Nuclear stress test can detect more than blockages
A less invasive test commonly used to diagnose coronary disease also may be used to detect one of the leading causes of heart failure, say researchers at the Medical College of Georgia.
By using a nuclear stress test to look at how fast blood flows into the heart's pumping chamber the left v...
Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Leg Artery Blockages
But doctors are divided on whether supplements are a good option
WEDNESDAY, April 16 (HealthDay News) -- New research has discovered that people with low blood levels of vitamin D were found to have a higher incidence of peripheral arterial disease (PAD), potentially dangerous blockage...
Surgery Better Than Stents for Multiple Blockages
Fewer deaths, heart attacks found in 18-month study
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Bypass surgery provides a lower risk of death and heart attacks than stents for people with blockages
of at least two heart arteries, a large-scale study indicates.
The finding is far from the...
New device for detecting artery blockages
According to a recent study a device was found using new technology which helps prevent stroke. One important way of screening people for potential stroke involves looking, by ultrasound, at any blockages
in the carotid arteries that serve the brain.//
Researchers at Texas University in the US ...
Less Aggressive Care for More Severe Heart Disease
...iven to 88 percent of those with one blockage, 85 percent of those with two blockages
and 79 percent of those with three blockages.
Similarly, cholesterol-lowering drugs were prescribed for 89 percent of those with no previous blockages
and just 77 percent of those with three blocked arteries.
Why is this ha...
Benefits from upper airway surgery for sleep apnea found to equal CPAP
... nose and throat (pharyngeal) areas, particularly behind the soft palate and tongue. Reconstructive surgery to treat sleep apnea involves clearing any blockages
in those areas that might be hindering breathing.
Carotid Artery Sections React Differently to Plaque
The findings came from MRIs of 191 men and women who had no symptoms of carotid artery disease.
"This may help explain why so many significant blockages
occur in the internal carotid and the (nearby) bulb area and so few occur in the common segment, which seems to be protected," J. Greg Terry, a resear...
Coronary Calcium Scans Can Raise Cancer Risks
...roponent of screening," he added.
"The risk of cardiac events increases if calcium is present in the arteries," Gerber said. "But you can't pick up blockages
before they are 70 percent or more. There is some debate about whether the risk predicted by coronary calcium screening is incremental [adds to] the r...
June 2009 Mayo Clinic Health Letter Highlights Probiotics, Carotid Artery and Breast Cancer Treatments
...lood to function, and any blockage in the carotid arteries -- blood's primary pathway to the brain -- requires medical treatment.
Carotid artery blockages
are serious. More than half of the strokes in the United States are attributed to carotid artery disease. But, according to an overview of carotid art...
Mini-Strokes May Cause Vision Loss
...ntraocular pressure in causing glaucoma optic neuropathy."
The study found that 29.6 percent of people with silent cerebral infarcts -- symptomless blockages
of small brain arteries -- experienced steady deterioration of their vision, whereas such infarcts occurred in only 15.3 percent of those whose glauco...
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Video: ev3 Inc. Announces First Patient Enrollments in DEFINITIVE LE Post-Market Study
About Peripheral Artery Disease
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) occurs when leg arteries become narrowed or blocked by plaque. These blockages
can result in severe pain for patients, limited physical mobility, and life-threatening non-healing leg ulcers. According to the American Heart Associ...
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
... ROCKVILLE, Md., March 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Heart disease patients 65 and older who receive stents coated with medicine to prevent blockages
are more likely to survive and less likely to suffer a heart attack than people fitted with stents not coated with medication, according to a new stud...
February 2009 Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource Highlights Diabetes and Heart Disease, Going Vegetarian and Tinnitus
...ose) can lead to damage inside blood vessel walls. This damage makes it easier for fatty deposits (plaques) to form in arteries and cause narrowing or blockages
that can lead to heart attacks or strokes.
Having diabetes doesn't mean heart disease is inevitable. Optimal control over the ABCs of diabetes, ...
Diffusion Pharmaceuticals Announces Initiation of a Phase I/II Clinical Trial in Patients with Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)
...erosclerosis is a major contributing factor to morbidity and mortality
worldwide. PAD is a manifestation of systemic atherosclerosis in which
lead to decreased leg blood flow. During exercise or
walking this decreased blood flow and the corresponding decrease in
available oxygen frequently l...
SCAI: CARDia Data Find Diabetic Patients With Complex Heart Disease Can Safely Choose PCI
...ety and Effectiveness in Patients with Complex Medical Condition
WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Patients with both diabetes and
in at least three heart vessels will find good news in
new findings announced today from the CARDia trial, says The Society for
In Blood Vessel Stents, Innovative Materials Allow Better Control, Delivery of Gene Therapy
...riate for the particular treatment. "Prior studies have
shown that 90 percent of the gene vector is released within 12 to 24 hours,
after which vessel blockages
regrow," said Levy. "In this study, the stents
had significant coverage of the vector seven days later--and less
restenosis. Our goal is to customize ...
Study Results Show Investigational Drug, Prasugrel, Cuts Risk of Stent-Related Clots by More than Half Versus Clopidogrel
prasugrel vs. clopidogrel in patients with acute coronary syndrome
undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). PCI is a procedure to
in heart arteries including the use of coronary stenting.
The study enrolled 13,608 patients at 707 trial sites in 30 countries.
The primary endpoin...
