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Researchers search for first sign of congestive heart failure

...n and three research fellowships, including one in interventional cardiology at the Montreal Heart Institute and two at MCG. He joined the MCG faculty in 2001....

Yale authors raise concerns regarding regionalized heart attack care

...ospitals to larger hospitals so they might receive interventional therapies could reduce mortality, Krumholz writes....urrently treated so that they could have access to interventional treatments like cardiac catheterization and bypass surgery," Epstein said. "That's a huge number and...

Drug therapy may be comparable to invasive cardiac procedures for elderly patients with heart attack

...ients in these regions were more likely to receive interventional treatment, regardless of age, clinical indication, or risk profile. The absolute unadjusted difference in 7-year survival between regions providing the highest rates of both invasive and medical management strategies and those providing the lowest r...

Study finds drug eluting stents as effective as vascular brachytherapy in preventing restenosis

...r brachytherapy (VB)," explains Emory Heart Center interventional cardiologist Peter C. Block, MD, the principal inv...tween the two treatments," says Emory Heart Center interventional cardiology fellow Fadi Alameddine, MD, lead author of the research presented at a poster session tod...

Honorary doctors, 2005

...rous donation has enabled the building of a unique interventional unit at one of Sweden's largest highly specialised...evelopment regarding many of today's operative and interventional disciplines. The first stage of the creation of this new interventional unit involved the purchase o...

Radiologists offer non-surgical treatment for early-stage liver cancer

...blation is a minimally invasive procedure where an interventional radiologist uses an image-guided electrode needle ...ist or oncologist and to seek consultation with an interventional radiologist experienced in tumor ablation," he said....

Stents and going with the flow

...tionale behind their use within a wider context of interventional cardiology. In a related article, Shrive and colleagues evaluate the economic impact of sirolimus-eluting stents given their high cost and widespread use and report they are cost-effective when used in patients at increased risk of restenosis or at ...

Invasive procedures do not necessarily improve survival for heart patients

...r of these patients to a specialised hospital with interventional facilities....

Study confirms ICDs more effective in preventing sudden cardiac death than medical therapies

...e coronary care Diagnostic catheterization and interventional cardiology...

Health report-card fears make doctors forgo potential life-saving heart treatment

Nearly 80 percent of interventional cardiologists in New York State admit they have av...nternal Medicine found that 79 percent of New York interventional cardiologists polled responded that they have made decisions about accepting critical cases into the...

Strokes: Dental x-rays reveal more than cavities

...dications such as blood thinners, surgery or other interventional procedures such as a catheter. Treatable risk factors for stroke High blood pressure Tobacco use Diabetes mellitus Carotid or other artery disease Heart disease or disorders Transient ischemic attacks (warning strokes) Blood disorders High b...

Progress in cardiovascular disease

...ill focus on latest research & medical advances in interventional and general cardiology as well as mitral valve surgery. Highlights: Coronary Intervention in the Diabetic Patient Corrado Vassanelli, MD Professor of Cardiology, University of Novara, Italy Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation at the time o...

New stroke prevention therapy as effective as invasive surgery

...ive than surgery," said Gianluca Piccoli, M.D., an interventional radiologist at the Santa Maria della Misericordia Hospital of Udine in Italy. "Our goal was to find whether you can receive the same or better results as with surgery." Arteriosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries, is a leading cause of strokes....

Obesity hinders imaging quality, diagnosis

...aul Uppot, M.D., a fellow in abdominal imaging and interventional radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), obesity has grown dramatically in the last 20 years. Today, nearly one-third (30.5%) of the American population is ...

Patients who are intubated prior to hospital arrival fare worse find Pitt researchers

...y. While out-of-hospital intubation is a valuable interventional tool in helping to save patients' lives, earlier studies had suggested that this rapid intervention may be more harmful than helpful. The Pitt researchers conducted a retrospective analysis using data obtained from the Pennsylvania Trauma Outcome S...

Interventions can improve lifespan in patients with ischemic heart disease

...ease concluded that when medical facilities select interventional methods to lower cholesterol they experience impro...each of three medical facilities chose a different interventional method to lower low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-c) levels in their patients. The intervent...

Loyola study shows drug-coated stent induces less inflammation than bare metal stent

...stent was supposed to widen," said Leya, director, interventional cardiology and director, cardiac catherization lab at Loyola. Leya said that the FDA-approved stent produces immediate results. "It is especially appropriate for diabetics, because they have smaller arteries and thus a greater risk of restenosis ...

Stem cell therapy effectively treats heart attacks in animals

...ongestive heart failure," said study co-author and interventional cardiologist Alan Heldman, M.D., assistant professor of medicine at Hopkins, who performed the injection procedures. "Our aim is to find a way to repair the damage done to the heart muscle and prevent these complications." In a controlled study of 1...

Women wait longer for emergency heart treatment

...gan cardiologist Mauro Moscucci, M.D., who directs interventional cardiology at the U-M Cardiovascular Center. He will present the data on behalf of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Cardiovascular Consortium, a joint research effort designed to study and improve angioplasty care. In all, patients of bot...

New magnetic percutaneous system navigates vessels

...o the patient, and a tiny magnet in the tip of the interventional device. An automatic advancement system controls the catheter advancement and retraction. Kleiman said the magnetic system is useful in patients with difficult lesions who are undergoing a coronary intervention, such as balloon angioplasty. He said...

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