Tag: "angioplasty" at medical news
Women with heart attacks benefit from stenting
Female heart attack patients undergoing angioplasty
have a higher risk of death than men, but stenting...ender differences in outcomes after treatment with angioplasty
compared to stenting, with and without the antiplatelet agent abciximab, when women and men arrive a...
Columbia study shows women benefit from drug-eluting stents as much as men
...ventions include re-expanding stents using balloon angioplasty
or adding additional stents. The study showed that men and women had comparable low rates of cardiac death after treatment with the drug eluting stents - 0.5 percent in women, 1.7 percent in men. Similarly, the heart attack rates were also comparabl...
Study shows antibiotic treatment does not reduce risk of secondary cardiac events
..., defined as death, heart attack, unstable angina, angioplasty
or cardiac surgery, among participants receiving a...g a previous cardiac event such as a heart attack, angioplasty
or cardiac bypass surgery. Azithromycin was selected because of its proven effectiveness against the...
New study shows antibiotic treatment does not reduce risk of secondary cardiac events
..., defined as death, heart attack, unstable angina, angioplasty
or cardiac surgery, among participants receiving antibiotic compared to those given placebo. This lack of effect of antibiotic was shown for all participants regardless of age, gender, smoking status, or presence of C. pneumoniae antibody. The anti...
NIH awards funding to biotech firm for heart disease
...ed worldwide and approximately 1.8 million balloon angioplasty
procedures were performed. While these interventional therapies are now the standard of care, there are still a significant number of people for whom these methods do not work, or who have blockage throughout their bodies. Laughlin and Pompili are me...
Increased risk associated with combining carotid artery, coronary artery surgeries
...Endarterectomy (SAPPHIRE), that have shown carotid angioplasty
and stenting, pre-operative alternatives to CABG s...s a result of the SAPPHIRE study, pre-CABG carotid angioplasty
with or without stenting has replaced CEA-CABG at several centers in the U.S., leaving the burden on...
University of Kentucky researcher wins American Heart Association award
...ardiac techniques such as cardiac catheterization, angioplasty
and electrophysiology; a base for the physicians providing this care and a special focus on counseling cardiac patients and their families. The clinical programs of the institute target the high rate of heart disease prevalent in Kentucky, while the ...
Patients with metabolic syndrome, moderate coronary calcium have greater risk of blocked arteries
...ac event, but they don't need to be considered for angioplasty
or bypass surgery." Still, some patients with coro...nd determining whether it is necessary to consider angioplasty
or surgery at that time. To test whether the presence of metabolic syndrome might help identify pat...
Doctor 'report cards' may keep some heart patients from getting angioplasties
...t heart doctors who are publicly "graded" on their angioplasty
results may be shying away from performing the pro...ata from a state that requires public reporting of angioplasty
results -- New York -- with data from a state without public reporting -- Michigan. It reveals some ...
Tight glucose control lowers CVD by about 50 percent in diabetes
...oke, angina, and coronary artery disease requiring angioplasty
or coronary bypass surgery. Thirty-one intensively treated patients (4 percent) and 52 conventionally treated patients (7 percent) had at least one CVD event during the 17 years of follow-up. The average age of participants is 45 years; 53 percent a...
Restoring flow to all blocked areas of the heart improves 5-year survival rate, study says
...ents undergoing percutaneous intervention (balloon angioplasty
and stenting) and in only 82 percent of those undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery." The Cedars-Sinai study also found that long-term survival increased when arteries, not veins, were used in grafting. Especially in the early days of bypass oper...
Availability of vascular surgeons impacts amputation rate
...ty of interventional radiologists, who can perform angioplasty
in the lower extremities of patients with PAD to i...ilability of interventional radiologists increases angioplasty
rates and reduces amputation rates," Ho said. "What surprised me most about the study is the dispari...
SCAI news: Drug-eluting stents prove mettle in heart attack patients
... for heart attack--a coronary intervention such as angioplasty
or stenting--patients with vein grafts face a sign...ith a catheter-based coronary intervention such as angioplasty
or stenting. Of these, 57 patients had vein-graft blockages and the rest had blockages of a natural ...
More is better, at least in angioplasty
...ium find that the risk of major complications from angioplasty
and related procedures is much lower among patient...ls by 165 physicians during 2002, reflects current angioplasty
care, including advanced clot-preventing drugs and devices called stents that hold arteries open aft...
Hopkins experts highlight strategies to raise levels of so-called good HDL cholesterol
...to increase risk of arteries narrowing again after angioplasty
surgery to clear them. Low levels of HDL cholesterol, he says, are defined as less than 40 milligrams per deciliter of blood in men and 50 milligrams per deciliter in women. In the NEJM report, Blumenthal and fellow expert, nurse practitioner Domi...
'Secrets' of successful hospitals revealed
... steps other hospitals could take to provide rapid angioplasty
treatment to heart attack patients, according to a...me-to-treatment is important. The effectiveness of angioplasty
in the treatment of heart attacks is highly dependent on the timeliness of therapy. There are some h...
New insights into cost-effectiveness of implanted heart device
...cial jets ($36,000/QALY) and the use of stents vs. angioplasty
in patients with an acute heart attack ($24,000/QALY). Because the patient characteristics of the eight trials were so different from each other, the researchers determined that they could not pool all the data for one combined cost effectiveness rat...
Older patients with acute coronary syndromes not getting recommended treatment
... to undergo diagnostic catheterization procedures, angioplasty
or coronary artery bypass surgery. Most medications prescribed at hospital discharge were similar across all age groups; however, elderly patients were less likely to receive clopidogrel (an anti-platelet drug meant to reduce the risk of blood clots)...
ECG transmission by cell phone speeds heart attack treatment
...atient arrival at the hospital to inflation of the angioplasty
balloon that opens the blocked artery (so-called door-to-balloon time). In the past, it took an average of 88 minutes to restore blood flow to the heart. The early triage system is not costly to set up, Dr. David said. In addition to conventional cel...
Shortness of breath without chest pain can signify the presence of high risk heart disease
...send patients with chest pain to bypass surgery or angioplasty
than patients with shortness of breath," explained...nd determining whether it is necessary to consider angioplasty
or surgery at that time. Approximately 8 million stress myocardial perfusion scans were performed in...
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