FDA Approves TYVASO (Treprostinil) Inhalation Solution for the Treatment of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
SILVER SPRING, Md., July 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- United Therapeutics Corporation (Nasdaq: UTHR ) announced today that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved TYVASO (treprostinil) Inhalation Solution for the treatment of pulmonary arterial
New Study Shows Long-Term Benefits for Patients with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Results of a recent two-year study show promising long-term survival benefits for patients living with Pulmonary Arterial
Hypertension (PAH), a progressive, life-threatening disease in which the small blood vessels in the lungs become scarred and narrowed causing the pressure in the pulmonary art...
Life Line Screening Data on Peripheral Arterial Disease Validated
Data from Life Line Screening corroborates research recently presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology's annual scientific meeting: The importance of the ankle-brachial index in identifying high-risk individuals previously thought to be at low-risk for cardiovascular disease was confi...
'Seeing' Stem Cells Helps in Fight Against Peripheral Arterial Disease
Unique Interventional Radiology Research Puts Puzzle Pieces Together in Regenerating Blood Vessels to Open Clogged Arteries, Uses Firefly-like Bioluminescence Imaging Agent
SAN DIEGO, March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Interventional radiologists are fitting together the puzzle pieces of how...
Study Shows 80% of Adults with Peripheral Arterial Disease Go Undiagnosed
U.S. Peripheral Vascular Treatment Market to Grow to $4.7 Billion
VANCOUVER, March 10 /PRNewswire/ - According to iData Research, an international medical device & dental market research firm, an estimated 10 million people in the U.S. suffer from lower-limb Peripheral Arterial
Efficacy of stents is improved when their placement is determined by arterial blood flow measurement
Reperfusion therapy in the form of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is now the recommended first treatment for victims of acute myocardial infarction. New European guidelines issued in November 2008 emphasised speed of action and the importance of reperfusion therapy to restore blood flow ...
Exercise improves leg pain caused by arterial disease
OAK BROOK, Ill. Patients with leg pain caused by arterial
disease may be able to forego treatment of the affected artery by participating in hospital-supervised exercise, according to a new study published in the February issue of Radiology .
Intermittent claudication is a painful leg condit...
Irishman with Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.) Finds Leg-, Life-Saving Treatment In Columbus, Ohio
If it wasn't for Bill Doherty's persistence to seek out the best treatment options available to him, he realizes he could be without a leg today. Bill's proactive efforts led him to revolutionary P.A.D. treatments taking place across the Atlantic at Riverside Methodist Hospital, in Columbus, Ohio...
Cardica Announces Publication of Case Report in the Journal of Neurosurgery Featuring Use of C-Port(R) System in Brain Arterial Bypass
- Dr. Ralph G. Dacey, Jr., Successfully Uses C-Port System to Bypass Cerebral Aneurysm in Patient with Brain Injury -
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cardica, Inc.
(Nasdaq: CRDC ) today announced publication of a case study in the September
issue of the pe...
Viagra Bulk Effectively Cures Children with PAH (Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension)
Viagrabulk.com is a leading online store offering Viagra, which proves to be a great help for children who are suffering from pulmonary arterial
Mumbai, Maharashtra (PRWEB) November 3, 2008 -- Viagrabulk.com is a leading online drug store that offers Viagr...
Summit Doppler Announces the Seated ABI for the Diagnosis of Peripheral Arterial Disease
Patients with disabilities or mobility impairments can be tested for
disease (P.A.D.) in a comfortable seated position using Summit Doppler's Vista AVS
GOLDEN, Colo., July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Summit Doppler Systems, a leading
manufacturer of ultrasound...
New study finds coronary arterial calcium scans help detect overall death risk in the elderly
TORRANCE, CA (July 2, 2008) - Measuring calcium deposits in the heart's arteries can help predict overall death risk in American adults, even when they are elderly, according to a new study published in the July issue of Journal of the American College of Cardiology .
Matthew J. Budoff, M.D.,...
Low Vitamin D Levels Associated With an Increased Risk of Peripheral Arterial Disease
American Heart Association meeting report
-- Low levels of vitamin D were associated with an increased prevalence
of peripheral arterial
disease (PAD) in a study that analyzed data from a
-- The researchers feel this needs further ...
