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Screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms in women may save lives

NEW YORK (Nov. 9, 2007) -- In 9 out of 10 cases, a burst abdominal aortic artery is quickly fatal for its most common victim: elderly males. A new study -- the largest yet performed -- now confirms that women over 65 with a history of smoking or heart disease are also at high risk for an abdominal...

Fewer Dying Now From Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

Researchers credit better postoperative care for the improvement MONDAY, July 6 (HealthDay News) -- In recent decades, long-term survival of patients who have surgery to repair intact abdominal aortic aneurysms has improved, a new study from Sweden finds. The researchers also found...

Cardiatis Multilayer Aneurysm Repair System, MARS, Receives CE Mark Approval for Treating Peripheral Aneurysms

Cardiatis SA, today announced that its Multilayer Aneurysm Repair System (MARS) has received CE Mark approval for treating patients with peripheral aneurysms. Product rollout is underway. Brussels, Belgium (PRWEB) June 9, 2009 -- Cardiatis, SA announced today that it ha...

Verathon(R) Introduces BladderScan(R) BVI 9600 Bladder Volume Instrument with AortaScan(TM) Mode to Help Physicians Identify the Presence of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

BOTHELL, Wash., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Verathon(R) is pleased to announce the new BladderScan(R) BVI 9600 bladder volume instrument, with AortaScan(TM) Mode to help physicians identify the presence of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). This new addition to the BladderScan(R) BVI 9000 series will ...

Carnegie Mellon researchers improve assessments of aortic aneurysms

PITTSBURGHCarnegie Mellon University's Ender Finol has received a two-year, $602,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop methodologies for accurately evaluating the risk of aneurysms rupturing in the human body's main artery, which carries more than 5,000 quarts of bloo...

Revolutionary New Technique Uses Onyx to Fill Hard-To-Treat Aneurysms

Dr. Demetrius Lopes one of first in country to use new technique CHICAGO, March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- It has been quite a week for aneurysm patient Diane Long, of Homewood, Illinois. On Sunday, she struggled with double vision because of a large aneurysm in her brain compressing a nerve that ...

Minimally Invasive Surgery Fixes Aneurysms

Study finds advantages over conventional operation WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30 (HealthDay News) -- An operation using tiny incisions to repair a potentially fatal weakness of a major heart artery has a lower death rate and better overall results than conventional surgery, according to a major ...

A new key to detecting deadly aortic aneurysms

New Haven, Conn.Yale scientists have discovered a way to use a simple blood test that may accurately detect thoracic aneurysm disease (TAA), which gives little warning and is almost always fatal if untreated. The study, published this month in Public Library of Science (PLoS), represents the c...

Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Saves Men's Lives

Regular ultrasound screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms can sharply reduce the likelihood of dying from a ruptured aneurysm among men age 65// and older, according to a new review of recent studies. Screening helped cut the odds of death nearly in half for men ages 65 to 79 but did not re...

Treatment Of Brain Aneurysms By A New Non-Surgical Approach

Aneurysm refers to a sac formed by localized dilation of the wall of an artery, a vein or the heart. A brain aneurysm arises as a result of weakness in the arterial wall of the brain. Rupture of the aneurysm can result in // stroke or death. A new approach combining the use of intracranial ste...

Cocaine may cause aneurysms for the coronart artery

Cocaine had been associated to cardiovascular diseases and recent study says that// cocaine abuse can lead to coronary artery aneurysms. Studies have always been carried on to find out the effect of substance abuse on the health of the person. The new study was done to find out the effect of coc...

Brain aneurysms can now be treated with a less invasive procedure

Brain aneurysm is a weakness in one of the blood vessels in the brain, causing the vessel to bulge, ultimately resulting in a brain hemorrhage. Around thirty thousand Americans, on an average, suffer a brain hemorrhage in a year and they are treated surgically or non-surgically depending on the siz...

Small aneurysms best left untouched

According to researchers, the appropriate approach to abdominal aortic aneurysms is to leave those below five and a half centimeters alone. The abdominal aorta is the main artery serving the lower organs of the body, supplying them with blood from the heart.// Fragility in the wall of the aorta lea...

CTA Useful in Detecting Ruptured Cerebral Aneurysms

CT angiography (CTA) has a nearly 100% detection rate in acute ruptured, cerebral aneurysms, according to a recent study conducted at the Health Sciences Center in Winnipeg, Canada. The study consisted of 171 patients with acute subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) who underwent preoperative 3D C...

Enzyme Critical for Early Growth of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

Surgery is the only treatment for an abdominal aortic aneurysm, a weak spot in the body's main artery that dilates dangerously// over time. If the vessel ruptures suddenly before surgery to repair it, a quick death is virtually certain. Now, scientists say they have identified a key enzyme that tri...

Detecting brain aneurysms

An aneurysm is an abnormal dilation of a blood vessel. This involves all layers of the vessel wall. Aneurysms pose a risk to health due to their potential to rupture, thrombose or embolize. The most common blood vessels involved are the abdominal and thoracic aorta, and brain. Potential blood vesse...

Endologix Announces Pricing of Public Offering of Common Stock

...ortic disorders. The Company's flagship product is the Powerlink(R) System, which is an endovascular stent graft for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). AAA is a weakening of the wall of the aorta, the largest artery in the body, resulting in a balloon-like enlargement. Once AAA develops, it con...

Nfocus Neuromedical Announces European Approval for Novel Guiding Catheter at Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery

...ment of vascular diseases of the brain and spine, please visit the new Nfocus website at: www.nfocusneuro.com . For more information about aneurysms and hemorrhagic stroke see: www.strokeassociation.org and www.snisonline.org ...

Endologix Reports 42% Second Quarter 2009 Revenue Growth

...ortic disorders. The Company's flagship product is the Powerlink(R) System, which is an endovascular stent graft for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). AAA is a weakening of the wall of the aorta, the largest artery in the body, resulting in a balloon-like enlargement. Once AAA develops, it con...

Endologix to Report Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results on July 22, 2009

...ortic disorders. The Company's flagship product is the Powerlink(R) System, which is an endovascular stent graft for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). AAA is a weakening of the wall of the aorta, the largest artery in the body, resulting in a balloon-like enlargement. Once AAA develops, it con...

Specialized California Medical Center (Heart411.com) Offers Top-Notch Cardiothoracic Surgery

...urgery cases including open heart operations , coronary artery bypass surgeries , aortic valve replacement , mitral valve replacement and aortic aneurysms . They are highly skilled at performing Endarterectomies , or clearing out blocked arteries to improve blood flow and reduce risk of stroke. Bypass ...

Endologix Added to Russell Indexes

...ortic disorders. The Company's flagship product is the Powerlink(R) System, which is an endovascular stent graft for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). AAA is a weakening of the wall of the aorta, the largest artery in the body, resulting in a balloon-like enlargement. Once AAA develops, it con...

Arizona Heart Institute Enrolls First Patient in Anaconda(TM) Investigational Study for the Treatment of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

...enly with severe, sharp pain in the abdomen. Patients who experience these symptoms should seek immediate medical attention. Early detection of aortic aneurysms can prevent sudden death; therefore, patients with a family history of aortic aneurysm or other connective tissue disorders should notify their physic...

Endologix Announces Live Web Cast of Presentation in SMH Capital Small Cap Spotlight on June 17, 2009 at 4:15 p.m. ET

...ortic disorders. The Company's flagship product is the Powerlink(R) System, which is an endovascular stent graft for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). AAA is a weakening of the wall of the aorta, the largest artery in the body, resulting in a balloon-like enlargement. Once AAA develops, it con...

Endologix Receives Nasdaq Letter on Director Independence

...ortic disorders. The Company's flagship product is the Powerlink(R) System, which is an endovascular stent graft for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). AAA is a weakening of the wall of the aorta, the largest artery in the body, resulting in a balloon-like enlargement. Once AAA develops, it con...

Fewer Deaths Occurring From Brain Bleeds

...emorrhages is small, it is real. "There is a small but real reduction in aneurysms and subarachnoid hemorrhage because of significant advancements in noninvasive imaging that identifies aneurysms early, and preventive treatment, mainly with endovascular coiling as well a...

Endologix Announces Full Commercial Launch of IntuiTrak Express Delivery System

...antly Simplifies the Treatment of Abdominal Aortic aneurysms IRVINE, Calif., June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall...ovascular treatment of large neck abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). The IntuiTrak family of devices features lo... stent graft for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). AAA is a weakening of the wall of the aorta...

Minimally invasive stroke treatment produces better patient outcomes than surgical operation

... minimally invasive endovascular coiling for brain aneurysms and economic data gathered from a variety of hosp...rently about 30 to 40 percent of all patients with aneurysms are treated with minimally invasive procedures, he said. Intracranial aneurysms impact about 2 percent of the general population w...

Study in Nature Medicine establishes major new treatment target in diseased arteries

...der the stress of blood pressure due to a breakdown in the vessel's structural integrity. AAA leads to 15,000 deaths a year, mostly in aging men, when aneurysms rupture to spill blood into the abdomen, a fatal event in 90 percent of cases. Adding to the study's importance, AAA shares vital biochemical pathways...

Nfocus Neuromedical Elects Eric P. Milledge Chairman of Board

...atment of vascular diseases of the brain and spine, please visit the new Nfocus website at: www.nfocusneuro.com . For more information about aneurysms and hemorrhagic stroke see: www.strokeassociation.org and www.snisonline.org ...

Too Few Screened for Abdominal Aneurysm, Study Says

...n blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body. As blood passes through, the weakened area can bulge. Most abdominal aortic aneurysms initially have no symptoms but can be deadly if they rupture. Symptoms of a rupture include sudden and increasing back and abdominal pain. An es...

NeuroVasx Receives CE Mark for cPAX Aneurysm Treatment System

...n the wall of an artery in the brain. If ruptured, aneurysms can result in massive intracranial bleeding and of...S. commercialization efforts." About Cerebral aneurysms A cerebral aneurysm is an abnormal bulge or s...irst 24 hours. The worldwide incidence of cerebral aneurysms is estimated to be 320,000 annually, approximately...

Less Invasive Interventional Treatment Can Be Recommended as First-Line Treatment for 'Silent Killer,' Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

...t that uses stent grafts to treat abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA), has low re-intervention rates that are comp... danger that it will burst. The goal is to prevent aneurysms from rupturing. Once an AAA has ruptured, the chan...val are low, with 80 to 90 percent of all ruptured aneurysms resulting in death. These deaths can be avoided if...

Society of Interventional Radiology Hosts 34th Annual Scientific Meeting

...e until Tuesday, March 10, 2009, 9 a.m. Eastern) Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Recommending Treatment for "Silent Killer" Abdominal aortic aneurysms can be treated successfully by a minimally invasive procedure that eliminates the need to undergo a large abdominal incision from surgery or to clamp ...

Aneurysms in 2nd Generation May Not Come Early

...ain aneurysm. Of the 429 families, 54 (12.5 percent) had cases of ruptured aneurysms over two generations -- either parent and child or aunt/uncle and niece/nephew. However, instead of occurring at an earlier age, ruptured aneurysms tended to occur slightly later in life among the second generation. "T...

Arizona Heart Institute Announces FREE Public Forum Featuring Live Viewing of Surgical Procedures Via High-Definition (HD) Satellite

...strations. Blood pressure checks, body fat testing and educational information on many cardiovascular subjects ranging from women and heart disease to aneurysms will be offered. There will also be an "Ask a Nurse" and an "Ask a Pharmacist" table where attendees can pose questions about their cardiovascular he...

Concentric Medical Expands Product Offering in Neuro Access

...product family. These two new lengths will no doubt help a broader patient population during stroke interventions as well as other treatments such as aneurysms and AVM repair." About Concentric Medical Concentric Medical is located in Mountain View, California, and was founded in August 1999. The com...

New Brain Hemorrhage Guidelines Stress Quick Action

...eal of experience treating SAH patients, compared to hospitals with little experience. Catheter angiography remains the gold standard for detecting aneurysms and directing treatment. Standardized emergency department protocols are necessary for managing SAH patients, particularly in the early stages. ...

Routine testing after aneurysm coiling carries low risk

...iography following endovascular treatment of brain aneurysms carries a very low risk of complication," says And...lcohol and drug abuse. Specialists treat brain aneurysms in different ways. Some aneurysms are treated surgically through an opening in the s...

Blood Cell Genes May Signal Heart Disease

...ng to find out what is the cause of aneurysm, so we can find a better treatment." In the study, the gene was found in 53 percent of 899 people with aneurysms and 47 percent of those without the condition, so "if you have the gene, it doesn't mean much for you as an individual," Bown said. "But genes close t...
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