Tag: "vein" at medical news
Medical-errors gap widens between best and worst hospitals: Healthgrades study
...cer, post-operative pulmonary embolus (PE) or deep vein
thrombosis (DVT), and hospital-acquired infections...ilure Post-operative pulmonary embolism or deep vein
thrombosis Post-operative sepsis Post-operative wound dehiscence The complete study and meth...
Mayo Clinic study determines surgery is best remedy for hammer hand
... by replacing the section of blocked artery with a vein
graft. In this study, Dr. Johnson studied 115 hands in 101 patients evaluated at Mayo Clinic. Medical and surgical treatment options pursued were evaluated by chart review and postoperative phone calls for all patients, and by duplex scan, an ultras...
Mayo Clinic Proceedings studies risk factors for blood clots
...alf, thigh, knee or pelvis, is referred to as deep vein
thrombosis (DVT). A pulmonary embolism can form wh...good reminders of the perils of postoperative deep vein
thrombosis and pulmonary embolisms with general and orthopedic surgery. "Despite the effectiveness o...
Diabetes, hypertension and obesity negatively effect joint replacement outcomes
... post-operatively to prevent the formation of deep vein
thrombosis (DVT), in which clots that can form deep in muscles during extended periods of inactivity can break loose to cause heart attacks or stroke, be evaluated. The researchers plan to refine their analysis to include other complicating factors a...
Loyola employs high-tech software to target irregular heartbeat more accurately
... it helps us identify the margins of the pulmonary vein
more clearly. This helps to improve accuracy and reduce procedure time. In addition, the CT picture of the heart provides unparalleled details of anatomy. These detailed pictures can be used as a realistic background to guide the ablation." Loyola U...
Arteries bio-engineered from elderly cells
...nts, the researchers took cells from the saphenous vein
of four men between the ages of 47 and 74 who were...oing coronary artery bypass surgery. The saphenous vein
is located in the lower leg and is often used to bypass blockages in arteries around the heart. The ...
Thalidomide treatment proves better than conventional chemotherapy for multiple myeloma
...en the two. main side effect of Thal-Dex was deep vein
thrombosis, which 15 percent of patients on the drug experienced. Although this effect was treated successfully with anti-coagulants, researchers speculate that further research needs to be done to help predict which patients will experience this out...
SCAI news: Drug-eluting stents prove mettle in heart attack patients
...ion such as angioplasty or stenting--patients with vein
grafts face a significantly higher risk of death t...addition, after five years, only 56 percent of the vein
grafts were still open. After 10 years, fewer than half of vein-graft patients were still alive, as ...
Dialysis treatment choice affects risk of death in patients with end-stage kidney disease
..."cycler," overnight. In hemodialysis, a patient's vein
or catheter tubing is used to pump blood outside of the body and through a machine, called a dialyzer, which filters out waste. The cleansed blood is then pumped back into the body. The treatment lasts approximately three to four hours, and needs t...
Promising therapies for haemophilia & heart disease
...ollaborators shows that the events leading to deep vein
thrombosis are reduced. P-selectin inhibitors have also been shown to be anti-thrombotic in early human trials" Measurement of P-selectin levels in the blood stream may provide a new diagnostic tool to identify people at risk of heart disease and st...
Percutaneous aortic valve replacement
...ewire through the vessels (either from the femoral vein
antegrade/transseptal approach- or the femoral artery retrograde approach-) up to the diseased fibro-calcific native aortic valve, using regular cardiac catheterization techniques. The bioprosthesis is then released by balloon inflation at mid-part o...
Drug-eluting stents successfully treat vein-graft disease
... arteries of the heart. Treating worn and diseased vein
grafts is more challenging, however. In fact, within 5 to 10 years, half of all vein
grafts become diseased, necessitating either stenting or repeat bypass surgery in some cases. The st...
Heart mapping technique safely guides catheter repair of arrhythmia
...a magnetic sensor in its tip is inserted through a vein
in the dog's leg, then guided to the heart, where it is used to burn off the small part of heart muscle that gives rise to the errant signaling responsible for the arrhythmia. A magnetic location pad was placed under the operating table and situate...
Pretreating vein graft does not help prevent graft failure in coronary artery bypass surgery
Pretreating a vein
graft with edifoligide prior to coronary bypass gr...ty of life. Despite frequent use of artery grafts, vein
grafts remain the most frequently used conduit. The long-term patency (duration of remaining open) o...
Drug not effective in preventing bypass vein clogging
...urgeons typically remove portions of the saphenous vein
from patients' legs and use them as conduits to re...the increased pressure and stress on the implanted vein
causes proliferation of smooth muscle within the vessel. Edifoligide, an E2F transcription factor in...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for Nov. 15, 2005, issue
...our times more blood clot problems, including deep vein
thrombosis and pulmonary embolism (together often ... between 1966 and 1995. One hundred developed deep vein
thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, or both. The incidence of venous thromboembolism increased with each...
Engineered blood vessels may be an option in cardiac bypass
...volves taking two cell types from a small skin and vein
biopsy harvested from the back of the patient's hand. "Two cell types are extracted from the biopsies: fibroblasts (cells that gives rise to connective tissue) from the skin and endothelial cells from the inner lining of the vein," McAllister said. ...
Illegal drug use could account for 1 million visits a year to emergency care in England
...ed self harm, skin infections, chest pain and deep vein
thrombosis. The authors say the findings of lifetime illegal drug use more or less match those reported in the British Crime Survey. But the figures for drug use within the preceding month are nearly three times as high. This suggests that recent or ...
Study confirms that stents releasing medication help keep heart bypass vein grafts open
...ars of coronary artery bypass surgery, half of all vein
grafts become diseased to the point of requiring r... of a stent. Stents can be inserted into a grafted vein
or into a native coronary artery during a balloon angioplasty procedure. The balloon is used to open...
Cedars-Sinai medical tipsheet for December 2005
...g stents reduce scar tissue formation in saphenous vein
grafts, and patients receiving them have lower short-term incidence of vessel re-narrowing, heart attack and death. SHORTNESS OF BREATH WITHOUT CHEST PAIN CAN SIGNIFY THE PRESENCE OF HIGH RISK HEART DISEASE Researchers at Cedars-Sinai have found t...
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