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Carotid Artery Sections React Differently to Plaque

... July 22 (HealthDay News) -- One part of the carotid artery that supplies the brain with blood ... the common segment shared by the right and left carotid arteries expands by 11 percent, on average, to ... fibrous tissue -- forms. Meanwhile, the internal carotid artery, which leads to the brain, decreases by as ...

Blood Rush to the Brain When Angry Is a Good Sign

... of mental stress cause dilation of the neck's carotid arteries and a rush of blood to the brain in ... who used ultrasound imaging to monitor the carotid arteries and an artery in the brains of 58 ... volunteers, mental stress caused dilation of the carotid arteries and increased blood flow to the brain. ...

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

... Multiple Treatments Available When carotid Arteries Are Blocked ROCHESTER, Minn. -- ... needs blood to function, and any blockage in the carotid arteries -- blood's primary pathway to the brain -- requires medical treatment. carotid artery blockages are serious. More than half of ...

Police work undermines cardiovascular health, comparison to general population shows

... us." In the current study, the researchers used carotid artery thickness to assess heart disease risk. ... after a 12-hour fast. In addition to testing carotid thickness via ultrasound, investigators measured ... disease -- there was more plaque build-up in the carotid artery -- compared to the general population that ...

Abbott Announces Launch of Next-Generation Embolic Protection System

... Demonstrates Abbott's Continued Leadership in carotid Therapy ABBOTT PARK, Ill., June 12 ... NAV6(TM) Embolic Protection System for use in carotid artery stenting procedures. carotid artery stenting provides a minimally invasive ...

Hardened Arteries Threaten Obese, Diabetic Youth

... health, researchers report. The walls of these carotid arteries, which carry blood to the brain, showed ... Urbina and her team used ultrasound to assess the carotid arteries of a few hundred young people (average ... percentile. "It was one of the larger studies of carotid thickness in adolescents," Urbina said. The ...

Firefighters Have Narrower-Than-Normal Arteries, Study Finds

... because of significant plaque buildup in their carotid arteries. "These men, as young as they are, ... to measure lipid levels in the firefighters' carotid arteries. The study described the 77 firefighters ... age of the group and the average age of the carotid arteries is large, he said, and could have ...

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

... capabilities are especially useful in treating carotid artery (neck) or peripheral vascular (legs or ... the need for major abdominal surgery. carotid Artery Stenting - This minimally invasive ... to traditional surgery for blockages in the carotid artery. With the patient under local rather than ...

Is rapid transition through menopause linked to earlier onset of heart disease?

... period of time. Evaluations included carotid intimal-media thickness (cIMT) measurements and ... years had more buildup of fatty plaque in their carotid arteries, suggesting that women who transition ... "In the meantime, physicians could consider using carotid intimal-media thickness measurement or other ...

Neovasc Announces Agreement With LeMaitre Vascular for Exclusive Distribution Rights to its Biological Vascular Strips

... for a number of vascular applications, including carotid endarterectomy, which should complement LeMaitre Vascular's gold-standard Pruitt-Inahara carotid Shunt line. We are very pleased that this ... indications. The strip is well-suited for use in carotid endarterectomy as well as other precision ...

FluoroPharma Obtains US Patent for Imaging Cardiovascular Plaque using FDG

... In vivo noninvasive clinical studies to measure carotid plaque inflammation show that 18F -FDG PET imaging can identify a subset of patients with carotid atherosclerosis that may benefit from intensified medical therapy or carotid artery intervention to prevent stroke." ...

FDA Backs Cholesterol Drug Vytorin

... said there was no significant difference in carotid artery thickness between patients taking Vytorin ... group. The difference in the changes in carotid artery thickness between the two groups was not ... significant." Measuring the thickness of the carotid arteries in the neck through ultrasound imaging ...

Anesthesia Type Won't Influence Neck Artery Surgery Outcomes

... (HealthDay News) -- Outcomes for surgery to treat carotid (neck) artery blockages are the same for patients ... the risk of stroke, and a procedure called carotid endarterectomy (CE) is used to clear the arteries. During CE, the carotid arteries are clamped, the inside of the arteries ...

Parent Smoking During Pregnancy Raises Kids' Heart Risks

... More carotid artery thickening in these young adults points to ... to measure the thickness of the walls of carotid arteries, the major blood vessels to the brain, ... the pregnancies. The inner lining of the carotid arteries was thicker for the young adults who had ...

