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Operation for aneurysm yields nearly normal longevity

... who underwent operations for abdominal aortic aneurysm in Sweden between 1987 and 2005. The study ... be due to the circumstance that women with aortic aneurysm often also have more pronounced atherosclerosis. ... who undergo operations for abdominal aortic aneurysm can look forward to nearly normal longevity," ...

Fewer Dying Now From Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

... aortic aneurysms. An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a bulge in the aorta (the main artery leading ... for patients who had emergency repair of a burst aneurysm was 87 percent, with patients living an average ... Vascular Surgery has more about abdominal aortic aneurysm . -- Robert ...

Arizona Heart Institute Enrolls First Patient in Anaconda(TM) Investigational Study for the Treatment of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

... minimally invasive treatment for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). Leading the study efforts in the ... open surgical repair of a ruptured aortic aneurysm carries a 25 to 50 percent risk of death; ... patients with a family history of aortic aneurysm or other connective tissue disorders should ...

Cardiatis Multilayer Aneurysm Repair System, MARS, Receives CE Mark Approval for Treating Peripheral Aneurysms

... Cardiatis SA, today announced that its Multilayer aneurysm Repair System (MARS) has received CE Mark ... for the commercial sale of its Multilayer aneurysm Repair System. The Multilayer aneurysm Repair System (MARS) is based on non-invasive ...

Minimally invasive stroke treatment produces better patient outcomes than surgical operation

... coil treatments for those with a ruptured brain aneurysm have proved to be a more effective technique than ... that involves placing a small catheter into the aneurysm and filling it with platinum coils. The catheter ... for additional follow-up procedures to treat new aneurysm growth," Maud said. "However, a new generation of ...

Too Few Screened for Abdominal Aneurysm, Study Says

... Few people who are at risk of an abdominal aortic aneurysm are getting preventive screenings, a new study has found. An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a weak area in the main blood vessel that ... identified as being at risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm had received the proper screening. The findings ...

NeuroVasx Receives CE Mark for cPAX Aneurysm Treatment System

... today that it has received CE Mark for the cPAX aneurysm Treatment System. The cPAX System is a minimally ... designed to achieve more complete filling of the aneurysm using fewer devices and provide the physician the ... About Cerebral Aneurysms A cerebral aneurysm is an abnormal bulge or sac in the wall of an ...

Less Invasive Interventional Treatment Can Be Recommended as First-Line Treatment for 'Silent Killer,' Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

... bulges, balloon-like, into an aneurysm. If the aneurysm grows large enough, there is a danger that it ... in death. These deaths can be avoided if an aneurysm is detected and treated before it ruptures. AAA ... the catheter. The stent graft is advanced to the aneurysm and then opened, creating new walls in the blood ...

Aneurysms in 2nd Generation May Not Come Early

... uncles or aunts have had a ruptured brain aneurysm are at increased risk for the deadly condition, but there's no evidence that aneurysm ruptures would occur at an earlier age in the ... contradicts previous studies that concluded that aneurysm rupture occurs as much as 20 years earlier in the ...

New Brain Hemorrhage Guidelines Stress Quick Action

... brain tissue. Most SAHs are caused by a ruptured aneurysm (a small, ballooned-out area of a blood vessel). ... guidelines released Jan. 22: Early definitive aneurysm treatment is indicated for most patients and can ... stages. Endovascular coiling (treatment of the aneurysm through a catheter) can be beneficial in certain ...

Smokers with stroke in the family 6 times more likely to have stroke too

... are smokers and have a family history of brain aneurysm appear to be significantly more likely to suffer a stroke from a brain aneurysm themselves. The research is published in the ... at 339 people who suffered a stroke from a brain aneurysm and 1,016 people who had not had a stroke due to ...

Routine testing after aneurysm coiling carries low risk

... a routine test that determines whether a brain aneurysm treated with endovascular coiling has started to ... endovascular treatment of aneurysms." A brain aneurysm is a balloon-like bulge or weakening of an arterial wall. If the walls of an aneurysm become too thin, it can rupture, often causing ...

The Brain Aneurysm Foundation Announces 2008 Research Grant Recipients

... all three recipients at our second annual Brain aneurysm Grant Program," said Christine Buckley LeBlanc, Executive Director of The Brain aneurysm Foundation. "With one in fifty people affected by ... it has been in contact with blood after aneurysm rupture. Dr. Satoshi Tateshima will study how ...

Brain surgery is getting easier on patients

... Duckworth recently performed a less-invasive aneurysm repair on David Shoblaske of Riverside, Ill. An aneurysm is a bulge in a blood vessel. Shoblaske's aneurysm was in the right side of his brain. It was ...

2nd Option Improves Abdominal Aorta Repair Outcomes

... procedure called endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair was introduced in 1994. A mesh stent is ... and 16 who had endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, which was introduced at the Medical ... implementation of endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair is able to reduce the overall mortality in ...

Black Men Less Likely to Choose Elective Stomach Aorta Surgery

... come to this conclusion. An abdominal aortic aneurysm occurs when there's a ballooning or swelling in a ... appear, while urgent surgery is done when an aneurysm ruptures, leaks, expands rapidly, or symptoms ... is that the racial disparity in abdominal aortic aneurysm repair rate is not simply because of differences ...

MRI better than MDCT in detecting endoleaks, study says

... represents a complication of endovascular aortic aneurysm repair and is characterized by blood flow outside the stent-graft lumen but within the aneurysm sac, said Rolf Wyttenbach, MD, lead author of the ... modality to follow-up patients after endovascular aneurysm repair, said Dr. Wyttenbach. ...

Smokers at Increased Risk of Aneurysm Recurrence

... March 28 (HealthDay News) -- Smokers with a brain aneurysm who are treated with coil embolization are more ... according to a U.S. study. If a brain aneurysm bursts, the bleeding vessel causes a stroke. ... this treatment were at increased risk for aneurysm recanalization (re-opening). The amount of ...

Revolutionary New Technique Uses Onyx to Fill Hard-To-Treat Aneurysms

... struggled with double vision because of a large aneurysm in her brain compressing a nerve that controls ... feeling like she had a new lease on life. An aneurysm is a pocket formed on a weakened vessel wall, ... brain. At that time, the MRI scans showed a small aneurysm and the doctors said they would watch it. ...

Smokers treated for brain aneurysm with coils at higher risk of recurrence

... no study documenting a correlation between aneurysm recanalization and a history of cigarette ... institution in 2003 for treatment of a cerebral aneurysm by coil embolization or coiling. In coiling, ... But there was no significant indication that aneurysm location and size, type of coil and packing ...

Nfocus Neuromedical Announces Acquisition of StarFire Medical

... StarFire IP is focused on advanced intracranial aneurysm treatment devices that are in development. ... existing FDA-cleared devices and advanced aneurysm cover technology fits perfectly with the Nfocus ... event most frequently brought on by a rupturing aneurysm or other vascular malformation. In many cases, ...

Heart Hospital of Austin's Expansion Increases Patient Capacity by 30 Percent

... through a taped endovascular (minimally invasive) aneurysm repair for an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA). ... high-risk procedures such as an endovascular aneurysm repair for an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). -- Room allows for an endovascular, less ...

UC study: New devices less effective in thwarting brain aneurysm recurrence

... of 100 patients suffering from a ruptured brain aneurysm has found that expensive new coiling devices are ... Ringer, MD, evaluated the risk of intracranial aneurysm recurrence after endovascular treatment with each ... this week in New Orleans. An intracranial aneurysm is a balloon-like bulge or blister on an artery ...

Jefferson neurosurgeons using new liquid treatment for wide-neck brain aneurysm

... aneurysms, which have a wide opening where the aneurysm arises from the artery or blood vessel. A brain aneurysm is a weakness in a major blood vessel that causes ... abnormality puts an individual at risk should the aneurysm break open and bleed. A wide-neck ...

Screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms in women may save lives

... are also at high risk for an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) -- supporting the notion that they should ... than four times as likely to have this type of aneurysm than women younger than 65, and that risk grew by ... in the study were screened through the Stroke and aneurysm Vascular Evaluation (SAVE) Program, which is ...

Brain MRIs Find Hidden Neurological Problems

... people -- 1.8 percent -- were found to have an aneurysm in the brain. An aneurysm is a defect in the blood vessel wall that can ... such a high frequency of other findings such as aneurysm and meningiomas, as previous studies reported ...

A new key to detecting deadly aortic aneurysms

... blood test that may accurately detect thoracic aneurysm disease (TAA), which gives little warning and is ... advance detection key to treatment. Once the aneurysm ruptures, a person can go into shock and die from ... test capable of detecting individuals at risk for aneurysm disease would represent a major advance in ...

BioGlue(R) Surgical Adhesive Hits 500,000 Procedure Milestone Worldwide, Company Data Indicates

... undergoing a variety of cardiac procedures including valve replacements, aneurysm repair, and aortic dissection repair. I find that BioGlue is safe, easy ... bleeding, has allowed me to change the way I perform many of my aortic aneurysm procedures." A two-component adhesive, BioGlue creates a flexible, ...

Society of Interventional Radiology Hosts 34th Annual Scientific Meeting

... until Tuesday, March 10, 2009, 9 a.m. Eastern) Abdominal Aortic aneurysm Recommending Treatment for "Silent Killer" Abdominal aortic ... heart. The durability and effectiveness of minimally invasive endovascular aneurysm repair--over an eight-year period and with nearly 500 patients--will be ...

Family History of Aneurism Raises Stroke Risk for Smokers

... brain aneurism are at extreme risk of suffering a stroke from a ruptured aneurysm themselves, a new study shows. The study, backed by the U.S. National ... Researchers studied 339 people who suffered a stroke from a brain aneurysm and 1,016 people who had not had a stroke caused by an aneurysm. Smokers ...

Cardica Announces Publication of Case Report in the Journal of Neurosurgery Featuring Use of C-Port(R) System in Brain Arterial Bypass

... Dacey, Jr., Successfully Uses C-Port System to Bypass Cerebral aneurysm in Patient with Brain Injury - REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Nov. 10 ... aneurysm. Using the C-Port system, the neurosurgeons bypassed the aneurysm using a saphenous vein graft extending from the extracranial common ...

Brain Aneurysm Rupture Risk Tied to Location, Size

... THURSDAY, Sept. 25 (HealthDay News) -- The risk of a brain aneurysm rupturing over time depends on the location and size of the aneurysm, ... year, according to the Mayo Clinic. More information The Brain aneurysm Foundation has more about treatment options for brain aneurysms . ...

Mayor Issues Million Resident Challenge To Educate Central Florida About Blood Pressure

... every day -- putting people at increased risk for Stroke, Heart Attack, aneurysm or some other medical catastrophe. It is a dangerous health condition, but ... can cause many problems including heart attack, stroke, kidney disease, aneurysm and heart failure. Bringing blood pressure back to normal range can ...

NYC first: Complex aneurysm treated using new fenestrated endograft stent

... CT scan of the patient. Approximately 10 percent of abdominal aortic aneurysm patients have an affected area close to branching arteries for the ... by a vascular surgeon for the condition. Risk for abdominal aortic aneurysm increases with age, with an estimated 5 percent of men age 60 and older ...

Carnegie Mellon researchers improve assessments of aortic aneurysms

... wall, and how such stress is associated with the remodeling of the aneurysm over time, we have a better chance of focusing in on patients with the ... rupture of aneurysms," said Finol, who recently co-authored papers on aneurysm modeling in the journals Computers and Structures, and Computer Methods in ...

Women, Mexican-Americans at higher risk of ruptured brain aneurysm

... intracerebral hemorrhage or ICH, which can also result from a ruptured aneurysm or a misformed blood vessel called an arteriovenous malformation. Both ... a neurosurgeon or interventional radiologist can close off the ruptured aneurysm and stop the bleeding. ...

National Quality Forum Endorses Consensus Standards for Quality of Hospital Care

... mortality ratio Surgery and Anesthesia -- Abdominal aortic aneurysm volume -- Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair mortality rate -- Esophageal resection mortality rate -- ...

Minimally Invasive Surgery Fixes Aneurysms

... both of which showed perioperative benefits with EVAR [endovascular aneurysm repair]," said study author Dr. Marc L. Schermerhorn, an assistant ... he explained. "We do an intervention in these cases not because the aneurysm is bothering patients but because we believe it will prolong patients' ...

Arterial vascular disease underdiagnosed, undertreated in older US women

... patients are more likely than males to die following traditional open aneurysm surgery. However when they undergo endovascular repair, their likelihood ... they actually respond better than men, with more rapid shrinkage of their aneurysm For lower-extremity arterial occlusive disease: The risk for this ...

Endologix Added to Russell Indexes

... exposure to potential institutional and retail investors as we continue to roll out our new products and increase our share of the abdominal aortic aneurysm market." The annual reconstitution of Russell's U.S. indexes captures the 4,000 largest U.S. stocks as of the end of May, ranking them by total ...
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