Tag: "aneurysms" at medical news
Sex hormones hold key to higher rates of abdominal aortic aneurysms in males
...sceptibility to developing the angiotensin-induced aneurysms
than age-matched females receiving the same drug. ...ing the male sex hormones reduced the incidence of aneurysms
in male mice to the same lower levels seen in the females. In this new study, the researchers found ...
New treatment 'roadmap' improves odds for unusual brain aneurysm
...cation system of six different types of thrombotic aneurysms
and the best way to treat each type. At UCSF Medic... despite their solid mass, one-third of thrombotic aneurysms
can be treated surgically with conventional clipping, the researchers noted. In addition, the resear...
Heart scan surprises: CT reveals many non-heart problems, too
... patients to potentially dangerous blood clots and aneurysms
in 10 patients. The results are being presented here today at the American Roentgen Ray Society's annual meeting by cardiac imaging specialists from the U-M Cardiovascular Center. The researchers say their data show just how important it is for trai...
New non-surgical approach showing great promise in the treatment of challenging brain aneurysms
...til recently, people like Collins with wide-necked aneurysms
in the brain would not have been candidates for co...prove our ability to treat challenging wide-necked aneurysms
without opening the skull but also to have a significant impact on re-treatment rates" said Lopes. ...
Polycystic kidney disease
...kidneys and other organs, high blood pressure, and aneurysms
(bulges in blood vessels, which may burst) in the brain. Symptoms usually appear between the ages of 30 and 40 and include back and side pain and headaches. About half of ADPKD patients eventually develop kidney failure and require dialysis or a ki...
Minimally invasive procedure OK for wide range of aorta problems, study shows
...ure, ETAR may be the only option. And since aortic aneurysms
and dissections tend to form later in life and are... About 20,000 Americans are diagnosed with aortic aneurysms
each year, and while most of those aneurysms
are in the longer abdominal part of the aorta, about 25...
Drug use linked to brain hemmorhage in young adults
...ood vessels, known as arteriovenous malformations, aneurysms
or other vascular disorders. Cerebral arteriovenous malformation occurs when blood vessels in the brain develop in an abnormal tangle in which the arteries connect directly to the veins without the normal capillaries between them. A cerebral aneury...
'Stent-graft' procedure improves outcomes of carotid aneurysm repair
For patients with life-threatening aneurysms
of the carotid artery in the neck, a minimally invasive stent-grafting technique can be just as effective as traditional open surgery, but with faster recovery and fewer complications, according to a study in the March Journal of Vascular Surgery. "M...
Less-invasive technique has improved outcomes of aortic aneurysm repair
...ts undergoing repair of dangerous abdominal aortic aneurysms
(AAAs), reports a study in the March Journal of Vascular Surgery. "Our results show that vascular surgeons are saving more lives through the increased use of endovascular AAA repair--even while operating on older and less-fit patients," said Dr. Elle...
Cincinnati surgeons report new treatment for often-fatal injury
...ts are regularly used in vascular surgery to treat aneurysms
in the abdomen, Dr. Giglia explains, but they are too short to fully bridge the damaged area in the chest. "Used alone, extender cuffs are hard to align and often slip into the defect to cause further complications," says Dr. Giglia. "Using a fixed ...
Gene variations linked to brain aneurysms
...l of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. Brain aneurysms
occur when a section of an artery bulges, often at a stress point, such as a branch or a bend. This weakens the wall and makes it prone to rupture and the discharge of blood into other areas of the brain. The condition may affect up to 8% of the pop...
Results of clipping and coiling of aneurysms are similar over time
...ston, MD, has shown that coiling of ruptured brain aneurysms
is very effective during long-term follow-up, simi...t off from the inside. "While it is true that some aneurysms
can only be treated with clipping and some only with coiling, most patients can be treated with eith...
Preventing spinal cord injury during aortic surgery
Baltimore, MD -- Surgery to repair aortic aneurysms
often comes with a high price: neurological deficits, but new research points to a possible defense against spinal cord injury during aortic surgery. The paper by Roseborough et al., "The mitochondrial K-ATP channel opener, diazoxide, prevents ischem...
University of Kentucky Gill Heart researchers study abdominal aortic aneurysms
...ndipitously developed an animal model of abdominal aneurysms
that is not used in many laboratories, This model has provided us with way of defining the mechanisms that initiate and propagate this devastating disease," said Alan Daugherty, Director, UK Cardiovascular Research Center. In the United States ther...
A stitch in time saves lives: High survival seen for patients with condition that killed John Ritter
...term monitoring of survivors. Better screening for aneurysms
in the aorta, which are involved in a large percentage of dissections, could also help nip more dissections in the bud. ...
Specialist centers increase chance of surviving abdominal aortic aneurysm surgery
People with abdominal aortic aneurysms
stand a better chance of surviving if they are ope...performing surgery on at least 43 abdominal aortic aneurysms
before it could provide significantly greater chances of success. In this study, the benefit was pre...
Mayo Clinic research in cardiovascular disease presented at Experimental Biology 2007
...lcifying nanoparticles from human arteriosclerotic aneurysms
and kidney stones. "The work we are doing with human-derived nanoparticles is important because preliminary studies indicate that they may increase negative responses to arterial injury, possibly leading to blocked arteries and arterial calcificati...
Screening men over 65 for abdominal aortic aneurysms could save lives
...program of ultrasound screening could detect these aneurysms
before they burst, and save lives as a result, Coc...ture of this benefit is complex. Screening detects aneurysms
before they burst, and the opportunity to repair them early significantly reduced deaths from aortic...
To get blood pressure under control, combination of medicines may be best
...walls, encouraging the growth of weak spots called aneurysms
and the formation of narrowed and inflamed areas that can lead to clots that can break off and cause heart attacks and strokes. Only 30 percent of Americans who have high blood pressure, and only 60 percent of those taking medicines for hypertensi...