Obese Kids Have Old Arteries

... Tests showed their carotid artery walls as thick as that of a middle-aged ... measure the thickness of the inner walls of the carotid arteries, located in the neck, in 70 high-risk children aged 6 to 19. carotid artery intima-media thickness (CIMT) is a measure ...

AAO-SOE Joint Meeting Nov. 9 glaucoma research highlights

... optic nerve damage in glaucoma patients with carotid artery narrowing and potentially elevated risk ... in Glaucoma Patients May Indicate Significant carotid Artery Narrowing Glaucoma is often associated ... if there was a possible association of internal carotid artery narrowing, or stenosis, with the ...

Age, race are among factors that influence carotid-surgery success

... better weigh the risks and benefits of carotid surgery for an individual patient," said Dr. ... Halm and colleagues used data from the New York carotid Artery Surgery (NYCAS) study, which evaluated the outcomes of 9,308 carotid surgeries performed on elderly patients by 482 ...

Dr. Henry Barnett becomes first person outside Europe to receive Karolinska Stroke Award

... coordinator of the North American Symptomatic carotid Endarterectomy Trial (NASCET). Together with a ... on tight atherosclerotic manifestations on the carotid artery of the neck, since then one of the most ... of the major supplies to the brain, the internal carotid artery. Through an opening of the skull bone, ...

Surgery May Not Help Most People With Narrowed Brain Artery

... "Above 95 percent of patients with asymptomatic carotid stenosis can benefit if they receive intensive ... Austria. Endarterectomy for symptom-free carotid stenosis is greatly overused in the United ... of these procedures are done for asymptomatic carotid stenosis," he said. "In Australia, it is between ...

3-D MRI technique helps radiologists detect high-risk carotid disease

... detect bleeding within the walls of diseased carotid arteries, a condition that may lead to a stroke. ... of Toronto. "We now know that the composition of carotid artery plaque is likely to be more predictive of ... in Toronto, researchers performed 3-D MRI on the carotid arteries of 11 patients, age 69 to 81. ...

Ultrasound used to predict heart attack risk

... Researchers performed ultrasound imaging on the carotid arteries of 1,268 patients who were asymptomatic ... ultrasound determined that 574 patients had carotid artery disease, as determined by the amount of ... to determine the density of the plaque lining the carotid arteries. Plaques that appear dark on ultrasound ...

Fondness for Fish Keeps Japanese Hearts Healthy

... arteries) and ultrasound examinations of the carotid artery in the neck. Overall, the researchers ... artery calcifications and less build-up in their carotid arteries. The levels of omega-3 fatty acids in ... artery calcifications and more build-up in their carotid arteries than the white men and the men in Japan. ...

Unique Simulation Training Course Ushers in New Era of Stroke Intervention

... cardiologists already experienced in coronary and carotid artery stenting, introduces physicians to acute ... thread a guidewire to the clot through the carotid arteries in the neck. The wire is threaded ... future of stroke care. With advances in treating carotid artery disease with stenting, it is important ...

High Growth Potential for Carotid Stent and Thoracic Aortic Stent Graft Markets

... to exceed 20% growth over the next five years. carotid stents are another PV device segment ... of 20% over the next five years. Growth in carotid artery stenting procedures slowed to less than 5% ... coverage to include select asymptomatic carotid artery disease patients. In early 2008, CMS ...

Noise in Artery Could Warn of Heart Risk

... carotid bruits linked to increased odds of heart attack, ... a new study finds. The sound -- called a carotid bruit (pronounced brew-ee) -- is caused by ... an analysis of 22 studies finds that people with carotid bruits are more than twice as likely to have ...

St. Mary Announces Major Expansion in Cardiology Capabilities

... across the defect and close the hole. -- carotid Artery Stenting - This minimally invasive ... to traditional surgery for blockages in the carotid artery. With the patient under local, rather ... and a stent implant to re-open the carotid artery, a major supplier of blood to the brain. ...

Blood vessels: The pied piper for growing nerve cells

... the neck that supplies the head with blood, the carotid artery. In the developing embryo, nerve ... SCG and grow along one of the two branches of the carotid artery; the nerves that grow along the internal carotid innervate the eyes and mouth among other head ...

SAPPHIRE trial shows long-term benefit of carotid stenting as alternative to surgery

... Washington, D.C. (April 10, 2008) carotid artery stenting is an effective option for high ... in this weeks New England Journal of Medicine. carotid artery disease, which involves clogging of the ... The SAPPHIRE trial showed patients undergoing carotid stenting were comparably protected from stroke, ...

NEJM study demonstrates carotid stenting with embolic protection is comparable to surgery

... (SAPPHIRE) study in patients with severe blocked carotid arteries, the main blood vessels in the neck leading to the brain, who underwent carotid artery stenting (CAS) with the PRECISE Nitinol ... endarterectomy, in 334 patients with high-grade carotid artery stenosis. The prespecified major secondary ...

It's neck-and-neck down the long stretch for 2 stroke-prevention procedures

... of patients who need to have one of the two carotid arteries in their necks un-clogged to reduce ... better with the minimally invasive option, called carotid stenting. But the study, called SAPPHIRE, ... many other patients, for whom the open surgery carotid endarterectomy is a tried-and-true option. ...

Stenting as Good as Surgery for Stroke Prevention

... WEDNESDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) -- carotid stenting -- inserting a tube into the main artery ... in 334 people who had narrowing of the carotid artery and were at high risk of complications ... blockage (either very high or very low in the carotid artery); because they had radiation therapy; or ...

Cholesterol, blood pressure control may reverse atherosclerosis in adults with diabetes

... used ultrasound to measure the thickness of the carotid (neck) artery -- an indication of hardening of ... groups and lower than expected. In addition, carotid artery thickness measurements of participants in ... Researchers report that, compared to baseline, carotid artery thickness increased slightly in the ...

Aggressive Cholesterol, Blood Pressure Treatment Shows Some Benefit

... a reduction in the thickening of the walls of the carotid artery, the main artery to the brain. However, no ... "But there have been no trials where the carotid measurements did not correlate eventually with ... with regression of plaque build-up in the carotid artery," said study leader Dr. Mary J. Roman, a ...

Artery Plaque Boosts Hispanics' Odds for Stroke

... even a small amount of plaque build-up in their carotid artery -- the vessel that supplies blood to the ... found that 58 percent of the participants had carotid artery plaque, and that 25 percent of them had maximum carotid plaque thickness (more than 1.9 millimeters of ...

Picture This: Heart Health Risk Assessment Gets Easier

... New Standards for carotid Ultrasounds Offer Doctors a Powerful Diagnostic ... for interpreting and responding to results of a carotid ultrasound study for cardiovascular disease risk ... plaques and increased thickness of the carotid artery walls -- also known ...

Vascular surgeons ask, what's next for carotid artery stenting?

... PA, January 16, 2008 A procedure called carotid artery stenting (CAS) has emerged as a minimally invasive alternative to surgery, called carotid endarterectomy (CEA), for patients with dangerous ... in patients with narrowing (stenosis) of the carotid arteries. In the CAS procedure, an expandable ...

GlaxoSmithKline Obtains Exclusive U.S. OTC Marketing Rights to MEVACOR(R) (lovastatin) from Merck & Co., Inc.

... in another vasculature. In the Asymptomatic carotid Artery Progression Study (ACAPS), the effect of therapy with lovastatin on carotid atherosclerosis was assessed by B-mode ... mg daily and/or warfarin. Ultrasonograms of the carotid walls were used to determine the change per ...

Arterial vascular disease underdiagnosed, undertreated in older US women

... of arteries throughout the body, including carotid stenosis (blockage of the arteries that supply ... disease subtypes. Some of their findings: For carotid stenosis: Womens carotid and vertebral arteries are markedly smaller than ...

Research sheds light on carotid artery stenting risk in elderly

... may help physicians decide which patients with carotid artery occlusive disease should have carotid surgery or carotid stenting. The research sheds light on ...

Real-World Studies of Carotid Artery Stenting Demonstrate Results Comparable to Guidelines for Patients Treated With Surgery

... WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Two carotid stenting trials examining outcomes in real-world ... Association (AHA)(1) for patients treated with carotid artery surgery. The results of these studies were ... Center in New York. Patients treated with carotid stents in Abbott's CAPTURE 2 ...
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