Tag: "interventional" at medical news
Women with heart attacks benefit from stenting
...le." Lansky is director of clinical services for interventional
cardiology at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia and associate professor of clinical medicine at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City and director of the Women's Health Initiative at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation. Based ...
News briefs from the journal CHEST, April 2005
...ts Reduced by New Programs The introduction of an interventional
pulmonary (IP) program and an educational program dramatically reduced equipment repair costs for endoscopes and associated equipment at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. In the three years prior to the start ...
Spirituality, religious practice may slow progression of Alzheimer's disease
... cognitive decline. "These findings may warrant an interventional
study looking at the possible effect of enhancement of spiritual well-being as a means of slowing cognitive decline," said Kaufman....
Columbia study shows women benefit from drug-eluting stents as much as men
... women equally, only 33 percent of the 1.2 million interventional
procedures conducted in the U.S. each year are don...te professor and director of clinical services for interventional
cardiology at Columbia University Medical Center and director of the Women's Health Initiative at th...
New research pinpoints best treatment for stroke
...ally deadly hemorrhage. But research presented by interventional
neuroradiologists Jeff Carpenter, M.D., and Ansaar Rai, M.D., Assistant Professors at The Department of Neurological Surgery of West Virginia University School of Medicine, suggests more lives might be saved and debilitating side effects minimized if...
NIH awards funding to biotech firm for heart disease
...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 members of the Center for Stem Cell and Regenerative Med...
Doctor 'report cards' may keep some heart patients from getting angioplasties
...was led by Mauro Moscucci, M.D., FACC, who directs interventional
cardiology at U-M and for nearly a decade has led an angioplasty quality-improvement project funded by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. The grant and data from that project, called the BCBSM Cardiovascular Consortium, made it possible for Moscucc...
Northwestern Memorial neurologist is lead author of comprehensive stroke center recommendations
... technology, CSCs should offer operating rooms and interventional
radiology suites that are staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, when feasible." The BAC reviewed medical literature and surveyed expert physicians nationwide to arrive at the consensus statement. Dr. Alberts said the key areas that characteri...
Availability of vascular surgeons impacts amputation rate
...neficiaries). Ho also studied the availability of interventional
radiologists, who can perform angioplasty in the l...found weaker evidence that greater availability of interventional
radiologists increases angioplasty rates and reduces amputation rates," Ho said. "What surprised me ...
SCAI news: Drug-eluting stents prove mettle in heart attack patients
... with the bare metal stents. "Our study reassures interventional
cardiologists and patients that we have no reason ...rofessional organization representing invasive and interventional
cardiologists. SCAI's mission is to promote excellence in invasive and interventional
16-MDCT can efficiently scan ER patients; repositioning patients may improve image quality
...an Gralla, MD, of the department of diagnostic and interventional
radiology at the University of Bern in Bern, Switzerland, and lead author of the study. The study included 497 emergency room patients. In 350 patients, only one body region was scanned. Imaging the neck and cervical spine took an average eight minut...
MRI cardiac catheterization poised for success in children with congenital heart disease
...rs that offer physicians access to patients during interventional
procedures are all making real-time, MRI-guided ca... the verge of changing the way both diagnostic and interventional
catheterization is done in children with congenital heart disease," said Dr. Phillip Moore, a profes...
Percutaneous aortic valve replacement
...ine the future of this revolutionary and promising interventional
Researchers recommend multidisciplinary approach of low back pain
...ological counseling, as well as minimally invasive interventional
techniques such as epidural steroid administration...and how to improve physical activity. Percutaneous interventional
techniques can be used when conventional treatment fails. The patient might work together with healt...
Children's Hospital Pittsburgh doctors at Cardiac World Congress; Only US doctors to present in Spanish
...t. Dr. Kreutzer will discuss cardiac cauterization interventional
procedures for patients with single ventricle. While the normal heart has two ventricles, in some birth defects, one of these ventricles may be absent or poorly developed. This condition is called single ventricle, which connects with the aorta and p...
Univ. of Cincinnati receives $17.4 million grant to lead stroke study
...PA dose given intravenously to less tPA and a more interventional
approach, which will be whatever is needed to open...x," Dr. Broderick said. "One or both of these more interventional
procedures may be useful and will be added to the treatment options. But they probably won't be the ...
Groundbreaking consensus: pediatric cardiology training recommendations
...rease in the number of pediatric patients who have interventional
catheterization. Complex arrhythmias can now be treated effectively with ablation and other electrophysiological therapies. That is very new. There have been changes in imaging, including MRI and echocardiographic breakthroughs. And for the first ...
SCAI, NCQA partner to hold landmark conference on introducing complex medical therapies
...onnie H. Weiner, secretary of SCAI and director of interventional
cardiology research at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Mass. "It will help identify programs with good outcomes and the factors involved in those outcomes, and it will assist new programs in achieving equally good outcomes." The conference will e...
Radiation dose reduction in liver cancer
... reduces the radiation dose to patients undergoing interventional
treatment for liver cancer by about one-fourth, a ...t serious radiation skin injuries may be caused by interventional
procedures," said Dr. Suzuki. "It is important for physicians to do everything they can to use the ...
ECG transmission by cell phone speeds heart attack treatment
...y whisked to the cardiovascular cath lab, where an interventional
cardiologist opens the blocked coronary artery, restoring blood flow to the heart. "Time is muscle. The more quickly we can get the artery open, the less heart muscle will be damaged," said Dr. Shukri David, chief of cardiology at Providence Hospital...
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