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Unique Cardiovascular Treatment Readied for Global Market: Proprietary Paccocath(R) Technology is the Only Drug Eluting Balloon with Clinical Data

... doctors widen the narrowed vessel using an angioplasty balloon catheter. In some cases, a stent, which ... drug matrix applied to the balloon of an angioplasty catheter. When the catheter is inflated to dilate ... that using the Paccocath technology during an angioplasty procedure keeps the vessels open wider over time ...

American Heart Association EMS Survey Uncovers Deficiencies in Response, Treatment and Transfer of Patients With Most Deadly Heart Attacks

... of the time. (Cath labs perform procedures like angioplasty and stenting). This can significantly delay ... of hospitals are able to perform procedures like angioplasty and stenting for STEMI patients 24 hours a day, ... guidelines, primary PCI, typically balloon angioplasty with stenting, is the preferred treatment over ...

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

... One-Year Data Find angioplasty and Stenting Safe and Effective in Patients ... disease can safely choose to be treated with angioplasty and drug-eluting stents rather than open-heart ... left main and multi-vessel disease who undergo angioplasty and stenting will not need a ...

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

... At One Year, angioplasty and Stenting Matches Bypass Surgery for Safety ... considered to be poor candidates for angioplasty and stenting. Since the combination of diabetes ... "When you compare only the patients who had angioplasty with drug-eluting stents with the bypass surgery ...

Cardium's Innercool Therapies Unit Announces Publication of Positive Effects of Early and Rapid Hypothermia Following Heart Attack

... temperature modulation system as an adjunct to angioplasty and stent procedures. The current study ... six hours of their heart attack and require angioplasty and stent procedures in order to restore blood ... people outside the U.S., receive emergency angioplasty or anti-clotting treatment as first-line care. ...

Surgery More Likely Than Angioplasty to Relieve Pain for Patients With Coronary Artery Disease

... if they get bypass surgery rather than balloon angioplasty with or without a stent, according to a new ... mid-range coronary disease treatable with either angioplasty or bypass surgery. As defined by the report, ... coronary artery disease, bypass surgery and angioplasty patients had about the same survival rates and ...

Many Heart Attack Patients Don't Get Best Emergency Treatment

... today's heart attack patients receive emergency angioplasty treatment or clot-busting drugs to re-open their ... they would meet the criteria to receive emergency angioplasty or treatment with fibrinolytic ... 2000 through May 2003. The rise in emergency angioplasty was fastest from the first time period to the ...

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

... stents (DES) are the standard of care for diabetic patients undergoing angioplasty and stenting. DES are imperative for most diabetic patients who require ... be candidates for revascularization." "Revascularization, including angioplasty or bypass surgery, is critical for many diabetic patients," said Steven R. ...

AHRQ-Funded Study Finds Lower Risk of Death and Heart Attack in Patients With Drug-Coated Stent Implants Compared to Those With Bare Metal Stents

... of drug-eluting and bare metal stent patients who required a repeat angioplasty or coronary artery bypass graft surgery (roughly 23 percent) and in the ... National Cardiovascular Data Registry on patients who underwent angioplasty with drug-eluting or bare metal stent implantation at 650 hospitals, ...

For Old or Young Dialysis Patients, AV Fistulas Remain Pure Gold

... accesses open or unclogged through minimally invasive techniques such as angioplasty or stenting. These interventions are safer, less costly and equally ... to treat at the source of the disease internally. As the inventors of angioplasty and the catheter-delivered stent, which were first used in the legs to ...

Wrist Access Safer, Easier for Many Patients Undergoing Minimally Invasive Treatment of Blocked Heart Arteries

... Therapy (ISET). Every year, about one million Americans opt for angioplasty over bypass surgery to open their blocked arteries. New data suggests that beginning the angioplasty procedure by entering through the wrist - rather than through the groin - ...

Record 'Door-to-Balloon' Time at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas

... the Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas ER and was eventually treated with an angioplasty procedure in the hospital's cardiac catheterization lab in 28 minutes. The ... the cath lab is critical to achieving our goal," Gardner said. Coronary angioplasty is a procedure in which a balloon is used to open a blockage in a coronary ...

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

... off-site cardiac surgical back-up," Dr. Kutcher said. "And they are doing angioplasty for the right reasons: to improve outcomes for heart attack patients and ... NCDR database provided an excellent opportunity to look at contemporary angioplasty practice patterns in the U.S. The safety and effectiveness of PCI programs ...

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

... catheterization lab where they can be treated with lifesaving balloon angioplasty to open any blocked arteries. The Providence study, conducted from Oct. ... the field to the Emergency Department reached the catheterization lab for angioplasty in an average of 46 minutes. All of those patients had successful ...

Edwards' Resilient Trial Demonstrates Statistically Superior Results for Treating Peripheral Arterial Disease in the Leg

... superior results using the LifeStent self-expanding stent versus balloon angioplasty alone in treating peripheral arterial disease (PAD) in the superficial ... the LifeStent self-expanding stent versus 38% for patients with balloon angioplasty alone. "Results from The RESILIENT Trial are expected to establish ...

St. Francis Surgeon Uses Tissue Regeneration Technology to Rebuild Patients' Heart Structures

... in the United States and abroad. St. Francis has the only 24/7 comprehensive heart center in south central Indiana, providing everything from angioplasty to heart valve repair. For more information, go to www.stfrancishospitals.org/heart . About St. Francis Hospital & Health ...

Lower Extremity Peripheral Vascular Stent and Balloon Catheter Markets to Exceed $180 Million in Europe by 2013

... devices for these indications. Combined, these factors will drive the markets for lower extremity PV stents and percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) balloon catheters to reach combined revenues in excess of $180 million by 2013. The number of endovascular femoropopliteal (fem-pop) ...

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

... 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 rates of ...

Video: ev3 Inc. Announces First Patient Enrollments in DEFINITIVE LE Post-Market Study

... The company offers a comprehensive portfolio of treatment options, including the primary interventional technologies used today - peripheral angioplasty balloons, stents, plaque excision systems, embolic protection devices, liquid embolics, embolization coils, thrombectomy catheters and occlusion ...

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Clears Way for Multi-Center Clinical Trial of IDEV Technologies' SUPERA Peripheral Stent

... to the American Heart Association. The SUPERB trial (Comparison of the SU PERA PER ipheral System to a Performance Goal Derived from B alloon angioplasty Clinical Trials in the Superficial Femoral Artery), a prospective, single-arm trial of 258 subjects at up to 40 U.S. sites, will be led by national ...

The Lancet Publishes Two-Year Results of Abbott's Fully Bioabsorbable Drug Eluting Stent

... completely absorbed over time. "Abbott has consistently been at the forefront of advances in interventional cardiology - from the early days of angioplasty to our continued success with bare metal stents and the market-leading XIENCE V drug eluting stent. Our bioabsorbable device is another example of ...

Schering-Plough's Investigational Oral Thrombin Receptor Antagonist Meets Primary Endpoint in a Newly Published Study

... standard antiplatelet therapy (aspirin and clopidogrel) for patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), commonly known as balloon angioplasty with stenting. "The results of this study are encouraging as they support the viability of TRA as a potential new antiplatelet therapy option," ...

Oh, My Aching Back: Give Me a Shot of Ozone

... MRI and other imaging to advance a catheter in the body, usually in an artery, to treat at the source of the disease internally. As the inventors of angioplasty and the catheter-delivered stent, which were first used in the legs to treat peripheral arterial disease, interventional radiologists pioneered ...

Metastatic Bone Disease Patients Can Walk in Lazarus' Footsteps

... MRI and other imaging to advance a catheter in the body, usually in an artery, to treat at the source of the disease internally. As the inventors of angioplasty and the catheter-delivered stent, which were first used in the legs to treat peripheral arterial disease, interventional radiologists pioneered ...

Freezing Prostate Cancer Does a Man's Body Good

... MRI and other imaging to advance a catheter in the body, usually in an artery, to treat at the source of the disease internally. As the inventors of angioplasty and the catheter-delivered stent, which were first used in the legs to treat peripheral arterial disease, interventional radiologists pioneered ...

Freezing Kidney Cancer: Hot Treatment Should Be New Gold Standard for Destroying Small Tumors

... MRI and other imaging to advance a catheter in the body, usually in an artery, to treat at the source of the disease internally. As the inventors of angioplasty and the catheter-delivered stent, which were first used in the legs to treat peripheral arterial disease, interventional radiologists pioneered ...

Adoption of PCI in AMI Patients to Drive Drug-Eluting Stent Use

... who receive aspiration with stenting have better blood flow, enhanced myocardial function, and lower mortality rates than patients who received angioplasty with stenting or direct stenting. "The TAPAS trial indicated that STEMI patients treated with aspiration prior to stenting had over 30% lower ...

