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Avoiding hysterectomy: Major interventional radiology E-collection info available

... collection of professional articles about uterine artery embolization, a treatment directed toward a ... However, most women are candidates for uterine artery embolization (also called uterine fibroid embolization). "Uterine artery embolization is a treatment method for fibroids ...

Babies born to native high-altitude mothers have decreased risk of low birth weight

... found that at high altitude: the uterine artery of Andean women delivered more blood and oxygen ... mother's Andean heritage, the greater the uterine artery blood flow, the greater the oxygen delivery to ... environments. The study, "Augmented uterine artery blood flow and oxygen delivery protect Andeans ...

Single gene defect can cause stroke, other artery diseases

... and dissections as well as early onset coronary artery disease, ischemic stroke and Moyamoya disease. ... Alpha-Actin (ACTA2) Cause Early Onset Coronary artery Disease, Stroke and Moyamoya Disease, Along with ... relationship between the mutated gene ACTA2 and artery diseases has opened the door to a new way of ...

Male impotence drugs may deserve a second look in women

... of Georgia researchers showed the drugs relax the artery in male and female rats. "It shows the drugs ... tissue, or penis. The internal pudendal artery actually feeds the penile artery which is buried deep in the penis where numerous ...

A missing enzyme conveys major heart protection in pre-clinical work

... it could also benefit patients with peripheral artery disease, who cannot walk, for example, but who ... look into the question of improving peripheral artery disease. "Normally if you block the major artery to a heart, oxygen tension drops in the tissues ...

Oh baby, interventional radiology makes childbirth safer

... radiologists guide a catheter up a uterine artery using X-ray imaging. Once at the site of ... to control bleeding, if necessary) and uterine artery embolization after delivery (if the placenta ... catheters into a woman's left and right uterine artery (preoperative prophylactic insertion of bilateral ...

Step out for PAD

... 20% of us will suffer from this peripheral artery disease (PAD) once we are 65 or over, and with ... by some unexpected mechanisms. When a major artery in the leg becomes blocked, the body naturally ... researchers studied rats with a blocked femoral artery and found that collateral blood flow was much ...

Hypertension develops early, silently, in African-American men

... and stiffness brachial blood pressure carotid artery blood pressure carotid artery thickness and stiffness They found the ... calculates the central blood pressure. Carotid artery pressure. The ...

Friend or foe? How the body's clot-busting system speeds up atherosclerosis

... the high level of urokinase in atherosclerotic artery walls was contributing to atherosclerosis or was ... engineered to produce more urokinase in their artery walls. These mice developed arteries with worse ... heart disease prevention and chronic coronary artery disease treatment. In recently published ...

LIAI launches new division to look at novel approaches to heart disease and inflammation

... of inflammation-causing immune cells on the artery wall." Mitchell Kronenberg, Ph.D., LIAI ... in plaque formation and weakening of the artery wall. As such, it offers a whole new therapeutic ... they also played a key role in the rupture of the artery wall, which produces a heart attack. It is ...

Goulbourne earns NSF award to research heart stent sensors

... experiments to describe what happens to a human artery equipped with a stent that has a unique type of ... tube implant is a permanent insert placed in the artery to act as a scaffold to keep the artery open and allow proper cardiovascular flow. As ...

Stent grafts: a better way to treat blunt trauma injuries

... or death. Injuries to the body's largest artery account for as much as 25 percent of all motor ... These injuries may cause partial tears of the artery wall and may not be obvious initially. If left untreated, the artery could expand and eventually rupture, resulting in ...

The benefits of green tea in reducing an important risk factor for heart disease

... diameter measurement (dilatation) of the brachial artery of healthy volunteers on three separate occasions ... after consumption. Dilatation of the brachial artery as a result of increased blood flow (following a ... showed that endothelium-dependent brachial artery dilatation increased significantly after drinking ...

The Lancet publishes first clinical trial data of a fully bioabsorbable drug eluting stent

... drug eluting stent for the treatment of coronary artery disease, demonstrated no stent thrombosis, no ... safety out to one year in patients with coronary artery disease," said Patrick W. Serruys, M.D., Ph.D., ... bioabsorbable stent has the potential to hold an artery open long enough for healing to occur, and we ...

