anticoagulant, or clot-preventing, drugs. Thoratec, whic...

Women with higher education have less risk of heart disease

...ompletely linear or consistent across parts of the circulatory systems. For example, women with some college education actually had slightly more calcification of their coronary arteries than women with less education. And women with advanced degrees had more aortic calcification than college grads. Previous res...

Gene therapy to treat angina appears safe

...t linked to the gene was detected elsewhere in the circulatory system. This indicates that the agent targets and tightly binds to heart cells. The researchers compared each subjects exercise treadmill time (ETT) before and after therapy or placebo. At the beginning of the study, average ETT was 9.4 minutes for...

Mexican Americans more likely to die of heart disease than Caucasians

...including coronary heart disease, stroke and other circulatory disorders, with 92 from coronary heart disease. Adjusted for age and gender, U.S.-born Mexican Americans were 1.4 times as likely to die of cardiovascular disease as non-Hispanic whites, while Hispanics born in Mexico were 1.2 times as likely to die...

Pentoxifylline beneficial for treating leg ulcers

...t effective. Venous leg ulcers are associated with circulatory disorders and are common among people aged 65 years or older. In European countries, the management of venous leg ulcers accounts for around 1% of all health-care costs. The standard treatment for venous leg ulcers is compression therapy, involving t...

Preliminary US study findings support excellent results with CYPHER Sirolimus-eluting Stent

...along with its subsidiaries, has been a pioneer in circulatory disease management, and is the worlds largest, most comprehensive developer and manufacturer of innovative products for interventional medicine, minimally invasive computer-based imaging, and electrophysiology. In 1994, Cordis Corporation pioneered...

Nitric oxide crucial to respiration

...tudies, the scientists tested the responses of the circulatory systems of human subject in specialized chambers w...ead of the total oxygen saturation of blood in the circulatory system, the key determinant of the efficiency of oxygen delivery is the flow of blood in the microva...

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