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
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.
Nurses: Providing angioplasty patient care in and out of the cath lab
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
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...
Angioplasty in Medical Technology
SCAI Statement on the BARI 2D Trial (Bypass Angioplasty Revascularization Investigation With Diabetes Trial) Presented at the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Annual Scientific Sessions and Published in The New England Journal of Medicine
WASHINGTON, June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- BARI-2D is a useful and focused trial that builds on the body of scientific knowledge physicians use to provide the best possible care for diabetic patients with chronic stable angina and to evaluate their treatment options. The Society for Cardiovascular Angiog...
Surgery More Likely Than Angioplasty to Relieve Pain for Patients With Coronary Artery Disease
ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients with
mid-range coronary artery disease are more likely to get relief from
painful angina and less likely to have repeat procedures if they get bypass
surgery rather than balloon angioplasty
with or without a stent, according
to a new ...
St. Francis Surgeon Uses Tissue Regeneration Technology to Rebuild Patients' Heart Structures
...reatment in the United States and abroad. St. Francis has the only 24/7 comprehensive heart center in south central Indiana, providing everything from angioplasty
to heart valve repair. For more information, go to www.stfrancishospitals.org/heart .
About St. Francis Hospital & Health Center...
Lower Extremity Peripheral Vascular Stent and Balloon Catheter Markets to Exceed $180 Million in Europe by 2013
...drug-eluting devices for these indications. Combined, these factors will drive the markets for lower extremity PV stents and percutaneous transluminal angioplasty
(PTA) balloon catheters to reach combined revenues in excess of $180 million by 2013.
The number of endovascular femoropopliteal (fem-pop) proce...
Unique Cardiovascular Treatment Readied for Global Market: Proprietary Paccocath(R) Technology is the Only Drug Eluting Balloon with Clinical Data
...essels, doctors widen the narrowed vessel using an angioplasty
balloon catheter. In some cases, a stent, which is...oprietary drug matrix applied to the balloon of an angioplasty
catheter. When the catheter is inflated to dilate ...show that using the Paccocath technology during an angioplasty
procedure keeps the vessels open wider over time c...
Journal of American College of Cardiology Article Reports Fewer Repeat Procedures With Boston Scientific's TAXUS(R) Liberte(R) Stent
...estenosis rate compared to the Endeavor Stent, which had more than two times the risk of repeat procedures.
The Swedish Coronary Angiography and angioplasty
Registry holds data on all patients undergoing PCI in Sweden. The objective of this independent study was to evaluate restenosis rates of drug-elutin...
Video: ev3 Inc. Announces First Patient Enrollments in DEFINITIVE LE Post-Market Study
...isorders. The company offers a comprehensive portfolio of treatment options, including the primary interventional technologies used today - peripheral angioplasty
balloons, stents, plaque excision systems, embolic protection devices, liquid embolics, embolization coils, thrombectomy catheters and occlusion ballo...
AHRQ-Funded Study Finds Lower Risk of Death and Heart Attack in Patients With Drug-Coated Stent Implants Compared to Those With Bare Metal Stents
...entages of drug-eluting and bare metal stent patients who required a repeat angioplasty
or coronary artery bypass graft surgery (roughly 23 percent) and in the per...ardiology's National Cardiovascular Data Registry on patients who underwent angioplasty
with drug-eluting or bare metal stent implantation at 650 hospitals, togeth...
U.S. Food and Drug Administration Clears Way for Multi-Center Clinical Trial of IDEV Technologies' SUPERA Peripheral Stent
... to the American Heart Association.
The SUPERB trial (Comparison of the SU PERA PER ipheral System to a Performance Goal Derived from B alloon angioplasty
Clinical Trials in the Superficial Femoral Artery), a prospective, single-arm trial of 258 subjects at up to 40 U.S. sites, will be led by national co...
The Lancet Publishes Two-Year Results of Abbott's Fully Bioabsorbable Drug Eluting Stent
... completely absorbed over time.
"Abbott has consistently been at the forefront of advances in interventional cardiology - from the early days of angioplasty
to our continued success with bare metal stents and the market-leading XIENCE V drug eluting stent. Our bioabsorbable device is another example of sci...
Angioplasty in Medical Products
SpideRX® Embolic Protection Device
Description:...m to contain and remove embolic material (thrombus/debris) while performing angioplasty
and stenting procedures in carotid arteries. The diameter of the artery at ...o acts as the guidewire while performing percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty
or stenting procedures in coronary saphenous vein bypass grafts with refere...
BeStent2 With Discrete Technology
Description:...nic AVE stent systems for use after coronary arteries have been opened with balloon catheters in a therapy known as percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty
(PTCA). The BeStent2 stent system incorporates a number of features designed to optimize scaffolding, radiopacity and deliverability while providing c...
FilterWire EZ Embolic Protection System
Description:... EZ System has focused improvements on effectiveness and ease of use, providing you with the confidence of greater predictability for SVG stenting and angioplasty
The FilterWire EZ System adds predictability to the procedure while requiring minimal changes to technique. The filter loop provide...
Company:Boston Scientific Corporation
KyphX Xpander Inflatable Bone Tamp
Description:... The KyphX Xpander Inflatable Bone Tamp is an orthopedic balloon designed to inflate in cancellous bone while resisting puncture. Like an angioplasty
balloon, it can be viewed under X-ray image guidance because it is inflated with radiopaque contrast medium. The addition of contrast medium increases...
Description:...theter which assists steerable guidewires across difficult lesions prior to angioplasty
or stenting. The spiral catheter offers a low profile (3F-4F) and is compat...n is crossed, TOPS is withdrawn while maintaining guidewire position and an angioplasty
balloon is delivered through the pilot lumen that was formed across the occ...
Company:Xtrak Medical, Inc.
Description:... product line offers the vascular surgeon a complete range of knitted, collagen coated patches in a wide range of sizes for carotid endarterectomy and angioplasty
without suture hole bleeding. With dimension 6 x 75 mm....
Description:...shaft with a super-soft, flexible tapered tip. This results in a new level of cross, track and ease of use for both traditional rapid exchange balloon angioplasty
and pre-dilatation procedures....
Angioplasty in Medical Dictionary
is the technique of mechanically widening a narrowed or obstructed blood vessel; typically as a result of atherosclerosis. Tightly folded balloons are passed into the narrowed locations and then inflated to a... More about Angioplasty
: Purpose Precautions Risks Resources Angi...
...ugs to break up or dissolve blood clots, ... There are various drugs used for thrombolytic therapy , but tPA is used most often. ... Primary angioplasty
and thrombolytic therapy have both been recommended as ... The evidence for thrombolytic therapy is based on randomised comparisons with ... ...
...estore normal ... Coronary artery stent . Coronary artery balloon angioplasty
- series ... Coronary heart disease (CHD) (angioplasty and stent pla...uide: What is a Stent ? ... A stent is inserted into an artery during angioplasty
and typically inflated ... An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) stent...
...elatively ... Bethesda: Fallout 3 DRM Will Be " Noninvasive " ... Specializes in protecting heart patients from unnecessary bypass surgery or angioplasty
using noninvasive tests and medical treatment with conventional drugs. Noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV) is ... Daytime non...
Hardening Of The Arteries
...ading to the legs and/or feet. ... (pronounced "ath-a-ro-skla-RAH-tic") disease, or hardening . of the arteries . Who gets RaS? ... who had angioplasty
for blockages in both of their renal arteries . ... ... the condition in which artery walls are thickened with plaque and may eventually blo...
... slips off of ... femoral popliteal bypass. Femoral popliteal bypass is the surgical opening of the upper ... percutaneous transluminal angioplasty
(PTA) of the femoral arteries ... Slipped capital femoral epiphysis occurs during the adolescent growth spurt and ... Most cases of slipped c...
...evention. ... facilitates identification of the carotid artery in the neck ... Detailed information on carotid endarterectomy and carotid angioplasty
and stenting, including the reasons and preparation for the procedures, risks of the ... Note: click on a word meaning below to see its connectio...
... that has plaque buildup and reduced blood flow. ... The stent stays in the artery permanently, holds it open, improves blood flow to ... angioplasty
Versus Bypass Surgery for Coronary Artery Disease ... These are the main arteries in the neck that supply blood to the brain. ... most commo...
... is an arteriogram performed? ... generally, an arteriogram procedure follows ... A welcome sheet on having an angiogram ( arteriogram ) with angioplasty
procedure. ... Angiograms ( arteriograms ) are specialized x-ray studies that are frequently done ... An arteriogram is an x-ray image of t...
...w blood flows through the brain. Definition and uses of angiography or angiogram, performed by interventional radiologists. ... Angiography . angioplasty
& stent placement. Cancer - Bone ... Aortic angiography . Cerebral angiography . Coronary angiography . Extremity arteriography ... angi...
Angioplasty in Biological News
New drug may reduce heart attack damage
...l and tissue death resulting from life-saving interventions such as balloon angioplasty
and stent placements, or from the delivery of clot-busting drugs.
Signi...chest pain, and second, when the patient undergoes an intervention, such as angioplasty
or stenting, to reopen the blocked artery".
"At both these times a ran...
Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: New patient radiation safety guidelines
...uding chemoembolization for cancer); transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) creation for liver disease; and renal and/or visceral artery angioplasty
and/or stent placement.
"The value of medical imaging is great and the risks of radiation dose are generally negligible compared to the health bene...
Heart protein regulates blood vessel maintenance
...which line blood vessels. Vascular smooth muscle cells undergo a process in diseases such as atherosclerosis or normal tissue damage caused by balloon angioplasty
where they transition between a resting and proliferative state. The ability to transition between the two states is necessary for the normal developm...
Promising 3-year data: Saving limbs with drug-eluting stents
...rterial disease (PAD) patients with below-the-knee angioplasty
are still thwarted by restenosis (the re-narrowing of the artery at the site of angioplasty
or stenting), the need for repeat treatments and t.... An interventional radiologist performs a balloon angioplasty
to open a clogged blood vessel and then places a d...
'Seeing' stem cells helps in fight against peripheral arterial disease
...ood pressure and cholesterol and control pain.
Interventional radiologists treat severe cases of PAD with minimally invasive treatments, including angioplasty
and insertion of stents. "However, some patients have extensive diseasewith so many blood vessels affectedthat they're difficult to treat," said Frank...
For old or young dialysis patients, AV fistulas remain pure gold
...d poor blood flow. Interventional radiologists also keep AV fistulas or other accesses open or unclogged through minimally invasive techniques such as angioplasty
or stenting. These interventions are safer, less costly and equally effective, and they improve the quality of life for dialysis patients.
12-month ATLANTA trial data show sustained benefit of Catania Stent
... of the United States in 60 sizes, in lengths from 8-38mm and in diameters from 2.0-4.0mm. "The CATANIA™ stent represents the next evolution in angioplasty
treatment," said Thomas A. Gordy, President and Chief Executive Officer, CeloNova Biosciences, Inc. "Physicians, health care systems, and insurance pr...
Human embryonic stem cell secretions minimized tissue injury after heart attack
...h. To minimise heart
muscle damage and preserve the pumping action of the heart after a MI, early
reperfusion by standard medical treatments such as angioplasty
as "ballooning") or bypass surgery is carried out in the hospital. Despite this, most MI
patients suffer additional irreversible car...
At risk for peripheral arterial disease? Simple quiz provides key so you can circulate better
...yle changes (such as smoking cessation), diet and a structured exercise program. If needed, interventional radiologists can perform minimally invasive angioplasty
and/or stenting to open a blocked artery in the leg and restore blood flow.
In September, free testing is available for PAD at nearly 100 Legs for ...
Protecting those who heal
...ated to medical uses of X-ray imaging systems.
The issue of radiation protection for medical personnel is particularly acute in the case of lengthy angioplasty
and other cardiac interventions performed under X-ray fluoroscopic guidance. The procedure can cause extensive radiation exposure to cardiologists tha...
Angioplasty in Biological Technology
ev3 Inc. Receives FDA Clearance to Market EverCross and NanoCross Peripheral Angioplasty Balloons
PLYMOUTH, Minn., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ev3 Inc. (Nasdaq: EVVV ),
a global endovascular device company, announced today that it has received
510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to market its
EverCross 0.035" and NanoCross 0.014" peripheral angioplasty
Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announces financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2009
...were evaluated for restenosis, or the re-narrowing or arteries, after percutaneous coronary intervention ("PCI"). The Swedish Coronary Angiography and angioplasty
Registry holds data on all patients undergoing PCI in Sweden. The objective of this independent study was to evaluate restenosis rates of DES's in pat...
FlowCardia, Inc. Appoints Chris Barys to Chief Operating Officer
... definitively with a broader range of therapeutic options like atherectomy, angioplasty
"There is a lot of momentum right now at FlowCardia ...dvanced distally, physicians can then perform standard atherectomy, balloon angioplasty
and/or stent placement to optimize the longer term outcomes. For many pati...
Harvest Technologies Announces Completion of Patient Enrollment in its 60 Patient Clinical Trial in India Using Autologous Adult Stem Cells to Treat Patients With Non-Reconstructable Critical Limb Ischemia
...mia is poor and no effective treatments have been established in patients who are not amenable for the traditional revascularization therapies such as angioplasty
and bypass procedures. Hence these patients have no option other than undergoing amputation or limb loss. In India a significant percentage of these p...
IDEV Technologies Names Veteran Medical Device Executive Rick Anderson Chairman of the Board of Directors
...o led the company's effort in launching the FDA-approved SUPERB (Comparison of the SUPERA PERipheral System to a Performance Goal Derived from Balloon angioplasty
Clinical Trials in the Superficial Femoral Artery) IDE study. IDEV's SUPERA stent is a novel platform designed for the treatment of biliary and periph...
New Website Connects Physicians to Solve Challenging Cases and Share Experiences
One of the first cases posted on The Cardiovascular Forum launched a debate about how soon patients should be discharged following elective angioplasty
and stenting. Participants from various countries debated how long patients should be monitored in the hospital after their procedure and whether acce...
OrbusNeich's Genous(TM) Bio-engineered R stent(TM) Demonstrates Impressive Results in Higher Risk Patients
...y Developments Unveiled
SEOUL, South Korea, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- OrbusNeich's pro-healing stent technology was featured at a symposium during angioplasty
Summit TCT Asia Pacific 2009 at the Convention Center of Sheraton Grande Walkerhill Hotel in Seoul, South Korea.
Presented by Margo Klomp, MD f...
Prolifiq Further Expands Into Medical Markets With New Hire Maureen A. Shaffer
...iq monitors, routes for approval, and tracks customer receipt and response in real time."
Shaffer's extensive career includes launching the first angioplasty
balloon with Cordis Corporation; introducing a market-changing product to replace vascular sutures at United States Surgical as director of marketing;...
Hebrew University scientist develop technique for eliminating reblockage of arteries
...lockage of arteries that have been cleared through angioplasty
and stent insertion has been developed by research...binsky of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
is the "gold-standard" treatment for acute myocard...mors. Clinical trials for follow-up through IRE of angioplasty
treatments are planned for the near future. Prof. ...
ev3 Inc. Appoints John L. Miclot to Board of Directors
...orders. The company
offers a comprehensive portfolio of treatment options, including the primary
interventional technologies used today -- peripheral angioplasty
stents, plaque excision systems, embolic protection devices, liquid embolics,
embolization coils, thrombectomy catheters and occlusion ballo...
Angioplasty in Biological Dictionary
... with Contrast Enhancement. ... about an 82-year-old woman with hypertension and renal artery stenosis. SYMPTOMS ... Renal (kidney) artery angioplasty
(insertion of a balloon into the ... Chetcuti-Ganado C, Samuel A, Grech V. A complicated case of renal artery stenosis. Images Paediatr Cardiol...
...... Original Article from The New England Journal of Medicine -- Circumferential Pulmonary - Vein Ablation for Chronic Atrial Fibrillation ... angioplasty
for Acquired Pulmonary Vein Stenosis After Radiofrequency ... Ablation of Pulmonary Veins Triggering Atrial Fibrillation: 5-Year Experience. ....
...olated pulmonary vein stenosis; it occurs in early infancy and ... Pulmonary Vein Diameter Reduction after Radiofrequency ... Transcatheter angioplasty
for Acquired Pulmonary Vein Stenosis After Radiofrequency Ablation. ... Pulmonary veins stenosis information including symptoms, diagnosis,...