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Cardica Announces Publication of Pivotal PAS-Port(R) Proximal Anastomosis System Clinical Trial Results

... between a vein graft and the aorta, the main artery in the human body, during coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) procedures. "The ... of automated anastomosis systems for coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. By replacing ...

Heparin Use Prior to Endoscopic Vein Harvest Improves Graft Patency in Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Patients

... patency in patients undergoing off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB). Pre-heparinization was also ... is passed and the vein harvested for coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) procedures. This method ... patency results in patients who require coronary artery bypass grafting, reinforcing the efficacy of this ...

Boston Scientific Begins Clinical Trial for Next-Generation Nitinol Stent to Treat Iliac Artery Disease

... Nitinol Stent System for the treatment of iliac artery disease, a form of peripheral artery disease that impacts a patient's lower ... Carotid Wallstent(R) Endoprosthesis for carotid artery disease and the Express(R) SD Stent for ...

New Data Shows AZOR(R) (amlodipine and olmesartan medoxomil) Significantly Improves 24-Hour Ambulatory 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 ...

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

... committed to advancing the science of peripheral artery disease treatment with a goal of making plaque ... of moderate to heavily calcified peripheral artery lesions. For information about the DEFINITIVE LE ... clinical@ev3.net . About Peripheral artery Disease Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) ...

Abbott's Market-Leading XIENCE V(R) Shows Increasing Clinical Advantages Over TAXUS(R) Express2(TM)/TAXUS(R) Liberte(TM) Between Two and Three Years

... with either one or two de novo native coronary artery lesions. Patients from Europe, India and New ... 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 ...

Abbott Advances Its Revolutionary Fully Bioabsorbable Drug Eluting Stent With Initiation of Next Phase of Clinical Trial

... bioabsorbable devices are the future of coronary artery disease treatment." Results from the first ... eluting stent successfully treated coronary artery disease, and that at two years, the treated ... that resulted in re-treatment of the treated artery lesion (ischemia-driven target lesion ...

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

... in development, successfully treated coronary artery disease and was absorbed into the walls of ... that resulted in re-treatment of the treated artery lesion, heart attack or cardiac death. ... vasomotion - the natural movement of the artery - was restored, and ...

New England Journal of Medicine Publishes Results from Boston Scientific's Landmark SYNTAX(TM) Trial

... System was compared to contemporary coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery in patients with the most complex coronary artery disease (CAD). Trial results at 12 months ... strategies for patients with challenging coronary artery disease," said Keith Dawkins, M.D., Associate ...

New Research Suggests Platelet 'Stickiness' May be the Single Most Important Risk Factor in Patients Treated with Coronary Stents - Findings May be Applicable to Anyone with Vascular Disease

... heart attack, in patients treated with coronary artery stents. "We currently measure the ... including heart attack, after coronary artery stenting. Their work is helping to ... testing and treatment of patients with coronary artery disease, offering further evidence that a more ...

Circulation Publishes Pivotal Two-Year Results On XIENCE V(TM) Drug Eluting Stent

... with either one or two de novo native coronary artery lesions. The trial was conducted across 65 ... 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 ...

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

... a thin tube (catheter) through the femoral artery to the site of the blockage. A tiny balloon is ... risk of bleeding and nerve damage at the femoral artery access site. To reduce the risk, patients must ... after treatment. Also, accessing the femoral artery in the groin is particularly challenging and ...

Study Showed Prevention of Heart Attacks Within Three Months After Hospitalization Significantly Averted Future Heart Attacks and Death

... months after hospital admission for coronary artery disease compared with those who did not ... in which a thin plastic tube is inserted into an artery to take pictures of the blood vessels that supply ... percent vs. 30 percent) and multi-vessel coronary artery disease (61 percent vs. 58 percent). The median ...

Abbott's XIENCE V(TM) Drug Eluting Stent Outperforms TAXUS(R) in Key Efficacy and Safety Endpoints Out to Two Years

... 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 controlled manner to prevent the artery from becoming blocked again following a stent ...

Boston Scientific to Release Broad Range of Clinical Trial Data on the Performance of TAXUS(R) Coronary Stent Systems at TCT 2008

... using the TAXUS Express2 Stent System to coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery in these most complex ... System in the treatment of patients with coronary artery disease. The Company plans to issue a ... in Patients with Unprotected Left Main Coronary artery Disease," while Dr. Mohr will present on ...

Regado Biosciences Reports Clinical Results for REG1 Anticoagulation System at European Society of Cardiology Congress 2008

... also was seen in patients with stable coronary artery disease, thereby confirming ... study in subjects with stable coronary artery disease who were receiving aspirin with or ... intervention (PCI) and coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), put patients at a high ...

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

... with advanced and anatomically complex coronary artery disease were advised to undergo open-heart bypass ... in patients with the most complex coronary artery disease -- left main stenosis and three-vessel ... patients with left main and multi-vessel coronary artery disease. Less than 8% more PCI than bypass ...

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

... Kingdom presented the results of CARDia (Coronary artery Revascularization in Diabetes), a clinical trial ... combination of diabetes and multi-vessel coronary artery disease has long been considered the domain of ... is that diabetic patients with complex coronary artery disease may now be able to choose angioplasty and ...

New Implant Device Remotely Monitors Heart Failure Patients at Northwestern Memorial's Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute

... that wirelessly measures patient's pulmonary artery pressure CHICAGO, Aug. 6 ... allows them to track the pulmonary artery pressure of the subjects while these subjects ... It is implanted into the subject's pulmonary artery through a catheter-based procedure from the groin ...

Interleukin Genetics Launches Enhanced Heart Health Genetic Test Report Format

... risk information on heart attack and coronary artery disease generated from clinical studies and ... care for that person." About Coronary artery Disease Coronary artery disease (CAD) is an inflammatory disease in ...

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

... using a tiny balloon to open a blocked coronary artery and illustrates the importance of providing ... a balloon is deployed to open their blocked artery is called "door-to-balloon" time. Major ... balloon is used to open a blockage in a coronary artery narrowed by plaque buildup on the inner walls of ...

VIA Pharmaceuticals Completes Patient Visits in Phase 2 Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) Trial

... procedure to remove plaque from the carotid artery to increase blood flow to the brain in patients with significant blockage in the artery to reduce the risk of stroke. Patients in the ... million patients in the U.S. who have coronary artery disease. VIA has exclusive worldwide rights to ...

New Study Shows BENICAR(R) (olmesartan medoxomil) Reverses Blood Vessel Damage Independent of Blood Pressure Lowering

... in patients with unilateral or bilateral renal artery stenosis, increases in serum creatinine or blood ... in patients with unilateral or bilateral renal artery stenosis, but similar results may be expected. ... 3. Intengan, HD et al. Resistance artery Mechanics, Structure, and Extracellular ...

Cardica to Host Investor Briefing on 'Revolutionizing Revascularization'

... new techniques to improve coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) procedures, including the use ... with distal anastomotic devices in coronary artery bypass. -- Robert S. Poston, M.D., chief of ... revascularization and port-only coronary artery bypass surgical methods and has performed more of ...

Regado Biosciences Announces Publication in Circulation of Clinical Trial Results of REG1 Anticoagulation System

... of Anticoagulant Effect in Patients with Coronary artery Disease - DURHAM, ... IXa Activity in Patients with Stable Coronary artery Disease", was authored by clinical researchers ... above enrolled 50 patients with stable coronary artery disease who were receiving aspirin with or ...

Azor(TM) Reduces Blood Pressure in Difficult to Treat Special Populations

... aortic stenosis. Severe Obstructive Coronary artery Disease Patients, particularly those with ... in patients with unilateral or bilateral renal artery stenosis, increases in serum creatinine or blood ... in patients with unilateral or bilateral renal artery stenosis, but similar effects would be expected ...

First Use in a Patient of The InfraReDx LipiScan(TM) Coronary Imaging System

... to assess the chemical composition of coronary artery plaques and utilize such information to assist in the management of coronary artery disease. (Photo: ... can help assess the chemical make-up of coronary artery plaques and help physicians identify those ...

Biopure Announces Publication of Phase II Proof-of-Concept Coronary Trial

... infusion of HBOC-201 during brief, total coronary artery occlusion would preserve left ventricular ... patient subsets such as those with coronary artery disease. In addition, changes in ... severe ischaemia during control coronary artery occlusions, were not present during or following ...

XTENT Announces Clinical Trial Data to be Presented at Annual EuroPCR Meeting Next Week

... to the percutaneous treatment of coronary artery disease. The symposium will provide an overview ... the treatment of long and multi-lesion coronary artery disease, and the CUSTOM clinical program. ... stent (DES) systems for the treatment of coronary artery disease (CAD). CAD is the most common form 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

... the arteries of patients with coronary artery disease. The identification of the chemical ... face in the management of patients with coronary artery disease," says James E. Muller, ... artery. The LipiScan catheter interrogates each artery in less than 2 minutes and does not require the ...

XTENT Announces First Quarter 2008 Financial Results

... to physicians and their patients with coronary artery disease," said Gregory D. Casciaro, XTENT's ... to the percutaneous treatment of coronary artery disease. The symposium will provide an overview ... the treatment of long and multi-lesion coronary artery disease, and the CUSTOM clinical program. About ...

Study in JAMA Shows Patients Treated With Abbott's XIENCE(TM) V Drug Eluting Stent Experience Better Outcomes Than Patients Treated With Market-Leading Drug Eluting Stent

... Coronary Stent System in patients with coronary artery disease resulted in a significant 50 percent ... in improving the lives of patients with coronary artery disease." The SPIRIT III clinical trial ... with either one or two de novo native coronary artery lesions. The trial was conducted across 65 ...

CardioMind Launches First-in-Human Trial of Small Vessel, Drug-Eluting Stent

... of the coronary, neurovascular and peripheral artery system," says Charles Maroney, President and CEO ... expand the types of lesions in coronary artery disease that can be treated in more difficult ... the coronary, neurovascular and peripheral artery systems. ...

VIA Pharmaceuticals Completes Enrollment In Phase 2 Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) Trial

... procedure to remove plaque from the carotid artery to increase blood flow to the brain in patients with significant blockage in the artery to reduce the risk of stroke. Patients who are diagnosed with carotid artery blockage are treated for three months with either ...

New Localized Cancer Treatment for Advanced Retinoblastoma Saves Children From Having Eyes Removed, Restores Vision in Some Cases

... the femoral artery, guides it to the ophthalmic artery (feeding the eye and the tumor) and then injects ... the child asleep (under general anesthesia). An artery is punctured at the groin and a microcatheter (a tiny plastic tube) is threaded up into the artery of the affected eye. The chemotherapy drug, ...

Not Only Lipids and Inflammation: Insight Into a New Cause of Heart Attack and Other Vascular Disease

... confers significantly increased risk of coronary artery disease (CAD) and accounts for roughly one- third ... of atherosclerotic plaque, including peripheral artery disease and large artery stroke. However those with one copy of this ...

News from the American Heart Association

... artery and a balloon is inflated to re-open the artery and restore blood flow to the heart; a stent is frequently inserted to keep the artery propped open. STEMI patients presenting to a ... as quickly as possible, primarily through the artery opening procedure called percutaneous ...

Study Confirms That New Protocol Shortens the Time It Takes to Open Blocked Arteries for Heart Attack Patients

... in the emergency department to when the patient's artery is opened and blood flow to the heart is restored ... the time it takes to open a patient's blocked artery is shorter than after hours when staff has to be ... Dr. Bachour. "The largest gain in time to an open artery can be achieved by concentrating our efforts on ...

New Analysis of METEOR Study Demonstrate Effects of AstraZeneca's CRESTOR(R) (Rosuvastatin Calcium) on Atherosclerosis in Patients With Two or More Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease

... Ultrasound assessments were made at 12 carotid artery sites at baseline and every 6 months up to two ... disease as determined by a thickened carotid artery wall (maximum CIMT Greater Than or Equal To 1.2 ... or fibrous deposits, known as plaques, in the artery wall. Plaques cause ...

Regado Biosciences Initiates Phase IIa Clinical Study of REG1 Anticoagulation System

... volunteers and in patients with stable coronary artery disease showed REG1 provided a safe, potent, and ... and in older patients with stable coronary artery disease. "I am very pleased with the results of ... These procedures, which include coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and percutaneous ...
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