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Mayo Clinic Clarifies Diagnosis and Treatment for Rare, Serious Blood Vessel Disease of Brain and Spinal Cord

... of diagnostic techniques consisting of angiography (imaging the cerebral arteries), brain biopsy and ... or spinal cord, leading to a stroke. While angiography has been the preferred diagnostic technique ... Findings Some the study's main findings: -- angiography imaging of blood vessels appears to complement ...

Schering-Plough Announces Results of the Early ACS Trial

... or early placebo with delayed provisional eptifibatide commenced after angiography but pre-PCI. After randomization, patients received double-blinded early ... investigator could decrease study drug infusion by one-third. After angiography but pre-PCI, investigators could request a PCI study drug kit (to ensure ...

Exercise Helps Prevent Age-Related Brain Changes in Older Adults

... of the volunteers underwent MRI to determine cerebral blood flow and MR angiography to depict blood vessels in the brain. Using a novel method of ... Ph.D. AT A GLANCE -- Researchers used MRI and MR angiography to study brain differences between older adults who exercise and those who ...

SPIRIT II Explores Long-Term Performance of XIENCE V Stent

... XIENCE V stent was superior to the Taxus stent in six-month findings on angiography and trended better on one-year clinical outcomes. Now, a new analysis ... or stent thrombosis, at two years. In the 117 patients who had follow-up angiography at two years, there was no significant difference in the rates of ...

Use of PressureWire(R) Yields a More Accurate Assessment of Translesion Pressure Gradients in Peripheral Vasculature, Two New Studies Report

... The paper was based on a study of 20 lesions in 16 patients undergoing angiography for peripheral vascular disease. Entitled "Physiologic Evaluation of ... Entitled "Assessment of renal artery stenosis: side-by-side comparison of angiography and duplex ultrasound with pressure gradient measurements," this study of ...

Study Results Show That Minimally Invasive Therapy is Successful for Over Two-Thirds of Stroke Patients Treated Outside the Standard Eight-Hour Window

... could make a significant impact on the future of stroke treatment." The study included a consecutive case series of 237 patients whose first angiography (a diagnostic test that infuses the blood vessels with dye in order to clearly visualize the vessel structures) confirming a clot in the brain was ...

Neurointerventionists Expand Research to Quality of Life in Aneurysm Patients Following Minimally Invasive Coiling Treatment

... is the next step we must take in our ongoing journey." To evaluate quality of life in good-outcome patients undergoing maintenance follow-up angiography (a diagnostic test that infuses the blood vessels with dye in order to clearly visualize the vessel structures), study authors evaluated 30 subjects ...

SCAI Statement on the BARI 2D Trial (Bypass Angioplasty Revascularization Investigation With Diabetes Trial) Presented at the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Annual Scientific Sessions and Published in The New England Journal of Medicine

... the best possible care for diabetic patients with chronic stable angina and to evaluate their treatment options. The Society for Cardiovascular angiography and Interventions (SCAI) encourages healthcare providers to apply the findings of BARI-2D, when appropriate, to their patients, as studied in this ...

vProtect(TM) Luminal Shield Stabilizes Vulnerable Plaque

... using a combination of imaging techniques, also located a vulnerable plaque in the patient's left circumflex artery. The lesion was unremarkable by angiography (37% diameter stenosis); such lesions are usually not treated, even though vulnerable plaques are prone to rupture with potentially fatal ...

Journal of American College of Cardiology Article Reports Fewer Repeat Procedures With Boston Scientific's TAXUS(R) Liberte(R) Stent

... lower restenosis rate compared to the Endeavor Stent, which had more than two times the risk of repeat procedures. The Swedish Coronary angiography and Angioplasty Registry holds data on all patients undergoing PCI in Sweden. The objective of this independent study was to evaluate restenosis ...

New Studies Show Popular Heartburn Medications Moderate the Effect of Taking Widely Prescribed Heart Drug

... MHS ) and the Indiana University School of Medicine were presented today at the annual scientific meeting of the Society for Cardiovascular angiography and Interventions (SCAI). The study found that using any one of several different proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) in conjunction with clopidogrel ...

12-Month ATLANTA Trial Data Show Sustained Benefit of Catania(TM) Stent in Treatment of De Novo Coronary Lesions

... The acute angiographic and procedural success rate in the ATLANTA Trial was 100 percent. Independent core laboratories analyzed quantitative coronary angiography and intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) data for all patients immediately after stent implantation and at 6-month follow-up. Further analysis of 1,904 ...

SCAI: SYNTAX Data Show PCI Is a Good Option for Patients With Complex Coronary Artery Disease

... disease can safely choose to be treated with angioplasty and drug-eluting stents rather than open-heart surgery, says The Society for Cardiovascular angiography and Interventions (SCAI). The one-year results of SYNTAX also show that most patients with left main and multi-vessel disease who undergo angioplasty ...

SCAI: CARDia Data Find Diabetic Patients With Complex Heart Disease Can Safely Choose PCI

... in at least three heart vessels will find good news in new findings announced today from the CARDia trial, says The Society for Cardiovascular angiography and Interventions (SCAI). The one-year findings of the new study indicate that these patients can safely choose to undergo angioplasty and stenting ...

VAP Cholesterol Test Helps Reveal Association Between Adiponectin Levels and Atherosclerosis

... information on patients undergoing coronary angiography. For the substudy, fasting blood samples were collected from 185 patients undergoing coronary angiography and IVUS. Lipoprotein subclasses were measured by the VAP Test; adiponectin was measured using an immunoassay from R&D Systems. Results of the ...

Data Presented at Annual Meeting of Japanese Society of Interventional Cardiology Demonstrate OrbusNeich's Genous(TM) Bio-engineered R Stent(TM) Has Better Outcomes When Compared to Drug-Eluting Stents

... 22 consecutive patients requiring "life saving", undeferrable major noncardiac surgery (NCS) or endovascular aortic repair (EVAR), underwent coronary angiography for clinical or instrumental signs of ischemia before NCS or EVAR and were treated with the Genous stent. Antiplatelet therapy was stopped five days ...

Prescient Medical, Inc. Achieves Successful Clinical Debut of vProtect(TM) Luminal Shield

... underwent pre-dilatation at low pressure with a 2.5 x 9 mm balloon and then received a 3.5 x 15 mm luminal shield. After gentle post-dilatation, angiography revealed that blood flow had been restored to the distal portion of the treated vessel. In the second patient, an 80% occlusion in the middle of ...

FDA Grants Market Clearance for the LipiScan(TM) Coronary Imaging System Developed by InfraReDx, Inc. - A Novel Spectroscopy System for the Identification of Lipid Core Containing Plaques of Interest in the Coronary Arteries

... Trial Results The SPECTACL clinical trial documented the similarity of near-infrared spectra obtained from 106 patients undergoing coronary angiography compared to spectra obtained in autopsy specimens in which the gold-standard of histology was available. For more information, visit the InfraReDx ...

Large Study Gives Nod to Drug-Eluting Stents in Heart Attack

... in Chicago. SCAI-ACCi2 is a scientific meeting for practicing cardiovascular interventionalists sponsored by the Society for Cardiovascular angiography and Interventions (SCAI) in partnership with the American College of Cardiology (ACC). "This study confirms that the same benefits that ...

Is PCI Safe, Effective After Clot-Busters for Heart Attack?

... in Chicago. SCAI-ACCi2 is a scientific meeting for practicing cardiovascular interventionalists sponsored by the Society for Cardiovascular angiography and Interventions (SCAI) in partnership with the American College of Cardiology (ACC). Early studies in the 1980s showed that performing PCI after ...

Filter Fails to Improve PCI Outcomes in Acute Coronary Syndromes

... in Chicago. SCAI-ACCi2 is a scientific meeting for practicing cardiovascular interventionalists sponsored by the Society for Cardiovascular angiography and Interventions (SCAI) in partnership with the American College of Cardiology (ACC). The EZ FilterWire is a coronary guidewire with a plastic ...

Drug-Eluting Stents Outperform Bare Stents in Heart Attack

... in Chicago. SCAI-ACCi2 is a scientific meeting for practicing cardiovascular interventionalists sponsored by the Society for Cardiovascular angiography and Interventions (SCAI) in partnership with the American College of Cardiology (ACC). This study is also being simultaneously published online in ...

BRAVE-3 Questions Value of Abciximab in PCI for Heart Attack

... in Chicago. SCAI-ACCi2 is a scientific meeting for practicing cardiovascular interventionalists sponsored by the Society for Cardiovascular angiography and Interventions (SCAI) in partnership with the American College of Cardiology (ACC). "Acute myocardial infarction is a major medical problem, and ...

Tailored Clopidogrel Dosing Improves PCI Outcomes

... Chicago. SCAI-ACCi2 is a scientific meeting for practicing cardiovascular interventionalists sponsored by the Society for Cardiovascular angiography and Interventions (SCAI) in partnership with the American College of Cardiology (ACC). The study will simultaneously publish in the Journal of the ...

Study Finds Repeated Episodes of Stent Thrombosis Common

... in Chicago. SCAI-ACCi2 is a scientific meeting for practicing cardiovascular interventionalists sponsored by the Society for Cardiovascular angiography and Interventions (SCAI) in partnership with the American College of Cardiology (ACC). Jochem Wouter van Werkum, MD, a cardiologist at St Antonius ...