Methamphetamine Use Associated With Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in Patients With Previously Unknown Risk Factors
- Pulmonary Hypertension Association Launches National Awareness Campaign to Raise Awareness of Methamphetamine and PAH Link -
SILVER SPRING, Md., March 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pulmonary Hypertension
Association (PHA), in conjunction with leading pulmonary hypertension
Safe at Any Age: Octogenarians Do As Well as Younger Patients With Interventional Radiology Arterial Procedures
Treatment Should Not Be Withheld in the Old; Improves Lives
WASHINGTON, March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seniors over the age of
80 can safely undergo diagnostic angiography and arterial
such as vascular stenting and angioplasty -- and do just as well as younger
Asian women at risk for arterial defect
Hengelo, the Netherlands February 7, 2008 A seemingly random arterial
abnormality that can cause heart attack and sudden death in adults with no previous symptoms may not be so random after all. A group of researchers in the Netherlands discovered that many people with congenital aneurismal fist...
Peripheral Arterial Disease Costlier to Treat Than Heart Trouble
Prolonged recovery, potential for repeat treatments to blame, study finds
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23 (HealthDay News) -- It costs about 5 percent more to treat people with peripheral arterial
disease (PAD) than those with coronary artery disease (CAD), a U.S. study finds.
Both PAD (blocked ...
Triumph-1 Trial of Viveta in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Meets Primary Endpoint
Preliminary Analysis Demonstrates a 20-Meter Improvement in Six-Minute Walk Distance (p<0.0006)
Conference Call to be Held at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time on November 1, 2007
SILVER SPRING, Md., Nov. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- United
Therapeutics Corporation (Nasdaq: UTHR ...
American College of Physicians publishes "Peripheral Arterial Disease"
PHILADELPHIA, October 30, 2007 - The American College of Physicians (ACP) will publish "Peripheral Arterial
Disease" on November 2. The latest addition to ACP's Key Diseases Series, the book is designed to provide clinicians with the most current information on the diagnosis and treatment of perip...
Riverside First to Offer New Treatment for Peripheral Arterial Disease
GORE VIABAHN Endoprosthesis with Heparin Bioactive Surface Offers Safe, Effective Alternative to Surgery
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Gary Ansel, MD, of Riverside
Methodist Hospital became the world's first physician on Wednesday, Aug.
29, to treat a common form o...
REACH Registry Highlights That Patients With Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) Suffer High Rates of Heart Attack, Stroke, Hospitalization, and Death
- New analyses presented in Europe for the first time underscores REACH implications for individuals with leg artery blockages - Findings suggest the need for earlier, more aggressive therapeutic intervention
VIENNA, Austria, Sept. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- New an...
Calcium in Arterial Plaque is a Good Indicator for Risk of Stroke
A new study by researchers at the University of Virginia Health System suggests that composition of plaque deposits in the carotid arteries indicate// a patient’s risk of having a stroke.
Published in the March edition of Stroke, the study looked retrospectively at the composition of plaque d...
A New System Developed For Studying The Condition Of The Human Arterial System
An engineer has developed a new system that could help in determining the condition of the human arterial
An engineer Fernando Silvio Nu?o Almirantearena has developed a new method// , which can help in the prevention of heart attack, brain stroke or high blood pressure, by determining ...
New Test to Diagnose the Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)
According to a new survey nearly 12 million Americans are affected by peripheral arterial
disease, or PAD. PAD is a condition where the arteries are blocked that brings blood to the legs due to atherosclerotic plaque//. The number of people affected by PAD is likely to increase in the coming decade...
Colon cancer patients benefit from Hepatic Arterial Infusion Therapy
A new study conducted by Nancy E. Kemeny, MD, an Attending Physician in the Department of Medicine at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center// said that patients whose colorectal cancer has spread to the liver fared better by receiving hepatic arterial
infusion (HAI). In this technique chemotherap...
Association Of Breast Arterial Calcifications With Diabetes And Hypertension
calcifications (BACs) are common findings on mammograms. There are calcium deposits in the media layer of the peripheral arterioles and this condition is called M?nckeberg medial// calcific sclerosis or medial arterial
calcification. Many groups have reported the association of BAC ...
Treating Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension In Children With Viagra
After revolutionizing the treatment of male impotence latest research shows that Viagra //(sildenafil) may also help children with a fatal lung disease walk further and breathe easier. Children diagnosed with pulmonary arterial
hypertension ( PAH) a condition in which blood pressure is extremely hi...
New method of measuring arterial stiffness in elderly hypertensives
Researchers have now discovered a new method by which arterial
stiffness in elderly hypertensive patients can be evaluated, using the "arterial stiffness index", which is measured by computerized oscillometry at the upper arm. The researchers from the Osaka University Medical School in Japan studie...
HealthYes! Provides Free Preventive Screening in Support of Round Rock Express
...believes that educating the public about asymptomatic diseases such as stroke, peripheral artery disease, osteoporosis, abdominal aortic aneurysm, and arterial
stiffness can greatly contribute toward prevention. For suffers of any of these diseases, early detection can mean the difference between a painful, c...
Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro: Vytorin and Zetia Makers Settle Class-Action Suit With Proposed $41.5 Million
...ment over Zocor alone.
The lawsuit alleges that an internal study showed the combination-drug, Vytorin was actually less effective in reducing arterial
plaque buildup than Zocor alone. The study also showed that Vytorin posed serious safety concerns. Plaintiffs claim the drug makers did not disclose...
Diagnostic tools and innovative therapies improve patient prognosis
...acyclin, is similar to a natural chemical in the body that widens blood vessels, such as those in the arteries or lungs. It is used to treat pulmonary arterial
hypertension (high blood pressure in the pulmonary arteries).
Recent studies show that most patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) have ...
AstraZeneca and the Artery Explorer Take California Residents on Virtual Journey Through the Arteries
...xplorer, a multi sensory motion simulator that illustrates the causes, progression, and consequences of atherosclerosis, to help attendees learn about arterial
Inside the Artery Explorer, attendees will travel through the winding path of the human circulatory system as the arteries become narro...
BioMarin Announces Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results
... results from the Phase I/II study, BioMarin expects to initiate a pivotal Phase III study in the second half of 2010.
6R-BH4 for Pulmonary arterial
Hypertension (PAH): The investigator-sponsored Phase Ib multi-center, open-label dose-escalation study in PAH showed that the drug was well-tolerated...
TriReme Medical, Inc. Receives CE Marking for Glider(TM) PTCA Dilatation Catheter
... TMI. "We are committed to developing a series of innovative products that will enable the best possible treatment for patients suffering from complex arterial
About Bifurcation Disease
Approximately 20% of all atherosclerosis cases involve lesions at or near side branches in the cor...
Kensey Nash Corporation Announces its Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year End 2009 Earnings Release Date and Teleconference
...uding, the cardiology, orthopedic, sports medicine, spine, endovascular and general surgery markets. The company is known as a pioneer in the field of arterial
puncture closure, as the inventor and developer of the Angio-Seal(TM) Vascular Closure Device, which is licensed to St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Northwest Hospital Introduces Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
...00% oxygen helps the body form new blood vessels, to serve areas that have been injured or may be affected by circulation disorders such as peripheral arterial
insufficiency or diabetes," said Dr. Terence Quigley, chief of surgery at Northwest Hospital, and medical director of the Northwest Hospital Wound Car...
Viagra Trial for Sickle Cell Lung Problems Halted
The trial involved sildenafil -- marketed as Viagra when it is used to treat erectile dysfunction and Revatio when used for pulmonary arterial
hypertension, or high blood pressure in the lungs.
"This was a very big disappointment," said Dr. Mark Gladwin, lead investigator of the study, wh...
Minnesotans to Keynote Materials for Medical Devices Conference
...Institute Foundation, will describe a potential breakthrough in the biocompatibility of intravascular devices. "The lack of a suitable prosthetic arterial
conduit remains a major problem in clinical medicine today," he said. A solution is under development: A new "living" stent that can b...
Paper Highlights Antimicrobial Effectiveness of Medical-Grade Honey in Topical Wound Care
...lletin Board: DSCI.OB), are indicated for the management of lightly to heavily exuding wounds such as: diabetic foot ulcers, venous stasis leg ulcers, arterial
leg ulcers, leg ulcers of mixed etiology, pressure ulcers (I-IV), first and second degree burns, donor sites, traumatic and surgical wounds.
Carotid Artery Sections React Differently to Plaque
...on Atherosclerosis in Boston.
It is not known why segments respond in such different manners, though the researchers theorize that differences in arterial
anatomy or local blood flow patterns, possibly caused by individual genetics or other risk factors, could be responsible.