Navigation Links
On 30th Anniversary, Angioplasty Celebrated as Modern Medical Breakthrough in Stopping Heart Attack
Date:9/13/2007

collapsed

after balloon-catheter treatment were a major obstacle and a source of

poor outcomes in early angioplasty. Stents overcame this problem by

propping the artery open and restoring normal blood flow. This

innovation led to dramatically improved patient outcomes; and

-- The drug-eluting or coated stent, first approved in the U.S. in 2003

and designed to release medication over time to interrupt the biologic

processes that cause tissue growth and re-narrowing inside the stent

in some patients. Drug-eluting stents have reduced the incidence of

tissue build-up from 40 percent in the early days of stents to just

five to seven percent today.

Studies have found drug-eluting stents pose a small increase in the risk of blood clotting in the stent a year or more after it is inserted. Interventional cardiologists continue to innovate and are now working to find the causes of "late stent thrombosis" and a solution for this rare event. Already, new studies show that it is reduced when cardiologists improve both technique and patient selection and when patients better adhere to recommended drug regimens. Meanwhile, some researchers believe the promise of a solution may lie in dissolvable stent coatings or bio-absorbable stents.

Looking ahead, angioplasty's catheter-based procedures and tools offer exciting potential for treating other serious health issues effectively -- and less invasively. One of the most exciting areas of development is the treatment of diseased carotid arteries, the vessels that supply blood to the brain, to stop or prevent stroke. Catheter-based procedures are also being used to treat renal arteries that supply blood to the kidneys and arteries that provide oxygen- and nutrient-rich blood to the legs and feet. Even newer devices are being delivered via catheter to close a small, naturally occurring hole between the upper left and right chambers
'/>"/>

SOURCE The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and
Interventions
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related medicine news :

1. Statins reduce risks for angioplasty patients
2. Cholesterol Drug Helps After Angioplasty
3. Angioplasty Should be the Standard
4. The Success Rate Of Angioplasty In Female Patients Low
5. Angioplasty The Much Preferred Treatment Of Choice For Heart Attacks
6. Angioplasty death risk reduced by doubling drug dose
7. Angioplasty death risk reduced by doubling drug dose
8. A ray of hope in Angioplasty dilemma
9. Angioplasty plus stenting better than thrombolysis for elderly patients with AMI
10. Patients Fare Better With Doctors Who Do More Angioplasty Procedures
11. Researchers Begin Study To Find Out If Angioplasty Can Be Safely Done In Smaller Hospitals
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/17/2014)... In its comprehensive analysis of medical claims, ... division have recently identified out-of-network and medical necessity reviews ... achieved on behalf of employer-clients. , The third ... to Argus each year, with a total of $6.4 ... Doney, Cypress president and CEO, these in-depth medical claim ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter ... world of infectious diseases, one worrisome phenomenon is when an ... The process -- known as zoonosis -- is not uncommon ... signs that an animal-borne disease might make inroads into the ... a development -- and the culprits in this case were ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, Dec. ... to improve overall health, but a growing body of evidence ... new review finds. In fact, the benefits were similar ... lead researcher Paula Chu, a doctoral candidate at Harvard University,s ... clinical trials, found that people randomly assigned to take yoga ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... Main Street Dental Team ( http://www.MainStreetDentalTeam.com ), ... a new study providing evidence on the impact of ... children. , Sufficient enough evidence already exists showing a ... juice drinks, with the onset of tooth decay. One ... listed as 100% fruit juice, meaning it is completely ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter ... study should reassure the millions of American women who have ... cancer. "There is no association between migraine and breast ... of medicine at Harvard Medical School. "There is no positive ... is no protective effect either." About 18 percent of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Out-of-Network & Medical Necessity Reviews among Top Ways TPA Identifies Significant Medical Claim Savings 2Health News:Guinea Pigs Can Be Source of Serious Strep Infection 2Health News:Guinea Pigs Can Be Source of Serious Strep Infection 3Health News:Yoga May Cut Heart Disease Risk Factors 2Health News:Yoga May Cut Heart Disease Risk Factors 3Health News:Main Street Dental Team, Unionville’s Most Innovative Dental Clinic, Comments on New Study Relating Pure Fruit Juice to Poor Oral Hygiene 2Health News: No Link Between Migraine, Breast Cancer Risk, Study Says 2
... fundamental change in the U.S. health care system , ... Washington, D.C. ... Challenge (DTCC) released today by the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) ... people with diabetes manage their disease and reduce health care costs., , ...
... evolving approach to treatment of co-morbiditiesWOONSOCKET, R.I., April 6 ... CVS ) published today in the April 2009 issue ... found that over a two-and-a-half year period ending in ... blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes among children increased ...
... high-fiber, low-sugar regimen reduced risk factors , , MONDAY, ... reducing sugar consumption can help reduce type 2 diabetes ... , "Latino children are more insulin-resistant and thus more ... counterparts. To date, only a few studies have examined ...
... getting same screenings as healthy folks, , , MONDAY, April 6 ... undergo a colonoscopy only if they expect to live ... seriously ill elderly men in the United States are being ... The finding specifically reflects the experiences of men seeking care ...
... Study finds a ,pathway of persistence, throughout life , , MONDAY, ... problems may be at increased risk for suicide when they,re ... included 5,302 people who were born in 1981 and followed ... (24 males, 16 females). Of those, 13 males and two ...
... play a part , , MONDAY, April 6 (HealthDay News) -- Small ... -- in other words, those who have more difficulty delaying gratification ... , The same seems true of young children who ... unclear whether these findings, from two studies published in the April ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Diabetes Ten City Challenge Reduces Health Care Costs and Improves Patient Health 2Health News:Diabetes Ten City Challenge Reduces Health Care Costs and Improves Patient Health 3Health News:Diabetes Ten City Challenge Reduces Health Care Costs and Improves Patient Health 4Health News:Diabetes Ten City Challenge Reduces Health Care Costs and Improves Patient Health 5Health News:CVS Caremark Study Documents Changes in Prescription Drug Use to Treat High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol and Diabetes in Children and Adolescents 2Health News:CVS Caremark Study Documents Changes in Prescription Drug Use to Treat High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol and Diabetes in Children and Adolescents 3Health News:Dietary Changes Shield Latino Teens From Diabetes 2Health News:Colon Screenings Don't Follow Guidelines, Study Suggests 2Health News:Colon Screenings Don't Follow Guidelines, Study Suggests 3Health News:Early Psychiatric Issues May Predict Suicide in Boys 2Health News:Kids Who Lack Self-Control May Be Prone to Weight Gain 2Health News:Kids Who Lack Self-Control May Be Prone to Weight Gain 3
(Date:12/17/2014)... , Dec. 17, 2014  Northstar Global Business ... Trust Company (DTC) has made their final decision ... on the Company,s stock effective December 15, 2014, ... stock for depository and book entry transfer services. All ... is now once again fully "DTC Eligible", and ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... , Dec. 17, 2014  IGI Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE ... closing of its offering of $125 million aggregate principal ... "Notes").  The Notes were offered and sold only to ... Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"). ... rate of 3.75% per year, payable semiannually in arrears ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... --Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/vt6973/mems_gyroscopes ) ... Gyroscopes Analog Devices ADIS16136 Precision Angular Rate Sensor ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ... a lot of progress in the past few ... accepted in high-reliability environments, and are even starting ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Northstar announces that the DTC chill on MDIN has been officially lifted 2Northstar announces that the DTC chill on MDIN has been officially lifted 3IGI Laboratories Announces Closing of $125 Million of 3.75% Convertible Senior Notes Due 2019 2IGI Laboratories Announces Closing of $125 Million of 3.75% Convertible Senior Notes Due 2019 3IGI Laboratories Announces Closing of $125 Million of 3.75% Convertible Senior Notes Due 2019 4MEMS Gyroscopes Analog Devices ADIS16136 Precision Angular Rate Sensor Reverse Costing Analysis 2
... April 14, 2011 Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc., ... at the 79th Annual Meeting of the American ... Based on the breakthrough OPMI® Pentero surgical visualization ... new features and customer benefits such as: ...
... 2011 Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR ... endometrial cancer patients after a hysterectomy. The Capri™ applicator, ... better sculpt the radiotherapy dose, is being exhibited this ... in San Diego. The applicator can also be used ...
Cached Medicine Technology:PENTERO 900: Elevating Excellence in Microsurgery to a New Level 2PENTERO 900: Elevating Excellence in Microsurgery to a New Level 3New Brachytherapy Applicator for Endometrial Cancer Patients Introduced at ABS 2011 by Varian Medical Systems 2
... compact, lightweight body with user-friendly color touch ... more patients, more comfortably. The clear 10.4-inch ... functionality for image capture, processing, editing, zooming ... compact flash card. Through USB interface, you ...
The MP-1 Microperimeter delivers an accurate, fully automatic assessment of the macular function. This is achieved by effectively integrating in a single instrument the objectivity of fundus imaging ...
... Misys Laboratory is a ... that manages specimen data ... specimen tracking to final ... Laboratory is a multi-module ...
... the industrys most powerful single workstation ... impressive range of features that are ... LIS packages, Beethoven II brings versatility ... The system has been recognized for ...
Medicine Products: