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Miraculous Recovery for Australian Child Whose Throat was Speared

...ecentimetres into his throat, narrowly missing his carotid artery, oesophagus, windpipe, all the major nerves in his neck and throat and just stopping short of his brain. Doctors say the fall could have killed him instantly. Instead he was able to pull himself off the spike and scream for his mother, Prisc...

Risk of Dementia Increased With Secondhand Smoke

...ease but who had detectable abnormalities of their carotid arteries, based on carotid ultrasound imaging, compared to those without these underlying abnormalities. These abnormalities in...

NASA Technology Helps Detect and Treat Heart Disease and Strokes

...inless, non-invasive ultrasound examination of the carotid artery, which carries blood from the heart to the brain. A standard carotid ultrasound measures plaque and blood flow within the artery. When an ultrasound is used with the sof...

New Balloon Catheter Available Worldwide for Carotid and Renal Angioplasty

...or use in angioplasty procedures for patients with carotid and or renal artery blockages. AVIATOR(TM) Plus co...on times. Fast inflation and deflation time during carotid or renal intervention procedures helps to limit the period of distal ischemia, and the low profile m...

Standards for Measuring Narrowing of Carotid Arteries too Aggressive

...nd as a screening tool to measure narrowing of the carotid artery may be too aggressive, resulting in some n...ersity of Chicago Medical Center. Narrowing of the carotid can be a precursor to a stroke. Hisham Bassiouny, MD, director of the non-invasive vascular lab an...

Risk of Dementia Increased With Secondhand Smoke

...ease but who had detectable abnormalities of their carotid arteries, based on carotid ultrasound imaging, compared to those without these underlying abnormalities. These abnormalities in...

Dental X-rays of Carotid Artery Cannot Estimate Stroke Risk

Detection of calcified tissue in the carotid artery by dental x-rays is not enough evidence to ...atabases to evaluate evidence that links calcified carotid artery atheroma (CCAA) detection on panoramic radiographs and the precipitation of cerebrovascular a...

Cholesterol-lowering Drug Effective at Halting Early Atherosclerosis

...Rosuvastatin arrested the progression of thickened carotid arteries compared to a placebo,” said John R.Crous... Participants all had minimal thickening of their carotid arteries, which supply blood to the brain, and were considered at low risk for having a heart attack...

Calcium in Arterial Plaque is a Good Indicator for Risk of Stroke

...uggests that composition of plaque deposits in the carotid arteries indicate// a patient’s risk of having a s...ively at the composition of plaque deposits in the carotid arteries of 102 patients treated at UVa. Its findings suggest that, in determining who is most likel...

Pregnant Smokers Raise Their Child's Risk of Stroke, Heart Attack

...o smoked during pregnancy had thicker walls of the carotid arteries in the neck. The carotid artery intima-media thickness (CIMT), an ultrasound measurement of the thickness of the inner walls ...

Symptoms of Depression Associated With Artery Diseases

...ility and anger; and ultrasound tests to determine carotid artery intima-media thickness (IMT), a measure of ... were associated with greater three-year change in carotid intima-media thickness, even after taking into account demographic factors, cardiovascular risk fact...

South Asians in US More Prone to Heart Disease

...rchers look for mutations of Apo-A1 and a portable carotid Doppler machine measured the thickness of carotid arteries, an indicator of impending coronary artery disease. "Recent research has shown that thick...

Stroke Prevention Technique Improves Brain Function

...on stroke patients conclude that placing stents in carotid arteries to prevent strokes, can improve cognitive...el of function they thought they had lost.” The carotid arteries are located on either side of the neck and they carry blood to the brain. One out of every ...

Chinese Herb Shows Promise In Reducing Hypertension

... arterial blood pressure was measured in the right carotid artery. To examine the microvascular actions of tanshinone IIA researchers applied it topically to the hamsters?ˉ cheek pouch or mice cremaster muscles to achieve the final concentration of one |ìg/ml or five |ìg/ml. After the application of tanshino...

Cure for Most Heart Attacks Is Free, but It's Important to Start Young

...used to accurately predict levels of thickening of carotid arteries and calcification of coronary arteries (both markers for atherosclerosis) 15 years later. Next steps Two common risk factors that almost anyone can do something about, McGill said, are smoking and obesity. Too many calories and not eno...

Methamphetamine Use Increases Risks of Artery Tears and Stroke

...in scans showed both women had severe strokes from carotid artery dissection, which is a tear in the inner li...quired a stent to treat the blockage in her common carotid artery, received a score of 17. Stroke Scale scores over 16 predict a high probability of death or s...

A Novel Device System To Reduce Blood Pressure

... Rheos System is a novel device that activates the carotid baroreflex, the body's own system for regulating b...ally activating the baroreflex system based in the carotid arteries in the neck. Low-level electrical stimulation to this area sends signals to the brain, "tel...

Minorities, Uninsured Less Likely to Receive Care at High-Volume Hospitals

... aneurysm repair, coronary artery bypass grafting, carotid endarterectomy, esophageal cancer resection, hip fracture repair, lung cancer resection, cardiac valve replacement, coronary angioplasty, pancreatic cancer resection, and total knee replacement. According to this database, a total of 719,608 patien...

Taking Statins May Help Smokers' Lungs

...so helped in cardiovascular disease by keeping the carotid artery clear.The researchers studied 449 people with one or both carotid ateries severly narrowed. 298 were given statins and the follow up was done over 26 months. Only 1...

Bottleneck for Neck Stents - May Enhance Risk of Stroke, Says a Study

...indeed a safe bet to do away with blockages in the carotid artery. To make a comparative study, researcher...s and a surgical method to clear the blocks in the carotid artery. Alarmingly the researchers found that strokes and death risk increased two fold in patients ...

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