Lutonix Inc. Announces $20 Million Series B Financing

... targeted indication is expected to be the treatment and prevention of vascular restenosis through the use of its proprietary, drug coated balloon angioplasty catheter. Lutonix will use the new capital for continued product development activities and to fund the company's initial human clinical trials. ...

American College of Cardiology and Center of Excellence for Simulation Research of Western Michigan University (CESR) Partner for in situ Simulation to Improve Team Communication and Door-to-Balloon (D2B) Time

... and research partnership, using in situ simulation to improve the time from hospital presentation with an acute myocardial infarction (MI) to balloon angioplasty (D2B). Mentice Inc. was selected as the exclusive technology vendor, utilizing its Vascular Intervention Simulation Trainer (VIST(TM)) and newly ...

Regado Biosciences Completes Patient Enrollment for Phase IIa Study of REG1 Anticoagulation System

... The Phase IIa study (REVERSAL-PCI) is designed to assess whether REG1 can replace standard heparin therapy during the performance of coronary balloon angioplasty dilatation and stenting on patients at low risk for complications associated with therapy-related bleeding or heart attack. REVERSAL-PCI, a ...

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

... of the United States in 60 sizes, in lengths from 8-38mm and in diameters from 2.0-4.0mm. "The CATANIA(TM) stent represents the next evolution in angioplasty treatment," said Thomas A. Gordy, President and Chief Executive Officer, CeloNova Biosciences, Inc. "Physicians, health care systems, and insurance ...

TAXUS(R) Express(R) Stent Shows Similarly Low Re-Intervention Rates in Patients With Diabetes Compared to Non-Diabetics in Arrive Registry Program

... patients with diabetes are more likely than non-diabetic patients to require repeat procedures due to a higher incidence of restenosis following angioplasty and stenting. In the United States, the TAXUS Stent is not specifically indicated for use in patients with diabetes. Boston Scientific is a ...

Synvista Therapeutics Reports Results of Three Phase 2 Clinical Trials of SYI-2074 in Diabetic Patients with Cardiovascular Disease

... the procedure. Results showed that there was no significant reduction in CK-MB, which indicates that the normal damage to heart muscle following an angioplasty occurred during the procedure regardless of the administration of SYI-2074. About Synvista Therapeutics Synvista Therapeutics is a ...

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

... seed investor in Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, a company that pioneered development of balloon angioplasty and was acquired by Guidant." "While angioplasty and stenting were major advances, stenting has not been capable of preventing heart attacks due to the difficulty in identifying lesions likely to ...

Texas Heart(R) Institute at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital Initiates First Clinical Trial in the World to Treat a Heart Attack Patient with a Special Stem Cell Type

... by the recipient or cause inflammation. The first patient to receive the treatment is a 65-year-old man. The man's heart attack was treated with angioplasty to open the obstructed vessel, and he received a stent, a spring-like device, to keep the vessel open. He had the stem cell procedure in the ...

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

... be observed for an hour or more and sent for PCI only if clot-busting drugs fail, the standard approach today. The study -- the Trial of Routine angioplasty and Stenting After Fibrinolysis to Enhance Reperfusion in Acute Myocardial Infarction (TRANSFER-AMI) -- is being reported today in a Late-Breaking ...

Filter Fails to Improve PCI Outcomes in Acute Coronary Syndromes

... EZ FilterWire captured debris in the bloodstream in nearly half of patients, it did not reduce damage to the heart muscle. Investigators for the angioplasty Balloon-Associated Coronary Debris and the EZ FilterWire (A-F) study had expected the results to be more encouraging. First, the study focused on ...

ISAR-REACT 3 Pits Bivalirudin vs. Unfractionated Heparin in PCI

... 600 mg of clopidogrel at least two hours before PCI, and all patients continued to take 75 mg of clopidogrel for at least one month after balloon angioplasty or implantation of bare-metal stents, and for at least six months after implantation of drug-eluting stents. Patients continued to take aspirin ...

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

... pressure. The paper, authored by Dr. Benny Drieghe, also concluded that this overestimate was likely the cause of disappointing results of renal angioplasty for renovascular hypertension. About Radi Medical Systems AB Radi Medical Systems AB (Radi) develops, manufactures and sells medical devices ...

CHMP Recommends Expanded Use of Angiox(R) (Bivalirudin) in Europe for Patients With Acute Coronary Syndromes

... the United States, Angiomax is indicated for use as an anticoagulant in patients with unstable angina undergoing percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) and with provisional GPI in patients undergoing PCI. The most common adverse events for Angiomax in clinical trials comparing Angiomax and ...
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