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High-dose anticlotting drug cuts heart attack, death risk in half
...th double-dose anticlotting medication just before percutaneous
coronary intervention (PCI) cuts the combined risk of heart attack and cardiac death by half, according to a study reported at the 30th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), May 9?2, 2007, ...
Protein therapy may reduce infarct size in heart attack patients
...s with anterior ST-elevation MI undergoing primary percutaneous
coronary intervention with balloon angioplasty and coronary stent implantation. Patients were randomized 2:1 to receive intracoronary injections of the active study drug (KAI-9803) vs. placebo in four dose groups (0.05, 0.5, 1.25 or 5.0 mg of KAI-98...
Cryoablation -- A new treatment option for some kidney tumor patients
...archers report that freezing kidney tumors through percutaneous
cryoablation shows promise for patients who are no...not able to have surgery because of other factors, percutaneous
cryoablation may be an option. "This procedure appears to be a good option for some patients," sa...
Potential heart benefit found in stem cells
...chemic cardiomyopathy were treated with a combined percutaneous
injection (both intramyocardial and intracoronary, either the heart muscle or the heart's artery) of bone marrow-derived mononuclear cells. At baseline and follow-up evaluation, the investigators reviewed the myocardial viability and local wall moti...
Stem cell mobilization therapy appears to be ineffective in repairing damage caused by heart attack
...fusion (restoration of blood flow) to the heart by percutaneous
coronary intervention (procedures such as angioplasty in which a catheter-guided balloon is used to open a narrowed coronary artery) within 12 hours after onset of symptoms. Patients were randomly assigned to receive by injection either a daily dose ...
New cell transplantation technique restores insulin production in diabetics
...s site." Dr. Krishnamoorthy said that even though percutaneous
islet cell transplantation is currently an experimental procedure, the sandwich closure is a safe method that prevents many of the complications common to previous techniques used to transplant islet cells. Thirty days after the procedure, all 13 pat...