Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)
Examining Heart Attack Risk: More Surprises From Novel Predictor
About 25 percent of all heart attacks or sudden cardiac deaths in the United States occur in individuals thought to be at low risk. If these individuals could be identified early on, primary preventionsuch as initiating lifestyle changes and medical intervention directed at modifying risk factorscould be started before costlier and more intensive treatments are needed. Interventional radiologists can help improve the accuracy of cardiovascular risk prediction that could significantly impact public health.
(Embargoed for release until Monday, March 15, 2010, 9 a.m. Eastern) B-roll and medical illustrations are available.
Showing Promise: Drug-Eluting Stents for Critical Limb Ischemia
Interventional radiologists are helping peripheral arterial disease (PAD) patients with critical limb ischemia avoid amputation by exploring the treatment of the smaller blood vessels below the knee (typically difficult to treat because of their size) with drug-coated stents. Promising data from Mount Sinai Medical Center about an emerging technology will be presented.
(Embargoed for release until Monday, March 15, 2010, 9 a.m. Eastern) Medical illustration is available.
Going for the Gold: Possible New Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer
Pancreatic cancerknown as the most fatal cancer
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Society of Interventional Radiology