Navigation Links
Increases in peripheral arterial disease revascularization correlates with screening growth
Date:5/3/2011

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is an indicator for coronary and carotid arterial disease and carries inherent risks of claudication and amputation. PAD screening has increased dramatically, particularly among cardiologists, while vascular surgery has demonstrated the greatest growth in revascularization procedures treating PAD, according to research being presented at the 2011 American Roentgen Ray Society's annual meeting.

The study was performed at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, RI. CPT codes were extracted for lower extremity vascular noninvasive physiologic studies and for peripheral arterial stent placement and transluminal angioplasty. Six years of data were examined from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Physician/Supplier Procedure Summary Master files over an eight year span from 2000 2007.

Regarding non-invasive physiologic testing, cardiology has demonstrated nearly twice the compounded annual growth rate of vascular surgery and radiology. However, in endovascular therapy for PAD, vascular surgery has shown the greatest increase, with compounded growth rates more than twice that of cardiology. In contrast, radiology has experienced a net decline in endovascular PAD therapy.

"There has been a marked increase in volume of non-invasive physiologic testing, particularly within cardiology, a self-referring specialty, and this has been associated with tremendous growth in endovascular therapy for peripheral arterial disease," said Tyler Harris, MD, lead author of the study.

"Prior work has shown the majority of peripheral arterial stenting and angioplasty is performed for patients with intermittent claudication, particularly when performed by cardiologists," said Harris.

"However, non-invasive therapies such as supervised exercise programs have shown equivalent outcomes versus stenting and angioplasty in this population across multiple trials. Additionally, this growth has occurred in the absence of any major
'/>"/>

Contact: Keri Sperry
ksperry@arrs.org
703-296-3104
American Roentgen Ray Society
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Washing with contaminated soap increases bacteria on hands
2. Drinking during pregnancy increases risk of premature birth
3. Starting periods before the age of 10 increases risk of lung complaints in future
4. Dangerous blood pressure increases during exercise can be blocked, UT Southwestern researchers find
5. Soy increases radiations ability to kill lung cancer cells, study shows
6. Risk of hospital patient mortality increases with nurse staffing shortfalls, study finds
7. Passive smoking increases risk to unborn babies, study says
8. As Peer Pressure Increases, So Does Brains Ability to Resist It
9. Red wine compound increases anti-tumor effect of rapamycin
10. University Hospitals system-approach to stroke care increases the use of tPA therapy by 13.5-fold
11. Cocaine production increases destruction of Colombias rainforests
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... Plainsboro, NJ (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 ... advocate and keynote speaker at the upcoming 32nd ... by ACCME-accredited Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC (PER®) , ... breast would have gone undetected if she had not ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... has added many trendy Champagne wedding dresses to ... the past three years. Today, the business announces a special ... the sales manager of the company, this is on the ... point can be reflected on the discounted wedding dresses from ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... WASHINGTON, DC (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 ... conditions in vulnerable communities and cause financial distress to ... report by analysts at Howard University’s Center on Race ... of dollars in economic activity, payday loans at the ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015 JJsHouse.com is a famous dress online ... business announces its latest collection of wedding dresses , ... important issue is the wedding dress on your big day; ... woman’s life. Every bride wants to find the most suitable ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... VA (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Step ... power at the Science Museum of Virginia. Wicked Plants, ... , Wicked Plants unearths 75 poisonous, carnivorous and diabolical ... through each room to uncover the biochemical, physical and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 2Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 3Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 4Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 5Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 6Health News:Weddingshe Announces A Special Offer On Its Popular Glamorous Wedding Dresses 2Health News:Howard University Spotlights the Economic Impact of Payday Lending in Southern States 2Health News:Find The Most Suitable Wedding Dress At JJsHouse.com 2Health News:Wicked Plants are taking over the Science Museum of Virginia 2
... future of drug design lies in developing therapies that can ... areas of the nervous system. Scientists at the Universities of ... drugs to target specific areas of the brain. ... of Physiology and Pharmacology and published in this week,s ...
... This press release is available in German . ... a mirror-inverted manner. They differ from each other like a ... that is referred to as chirality is of particular relevance ... carbon dioxide or methane are not chiral, many biologically relevant ...
... new type of therapy aimed at reversing the gene-silencing ... a small clinical trial conducted by researchers at the ... cancer patients who received a two-drug combination designed to ... than the expected four months, and two patients showed ...
... HealthDay Reporter , WEDNESDAY, Nov. 9 (HealthDay News) -- ... the researchers appear to have successfully screened for a rare ... blood test. By performing a DNA analysis on a ... able to accurately identify a specific chromosomal irregularity called "fetal ...
... York, NY (November 10, 2011)A new national initiative, IPAL-EM ... increase the use of palliative care when seriously ill ... Despite growing recognition of the role of the palliative ... often seem like a challenge of cultures and mindset. ...
... June, a law took effect in the state of ... ownership. In September, a federal judge granted a preliminary ... law impeded doctors, Constitutional right to freedom of speech. ... the American Journal of Preventive Medicine reviews ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Scientists discover how to design drugs that could target particular nerve cells 2Health News:Flexible rack systems sort molecules 2Health News:Combination epigenetic therapy clinical trial results 2Health News:Combination epigenetic therapy clinical trial results 3Health News:Maternal Blood Test Might Spot Birth Defects More Safely 2Health News:Maternal Blood Test Might Spot Birth Defects More Safely 3Health News:IPAL-EM launches to improve palliative care in emergency medicine 2Health News:Discussions of guns in the home part of comprehensive preventive health care 2
(Date:1/23/2015)... , Jan. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/-- Harwood Feffer LLP ( ... of directors of Advaxis, Inc. ("Advaxis" or the "Company") ... has breached its fiduciary duties to shareholders. ... an investing website reporting that Advaxis had misrepresented the ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... Idaho , Jan. 23, 2015  Now available for ... No. 7,849,611) support that prevents ankle sprains by cushioning ... brace, it fits securely around the outside of any ... mobility & comfort while still offering protection against sprains. ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... LAS VEGAS , Jan. 23, 2015 Cord Blood ... CBAI ) ("CBAI" or the "Company")  filed a Preliminary Proxy ... ( www.sec.gov ) today, and provides an update for shareholders ... authorized shares is requested. Dear Shareholders, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Harwood Feffer LLP Announces Investigation of Advaxis, Inc. 2The Armor1 Ankle Roll Guard is the New Breakthrough Solution for Ankle Sprain Prevention! 2Cord Blood America Announces Preliminary Proxy Filing and Details Why a "YES" Vote to Increase Authorized Shares Is Requested 2Cord Blood America Announces Preliminary Proxy Filing and Details Why a "YES" Vote to Increase Authorized Shares Is Requested 3Cord Blood America Announces Preliminary Proxy Filing and Details Why a "YES" Vote to Increase Authorized Shares Is Requested 4
The Nervous System Flash Cards product uses the time tested content and images from BryanEdwards.com and displays the necessary images to demonstrate the nervous system....
... Cochrane Reviews enable all those involved with ... with the very latest evidence in their ... becomes harder each year as the volume ... problem by delivering the best single source ...
... Reviews enable all those involved with healthcare ... the very latest evidence in their field ... harder each year as the volume of ... by delivering the best single source available ...
Treatment Strategies in Cardiovascular Medicine...
Medicine Products: