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... 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
"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
thickness and stiffness
They found the ... calculates the central blood pressure.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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"
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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
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
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
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
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 ...