Study Finds PCI Safe, Effective Despite Off-Site Cardiac Surgery

... in Chicago. SCAI-ACCi2 is a scientific meeting for practicing cardiovascular interventionalists sponsored by the Society for Cardiovascular angiography and Interventions (SCAI) in partnership with the American College of Cardiology (ACC). The study's findings, though reassuring, should not be ...

Study Results Show Investigational Drug, Prasugrel, Cuts Risk of Stent-Related Clots by More than Half Versus Clopidogrel

... at Harvard Medical School and investigator with the Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) Study Group, at the Society for Cardiovascular angiography and Interventions Scientific Sessions with the American College of Cardiology's Innovation in Intervention: i2 Summit, in Chicago. In addition, the ...

JACC Identifies DEFER with 5-year Outcomes as Landmark Trial

... that a suspect lesion requires treatment." As an adjunct to DEFER, authors have designed a new 1000 patient study, Fractional Flow Reserve Versus angiography for Multivessel Evaluation (FAME) (American Heart Journal Volume 154, Number 4). The objective of this groundbreaking, multicenter, randomized ...

Providence Hospital Study Finds Communication System Leads to Faster Heart Attack Treatment

... in 2005. That study, published on the on-line edition of Catheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis: Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular angiography and Interventions, also found that the system significantly reduced door-to-balloon treatment times. LIFENET is a product of Medtronics, a medical ...

Patient Enrollment Complete in First Trial to Compare Physiologic Guidance vs. Angiographic Guidance of Stent Deployment in Patients with Multivessel Disease

... symposium (TCT 2007) in Washington. One thousand patients at 20 centers worldwide are participating in the FAME (Fractional flow reserve vs. angiography for Multivessel Evaluation) study. Participants enrolled in the study meet the following criteria: -- Coronary lesions in at least two of the three ...

Plavix(R) Indications Expanded in Japan to Include Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome for Whom Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Is Being Planned

... Circulation 116: 803 - 877, 2007 5 The American College of Cardiology/The American Heart Association/The Society of Cardiovascular angiography and Interventions 6 ACC/AHA/SCAI 2005 Guideline Update for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: Circulation 113(7): e166 - e286, 2006 7 The ...

Rcadia's COR Analyzer Family of Products Receives Second FDA Clearance

... for acute chest pain in Emergency Department (ED) patients. Annually, more than 5 million US patients present in the ED with acute chest pain. CT angiography (CTA) is being rapidly adopted to triage patients in EDs across the U.S. Rcadia's COR Analyzer quickly identifies coronary artery disease and helps ...

CSL Therapy That Mimics 'Good' Cholesterol May Reduce Plaque Volume in Coronary Arteries

... using intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and quantitative coronary angiography (QCA) before and two-three weeks after the treatment. IVUS is a technique ... arteries to determine the change in plaque during treatment. Coronary angiography is an X-ray examination of the blood vessels. 183 patients received ...

New Point-of-Care Methods to Measure Coronary and Cerebrovascular Risk

... such as carotid ultrasound, coronary angiography, computed tomography angiography (CTA), and magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) are usually reserved for patients believed to have significant ...

First Study To Show Positive Benefit On Atherosclerosis For People With Early Signs Of Diseased Arteries

... a 104-week, open label, single-arm, blinded endpoint study designed to study the effect of CRESTOR 40mg in 507 patients who had undergone coronary angiography and who had evidence of coronary artery disease (CAD). Key findings from ASTEROID include: CRESTOR brought about a 0.79 per cent (median) ...

Acuity One-Year Findings Meet All Primary Endpoints in Favor of Angiomax (Bivalirudin) Alone Treatment Group

... are identified with ACS. The American Heart Association and the of Cardiology recommend that moderate- and high-risk ACS patients undergo angiography and, based on the results, be treated through medical management (e.g., various anti-clotting drugs), bypass surgery, or PCI. Heparin plus a GPI is ...

CSL Therapy That Mimics “Good” Cholesterol May Reduce Plaque Volume in Coronary Arteries

... is a technique in which a tiny ultrasound probe is inserted into the coronary arteries to determine the change in plaque during treatment. Coronary angiography is an X-ray examination of the blood vessels. Dr Andrew Cuthbertson, CSL’s Chief Scientific Officer, advised that 183 patients had received ...

Beike Biotechnology Study Suggests Adult Stem Cells Show Promise for Peripheral Vascular Disease

... limb ulcers improved or healed in 46 (86.8%) of the 53 patients, while 25 of the 48 (47.9%) patients with limb gangrene remained steady or improved. angiography (an X-ray) before treatment, and at 12 weeks after treatment, was performed in 10 of the patients and showed formation of new collateral vessels. ...
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