New study shows low-fat diets more likely to reduce risk of heart disease than low-carb diets

... found reduced flow-mediated dilation in the arm artery in participants who were on the low-carbohydrate ... on the low-fat diet suggesting a healthier artery which is less prone to developing atherosclerosis. We observed a reduction in brachial artery flow-mediated dilation after six weeks of weight ...

Stroke victims may benefit from stem cell transplants

... into animal stroke models with cerebral artery occlusion and tracked by magnetic resonance ... into animals 24 hours following middle cerebral artery occlusion. Using laser scanning confocal ... through the region of the middle cerebral artery into the scar area and border zone of the ...

Study locates cholesterol genes; finds surprises about good, bad cholesterol

... were associated with decreased risk of coronary artery disease. Perhaps that result will lead us to ... to heart disease," Abecasis said. Coronary artery disease, a condition where plaque accumulates on ... bloodstream contribute to the risk of coronary artery disease, which can cause heart attack, stroke, ...

Cigarette smoke, alcohol damage hearts worse as combo

... ingredient in alcohol, had a 4.7-fold increase in artery lesions. That compares to mice who breathed filtered air and ate a normal solid diet. artery lesions are a common problem in heavy smokers and ... to the smoky air had a 2.3-fold increase in artery lesions when compared to mice who breathed ...

2 carotid artery stenting studies show results comparable to AHA guidelines

... (AHA) for patients treated with carotid artery surgery. The results of these studies were ... recommend that rates of complications for carotid artery surgery to prevent stroke be less than 3 percent ... In these two well-conducted carotid artery stenting studies, carotid stenting has achieved ...

Cardiologists and heart surgeons meet for 'Controversies and Advances' conference

... on Thursday, Oct. 4, will address coronary artery disease (part 1), mitral valve and carotid artery disease, arrhythmias and atrial fibrillation, and ... new techniques. Fridays sessions look at coronary artery disease (part 2), aortic valve disease, ...

Gender, coupled with diabetes, affects vascular disease development

... examined the notion that very early changes in artery activity exists in diabetic animals and differ by ... blocks production of nitric oxide, a potent artery relaxer) and neuropeptide Y (which augments the ... reduced level of nitric oxide, which dilates the artery and increases blood flow. diabetic males ...

Inhaling a heart attack: How air pollution can cause heart disease

... who are already vulnerable, including the elderly and people with coronary artery disease. There is also some evidence that diabetics, women and people who ... When plaque ruptures, it can cause a blood clot, which may block an artery and lead to a heart attack. Much of Robert Brook's research has ...

Interventional treatment can be recommended as first-line treatment for 'silent killer'

... Going through skin at the groin, a catheter is passed into the femoral artery and directed to the aortic aneurysm. The doctor passes a stent graft, ... a large abdominal incision from surgery or to clamp the aorta, the main artery from the heart, which can create significant stress to the heart," added ...

Promising 3-year data: Saving limbs with drug-eluting stents

... angioplasty are still thwarted by restenosis (the re-narrowing of the artery at the site of angioplasty or stenting), the need for repeat treatments ... stent in that artery. The stent acts as scaffolding to hold the narrowed artery open. Drug-eluting stents slowly release a drug for several weeks to block ...

For old or young dialysis patients, AV fistulas remain pure gold

... An AV fistula is a connection created surgically by joining a vein and an artery in the forearm that allows blood from the artery to flow into the vein, thus providing access for dialysis. The increased ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Jan. 28, 2009

... reporting an advance toward the first urine test for diagnosing coronary artery disease (CAD), the condition responsible for most of the 1.5 million heart ... of Urine Proteome Pattern Analysis for Its Potential To Reflect Coronary artery Atherosclerosis in Symptomatic Patients" DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT ARTICLE: ...

UC Davis research shows that newly discovered drug reduces heart enlargement

... failure is driven by high angiotensin associated with high blood pressure, artery disease and some kidney disease," Hammock said. "When that occurs, a ... legs (edema); and result in tiredness and shortness of breath. Coronary artery disease, high blood pressure and diabetes are the leading causes of heart ...

