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.
artery blockages are serious. More than half of ...
Police work undermines cardiovascular health, comparison to general population shows
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
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.
Firefighters Have Narrower-Than-Normal Arteries, Study Finds
... because of significant plaque buildup in their carotid
"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.
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.
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
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
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
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,
Noise in Artery Could Warn of Heart Risk
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.
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
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
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:
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
trials examining outcomes in real-world ... Association (AHA)(1) for patients treated with carotid
surgery. The results of these studies were ... Center in New York. Patients treated with carotid
stents in Abbott's CAPTURE 2 ...