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Survey Shows Emergency Services Of British Hospitals Doing A Good Job

... to the blocked heart artery. It leaves in place a stent - which pushes back the fatty deposits in the artery. In 2006-07, this was the main or first treatment for 3,192 patients in England and Wales, twice the previous year's figure. According to the report, an increasing number of hospitals now provi...

Modified Herpes Virus Keeps Arteries Free-flowing Following Procedures

...free-flowing in the weeks following angioplasty or stent placement for patients, according to research pub...desirable, yet expected outcome of angioplasty and stent placement is the disruption of the arterys endothelial layer, which forms the inner lining of the ar...

Angioplasty may Damage Kidneys

...e may lead to worse results. It also shows that stent size is important and raises questions about wheth...ce inside the vessel (angioplasty) and inserting a stent to keep the vessel open. The procedure is performed on about 40,000 to 80,000 people a year. Bypass ...

Studies Reveal Inappropriate Use Of Drug-Coated Stents

...etal versions, generating almost 90 percent of all stent sales by early 2006 and creating a $6 billion mark...heir doctors about the evidence that a drug-coated stent would be effective and safe for them as individuals. If a patient is in the 'on-label' group, the ...

ENDEAVOR III Trial Reports Key Findings on New-generation Stent

...clues to the fate of a new-generation drug-eluting stent that is vying for a place in the treatment of coro...tes to treatment with the investigational Endeavor stent (Medtronic, Minneapolis) or the Cypher stent (Cordis Johnson & Johnson, Miami Lakes, FL). The Endeav...

Off-label and Untested Use of Drug-coated Stents Appears Widespread

...eath, MI [myocardial infarction, heart attack], or stent thrombosis [formation of a blood clot]," they write. "Compared with standard use, short-term outcomes appear to be worse with off-label and untested use," the authors conclude. "However, even with off-label or untested use of drug-eluting stents, o...

Cancer Patient’s Life Improved With Anti-reflux Valv

...earch//. The study, using the anti-reflux biliary stent in patients with cancer of the pancreas or bile du...strointestinal Endoscopy journal. This bile duct stent with the “Dua Anti-Reflux Valve,” named after its inventor, was cleared for use by FDA last year. Th...

Bypass Surgery, Drug-eluting Stents Possess Similar Risk and Outcome

Drug-eluting stent therapy and bypass surgery for coronary artery dis... Wilson and colleagues analyzed 799 drug-eluting stent patients and 799 coronary bypass patients, comparing how they fared in the first 30 days after their...

Stents Do Little to Prevent Heart Attacks

...festyle," he added. "What happens when you put a stent in is you're attacking one narrowing in the artery...ific drop by 10 percent and those of another major stent manufacturer Johnson & Johnson are down by 5 percent. Last night at a Boston Scientific event, Dr....

Plavix Safe During and After Heart Bypass

...tenting has added a long-term benefit of increased stent effectiveness," adds Scott Silvestry, M.D., assistant professor of Surgery at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University. "This study has shown that we can extend this potential benefit to our off-pump bypass grafts in a safe fashion by...

Blood Clot Warning Over Common Medical Device

The leading type of angioplasty stent used in Australia, drug-eluting stents (DES), coul...od vessels of the heart. Angioplasty in which a stent is inserted into the blood vessel is a common procedure, with over 30,000 cases performed in Austral...

Stroke Prevention Technique Improves Brain Function

...ush the fat deposits away and then place a springy stent to provide a brace for the artery. A tiny mesh across the stent prevents any flowing fat particles from entering the artery. At present the risk for patients who ...

Drug Therapy Offers Little Benefit for Some Patients Undergoing Angioplasty or Stent Procedure

...elizumab immediately before and for 24 hours after stent placement or angioplasty for certain heart attack ...on (PCI; procedures such as balloon angioplasty or stent placement used to open narrowed coronary arteries) is highly effective at improving outcomes in pati...

Methamphetamine Use Increases Risks of Artery Tears and Stroke

...n activator. The 29-year-old woman, who required 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 severe disability. “While methamphetamine use has been associated with aortic dissection, a tear in the w...

Olive Oil Emulsions Prevent Cardiac Bypass Surgery

...s (the re-closing of the artery a short time after stent insertion) were the next advance in this field. "...el stents. Dr. Savage likens attempting to place a stent through a tortuous vessel to "trying to move a couch around a narrow stairwell." Other obstacles are...

Drug Coated Stents Under the Scanner

...the drug, Plavix, is safe to consume long term for stent patients. According to some doctors, the risk i...ximate 5 clots are found in every 1000 drug coated stent patients. An FDA panel is due to meet soon, to thrash out existing doubts. Patients with stents hav...

Ingenious Biodegradable Heart Stent May Dictate Advancements in Heart Stent Technology

... under has experimented with a novel type of heart stent that utilizes biodegradable tubes to clear blocked arteries. This could prove a blessing for// the multitude of people combating problems in the heart, due to blocks in their arteries. Heart stents are no doubt an ingenious intervention, extremely ...

Lack of Evidence on Treatment for Narrowed Kidney Arteries

...ility of benefits of angioplasty with or without a stent is unclear. Authors of the systematic literature... trial to compare the benefits of angioplasty with stent placement versus drug treatment, but results are not expected until 2010. “In an ideal world, doct...

Bypass Surgery, a Better Option than Angioplasty for Severe Heart Patients

...ir disease. Patients undergoing angioplasty with a stent not only have a foreign object in their body, but they also must take drugs to keep clots from forming in the stent." In other study results, the researchers found that both bypass surgery and angioplasty provided more benefit for patients than med...

Novel Technique Would Prevent Re-Clogged Arteries

...s and inflated to open blockages. In many cases, a stent – originally mounted on the balloon – is then posi...nto contact with a specific enzyme attached to the stent by its manufacturer. In effect, the enzyme on the stent then becomes a "pharmaceutical factory" that...

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