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Number of Revascularization Procedures, Related In-Hospital Mortality and Some Complications Decline, While Rates of Infection and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) Following Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery Increase

Increases translate into $170 million in incremental Medicare spending in FY 2006 ATLANTA, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- The number of revascularization procedures, related in-hospital mortality and some complications among Medicare beneficiaries decreased between 2003 and 2006. At the same time, ...

Cardica Announces Live Webcast Demonstrating Breakthrough Device to Facilitate Beating Heart and Robotic Coronary Revascularization Surgery

- Live webcast of surgical procedure to be held Thursday, January 17, at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time - REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cardica, Inc. (Nasdaq: CRDC ) today announced that leading cardiac surgeons from The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano and...

PLC Systems to Host Second Quarter Conference Call on August 10, 2009

...arkets. Headquartered in Franklin, Massachusetts, PLC pioneered the CO2 Heart Laser System, which cardiac surgeons use to perform CO2 transmyocardial revascularization (TMR) to alleviate symptoms of severe angina. PLC's newest product, RenalGuard((R)) is approved for sale in the EU as a general fluid balancing device...

Canada Grants PLC Systems First Patent for RenalGuard(R)

...markets. Headquartered in Franklin, Massachusetts, PLC pioneered the CO2 Heart Laser System, which cardiac surgeons use to perform CO2 transmyocardial revascularization (TMR) to alleviate symptoms of severe angina. PLC's newest product, RenalGuard, is approved for sale in the EU as a general fluid balancing device. Ad...

PLC Medical Systems Announces Publication of Care Study Update

...markets. Headquartered in Franklin, Massachusetts, PLC pioneered the CO2 Heart Laser System, which cardiac surgeons use to perform CO2 transmyocardial revascularization (TMR) to alleviate symptoms of severe angina. PLC's newest product, RenalGuard, is approved for sale in the EU as a general fluid balancing device. A...

Cardiogenesis Corporation Names Paul J. McCormick Executive Chairman

...s Corporation (Pink Sheets: CGCP), a market leader in laser transmyocardial revascularization (TMR), today announced that Paul J. McCormick has been appointed as Executi...e used to perform a FDA-cleared surgical procedure known as Transmyocardial revascularization (TMR) to treat patients suffering from angina. Surgical products and access...

PLC Systems to Present at IN3 Conference

...markets. Headquartered in Franklin, Massachusetts, PLC pioneered the CO2 Heart Laser System, which cardiac surgeons use to perform CO2 transmyocardial revascularization (TMR) to alleviate symptoms of severe angina. PLC's newest product, RenalGuard, is approved for sale in the EU as a general fluid balancing device. A...

Analysis of drug-eluting stents data demonstrates safety, efficacy in on-and-off-label use

...udy also compared the rates of myocardial infarction (MI) and target vessel revascularization (TVR). The analysiswhich includes approximately 190,000 patients from 56... death and MI, with a greater than 50% decrease in subsequent target vessel revascularization procedures," said Dr. Stone, adding that these findings are consistent with...

Landmark Study Published in New England Journal of Medicine

... The study, known as BARI 2D, (Bypass Angioplasty revascularization Investigation 2 Diabetes) was also presented yeste...omized to receive drug therapy plus undergo prompt revascularization to restore blood flow -- either angioplasty to ope...val rates did not differ significantly between the revascularization group (88.3 percent) and the drug therapy group (8...

Drugs Best First Defense Against Heart Disease for Diabetics

...e issue, the statement added. What the study did show was that for people with diabetes and stable coronary artery disease, "a strategy of prompt revascularization [surgical opening of arteries] did not benefit patients relative to medical therapy alone," said trial leader Maria Mori Brooks, associate professor o...
Revascularization 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...

Meta-Analysis of Clinical Data Showed No Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Events Associated With Exenatide Use: Data Presented at ADA 2009

....80 (95 percent confidence interval: 0.53-1.21). CV events included stroke, myocardial ischemia, myocardial infarction, cardiac mortality, arrhythmia, revascularization procedures and congestive heart failure. About Diabetes Diabetes affects more than 23 million people in the U.S. and an estimated 246 millio...

Cardiogenesis Announces Presentation of its PHOENIX(R) Combination TMR Plus Stem Cell Delivery System at the International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgeons (ISMICS) Annual Meeting

...: CGCP) the market leader in laser transmyocardial revascularization (TMR) for the treatment of chronic cardiac ischemi... Progenitor Cell Therapy and Transmyocardial Laser revascularization for Diffuse Nongraftable Coronary Artery Disease" ...leared surgical procedure known as Transmyocardial revascularization (TMR) to treat patients suffering from angina. Sur...

Boston Scientific Begins Clinical Trial for Next-Generation Nitinol Stent to Treat Iliac Artery Disease

...MAE are currently defined as death within 30 days, myocardial infarction (MI, or heart attack) occurring during related hospitalization, target vessel revascularization (TVR) through nine months and amputation of the treated limb through nine months. The EPIC Stent is a next-generation product that builds on Bo...

Long Term Data Presented at EuroPCR 2009 from Randomized Study Attest to Durability of Results of OrbusNeich's Genous(TM) Bio-engineered R stent(TM) Compared to Drug-Eluting Stents

...Center in Amsterdam, two year follow up data from the single center TRIAS HR (high risk) study show similar mortality (5.1% vs 4.2%) and target lesion revascularization (TLR) rates (15.3% vs 13.7%) for the Genous Bio-engineered R stent compared to Boston Scientific's Taxus(R) Liberte stent in high risk of restenosis p...

SYNTAX Analysis Finds Treatment With TAXUS(R) Express2(R) Stent System More Cost Effective Than Bypass Surgery in Patients With Complex Coronary Artery Disease

...ts in 11 European countries and the U.S. who qualified for one or the other revascularization option. The results indicated a short-term benefit for PCI versus CABG sur...ere more strokes in patients treated with CABG surgery. The rate of repeat revascularization was higher in the PCI group, although most procedures in the PCI group were...

PLC Medical Systems to Demonstrate RenalGuard(R) at EuroPCR 2009

...arkets. Headquartered in Franklin, Massachusetts, PLC pioneered the CO2 Heart Laser System, which cardiac surgeons use to perform CO2 transmyocardial revascularization (TMR) to alleviate symptoms of severe angina. PLC's newest product, RenalGuard, is approved for sale in the EU as a general fluid balancing device. ...

Journal of American College of Cardiology Article Reports Fewer Repeat Procedures With Boston Scientific's TAXUS(R) Liberte(R) Stent

...,962 procedures in 19,004 patients, with 1,807 restenoses reported over a mean 29-month follow-up period. For the entire study population, the repeat revascularization rate per stent was 3.5 percent after one year and 4.9 percent after two years. Overall, the adjusted risk of restenosis was 1.23 times higher in pati...

Boston Scientific Welcomes Publication of HORIZONS AMI Trial Results in New England Journal of Medicine

...stenosis and the primary efficacy endpoint of ischemia-driven target lesion revascularization (TLR, or rate of re-intervention of the stented segment) compared to an oth...s. 7.5%, p=0.002), with parallel reduction in ischemia-driven target vessel revascularization (TVR) among patients treated with DES (5.8% vs. 8.7%, p=0.006). Angiograph...

New Studies Show Popular Heartburn Medications Moderate the Effect of Taking Widely Prescribed Heart Drug

...verse cardiovascular events that were measured in the study include myocardial infarction, unstable angina, transient ischemic attack/stroke, coronary revascularization or cardiovascular death. The analysis is one of a series by Medco and Indiana University researchers known as The Clopidogrel Outcomes Study t...
Revascularization in Medical Products

eNcloseII™ Anastomosis Assist Device

Description:...ared to partial occlusion clamps. An increasing number of studies have suggested that complete or partial clamping of the aorta during coronary artery revascularization procedures may play a significant role in the wide variety of near and long-term post operative complications. Provides the surgeon with a stable...
Company:CardioVations

AlloDerm

Features:...T - As strong as synthetics, yet far more pliable; proprietary process results in an intact matrix.1 RESISTS INFECTION AND REJECTION - Supports rapid revascularization and remodeling into native tissue, minimizing the risk of infection and rejection.2,3,4,5 RESISTANT TO ADHESION FORMATION - Helps prevent adhesion of...
Company:LifeCell Corp.

Cypher Sirolimus-eluting Coronary Stent

Features:...st patients, over the longest period of time. Lasting Efficacy The CYPHER Stent has shown to significantly reduce late loss and target lesion revascularization (TLR), even in the most challenging trials to date. ...
Company:Cordis Corporation

Cypher Stent

Features:...e most patients, over the longest period of time. Lasting Efficacy The CYPHER Stent has shown to significantly reduce late loss and target lesion revascularization (TLR), even in the most challenging trials to date. ...
Company:Cordis Corporation
Revascularization in Medical Dictionary

Myocardial Infarction

...east cancer information and news resource. ... Treating Myocardial Infarction . Monitoring Patients with Cardiovascular Disease ... Coronary revascularization after Myocardial Infarction in the Very Elderly: ... Compared with the patients with myocardial infarction who were 80 years and ... A he...

Limb

...rgeons representing every orthopedic ... In unilateral limb ischemia, revascularization of affected side (n=8 legs) ... In bilateral limb ischemia, revascularization was performed on both sides (n=14 ... Phantom limb is the term for ab...

Coronary arteries

...ary atherosclerosis is commonly described as "hardening of the arteries . ... At some point, someone with coronary artery disease may need a revascularization ... BYPASS SURGERY OVERVIEW In coronary heart disease (CHD), the coronary arteries become clogged with calcium and fatty deposits. The...
Revascularization in Biological News

Promising 3-year data: Saving limbs with drug-eluting stents

...archers from a single center studied 103 patients in a double-arm prospective registry who had critical limb ischemia and who underwent infrapopliteal revascularization with angioplasty and placement of either a drug-eluting stent (with sirolimus, an immunosuppressant drug) or a bare-metal stent (without a drug coatin...

12-month ATLANTA trial data show sustained benefit of Catania Stent

... stent thrombosis (Academic Research Consortium, or ARC-defined), death, myocardial infarction, stroke, or coronary artery bypass graft. Target lesion revascularization was 10.9 percent (only 3.6 percent clinically driven, 7.3 percent non-clinically driven), with a binary restenosis rate of 6.8 percent (five of 74 les...

Study finds Chinese food good for your heart

...d a heart attack found that a partially purified extract of Chinese red yeast rice, Xuezhikang (XZK), reduced the risk of repeat heart attacks by 45%, revascularization (bypass surgery/angioplasty), cardiovascular mortality and total mortality by one-third and cancer mortality by two-thirds. The multicenter, randomize...

2 carotid artery stenting studies show results comparable to AHA guidelines

...dverse events from surgery, said Dr. Gray. This is a significant report because this is the first time that these guidelines have been achieved by any revascularization therapy in a large, multi-center examination of such patients, and although the guidelines were established for surgery (before stenting was practiced...

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine researchers develop 'off-the-shelf' vascular grafts

...in very limited supply, as many patients require multiple grafts. Thus, there is an ongoing search for the ideal small-caliber arterial substitute for revascularization procedures. The University of Pittsburgh team, led by David A. Vorp, Ph.D., associate professor of surgery and bioengineering and a faculty membe...

Reversing 'hibernating' heart muscle focus of UB researchers

...Tomography) clinical trial, which also is funded by NHLBI. "Identifying the basic mechanisms responsible for incomplete functional recovery after revascularization hopefully will lead to new therapies that will improve the outlook and symptoms of these patients who are at high risk for adverse cardiovascular even...

Epidemic of unneeded amputations

...g Walker, of the Cardiovascular Institute of the South, in Houma, La. Walker is a pioneer in a medical procedure to combat these trends: Cool Laser revascularization for Peripheral Artery Therapy, or "CLiRpath." "In the U.S. alone, there are approximately 1.8 million people living with limb loss," Walker said, c...
Revascularization in Biological Technology

Cardica and Intuitive Surgical to Host Educational Symposium on 'Advanced Techniques and Technologies in Robotic Coronary Revascularization and Mitral Valve Repair'

- Event to be Held January 27th at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time in Conjunction with Leading Cardiothoracic Surgeons Conference - REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cardica, Inc. (Nasdaq: CRDC ) and Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISRG ) to...

The Wisconsin Heart Hospital Announces Live Webcast Demonstrating Breakthrough Device to Facilitate Beating Heart and Robotic Coronary Revascularization Surgery

- Live webcast of surgical procedure to be held Thursday, January 17, at 2:00 p.m. Central Time - MILWAUKEE, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wisconsin Heart Hospital today announced that leading cardiothoracic surgeon Husam H. Balkhy, M.D., will webcast a live off-pump coron...

Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announces financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2009

...mean 29-month follow-up period. For the entire study population, the repeat revascularization rate per stent was 3.5 percent after one year and 4.9 percent after two yea...rvival rates were 87 percent and 78 percent, and freedom from target lesion revascularization was 89 percent and 82 percent. Clinical measures that included ankle-brachi...

Cardiogenesis Corporation Makes Pre-IDE Submission for PHOENIX Combination Delivery System

...s Corporation (Pink Sheets: CGCP), a market leader in laser transmyocardial revascularization (TMR), today announced that it has submitted a pre-IDE (Investigational Dev...e used to perform a FDA-cleared surgical procedure known as Transmyocardial revascularization (TMR) to treat patients suffering from angina. Surgical products and access...

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

... have been established in patients who are not amenable for the traditional revascularization therapies such as angioplasty and bypass procedures. Hence these patients h...n young smokers. They have severe pain and limb loss is significant because revascularization chances are very low in these patients. Most of them end up in major amputa...

Angiotech Pharmaceuticals announces FDA approval of next-generation TAXUS(R) Liberte(R) Atom(TM) Stent system

...deliverability advantages. Additionally, in the TAXUS Atlas Small Vessel clinical trial, the TAXUS Liberte Atom Stent yielded a two-year target lesion revascularization rate that was 60 percent less than the TAXUS Express Atom Stent. I am pleased to be able to offer this option to my patients." Data from numerous cl...

FDA Approves Boston Scientific's Next-Generation TAXUS(R) Liberte(R) Atom(TM) Stent System

...eliverability advantages. Additionally, in the TAXUS Atlas Small Vessel clinical trial, the TAXUS Liberte Atom Stent yielded a two-year target lesion revascularization rate that was 60 percent less than the TAXUS Express Atom Stent. I am pleased to be able to offer this option to my patients." Data from nu...

SYNTAX substudy shows positive outcomes for left main patients treated with TAXUS(R) Express(2)(R) Stent System

...use death, stroke, myocardial infarction and revascularization) for the TAXUS Stent patients was 13 percent, driven primarily by a nine percent repeat revascularization rate. For CABG patients, the overall obstruction/occlusion ratio at 15 months was 16 percent, with six percent of grafts obstructed in the range of ...

Boston Scientific Welcomes Launch of Syntax Score Website

...with a physician's broader clinical judgment to aid in determining the best revascularization option. The site also includes a detailed tutorial on the use of the SYNTA...ns. "The SYNTAX Score website will be an important tool to assist with revascularization strategies in these complex patient populations," said Patrick W. Serruys, ...

Cardiogenesis Corporation to Report First Quarter 2009 Results on May 14th

... leading Holmium:YAG laser system and disposable fiber-optic accessories are used to perform a FDA-cleared surgical procedure known as Transmyocardial revascularization (TMR) to treat patients suffering from angina. Surgical products and accessories for the Cardiogenesis TMR procedure, which are marketed in the U.S. ...
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