Navigation Links
Drug-Coated Balloons Open Arteries Blocked by Narrowed Stents
Date:11/16/2011

eeding. These patients were being treated with anti-clotting drugs for other medical problems, such as mechanical heart valves, atrial fibrillation and pulmonary embolism.

These patients also had narrowed stented arteries. Over six to nine months, drug-coated balloons were effective in keeping 69 of 73 narrowed arteries open.

Although narrowing occurred in four stents, only two patients needed another procedure, the researchers reported.

Using the drug-eluting balloon is better than using drug-eluting stents, according to the researchers.

Patients treated with drug-eluting metal stents need daily aspirin and other anti-clotting drugs for at least one year, which can increase the risk of bleeding, the researchers said.

However, they said, patients treated with a drug-coated balloon only need to take dual anti-clotting therapy for one month.

Dr. Gregg Fonarow, a professor of cardiology at the University of California, Los Angeles, and a spokesman for the American Heart Association, said that "drug-eluting stents significantly attenuate scar formation and the need for repeat procedures; however, dependency on prolonged dual anti-clotting therapy and late-stent thrombosis have led to investigations of alternative treatments."

In recent years, drug-eluting balloons have emerged as an alternative to drug-eluting stents to address blocking of arteries and avoid the need for prolonged dual anti-clotting therapy. Paclitaxel is used to coat the balloons and minimize cell growth, he said.

"Drug-eluting balloon technology has been demonstrated to be safe and potentially efficacious in small studies," Fonarow said.

"Both these patient series showed very good efficacy and safety. These promising findings should be further evaluated in prospective randomized clinical trials," he said.

The studies received no external funding, Zadura said.

