Navigation Links
Stent shows promise in keeping arteries open

A new approach to keeping heart arteries flowing smoothly after angioplasty shows surprising success in early testing. Doctors released the longest follow-up with the new technique - the drug-coated stent. //In testing on 50 patients over 3 years, they found it to be 100 percent effective.

More than 2 million Americans undergo angioplasty annually, and the new approach is likely to be used on most of them if these promising results hold up in further testing. They could be on the market as early as next year. This is a very hot issue, surprisingly revolutionary in the treatment of coronary artery disease.

During angioplasty, doctors guiding tiny balloons through clogged heart arteries, then inflate them briefly to open up blood flow. Frequently, the arteries squeeze shut again. In recent years, doctors have often left behind tiny wire coils, called stents, to support the arteries open. However, about one-quarter of the time, the reopened artery closes off, a condition called restenosis.

The solution to this dilemma appears to be a new kind of stent that is coated with medicines that gradually ooze into the artery. The drugs keep cells from growing. At least 6 different varieties - coated with different growth-inhibiting medicines - are now in testing, and many more are under development.
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Failure of Drug-Coated Stent
2. Drug-Coated Stent
3. Stronger Backing for Drug-Coated Stents
4. Drug-Coated Stents – Proven to be More Effectiv
5. Stent Effective In Keeping Arteries Open
6. The Efficacy Of Newer Stents Questioned
7. Analyzing The Side Effects Of Sirolimus Stents
8. Stents That Release Medication To Check Artery Narrowing
9. Drug-Coated Stents Work Better In Diabetic Patients After Angioplasty
10. Stenting: A Possible Remedy For Brain Artery Blockage
11. Drug-Eluting Stents Ensure Patency Of The Saphenous Vein Grafts
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... US Sports Camps ... in Dover, NH to direct high-performance kids yoga training. ChildLight Yoga Studio is centrally ... one hour from Boston. , ChildLight Yoga Studio founder Lisa Flynn expresses her excitement, ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... The American public tends to feel uncomfortable about ... than regular municipal or well water. The recent experience with lead contaminated water in ... a long way toward increasing public acceptance of recycled waste water as drinking water. ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... ... Give To Cure today announced that it is working with ... Cure’s campaign that is crowdfunding clinical trials to help find cures faster for Alzheimer’s ... smart device. In 2015 alone, Venmo processed $7.5 billion in transactions among users. , ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... Pivot Point Consulting, ... in KLAS: Software & Services for HIT Implementation Support & Staffing report with ... ranks vendor performance by healthcare executives, managers and clinicians representing over 4,500 hospitals ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... , ... February 05, 2016 , ... Dr. Justin Scott ... their 2nd Annual No Cost Dental Day to individuals in need. The event is ... of this No Cost Dental Day is to provide dental care to community members ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/5/2016)... , Feb. 5, 2016  As people age, it ... multitude of recommended screenings and tests that are linked ... priority. However, for the majority of aging individuals, hearing ... planning. For the 37.5 million American adults who report ... present to make hearing health a 2016 healthy aging ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... 2016 http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/jsc97m/global ... "Global Musculoskeletal Partnering 2010-2016: Deal trends, ... their offering. --> http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/jsc97m/global ... "Global Musculoskeletal Partnering 2010-2016: Deal trends, ... their offering. --> Research ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... --> --> ... the global active pharmaceuticals ingredients (APIs) market stood at ... US$185.9 bn by 2020. It is expected to expand ... The title of the report is "Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients ... by Therapeutic Area) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: