Tag: "rupture" at medical news
Novel catheter technique successfully patches holes in the heart
...en 1995 and 2005. Of these, 5 patients experienced rupture
of the ventricular wall, or septum, as a result of...ugh a vein into the right ventricle and across the rupture
into the left ventricle. The patch is pushed partially out of its catheter sheath until the first di...
Mayo Clinic solves painful puzzle of UT ligament split tear in wrist
...effective in diagnosing either a complete ligament rupture
or the newly described condition, a split tear of ... 95 percent sensitive in revealing patients with a rupture
or a UT split tear. The test's specificity was 86.5 percent. Richard Berger, M.D., Ph.D., who led ...
MRI contrast agent can detect heart attack in the making
...d dangerous cholesterol-filled plaques before they rupture
and cause a heart attack. Scientists at New Yorks Mount Sinai Medical Center and the New York University School of Medicine, under the direction of Dr. Edward A. Fisher, M.D., Ph.D., and Dr. Zahi A. Fayad, M.D., Ph.D., have developed a synthetic mo...
Temple University Hospital investigates treatment for cervical dysplasia
...rm delivery, low birthweight babies, and premature rupture
of membranes." Approximately 20 million people, mostly women, are currently infected with HPV, with 6.2 million new infections occurring annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In a three-year study of college-aged w...
Optical technique provides improved 'virtual biopsies' of internal surfaces
...for the vulnerable plaques believed most likely to rupture
and produce heart attacks. A 2005 study from the MGH Cardiology Division found that OCT could identify vulnerable plaques in symptomatic patients, and the OCT-developed scanning criteria could be used with OFDI to further study the vulnerable plaque ...
Newest in CT imaging technology -- dual energy source -- now being utilized on patients at Penn
...ether a patient has any of the type more likely to rupture
and cause a heart attack." Nick Bryan, MD, PhD, Chair of Radiology at Penn, comments, "It's interesting to note that some of the initial dual energy CT experimental development work was actually done here at HUP in collaboration with Siemens, the m...
Largest review of Loeys-Dietz Syndrome to date
...leave patients with aortas so flimsy that they can rupture
in pregnancy and labor or even lesser activities, ...y. They are also at a much greater risk of tear or rupture
of blood vessels or the uterus during pregnancy. When compared to people with vascular Ehlers-Danlos...
Results of clipping and coiling of aneurysms are similar over time
...anently disabled," Johnston said. "Aneurysms that rupture
once are very likely to bleed again, so treatment is definitely indicated. However, there has been concern that coiling may not work as well to prevent new bleeding, and this has limited its use, particularly in the U.S." There are two main courses ...
WPI team receives $1.8 million to study atherosclerotic plaque progression and rupture
...omprehensive study of the growth, progression, and rupture
of human atherosclerotic plaque, a medical condition that is closely related to most cardiovascular diseases, including stroke and heart attack. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the developed world. With the NSF funding, awarde...
Studies shows device-guided paced breathing lowers blood pressure & peripheral resistance
...d higher blood pressure can lead to heart failure, rupture
of the vessel walls in the brain (stroke), eye damage, kidney failure and other life threatening conditions. A separate study presented at the conference evaluated the blood pressure lowering effect of RESPeRATE in the diabetic population. The study...
Children's Hospital uses latest CT technology in ER for better diagnoses
...r 3-D image of the injury, I can better locate the rupture
and define how far and how wide the injury extends. These images aid our pediatric surgeons who may decide whether to perform surgery or monitor the patient closely. The ability to view the CT images in multiple planes is a superior and more complete...
Gene variations linked to brain aneurysms
... bend. This weakens the wall and makes it prone to rupture
and the discharge of blood into other areas of the...come into play at the development, progression, or rupture
stages, say the authors, but there appears to be a clear link between them and brain aneurysms....
Delayed aortic trauma repair may improve survival
...fatal--injuries. If all three layers of the aorta rupture
immediately, Dr. Reed explains, the patient dies almost instantly from blood loss. If the outer layer remains intact, however, a weakened area called a pseudoaneurysm can form--which temporarily contains the tear in the vessel, but can burst later. "...
Commonly used blood pressure medication prevents aortic aneurysm in mice with Marfan syndrome
...done. Marfan syndrome can lead to a fatal tear or rupture
in the aorta, the body's main blood vessel that carries blood away from the heart. The disease is often diagnosed in childhood or early adulthood, when people are still young enough to consider long-term therapies. "It is very exciting that an exist...
Cincinnati surgeons report new treatment for often-fatal injury
...ing it to crack. If all three layers of the aorta rupture
immediately, the patient will die almost instantly from blood loss. If the outer layer remains intact, however, a weakened area called a pseudoaneurysm can form, which often bursts later. Surgeons must repair the damaged aorta quickly before it does ...
Pregnancy research leads to progress on premature delivery
...mmation, in turn, may cause the fetal membranes to rupture
and lead to preterm labor. The pending University ... to the chemical process that causes the premature rupture
of the fetal membranes. This is known as when a woman's "water breaks," and once that happens it is ...
Let me hear your body talk: UH scientists mine biomedical data
...to detect regions of blood vessels prone to future rupture
and sudden blockage. Early detection is essential in the practice of cardiology to reduce the number of fatalities occurring annually due to unpredicted heart attacks and strokes. In biometrics, the group has developed a radical new approach by com...
'Stent-graft' procedure improves outcomes of carotid aneurysm repair
... leading to devastating problems such as stroke or rupture
of the aneurysm. A CAA can occur after trauma, infection, or previous surgery of the carotid artery. The researchers compared the results of CAA repair in two eras: 1985 to 1994, when 22 patients were treated by open neck surgery; and 1995 to 2004,...
Drug use linked to brain hemmorhage in young adults
... How these drugs make brain blood vessels prone to rupture
is not clear, but is being studied, Dr. Hoffmann s...t patients under age 50 who experience this vessel rupture
inside the brain have better outcomes than older patients. "Surprisingly, our study showed a low mor...
Minimally invasive procedure OK for wide range of aorta problems, study shows
...e them to balloon outward, eventually leading to a rupture
that brings almost certain death. For decades, pa... percent of the patients had already experienced a rupture
of an aneurysm or dissection at the time the procedure began making the procedure an emergency life...
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