Tag: "intravascular" at medical news
Study offers clues to 'Broken Heart Syndrome'
...ues are gathering information on patients who have intravascular
ultrasound during cardiac catheterization. This imaging test, in which a tiny ultrasound probe is threaded into the coronary arteries on the tip of a catheter, may show whether the patient has clogged arteries or unstable plaques that are not visible...
SCAI issues clinical alert on drug-eluting stents and late thrombosis
...stent implantation technique, including the use of intravascular
ultrasound, screening for arterial calcification, and pretreatment of complex lesions in some cases. Patients should take dual anti-clotting medication for at least three to six months, preferably for 12 months unless there is a high risk for blee...
All intravascular devices pose risk of bloodstream infection to patients, study finds
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- All types of intravascular
devices (IVDs) pose a risk of bloodstream infection to exposed hospitalized adult patients, finds a study published in the September issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings. What's more, IVDs have become the leading cause of bloodstream infections in health...
ACTOS (pioglitazone HCl) to be studied in new trial
... of atherosclerosis in the coronary arteries using intravascular
Study examines reported outcomes of trials funded by for-profits vs. not-for-profits
...linical trials using surrogate end points, such as intravascular
ultrasound, quantitative angiography, plasma biomarkers, and functional measures were more likely to report positive findings (67.0 percent) than were clinical trials using clinical end points (54.1 percent). "As suggested in surveys of randomized t...
SCAI Hildner Lecture highlights innovative techniques for plaque imaging
...l information. For example, virtual histology uses intravascular
ultrasound to re-create a picture of the plaque, whereas optical computed tomography uses light to define its structure. Thermography relies on differences in temperature to identify inflamed, vulnerable plaque, while spectroscopy defines its chemica...
Very high-intensity statin therapy shows promise for inducing regression of coronary atherosclerosis
...y viewed as a chronic, progressive disease. Prior intravascular
ultrasound (IVUS) trials have demonstrated slowing or halting of atherosclerosis progression with statin therapy but have not shown convincing evidence of atherosclerosis regression, as measured using percent atheroma (fatty deposit buildup in an art...
Drug-eluting and absorbable stents push interventional frontiers
...llow-up, as well as the results of angiography and intravascular
ultrasound, two imaging studies that can detect ch...ot, heart attack, or death. Using angiography and intravascular
ultrasound, they also evaluated whether the artery became narrowed over time. Dr. Erbel will present...
Intensive statin therapy may partially reverse plaque build-up in arteries
...icant regression of atherosclerosis as measured by intravascular
ultrasound (IVUS), a technique in which a tiny ult...d Australia. A total of 507 patients had baseline intravascular
ultrasound (IVUS) examination and received 40 mg daily of rosuvastatin (brand name Crestor). IVUS p...
SCAI scientific sessions attract world-renowned invasive/interventional cardiologists
...imaging, electron-beam computed tomography (EBCT), intravascular
ultrasound (IVUS), and radiation safety (Wed., May 10, chaired by SCAI Past President Dr. Warren K. Laskey, of the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque); SCAI's brand-new, full-day Hemodynamics Symposium, which will give attendees a thorough rev...
High tech imaging tells the tale of plaque from the inside out
...h TR-LIFS encouraged the researchers to develop an intravascular
catheter-based system that would permit minimally invasive evaluation of arteries. "The goal is to develop a TR-LIFS probe that can be used to assess plaque in vessels in the heart," Marcu said. "That's where TR-LIFS could be important. Plaque comp...
New study results suggest better outcomes with the CYPHER Stent than brachytherapy
... safety profile of the CYPHER(r) Stent compared to intravascular
brachytherapy in complex patients. The primary endpoint of the study was the incidence of TVF, defined as cardiac death, heart attack (myocardial infarction), or the need to re-open the artery (target vessel revascularization, or TVR) at nine months....
Endocarditis infection commonly related to health care factors, increasingly due to staph
...is dependent, to have diabetes, to have a presumed intravascular
device source, to receive vancomycin, to be infected with MRSA, and to have persistent bacteremia. "The finding of S aureus as the leading cause of IE differs from previous reports and may be due in part to increasing rates of staphylococcal bacterem...
Fluorescence device to diagnose atherosclerosis and tumors described at optics conference
... our objective is to develop a minimally invasive, intravascular
probe that will monitor plaque over time or guide ...r probe will be attached to an angioscope or to an intravascular
ultrasound catheter to investigate the plaque," said Laura Marcu, Ph.D., director of the Biophotonic...