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State Report Ranks LIJ as New York's Best for Heart Bypass Surgery, North Shore University Hospital Tops for Emergency Angioplasty Survival

... separate DOH report released at the same time on angioplasty showed that North Shore University Hospital (NSUH) performed more emergency angioplasty cases than any other program in New York State ... among the more than 300 cardiologists performing angioplasty at 51 hospitals throughout New York State, only ...

Quick Angioplasty Best After Heart Attacks

... for heart attacks should have artery-opening angioplasty as soon as possible afterward. "This study ... done to date looking at the strategy of doing angioplasty routinely after fibrinolysis [clot-dissolving ... when they undergo angioplasty." Immediate angioplasty after a heart attack is best, but many medical ...

Landmark Study Published in New England Journal of Medicine

... study. The study, known as BARI 2D, (Bypass angioplasty Revascularization Investigation 2 Diabetes) was ... disease who received prompt bypass surgery or angioplasty compared to drug therapy alone. The results also ... revascularization to restore blood flow -- either angioplasty to open blocked arteries or bypass surger -- ?or ...

Drugs Best First Defense Against Heart Disease for Diabetics

... necessary should invasive interventions such as angioplasty or bypass surgery be added, the experts said. ... be better treated with optimal drug therapy plus angioplasty or bypass. Results from another ongoing trial ... blood flow, "bypass surgery is more likely than angioplasty to reduce the incidence of recurrent heart ...

Death rates same for diabetes and heart disease patients receiving drug therapy or surgery

... disease who received prompt bypass surgery or angioplasty compared to drug therapy alone, according to a ... can best help these patients." The Bypass angioplasty Revascularization Investigation 2 Diabetes (BARI ... revascularization to restore blood floweither angioplasty to open blocked arteries or bypass ...

With Heart Attacks, Fast Treatment Matters

... The sooner angioplasty is done, the lower the death rate, study finds ... having a heart attack should be given balloon angioplasty without delay once they reach a hospital to ... acute-care hospitals. All had undergone balloon angioplasty within 12 hours of a heart attack. The average ...

Discharge Time After Angioplasty Varies

... patients can safely go home after having elective angioplasty (also known as percutaneous coronary ... stay in the hospital for two or more days after angioplasty as they did in the past, but it's not always ... Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has more about angioplasty . -- Robert ...

Irregular Heartbeat During Angioplasty Could Raise Death Risk

... rhythms during artery-opening procedures such as angioplasty may be at increased risk of death, a new study ... coronary intervention (PCI) -- such as angioplasty with or without stent placement -- for heart ... she said." Not everyone who undergoes angioplasty or other PCI will require a stay in an intensive ...

Telemonitoring changes the working practice of cardiac nurses

... says Ms Riley. Strategic challenges for Primary angioplasty In Friday's session, exploring challenges in ... and American guidelines have identified primary angioplasty as the 'gold standard' treatment for patients ... and more centres in Europe are offering primary angioplasty for STEMI with the result we're now entering a ...

Society of Interventional Radiology honors Dotter lecturer, announces gold medalists

... the management of vascular malformations, angioplasty and stenting, biliary drainage procedures, ... one of the world's top authorities in both renal angioplasty and stenting. Sos has designed numerous devices ... largely to cardiac and coronary angiography. Once angioplasty was introduced, Sos became a leader in ...

Drugs Before Stents for Stable Heart Disease, Study Says

... drug therapy, not invasive techniques such as angioplasty or implanting stents, because there is no ... called percutaneous transluminal balloon coronary angioplasty -- with or without a bare-metal or drug-coated ... to prop open an artery. "In the short run, angioplasty procedures among stable patients can improve ...

Abbott Launches VOYAGER(TM) NC Coronary Balloon Catheter

... with coronary artery disease (CAD) during angioplasty procedures. VOYAGER NC is now available in the ... and/or damage to the heart tissue. About angioplasty In angioplasty procedures, a balloon is fed through a catheter ...

Promising Three-year Data: Saving Limbs With Drug-Eluting Stents

... disease (PAD) patients with below-the-knee angioplasty are still thwarted by restenosis (the re-narrowing of the artery at the site of angioplasty or stenting), the need for repeat treatments and ... An interventional radiologist performs a balloon angioplasty to open a clogged blood vessel and then places a ...

Hebrew University scientist develop technique for eliminating reblockage of arteries

... of arteries that have been cleared through angioplasty and stent insertion has been developed by ... of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. angioplasty is the "gold-standard" treatment for acute ... Clinical trials for follow-up through IRE of angioplasty treatments are planned for the near future. Prof. ...

Saving heart attack patients in the middle of the night

... feel good." To further improve its emergency angioplasty times, Loyola will become the first hospital in ... Loyola's cardiac catheterization lab. Reducing angioplasty times is a coordinated effort that begins with ... undergoing a heart attack receive a balloon angioplasty as soon as possible or at least within 90 minutes ...

CorNova Announces Addition of Andrew T. Jay, D.M.D., M.B.A., to its Board of Directors

... as our company advances our FiberHalo(TM) angioplasty catheter toward commercialization, and we move ... stent deployment and post-dilatation angioplasty balloon catheters are designed to provide stent lumen area measurement within the angioplasty catheter itself. CorNova is also developing a ...

St. Mary Medical Center Opens New Cardiovascular Catheterization Labs Reaffirming Role as a Regional Leader in Cardiovascular Medicine

... to patient safety when performing emergency angioplasty to open an artery in the shortest possible time ... Labs are: Emergency Balloon angioplasty - While most cath lab procedures are not emergencies, life-saving emergency balloon angioplasty performed during a heart attack provides patients ...

Angioplasty Via Wrist May Be Safer

... way of accessing and treating ailing hearts with angioplasty may be through the wrist, a U.S. study finds. ... Each year, about one million Americans undergo angioplasty to open blocked arteries. The most common ... wrist access is used in only about 2 percent of angioplasty procedures. The wrist approach isn't appropriate ...

UCSF Medical Center Leads Nation in ER Heart Attack Care

... Data Registry (NCDR). Cardiac balloon angioplasty and stenting are the procedures used to open ... average time reported by hospitals for balloon angioplasty - beginning when the patient enters the emergency ... arrival at the hospital to the receipt of angioplasty surgery to unblock clogged arteries. The risk ...

With Angioplasty, More Is Better

... attack patients who undergo emergency coronary angioplasty at community hospitals are more likely to survive ... patients who had emergency, so-called primary angioplasty at 31 U.S. community hospitals with no on-site ... at hospitals that performed 83 or more emergency angioplasty procedures a year had the lowest death rate (2.2 ...

Angioplasty Not Always Worth the Price

... Nov. 12 (HealthDay News) -- The high cost of angioplasty may not justify the marginal benefit, a new study ... sessions in New Orleans found that adding angioplasty to optimal medical therapy improved ... original trial, known as COURAGE, compared adding angioplasty to best medical therapy and lifestyle ...

Reaching the Heart Through the Wrist

... to 0.79 percent with the radial approach. The angioplasty success rate was as high for the wrist method as ... Rao said he uses the wrist artery for angioplasty in about 85 percent of his cases. He reserves the ... an incentive to do it." More information angioplasty is explained by the U.S. Heart, Lung, and Blood ...

Angioplasty No Better Than Drug Treatment in Long Run

... -- There are some advantages to artery-opening angioplasty over drug treatment for people with heart ... report on a pivotal study on the subject. angioplasty does offer a higher quality of life for months to ... disease, Peterson said. "We have justified angioplasty for years by saying it is of great benefit to ...

Angioslide Closes US$8.6million Series C Financing

... functionality in a single device offering balloon angioplasty with embolic protection. The device has received ... financing round. The Angioslide eXtra balloon angioplasty catheter offers balloon angioplasty with embolic ... a first of its kind device. When performing angioplasty physicians typically take a two-step approach ...

St. Mary Announces Major Expansion in Cardiology Capabilities

... Labs include: -- Emergency Balloon angioplasty - While most cath lab procedures are not emergencies, life-saving emergency balloon angioplasty performed during a heart attack provides ... needed to minimize damage to the heart. angioplasty clears blockages in arteries to restore blood ...

State Report Ranks LIJ as New York's Best Hospital for Angioplasty Survival

... Park was ranked the best hospital in New York for angioplasty success rates. LIJ was the only hospital to ... standpoint than the statewide average. angioplasty is a procedure used to clear blocked ... of Health (DOH), reviewed risk- adjusted angioplasty outcomes for 50 hospitals and more than ...

Renal artery stenting falls short in large randomized trial

... with narrowing of the renal artery has shown that angioplasty and stenting offer no benefit over medical ... of major cardiovascular illness, according to the angioplasty and Stenting for Renal Artery Lesions (ASTRAL) ... suspect renal artery stenosisand to treat it with angioplasty and stenting. To evaluate the clinical ...

Anticoagulant Drugs Had Similar Outcomes After Angioplasty

... cardiac events (MACE) in patients undergoing angioplasty for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction ... by at least 50 percent within 90 minutes after angioplasty in 83.6 percent of patients in the abciximab ... Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has more about angioplasty . -- Robert ...

Safe at Any Age: Octogenarians Do As Well as Younger Patients With Interventional Radiology Arterial Procedures

... interventions -- such as vascular stenting and angioplasty -- and do just as well as younger patients. A ... study included 64 octogenarians who had arterial angioplasty and/or stenting to treat peripheral arterial ... with contrast and arterial interventions, such as angioplasty and stenting, were thought to increase with age, ...

Doing Angioplasty Long After Heart Attack Still Worth It, Analysis Shows

... News) -- The artery-opening procedure called angioplasty does provide a benefit over drug therapy even if ... American College of Cardiology, which recommend angioplasty within 12 hours of a heart attack and limit later ... Hochman said. The guidelines recommend a later angioplasty include cases where there is severe blockage of ...

Experts Offer Clarity on Confusion Surrounding Stents

... For the majority of patients undergoing angioplasty to clear a blocked artery, newer, drug-coated ... dangerous thing is for patients to leave the angioplasty laboratory feeling like they have had their ... one that received the stent. "Remember, the angioplasty is only treating the most severe lesion, it's not ...

Sucking Out Clot Debris Helps Heart Attack Patients

... study found vacuuming clogged vessels before angioplasty improved outcomes WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6 ... vessels improved the results of artery-opening angioplasty in a Dutch trial. The technique, called ... who were assigned to get either conventional angioplasty or thrombus aspiration as part of their regimen. ...

High-tech CT scans: not a bad choice to test for clogged arteries

... with 64-CT is a good predictor of who will need angioplasty or coronary bypass surgery to open up new blood ... them to accurately identify patients who need angioplasty or bypass surgery. More than a quarter million ... a heart attack, allowing time for drug therapy, angioplasty or heart bypass surgery to be used to keep ...

RACE: a statewide model of better, faster heart attack care

... thinners as well as a surgical procedure called angioplasty that uses slender catheters carrying balloons and ... phone call from the field was enough to bring an angioplasty team to the catheterization lab, and hospitals ... patient arrives at the hospital door to either angioplasty or clot-busting therapy, and the time it takes ...

HORIZONS AMI trial data will help set guidelines

... use of the anticoagulant bivalirudin following angioplasty in heart attack patients reduces net adverse ... reduces major bleeding that occurs after angioplasty by 40 percent. Results of the HORIZONS AMI ... for drug and stent therapy during primary angioplasty in patients with heart attacks for many years to ...

AMIHOT II trial data presented at TCT

... or restoration of blood flow to the heart with angioplasty following a heart attack there is often an area ... 2 into the previously blocked artery after an angioplasty procedure. Among high-risk patients with ... infarction (heart attack) undergoing successful angioplasty within 6 hours of symptom onset, infusion of SSO ...

Angioplasty Equals Bypass Surgery for Heart Patients: Study

... review of previous studies to help decide between angioplasty to open blocked arteries or bypass surgery to ... years, compared to 46.1 percent of those who had angioplasty without an implanted stent and 40.1 percent of those who had angioplasty with a stent. But the reduction in repeat ...

Horizons AMI trial data to be presented at TCT 2007

... for drug and stent therapy during primary angioplasty in patients with heart attacks for many years to ... myocardial infarction). Usually, angioplasty is associated with an excess of bleeding in heart ... However, using the anticoagulant bivalirudin with angioplasty in patients with stable coronary artery disease ...

New Canadian study finds drug coated heart stents to be safe:

... 'Effective in High Risk angioplasty Patients' TORONTO, Oct. 3 /PRNewswire/ - Much ... possible fatal blood clots, even years after an angioplasty procedure. However, a new Canadian study led ... be most effective in reducing the need for repeat angioplasty procedures or bypass surgery in ...

Guidelines help patients reduce risk of cardiac event before surgery

... catalyst for a heart procedure. Fleisher said angioplasty with stenting might even increase the risk of ... procedure beforehand, the guidelines recommend angioplasty using a bare metal stent followed by four to six ... recommend coronary artery bypass grafting or angioplasty before a noncardiac surgery for patients with ...
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