Tag: "stent" at medical news
Women with heart attacks benefit from stenting
...on with angioplasty, wherein a mesh tube called a stent
is positioned to help keep the unblocked artery o...t time in a randomized, controlled clinical trial, stent
use was found to significantly reduce major adverse cardiac events in women at one year, 19.1 percen...
Technology helps Stanford shed new light on coronary bypass surgery
...through drugs, mechanical scraping or the use of a stent
to hold an obstructed artery open. The procedure involves grafting vessels from other parts of the body to create alternative conduits of blood flow to the heart. Traditionally the grafts are created from leg veins, but surgeons now frequently use ar...
Tops in technology: UH math professor honored for aneurysm work
.... She uses complex mathematical models to perfect stent
design and has initiated interdisciplinary alliances among experts in cardiology, mathematics, biology, engineering and scientific computing to address the issues related to this type of medical treatment. (See related release at http://www.uh.edu/...
Smart plastics change shape with light
...lender string might change into a corkscrew-shaped stent
for keeping blood vessels open. What about staples that open on command, or paper clips that relax as soon as you don't need them anymore? Again, light could do the job. "This is really a new family of materials that can change from one shape to anot...
Drug-releasing stents showing higher complication rate than clinical trials indicated
...ing coronary artery stents reveals higher rates of stent
thrombosis (narrowing due to blood clots) 9 months after stent
implantation than were indicated in clinical trials. Physicians are now using drug-eluting stents fo...
Stents that release medication appear more effective than traditional stents
A type of coronary artery stent
that releases a medication appears to result in be...safety and long-term efficacy of sirolimus-eluting stent
implantation in patients with acute ST-segment elevation (a certain measurement on an electrocardiog...
Passion for technology: Three UH women honored
...er and uses complex mathematical models to improve stent
design. (See related release at http://www.uh.edu/media/nr/2004/02feb/021604canic_heart.html .) "Sunny Canic is a talented mathematician, scientist and educator, and her research is aimed at solving some very important problems related to the tre...
SCAI news: Drug-eluting stents prove mettle in heart attack patients
...t attack patients who were treated with the Cypher stent
(Cordis Corp.). This stent
is coated with sirolimus, a medication that prevents the overgrowth of scar tissue from the arterial...
More is better, at least in angioplasty
...nts who have been told they need an angioplasty or stent
on a non-emergency basis should consider asking the doctor how many procedures he or she does in a year, or how well his or her patients do. Those who live in states such as New York, California and New Jersey, where PCI data are made available to th...
New non-surgical approach showing great promise in the treatment of challenging brain aneurysms
... initial treatment stage involves placement of the stent
in the artery across the aneurysm neck. A microcathether is navigated through the stent
struts into the aneurysm sac. The second stage consists of filling the aneurysm with coils. The sten...
Drug-eluting stents successfully treat vein-graft disease
...afts, 139 of whom were treated with a drug-eluting stent
and 84 of whom were treated with a bare metal sten... 4 percent of patients treated with a drug-eluting stent
experienced a heart attack, as compared to 20 percent of patients treated with a bare metal stent. S...
New study results suggest better outcomes with the CYPHER Stent than brachytherapy
...tudy were significantly better in the drug-eluting stent
arm of the study," said Principal Investigator David R. Holmes, Jr., M.D., Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. "The CYPHER(r) Stent has shown excellent results in complex patient cases and this is another example of a strong...
Sirolimus-eluting Coronary Stent outperforms paclitaxel eluting stent in seven study meta-analysis
...etailed analysis conducted to date of drug-eluting stent
comparative trials shows a marked difference in th...ta-analysis of the seven head-to-head drug-eluting stent
trials TAXI, SIRTAX, ISAR DESIRE, ISAR DIABETES, REALITY, CORPAL and BASKET - demonstrated that the...
Feds give researchers ok for safety test of adult stem cells in patients with heart disease
...e patients who are not candidates for angioplasty, stent
placement or coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Dale Adler, M.D., vice chair of medicine at Case and UHC, will lead this study. The Harvard Clinical Research Institute (HCRI) has been contracted to help run the trial and will establish an indep...
Major advances in techniques, devices, medications spur update of PCI guidelines
...loon and inserting a tiny metal structure called a stent
to act as permanent scaffolding. The goal: to restore blood flow to the heart muscle within 90 minutes of the patient's arrival at the hospital. That is just one of many recommendations in updated guidelines on percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI...
African-Americans fare better in short term following coronary interventions, find Pitt researchers
...ressure, more acute myocardial infarction and less stent
implantation, blacks were found to have a 70 percent lower risk of dying while in the hospital and better one- and six-month outcomes following their coronary interventions. However, the researchers found that after one year, the African-American pat...
Carotid artery stenting improves thought process
...y, expands the artery with a balloon and inserts a stent
to hold the artery open. While stenting is known to be an effective treatment for stroke prevention, little is known on the treatment's effects on cognitive function. Dr. Grunwald and colleagues performed carotid artery stenting on 26 patients. All w...
Emergency bypass surgery on angioplasty patients drops 90 percent
..." era, 1979 to 1994 (8,905 patients); the "initial stent
era," 1995 to 1999 (7,605 patients); and the "current stent
era," 2000 to 2003 (6,577 patients). "We knew there had been a reduction, but the magnitude of the r...
Study confirms that stents releasing medication help keep heart bypass vein grafts open
...oon is used to open a plaque-clogged area, and the stent
a tiny mesh tube is designed to function as a sc...benefits, preventing restenosis at the site of the stent
but not in other parts of the bypass graft, which often occurs. This study analyzed data from 223 co...
Iron particles and MRI could replace biopsies to track stem cell therapy and deploy stents
...rteries. In conventional MRI, the stainless-steel stent
would produce a large signal void that blurs the i...ounding tissue. With MRI using IRON, however, the stent
appeared as a bright object, similar to how it would appear if tracked by X-ray imaging, the traditi...
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