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HealthYes! Provides Free Preventive Screening in Support of Round Rock Express

... stroke, abdominal aortic aneurysm, peripheral artery disease and osteoporosis. The private stroke ... asymptomatic diseases such as stroke, peripheral artery disease, osteoporosis, abdominal aortic aneurysm, ... stroke, abdominal aortic aneurysm, peripheral artery disease and osteoporosis. The company's team of ...

AstraZeneca and the Artery Explorer Take California Residents on Virtual Journey Through the Arteries

... typically has no signs or symptoms(4) until an artery becomes severely narrowed or completely blocked, ... AstraZeneca, will be at the Senior Games with the artery Explorer, a multi sensory motion simulator that ... learn about arterial health. Inside the artery Explorer, attendees will travel through the ...

Calcium Scan of Arteries Helps Spot Big Trouble

... "The combination of myocardial SPECT and coronary artery calcium scoring could help identify those who are ... a status scan for calculating the coronary artery calcium score in patients shortly after the diagnosis of coronary artery disease or in combination with a regular SPECT ...

High Calcium Level in Arteries May Signal Serious Heart Attack Risk

... events in patients with known, stable coronary artery disease (CAD) using coronary calcium scoring, ... events in patients with known, stable coronary artery disease (CAD) using coronary calcium scoring, ... study, 260 patients with CAD underwent coronary artery calcium scoring in addition to SPECT myocardial ...

Carotid Artery Sections React Differently to Plaque

... 22 (HealthDay News) -- One part of the carotid artery that supplies the brain with blood actually ... have atherosclerotic plaque in their blood. The artery wall also grows an average of 14 percent thicker, ... 191 men and women who had no symptoms of carotid artery disease. "This may help explain why so many ...

Texas Health Dallas Receives Double Honor From American Heart Association

... quality, evidence-based care for coronary artery disease and heart failure. "This is ... could be saved annually if just the coronary artery disease module, for which Texas Health Dallas was ... was implemented nationwide. Coronary artery disease and heart failure remain the leading ...

Avoiding Hysterectomy: Major Interventional Radiology E-collection Info Available

... Radiology Assembles Major Studies of Uterine artery Embolization Over Past Two Years; Treatment ... 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 ...

Mathematics taking guesswork out of plastic surgery tissue transfer

... is fed by a single set of perforator vessels an artery and vein that travel through underlying muscle to ... size and the required diameter of the supporting artery that would ensure survival," said Avner Friedman, ... vessels at the point at which the feeder artery and vein enter the fat and divide. And to add ...

Study estimates radiation dose, cancer risk from coronary artery calcium screening

... , one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Coronary artery calcification is associated with coronary artery disease. "Computed tomography (CT) has been proposed as a tool for routine screening for coronary artery calcification in asymptomatic individuals as part ...

Blood Rush to the Brain When Angry Is a Good Sign

... imaging to monitor the carotid arteries and an artery in the brains of 58 volunteers while they ... an increased risk in patients with coronary artery disease," researcher Tasneem Naqvi said in a news ... Lung, and Blood Institute explains carotid artery disease . -- Robert ...

Blood vessel bends and branches put the brakes on statins

... point the way towards new targets to improve artery health throughout the body. Statins lower ... and that this affects their ability to keep the artery healthy. Straighter sections of arteries, with no ... protective biological signals in parts of the artery where blood flow is fast and uniform and that ...

MAQUET Cardiovascular Awarded New Contract by Novation

... by providing on- as well as off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery solutions in addition to ... solutions. With a focus on coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, MAQUET has expertise ... saphenous vein graft retrieval, off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) systems such as the HEARTSTRING ...

June 2009 Mayo Clinic Health Letter Highlights Probiotics, Carotid Artery and Breast Cancer Treatments

... -- requires medical treatment. Carotid artery blockages are serious. More than half of the strokes in the United States are attributed to carotid artery disease. But, according to an overview of carotid artery stenosis in the June issue of Mayo Clinic Health ...

Police work undermines cardiovascular health, comparison to general population shows

... the current study, the researchers used carotid artery thickness to assess heart disease risk. ... -- there was more plaque build-up in the carotid artery -- compared to the general population that could ... case we examined the thickness of the carotid artery as an indicator of increasing risk for ...

Abbott Receives CE Mark for Company's Next-Generation XIENCE PRIME(TM) Drug Eluting Stent, Advancing Leadership Position

... Stent System for the treatment of coronary artery disease. The company plans to launch XIENCE PRIME ... program includes clinical trials in coronary artery disease and peripheral artery disease. Key products in the vascular pipeline ...

Abbott Initiates Trial of Next-Generation XIENCE PRIME(TM) Drug Eluting Stent, Building Upon Superior Outcomes from SPIRIT Family of Trials

... device, for the treatment of coronary artery disease. Results from SPIRIT PRIME will be used ... program includes clinical trials in coronary artery disease and peripheral artery disease. Key products in the vascular pipeline ...

Abbott Announces Launch of Next-Generation Embolic Protection System

... Embolic Protection System for use in carotid artery stenting procedures. Carotid artery stenting provides a minimally invasive treatment alternative to conventional open carotid artery surgery for patients who are at high risk for ...

'TUG' Procedure by Texas Health Dallas Cardiologist Offers Hope to Millions of Patients

... a unique procedure that clears femoral artery blockages without the use of contrast dye or ... on the end of the wire is inflated to open the artery and a stent placed in the artery to keep it open. "With the prevalence of ...

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

... through hemodynamic flow modulation and parent artery repair techniques. The received CE Mark is for ... and patients. More than 95% of peripheral artery aneurysms occur in males, and the average age of ... the etiology in more than 90% of cases. Popliteal artery aneurysms are the most common ...

Drugs Best First Defense Against Heart Disease for Diabetics

... diabetes is a major risk factor for coronary artery disease and stroke. But the findings of the ... in adulthood. These patients also had coronary artery blockages. Outcomes for the entire group were ... all diabetic patients with multi-vessel coronary artery disease might be better treated with optimal drug ...

Hardened Arteries Threaten Obese, Diabetic Youth

... diabetes," Urbina said. "If you are obese, the artery is also thicker. Stiff carotids are linked to ... did not account for the significant changes in artery structure and function, the researchers said. According to Urbina, the detection of unhealthy artery changes in young, obese or diabetic people ...

Abbott's XIENCE V(R) Demonstrates Impressive Low Rates of Repeat Procedure, Stent Thrombosis and Major Adverse Cardiac Events in Complex, 'Real World' Patients in SPIRIT V Study

... commitment to advancing the treatment of coronary artery disease, Abbott's robust post-approval and ... XIENCE V XIENCE V is used to treat coronary artery disease by propping open a narrowed or blocked artery and releasing the drug, everolimus, in a ...

AstraZeneca, the National Alliance for Hispanic Health and LULAC Join Forces to Promote Needed Heart Health Education in Hispanic Communities

... JUNTOS CONTRA LA ATERO campaign, featuring the artery Explorer -- a state-of-the-art, multisensory, ... Latin American Citizens (LULAC) to bring the artery Explorer and education materials to Hispanic ... typically has no signs or symptoms until an artery becomes severely narrowed or completely blocked. ...

Quality measures improve outcomes more than hospital volume alone

... concludes that patients facing coronary artery bypass surgery should, as a first priority, ... care might influence outcomes following coronary artery bypass surgery. According to the researchers, ... Volume, Quality, and Outcomes of Coronary artery Bypass Surgery," is published in the May 19, 2009 ...

Cardiva Medical, Inc. Receives FDA Clearance for the Catalyst(TM)III System, First in Class Drug Coated Vessel Closure Device

... diagnostic and/or interventional femoral artery catheterization procedures using 5F, 6F, or 7F ... at the arteriotomy site, preserving the artery and leaving absolutely nothing behind in the ... diagnostic and/or interventional femoral artery catheterization procedures using 5F, 6F or 7F ...

Boston Scientific Announces Schedule for EuroPCR 2009

... Coronary Stent System to coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) in patients with left main ... tool used to measure the complexity of coronary artery disease. The Company plans to issue a press ... of challenging diabetic patients with coronary artery disease. Case ...

Clinical Data & Innovation Will Shift PCI and CABG Procedures in Europe

... coronary intervention (PCI) and coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) procedures for unique subgroups with coronary artery disease through 2013. MRG's European Markets for ... Devices 2009 and European Markets for Coronary artery Bypass Graft Devices 2009 reports indicate that ...

AZOR(R) Receives FDA Approval as First-Line Treatment for High Blood Pressure

... stenosis. Severe Obstructive Coronary artery Disease Patients, particularly those with severe obstructive coronary artery disease, may develop increased frequency, ... in patients with unilateral or bilateral renal artery stenosis, increases in serum creatinine or blood ...

Study: Women with hard to diagnose chest pain symptoms at higher risk for cardiovascular events

... and the stress test results suggest coronary artery disease, a condition in which plaque builds up ... that women with chest pain but without coronary artery disease are at an elevated risk for ... prevalence of obesity, family history of coronary artery disease, hypertension and diabetes. Results ...

Schering-Plough Starts Patient Enrollment in Phase 3 Trial for Acadesine, an Investigational Agent Being Studied for Prevention of Complications From Cardiac Surgery

... cardiac surgery in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery using cardiopulmonary ... complication in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery performed with cardiopulmonary ... for high-risk patients who have coronary artery disease or previously experienced an ischemic ...

Too-Low Blood Pressure Can Also Bring Danger

... A new study of 10,001 people with coronary artery disease found what statisticians call a J-shaped ... of the ordinary, with already-diagnosed coronary artery disease. The study was aimed at determining the ... that this was "a unique population, with coronary artery disease, where the coronary arteries are ...

Urine Test for Heart Disease Shows Promise

... News) -- A urine test to detect coronary artery disease has worked well in a small trial, German ... was done for 67 people with symptoms of coronary artery disease, he said. Two techniques to detect ... mice genetically engineered to develop coronary artery disease as they age. "We went to this mouse ...

With Peripheral Artery Disease, Med Adherence Is Low

... -- Less than half of those who have peripheral artery disease are taking the recommended combination of ... collected data on 711 people with peripheral artery disease who had vascular surgery at 11 hospitals ... Outcomes and Quality . Peripheral artery disease is a circulatory problem in which ...

Texas-Based Mobile Health Screening Company Expands into Dallas-Fort Worth

... aortic aneurysm, osteoporosis, and peripheral artery disease. Austin, TX ... aortic aneurysm, osteoporosis, and peripheral artery disease. HealthYes! launched its mobile ... aortic aneurysm screening (AAA), peripheral artery disease screening (PAD), arterial stiffness index ...

Virginia Interventional and Vascular Associates Offers Alternative to Hysterectomy for Uterine Fibroids

... National OB-GYN Group States Uterine artery Embolization 'Safe and Effective' for ... (VIVA) doctors following a bulletin on uterine artery embolization by The American College of ... "Based on long- and short-term outcomes, uterine artery embolization is a safe and effective option for ...

'Silent' Heart Attacks More Common Than Thought

... at least among people with suspected coronary artery disease," lead author and cardiologist Dr. Han ... 185 patients who were believed to have coronary artery disease but had no record of any heart attacks. ... most common among those with more severe coronary artery disease. The researches also found that over a ...

Heart Screening Not Effective for Type 2 Diabetics

... News) -- Routine screening for coronary artery disease is of no value for adults with diabetes ... the results. "There is no question that coronary artery disease is still a major concern in patients with ... group of people at increased risk of coronary artery disease, "in the overall population, patients who ...

Abbott Initiates U.S. Study of Absolute Pro(TM) Peripheral Stent System for Iliac Artery Disease

... Stent System in patients with iliac artery disease. Iliac artery disease is a form of peripheral artery disease (PAD) that affects the lower extremities. ...

No Increase in Clots With Drug-Eluting Stents

... angioplasty, which opens the blocked coronary artery that caused the attack. With many of these ... Drug-eluting stents, in addition to keeping the artery open, slowly release a medication to prevent the ... of ulcerated lesions and complete blockage of the artery responsible for the heart attack. For these ...

Closing Open Heart Surgery: Saint Joseph's Performs Georgia's First Totally-Closed, Beating Heart Bypass Surgery

... Patients facing open heart surgery for coronary artery bypass or valve repairs just got some great news: ... beating heart, totally-endoscopic, coronary artery bypass surgery, has started performing the ... Dr. Srivastava performed the single coronary artery bypass through four small, dime-sized incisions ...
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