Because the research was presented at a medical meeting, the data and conclu
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. St. John Hospital 1st in Michigan to enroll patient in worldwide drug-coated balloon trial
2. Study Supports Selective Use of Drug-Coated Stents
3. Response time to open arteries for most critical patients still too slow
4. Environmental Toxins Linked to Hardening of Arteries
5. Study shows soy protein reduced progression of clogged arteries in women within 5 years of menopause
6. Smoking Harder on Womens Arteries Than Mens, Scans Show
7. Calcified Plaque in Arteries May Be Tied to Stroke, Dementia Risk
8. Ultrasound of Neck Arteries May Help Gauge Stroke Risk
9. Regular Exercise Helps Keep Leg Arteries Clear
10. Predicting perilous plaque in coronary arteries via fluid dynamics
11. Clogged Arteries Might Raise Risk of Dementia, Experts Warn
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Drug-Coated Balloons Open Arteries Blocked by Narrowed Stents 
(Date:10/20/2014)... 2014 My Clients Plus ( http://www.MyClientsPlus.com ... The new module enables easy administration and routing ... quality care. , This application allows users such as ... attach a to-do item to a specific client, categorize ... up reoccurring reminders for follow-ups. It's designed to ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... Succeed is proud to announce that they ranked in the ... Every Body Walk! campaign by Kaiser Permanente. Every ... to be more active outside of the workplace. This ... end of September, was a friendly competition between organizations across ... companies gave their staff pedometers and each day, for the ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... 20, 2014 It’s hard to imagine what ... and vulnerable children around the world, it’s a reality. And ... many children are forced to walk barefoot on rocky terrain ... or play with their friends. , Buckner International's ... Air1 Radio in October to encourage support for Air1 ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... The leading review website, Top10BestSEOHosting.com, ... and GreenGeeks are the best Dedicated Server Hosting ... who want to buy high quality hosting and ... IT manager of Top10BestSEOHosting.com says, “We believe that ... for everyone. A lot of the global clients ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... 2014 Recently, Top10BestSEOHosting.com has unveiled ... JustHost, GoDaddy and HostMonster are the best VPS ... Private Server) is the method of partitioning a ... which has the appearance and capabilities of running ... the site pays close attention to VPS products ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:My Clients Plus Announces New Workflow Management Software 2Health News:Succeed Management Solutions, LLC Competes in Walking Challenge and Achieves 12th Place in Portland 2Health News:Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls® Garners Support from Air1 Radio 2Health News:Buckner Shoes for Orphan Souls® Garners Support from Air1 Radio 3Health News:Top10BestSEOHosting.com Considers iPage And GreenGeeks As The Best Dedicated Server Hosting Suppliers 2Health News:The Best VPS Hosting Suppliers In The Market Unveiled By Top10BestSEOHosting.com 2
... Nutrition Test Report Outlines an Individual,s Susceptibility to ... March 17 Interleukin Genetics, Inc. (NYSE Alternext ... a new, detailed report format and information package ... that enables easy understanding of an individual,s genetic ...
... FDA, a specialty blog written by Mark Senak, Senior Vice President at ... FDA,s DDMAC in charge of Web 2.0 policy development providing insight into ... in Web 2.0 by the pharmaceutical industry. , ... Washington, DC (PRWEB) ...
... AKRON, Ohio, March 17 Help is now just ... and hospice nurses and other medical professionals caring for ... or complex illness.The Comfort Line is a medical advice ... the assistance of the Ohio Pediatric Palliative Care and ...
... Reports Best Drugs For Less Magazine Rates 200 MedicationsYONKERS, N.Y., March ... they fill their prescriptions: 66% of those polled by Consumer ... when they picked it up at the pharmacy counter, while just ... cost of a drug. And 28% of Americans told ...
... panic. The following summarizes a new list of suggestions ... non-partisan National Center for Policy Analysis. Authored by NCPA ... full article is not sponsored by any commercial entity, ... Link to full article: http://www.ncpa.org/pdfs/Seven_Ways_Job_3-16-09-FINAL-A.pdf Here ...
... controversy involving a California woman who gave birth to ... In Vitro Fertilization to fear they may end up ... Specialist says not only is the California case unusual, ... in order to ensure IVF treatments are safe, and ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Improved Genetic Test Product Empowers Individuals to Better Understand Their Unique Nutritional Needs 2Health News:Improved Genetic Test Product Empowers Individuals to Better Understand Their Unique Nutritional Needs 3Health News:FDA's DDMAC Provides Insight on Pharmaceutical Companies and Web 2.0 in Eye on FDA Podcast 2Health News:'Comfort' Now Available to Caregivers of Ohio's Seriously-Ill Children 2Health News:Consumer Reports Poll: 66% of Americans Blindsided by Cost of Drugs; Many Not Taking Needed Medications 2Health News:Consumer Reports Poll: 66% of Americans Blindsided by Cost of Drugs; Many Not Taking Needed Medications 3Health News:Consumer Reports Poll: 66% of Americans Blindsided by Cost of Drugs; Many Not Taking Needed Medications 4Health News:7 Ways to Keep Health Coverage If You Lose Your Job 2Health News:Washington DC-area IVF Specialist Suheil Muasher, MD Addresses Fears of Infertility Treatments after Octuplet Mom News 2Health News:Washington DC-area IVF Specialist Suheil Muasher, MD Addresses Fears of Infertility Treatments after Octuplet Mom News 3Health News:Washington DC-area IVF Specialist Suheil Muasher, MD Addresses Fears of Infertility Treatments after Octuplet Mom News 4
(Date:10/17/2014)... , Oct. 17, 2014  Ameritox SM , the ... appointment of Thomas Smith , M.D., as Chief ... field-based team offering scientific resources for healthcare providers, patients ... held leadership positions at a variety of healthcare companies ... both the pain and behavioral health sides of Ameritox,s ...
(Date:10/17/2014)...   ndd Medical Technologies , a leader in ... technology, announced that its EasyOne Pro® is now being ... a 140,000 square foot, 44-bed hospital with many outpatient ... serves a large number of Native Americans from several ... and beyond. A portion of its funding comes from ...
(Date:10/17/2014)... , Oct. 17, 2014  STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: ... implantable lenses and delivery systems for the eye, today announced ... Breakfast Meeting on Saturday, October 18, 7:00 a.m. CT at ... Chicago, IL. Dr. Erik ... Centre in Antwerp, Belgium , will present ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Ameritox Appoints New Chief Medical Officer 2EasyOne Pro Mobile Respiratory Testing from ndd Medical Technologies Chosen by Choctaw Nation 2STAAR Surgical to Webcast Investor Presentations at American Academy of Ophthalmology's Annual Meeting 2STAAR Surgical to Webcast Investor Presentations at American Academy of Ophthalmology's Annual Meeting 3
... Finland, May 29, 2012 Oncos Therapeutics today ... of CGTG-102, an oncolytic adenovirus suggested as a potential new ... have already completed the safety assessment part of the study. ... clinic in No r thern Europe to start ...
... -- Clinilabs, an early phase and specialty CRO ... industry, today announced that they have opened a second ... capacity, 15,000 square foot Specialty Pharma Phase I Unit ... a bioanalytic laboratory, pharmacy, and exam rooms. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Oncos Therapeutics Initiates Phase I Clinical Study of CGTG-102, an Oncolytic Adenovirus for the Treatment of Solid Tumor Cancers 2Clinilabs Opens Phase I Unit In Eatontown, New Jersey 2
Rees bayonet forceps, standard, 5-1/2", TC....
Medpor 2/3 Orbit implants are designed to replace non load bearing bony structures in the orbital area....
... Rim Implants provide the surgeon ... augmentation of the inferior and ... or secondary rim repair. The ... projection and extends around the ...
... Round handle. Divides nucleus for phacoemulsification. Nuclear ... any hardness can be pre-chopped with pre-chop ... nuclear fragments is rapid. Risk of rupturing ... ultra sound time and minimal movement of ...
Medicine Products: