Navigation Links
Procedure gives patients with A-fib who can't take blood thinners alternative to reduce stroke
Date:5/7/2012

Patients with atrial fibrillation (A-fib) who cannot take blood thinners now have an alternative to reduce their risk of stroke, which is five times more common in people with the rhythm disorder. The non-surgical procedure works by tying off the left atrial appendage (LAA), the source of most blood clots leading to stroke in patients with A-fib. Northwestern Medicine heart rhythm specialists from the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute were the first to perform this procedure in Illinois.

"Traditionally, surgery was required to close off the LAA. Now we have the ability to safely and permanently close it using a minimally invasive, non-surgical approach," said Brad Knight, MD, medical director of the Center for Heart Rhythm Disorders at the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute. "This is an innovative method that has the potential to revolutionize the field of stroke prevention in patients with cardiac rhythm disorders."

The procedure, known as LAA occlusion, is performed using the FDA-approved LARIAT Suture Delivery Device. Doctors access the LAA by inserting a catheter, or thin tube, under the rib cage into the sac around the heart through which the suture to tie off the LAA is delivered. Another catheter is advanced through a blood vessel in the groin up into the heart, and positioned inside the LAA to help guide the suture over the LAA. The outpatient procedure eliminates the number one source of heart related stroke, while avoiding the potentially serious side effects associated with blood thinners.

"We are happy to be able to give our patients another option. Non-surgical procedures mean less discomfort and a shorter recovery time," said Albert Lin, MD, associate medical director of Cardiac Electrophysiology at the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute. "Drug therapies have historically been the first line of defense for patients with A-fib, but they are not tolerated by all patients and can pose serious side effects for some. Now, we have th
'/>"/>

Contact: Todd Medland
tmedland@nmh.org
312-926-0735
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Drug May Prevent Pancreatitis After Digestive Procedure
2. Use of anesthesia providers during GI procedures is growing, but may be unnecessary
3. Less Invasive Hernia Procedure Easier on Patients: Study
4. Pleurectomy/decortication proposed preferred surgical procedure
5. Study finds expensive procedure no more effective than medical therapy to prevent strokes
6. Transplant Procedure Creates Hybrid Immune System to Combat Rejection
7. New procedure bests standard of care for fixing damaged cartilage
8. Use of iodinated contrast media in imaging procedures appears to affect thyroid function
9. Canadas first renal denervation procedure to reduce high blood pressure performed today
10. U.S. Doctors Behind Face Transplants Give Details of Procedure
11. In-utero procedure for birth defect of the diaphragm significantly improves infant survival
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/25/2014)... 2014 Plugin creators from Pixel Film ... fully customizable business presentation tool made specifically for ... 5k business tool, users can now display their stats ... Pixel Film Studios. “ProFire 5k gives users a multiple ... professionalism to a presentation” , Pixel Film Studios takes ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... 2014 Each year trauma accounts for ... hospital admissions across the nation (according to the ... CDC’s National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey collected ... in 2010. They estimated that there were between 3.5 ... a primary diagnosis of broken bone or fracture. ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... AlignLife of Wauwatosa loves helping ... items. During the holiday season, AlignLife looks forward to their ... says Dr. Sara Mahalko-Leonhardt, owner of AlignLife. "It brings our ... that we are able to give kids toys for Christmas ... for the generosity of our patients." , The 70 toys ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... Epigenetics finds applications in a large number of fields ... biology, and research for metabolic and genetic disorders. It ... used techniques for the discovery and development of cancer ... rapidly growing worldwide. In 2012, there were 14.1 million ... million people living with cancer (within five years of ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... Recently, iFitDress.com, a famous dress manufacturer and retailer, ... $150 . All these items are brand new; they are ... been updated with the new range of high quality prom ... All iFitDress.com’s designs are made according to the latest trends. ... Every outfit from the company is handpicked by skilled tailors. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Announcing a new ProFire 5k plugin from Pixel Film Studios for Final Cut Pro X Professionals 2Health News:Every Year Four Million Emergency Department Visits Result from Accidents Involving Bone Trauma 2Health News:Every Year Four Million Emergency Department Visits Result from Accidents Involving Bone Trauma 3Health News:Every Year Four Million Emergency Department Visits Result from Accidents Involving Bone Trauma 4Health News:AlignLife of Wauwatosa Brings Joy to Less Fortunate Families 2Health News:Global Epigenetics Market Was Valued at $413.24 Million in 2014 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:Global Epigenetics Market Was Valued at $413.24 Million in 2014 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:Many Prom Dresses under 150 from Well-known Dress Manufacturer iFitDress.com 2
... The American Dietetic Association commended Congress and ... State Children,s Health Insurance Program into law.The $32.6 ... President Bush in 2007, expands government health coverage ... services, but who also cannot afford private medical ...
... Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) President and CEO Billy ... State Children,s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act:"President Obama,s ... Children,s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) marks a tremendous ... and, indeed, for all Americans -- for we ...
... developed deposits, study finds , , WEDNESDAY, Feb. 4 (HealthDay ... sickened more than 50,000 kids last fall resulted in ... developing kidney problems, according to just-released Beijing research on ... in Taiwan and 10 percent of those who drank ...
... coverageWASHINGTON, Feb. 4 "This afternoon, Congress put ... the State Children,s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). ... delivers critical help to modest-income families struggling to ... Dr. Jane L. Delgado, President and CEO of ...
... 4 , WHAT: , ... with members of the cast,of Broadway,s Tony Award-winning best musical ... 6, 2009 , WHO: , ... stories of women making,heart-healthy choices and inspiring others with their ...
... 04 February 2009 The journal Medical ... announced the winner of the 2008 David Horrobin Prize ... Jan van der Linden from the Karolinska Institute in ... risk of surgical site infection" was judged to best ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:American Dietetic Association Commends Congress and President for Passage of State Children's Health Insurance Legislation 2Health News:PhRMA Statement on Expansion of SCHIP 2Health News:Tainted China Formula Caused High Rate of Kidney Stones in Kids 2Health News:Tainted China Formula Caused High Rate of Kidney Stones in Kids 3Health News:Final House Vote on SCHIP Delivers Peace of Mind to America's Families 2Health News:Go Red Corazon(R) 'Que nos dice el corazon?' National Casting Call Event 2
(Date:12/24/2014)... LONDON , December 24, 2014 ... grow at an average rate of 8.1%. The US ... Hip, knee and spine surgeries are the common orthopedic ... they have a lower penetration. Increased number of product ... composites. Non-metallic orthopedic devices have gained popularity in the ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... , Dec. 23, 2014  Advanced Medical Isotope ... engaged primarily in the development of brachytherapy devices ... today announced that it has filed a ... Drug Administration ("FDA") for marketing clearance for its ... of the U.S. Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... Dec. 23, 2014   Synageva BioPharma Corp. ... company developing therapeutic products for rare disorders, today ... of the Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) for sebelipase ... the company,s request for accelerated assessment, which has ... time.   The MAA, and the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Use of Composites in Orthopedic Industry to Reach $596 Million by 2020 2Use of Composites in Orthopedic Industry to Reach $596 Million by 2020 3Advanced Medical Isotope Corporation Files a "de novo" Submission for Y-90 RadioGel(TM) Device 2Advanced Medical Isotope Corporation Files a "de novo" Submission for Y-90 RadioGel(TM) Device 3Synageva BioPharma Announces Sebelipase Alfa Marketing Authorization Application Validated By The EMA 2Synageva BioPharma Announces Sebelipase Alfa Marketing Authorization Application Validated By The EMA 3
... Endothelial Dysfunction, Conference Call and Webcast to ... CET), NOVATO, Calif., Oct. 15 BioMarin,Pharmaceutical ... from its Phase,2a multi-center, open-label, dose-escalation clinical study ... designed to evaluate whether 6R-BH4,can improve the endothelial ...
... for physicians, NATICK, Mass. and WASHINGTON, Oct. ... today announced results from an analysis,of the HORIZONS ... the,Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) with research grant support ... MDCO ) is designed to,determine the safety and ...
Cached Medicine Technology:BioMarin Announces Positive Results From Phase 2A Clinical Study of 6R-BH4 in Sickle Cell Disease 2BioMarin Announces Positive Results From Phase 2A Clinical Study of 6R-BH4 in Sickle Cell Disease 3BioMarin Announces Positive Results From Phase 2A Clinical Study of 6R-BH4 in Sickle Cell Disease 4BioMarin Announces Positive Results From Phase 2A Clinical Study of 6R-BH4 in Sickle Cell Disease 5BioMarin Announces Positive Results From Phase 2A Clinical Study of 6R-BH4 in Sickle Cell Disease 6HORIZONS AMI Trial Demonstrates Superior Outcomes with TAXUS(R) Drug-Eluting Stents in Heart Attack Patients 2HORIZONS AMI Trial Demonstrates Superior Outcomes with TAXUS(R) Drug-Eluting Stents in Heart Attack Patients 3HORIZONS AMI Trial Demonstrates Superior Outcomes with TAXUS(R) Drug-Eluting Stents in Heart Attack Patients 4
... The Sony DXC-S500 consists of 2-piece body, ... & light weight and built-in Peltier cooling devices, ... 3.5 inch LCD monitor. CCU incorporates IEEE1394 interface ... equipped with PCMCIA card slot for storing images ...
Sony DSR-20MD is the right choice If you need digital recording capability. It accepts both s-video and composite inputs....
The VISERA Multi-Specialty Digital Imaging Platform is the world's first integrated system of digital rigid, deflectable tip and flexible videoscopes for use in operating room endosurgery as well as ...
... Digital solutions for clinical image management. ... and patient-data management system derived from ... digital technology to capture, organize, and ... text data with minimum effort. Can ...
Medicine Products: