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State Report Ranks LIJ as New York's Best for Heart Bypass Surgery, North Shore University Hospital Tops for Emergency Angioplasty Survival

New state reports also recognize performance of North Shore-LIJ surgeons Alan Hartman and Robert Palazzo, cardiologist Lawrence Ong NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y., July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- LIJ Medical Center ranks as the best hospital in New York for heart bypass surgery, ac...

Quick Angioplasty Best After Heart Attacks

Canadian study shows better survival when compared to those who got clot-busting treatment WEDNESDAY, June 24 (HealthDay News) -- A new Canadian study adds compelling support for current recommendations that people who first get clot-dissolving treatment for heart attacks should have a...

Breaking medical and scientific news in angioplasty to be presented in San Francisco at TCT 2009

WHAT: TCT (Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics) 2009, the scientific symposium of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation, will be the largest medical forum of updates and clinical trial data in the field of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and interventional cardiology. Media...

Nurses: Providing angioplasty patient care in and out of the cath lab

WHAT: The Cardiovascular Nurse and Technologist Symposium at TCT 2009 will examine the latest advances in interventional, pharmacologic and clinical/administrative strategies for the management of the cardiovascular patient: Focus on the heart attack patient receiving PCI Revascularizatio...

Racial Disparity Seen in Angioplasty Outcomes

Black patients more likely to experience complications, study finds FRIDAY, May 8 (HealthDay News) -- Black Americans are more likely than any other racial group to suffer serious complications after angioplasty and stenting and to require repeat procedures, but the reasons for these w...

Discharge Time After Angioplasty Varies

Experts offer guidelines to help determine which patients need more observation THURSDAY, May 7 (HealthDay News) -- While some heart patients can safely go home after having elective angioplasty (also known as percutaneous coronary intervention, or PCI), others may have to stay in hosp...

Irregular Heartbeat During Angioplasty Could Raise Death Risk

It tripled the 3-month odds among heart attack patients, study found TUESDAY, May 5 (HealthDay News) -- People treated for heart attack who experience abnormal heart rhythms during artery-opening procedures such as angioplasty may be at increased risk of death, a new study suggests. ...

BridgePoint Medical Completes First U.S. Clinical Case Using CrossBoss and Stingray Devices in CTO Angioplasty Procedure

MINNEAPOLIS, March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- BridgePoint Medical, Inc.(TM), a leading medical technology company focused on the treatment of coronary and peripheral vascular disease, has completed the first human clinical case in the United States using its CrossBoss(TM) CTO Catheter and Stingray(TM) CTO...

Experience Brings Better Angioplasty Outcomes

Patients treated by skilled doctors at high-volume hospitals do best, study finds WEDNESDAY, Feb. 11 (HealthDay News) -- The chances of a person surviving a heart attack roughly double if the victim receives treatment quickly from a doctor and facility experienced in the use of angiop...

Florida study finds barriers to angioplasty for life-threatening heart attacks

Tampa, FL (Oct. 8, 2008) Women, the elderly, and patients admitted to the emergency department on weekends are all less likely to receive same-day coronary angioplasty for a life-threatening heart attack in Florida, University of South Florida researchers found. Their study was published this mon...

Symposium at Angioplasty Summit TCT Asia Pacific 2008 Features OrbusNeich's Genous(TM) Bio-engineered R stent(TM)

HONG KONG, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- OrbusNeich's Genous Bio-engineered R stent will be featured at a sponsored symposium during Angioplasty Summit TCT 2008 Asia Pacific. The symposium, which will take place on April 23 at the Convention Center of Sheraton Grande Walkerhill Seoul Hotel in Seo...

State Report Ranks LIJ as New York's Best Hospital for Angioplasty Survival

Same report also recognizes performance of North Shore cardiologist NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y., April 4, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- A new state report shows that Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center in New Hyde Park was ranked the best hospital in New York for angioplasty success rates. LIJ was the on...

Comparison of anticoagulants for angioplasty show similar outcomes

In a comparison of anticoagulants and stents for use with angioplasty following a heart attack, the anticoagulants abciximab and tirofiban had similar outcomes for some cardiac measures within 90 minutes after the procedure, while patients who received stents that released the drug sirolimus had a...

Doing Angioplasty Long After Heart Attack Still Worth It, Analysis Shows

But author of one of studies in the review challenges the finding MONDAY, Feb. 25 (HealthDay News) -- The artery-opening procedure called angioplasty does provide a benefit over drug therapy even if it's done long after a heart attack happens, a new analysis of studies claims. Howev...

Delayed angioplasty -- big bucks, no bang

ORLANDO, FL In a subset of patients suffering heart attack, adding stents to clot-busting medical therapy after the optimal treatment window ends isn't justified, say researchers from Duke University Medical Center. In a follow-up to last year's widely reported Occluded Artery Trial (OAT), wh...

On 30th Anniversary, Angioplasty Celebrated as Modern Medical Breakthrough in Stopping Heart Attack

Next Horizon: Using Angioplasty and Stents to Stop Stroke ZURICH, Switzerland, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Thirty years ago this week, a German doctor working in Switzerland used a small tube with a tiny balloon on the end, called a balloon-catheter, to open his patient's blocked heart art...

Hispanics less likely to have repeat revascularizations 1 year after angioplasty

Hispanic patients were 57 percent less likely than Caucasian patients to undergo coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) one year after successful angioplasty, a type of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) to open blockages in the coronary arteries. Hispanics also had a trend toward lower ra...

Off-Hours Heart Patients Less Likely to Get Angioplasty

But study also finds survival rates similar, no matter when admission occurred MONDAY, April 21 (HealthDay News) -- Compared to heart attack patients who arrive at hospitals during weeknights, weekends and holidays, those who arrive during regular hours tend to receive faster and more ...

Anticoagulant Drugs Had Similar Outcomes After Angioplasty

Study also finds drug-releasing stents appear to work better than uncoated ones SUNDAY, March 30 (HealthDay News) -- In heart attack patients who had angioplasty, the anticoagulant drugs abciximab and tirofiban produced similar outcomes for certain cardiac measures within 90 minutes af...

Drugs More Effective Than Angioplasty in the Case of Heart-patients

Going in for angioplasty? Pause for a moment. It has now been found that drugs are just as effective in unclogging your arteries//. So much so, more than half a million people a year with chest pain are getting an unnecessary or premature angioplasty, suggests a new study. More importa...

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

Chicago: Use of the drug pexelizumab immediately before and for 24 hours after stent placement or angioplasty for certain heart attack patients did not have any significant// treatment effect compared to placebo, according to a study in the issue of JAMA. The medication had shown promise in prelimi...

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

Patients with severe coronary artery disease live longer if they receive coronary artery bypass surgery as their initial treatment // instead of artery-opening angioplasty or heart medications, according to a Duke University Medical Center analysis. Yet up to 40 percent of patients diagnosed ...

Researchers Begin Study To Find Out If Angioplasty Can Be Safely Done In Smaller Hospitals

Researchers at Johns Hopkins have launched a nationwide study in USA to see if the procedures of angioplasty can be safely performed in smaller hospitals. The study will enroll of more than 16,000 patients to see if a potentially life-saving angioplasty //can be safely performed in smaller, c...

Patients Fare Better With Doctors Who Do More Angioplasty Procedures

The researchers from the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center had found that the risk of major complications from angioplasty and related procedures lowers when doctors perform a large number of those procedures // each year. The paper is published in the Journal of the American College of ...

A ray of hope in Angioplasty dilemma

A new technique to keeping heart arteries flowing easily after angioplasty shows fantastic success in early testing, visibly solving a major weakness of the common procedure.Doctors released the longest follow up with the new technique - the drug-coated stent. In testing on 30 patients over three ...

The Success Rate Of Angioplasty In Female Patients Low

Male heart attack patients fare better after having a procedure to open clogged arteries than female patients, say researchers based on results // from a recent study. The study, conducted in Taiwan, looked at mortality rates and other factors among a group of about 870 men and about 160 women who...

Statins reduce risks for angioplasty patients

Cholesterol-lowering drugs that help prevent heart disease also appear to cut the risk of a heart attack and other complications after angioplasty.// Angioplasty, an alternative to bypass surgery, allows doctors to open clogged coronary arteries without major surgery by inserting a tiny balloon to ...

Doubling Plavix Dose Recommended Before Angioplasty

Never mind the side-effects of Plavix, (generic name clopidogrel), the popular anti-blood-clotting drug . A new study reveals doubling the current recommended dose of Plavix to angioplasty patients, from 300 milligrams to 600, cut the combined risk of heart attack and cardiac death by half....

New Balloon Catheter Available Worldwide for Carotid and Renal Angioplasty

Today at the 61st Annual Meeting of the Society for Vascular Surgery, Cordis Endovascular, division of Cordis Corporation, announced the worldwide launch of the Cordis AVIATOR (TM) Plus Balloon Dilatation Catheter for use in angioplasty procedures for patients with carotid and or renal artery block...

Togadiyas Condition Stable After Undergoing Angioplasty

The condition of VHP leader Praveen Togadiya, who underwent an angioplasty at a private hospital here, is stated to be stable, hospital sources said today. // Togadiya was admitted to SAL hospital here yesterday, for a heart ailment. Cardiologist of the Hospital Dr Bhupesh Shah carried o...

Drug-Coated Stents Work Better In Diabetic Patients After Angioplasty

Spanish cardiologists have found that it is better to insert drug-coated stents to keep the blood flowing after angioplasty in people who have diabetes//. The study author Dr. Manel Sabate, a consultant in cardiology at San Carlos University Hospital in Madrid said that the results of this st...

Cholesterol Drug Helps After Angioplasty

According to researchers at the Erasmus University Hospital, a common cholesterol fighting drug, a statin called Lescol or fluvastatin, can reduce the risk of heart complications by up to 20 percent for about 1 million American each year. "This reduction in major heart events -- such as dying of he...

Men With Angina Do Worse Than Women

...st pain called angina did much worse than women, and neither artery-opening angioplasty nor coronary-bypass surgery reduced long-term mortality for either gender. ...besity, the study authors noted. Men were more likely than women to have angioplasty or bypass surgery, but the study found no difference in survival for those ...

Radiation exposure during interventional procedures a concern for some developing countries

...cluded data from 55 hospitals in 20 countriesmostly in Eastern Europe, five in Africa and six in Asia. "We found that a substantial number of coronary angioplasty procedures performed in the developing countries in this study are above the currently known dose reference level," said Madan M. Rehani, PhD, coordin...

Stent Studies Tied to Rapid Changes in Use

...ng this new health IT space will require focus, assessment and realignment." More information The Society for Vascular Surgery has more about angioplasty and stenting . -- Robert Preidt SOURCE: American Heart Association, news release, July 28,...

Many Heart Attack Patients Not Referred to Cardiac Rehab

...ormation on 72,817 patients discharged from hospitals after a heart attack, angioplasty or bypass surgery between January 2000 and September 2007. The researche...ercent were referred to rehab, as were 58 percent of patients who underwent angioplasty and 74 percent of those who had bypass surgery, the study found. Among t...

Lutonix, Inc. Announces First Patient Enrollments in Three Separate Clinical Trials

...ance and broaden the therapeutic options for patients with vascular disease who may not be ideal candidates for conventional therapies such as balloon angioplasty and stents and for those who are contraindicated for those treatments. Lutonix is a venture-backed medical device start-up based in Minneapolis, MN. ...

Avoiding Hysterectomy: Major Interventional Radiology E-collection Info Available

..., MRI and other imaging to advance a catheter in the body, such as 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 minima...

June 2009 Mayo Clinic Health Letter Highlights Probiotics, Carotid Artery and Breast Cancer Treatments

...re low, even for otherwise healthy patients age 80 or older. Balloon angioplasty and stent placement: This procedure is an option for patients at high risk...s placed there to keep it open. Large studies are under way to determine if angioplasty might be safe and effective for a larger percentage of people with carotid ...

Crestor Patent Invalidity Evidence Uncovered By Article One Partners Community

...One also has announced the closing of additional Patent Studies: Opana ER-Penwest; Effexor XR-Wyeth; Lotrel-Novartis; Prevacid-Takeda; Lipitor-Pfizer; angioplasty Stent-Wall; Keyboard-RIMM; and Wireless Transmissions-Wi-Lan. Studies which are closed indicate that the Article One prior art collections do not form...
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