Genetic variation may lead to early cardiovascular disease

... in a particular gene that increases susceptibility to early coronary artery disease. For years, scientists have known that the devastating, ... . In a previous study, a region on chromosome 7 was linked to coronary artery disease (CAD). More recently, the researchers focused on identifying the ...

The genetic heart of the lipids

... that are associated with lipid levels, a common indicator of heart or artery disease. The power of 'genetic microscopes' has increased because the ... risk of increased lipid levels, but do not yet improve the prediction of artery or heart disease. Screening for a person with high lipid levels and ...

Syntermed licenses Emory ERTb software for enhanced cardiac imaging

... physiologic processes that may signal the early progression of coronary artery disease. ERTb, which can be used on any standalone PC, is designed to ... "SPECT studies are a critical part of diagnosis and prognosis of coronary artery disease," says Garcia, who is a professor of radiology at Emory University ...

Likely cause of postpartum blues and depression identified

... That crosstalk allows the mother's blood to flow out of the uterine artery and get just a single cell layer away from the fetus' blood, says Dr. ... and placenta are gone, blood continues flowing from the mother's uterine artery until platelets move in to stop it, Dr. Prasad explains. Serotonin levels ...

Failure to bridle inflammation spurs atherosclerosis

... inflammation occurs, the researchers said. Chronic inflammation of the artery wall can cause atherosclerosis, a major risk factor for heart disease and ... at BCM, in many instances, the lesions or little sores inside the artery arise and then resolve, often from a very young age. The mystery is why ...

Mental stress reduces blood flow to the heart in patients with gene variation

... studies have shown that as many as two-thirds of patients with coronary artery disease who experience exercise-related reductions in blood flow to the ... of these patients. UF researchers studied 148 patients with coronary artery disease who were on average about 65 years old. Participants were asked to ...

Backpack straps can decrease blood flow in the shoulder and arm

... six men and two women between the ages of 18-30. The right brachial artery was measured using ultrasound and the index finger pulp microvascular flow ... measure flood flow. After wearing the pack for ten minutes, brachial artery blood flow decreased from 2.66 0.36 to 1.52 0.27 mL/s (p Conclusions ...

Cigarette after Valentine snuggle deadlier for some

... Unlike low-density lipoproteins (LDL), which build up plaque on artery walls and predispose a person to heart attacks or strokes, HDL helps filter LDL out of the blood and chips away at the plaque lining artery walls. When CETP has a common defect, it makes the protein controlling ...

$13 million federal grant for research into vascular disease awarded to Weill Cornell

... atherosclerosis and thrombosis, which are major risk factors for coronary artery disease, heart attack and stroke. The Program Project Grant awarded to ... made major contributions -- elucidating the biology of cells of the artery wall, the blood cells with which they interact, and the principal cellular ...

New genetic variants associated with lipid levels, risk for coronary artery disease

... a persons blood fat, or lipid levels, important risk factors for coronary artery disease (CAD). While there is some understanding of the environmental ... your good cholesterol were associated with decreased risk of coronary artery disease. Perhaps that result will lead us to re-examine the roles of good ...

New DNA and RNA aptamers offer unique therapeutic advantages

... in the bloodstream. Aptamer therapeutics presently in clinical development target diseases and applications such as macular degeneration, coronary artery bypass graft surgery, and various types of cancer. Kristina W. Thiel, PhD and Paloma H. Giangrande, PhD, from the University of Iowa, present a ...

Holding breath for several minutes elevates marker for brain damage

... the lungs with as much air as possible) and breath-holding warm-ups. The researchers took arterial blood samples from a catheter inserted into the artery that runs through the wrist. They took samples before the breath hold, at the end of the breath hold and at fixed intervals for the two hours ...

Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: New patient radiation safety guidelines

... (including chemoembolization for cancer); transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) creation for liver disease; and renal and/or visceral artery angioplasty and/or stent placement. "The value of medical imaging is great and the risks of radiation dose are generally negligible compared to ...
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