Innocoll Announces Dosing of First Patient in US Phase 3 Clinical Trial to Investigate CollaRx(R) GENTAMICIN SURGICAL IMPLANT for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infections in Cardiac Surgery Patients
performed on the large and small intestines represented the largest
percentage of surgical site infections at 9.0% followed closely by surgery
in blood vessels, including blood vessels of the heart, which
accounted for 8.9%". Independent market research recently performed by
Cardiologists Tackle 'Next Frontier' in Cardiovascular Disease
...carry blood to the legs, arms, stomach and kidney. The condition may also
include the build up of fatty deposits in the linings of artery walls.
restrict blood circulation, which can damage tissue and
lead to leg amputations.
The condition can sometimes be treated with medicines, but advanced...
Edwards' Resilient Trial Demonstrates Statistically Superior Results for Treating Peripheral Arterial Disease in the Leg
... - Arterial blockages
in the Leg are Estimated to Affect 8 Million Americans -
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Edwards Lif...
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Swiss LithoClast® Ultra
Features:...psy. Stone catcher device is designed to reduce setup time with a pre-assembled specimen retention system. Ultrasound handpiece is designed to prevent blockages
by offering improved lithotripsy efficiency and avoiding over-heating of ultrasound probes. Increased versatility and reliability over the standard Li...
Company:Boston Scientific Corporation
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Transurethral resection of the prostate
...surgery done to remove part of ... Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH) blockages
inside the Kidney. blockages
... Transurethral electro- resection of the prostate (TURP) is the...
Hardening Of The Arteries
... 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 block the arter...
...The narrowing of the carotid arteries is most commonly related to ... Carotid artery disease is similar to coronary artery disease, in which blockages
... ... CPTA/Stenting, Carotid Artery Stenting)Procedure OverviewWhat ... Narrowing of the carotid arteries is most commonly related to ather...
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Queen's scientists find new way to battle MRSA
... cause hospital acquired infections."
Microbial biofilms are not only problematic in hospitals, but can also grow inside water pipes and cause pipe blockages
in industrial processes.
Gilmore said: "Ionic liquid based antibiofilm agents could potentially be used for a multitude of medical and industrial a...
UConn chemists find secret to increasing luminescence efficiency of carbon nanotubes
...cence efficiency of carbon nanotubes may someday make it possible for doctors to inject patients with microscopic nanotubes to detect tumors, arterial blockages
and other internal problems. Rather than relying on potentially harmful x-rays or the use of radioactive dyes, physicians could simply scan patients w...
CSHL researchers identify gene that helps plant cells keep communication channels open
...ells and spawn new organs, thus stunting the plant's growth," explains Jackson. "What we've found now is probably the mechanism that normally prevents blockages
from occurring in these stem cells."
Jackson's team has found that plants stave off callose accumulation and keep the channels open by turning on ...
Microbot motors fit to swim human arteries
... A range of complex surgical operations necessary to treat stroke victims, confront hardened arteries or address blockages
in the bloodstream are about to be made safer as researchers from the Micro/Nanophysics Research Laboratory at Australia's Monash University put the f...
Using the other guy's toolkit: Similarities of pumping blood, oil examined
...oving oil through a pipeline, the heart must pump blood through the body. Both systems need clean, well-functioning pipes (or blood vessels), free of blockages
or corrosion, to function with incredible efficiency. Both industries also are crucial to our nation's economy and future. Sponsored by ExxonMobil, ...
Where optics meets medicine
...ttle research has been done to study the effect of blockages
in small blood vessels on the health and function ...m has been that there were no good ways to produce blockages
in small venules in the brain of an animal model. ... upstream capillaries in the brain. They find that blockages
in venules can cause a significant decrease in blo...
Clumps of red and white blood cells may contribute to sickle cell disease
...nt professor in the medical schools department of biochemistry and biophysics, said further study could lead to new treatments for the disease. If the blockages
are caused by these chunks of aggregates that are circulating in the blood, and we know how the aggregates are sticking together, we potentially could...
UCR-led research team uses tiny wasp to wipe out major agricultural pest in Tahiti
...auses Pierces disease that can kill a grapevine in just two years.
Xylella kills plants by blocking the water conducting system, or xylem. The blockages
reduce water flow to leaves. Water stress is visible as scorched leaves, which quickly dry and drop. Plants often die when these symptoms become obvio...
High blood pressure in older adults traced to gene's effects in blood vessels
...ase process eventually makes conditions in vessels ripe for the creation of blockages
that can cause heart attacks, strokes and circulatory problems.
The fin...sel walls, injuring the lining of the vessel walls and making it easier for blockages
to develop. By identifying this pathway, researchers hope to pinpoint the m...
Together we stand: bacteria organize to survive hostile zones
Levchenko also noted that rod-shaped E. coli that were too short or too long typically either did not organize well or did not avoid stampede-like blockages
toward the exits. The shape of the confining space also strongly affected the cell organization in a colony, with highly disordered groups of cells fo...
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Angiotech's corporate partner, Cook Medical, announces positive interim results for its Zilver(R) PTX(TM) clinical study
... Interim Results Show Promise for Improving the Treatment of blockages
in the Femoropopliteal Artery
VANCOUVER, June 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Angiotech Pharmaceuticals,
Inc. (NASDAQ: ANPI , TSX...
Abbott Launches Next-Generation StarClose(R) SE Vascular Closure System
...to the femoral artery in the leg. The physician will use the
catheter to observe the condition of the coronary or peripheral blood
vessels or to treat blockages
in the vessels. Following the procedure, the
physician will remove the catheter and close the femoral artery access
Over the years, a variety ...
Compressus Completes Interoperability Implementation for E-Rad Solutions Teleradiology Customers
when the radiologists could get to the study."
According to Hopkins, workflow was further hampered as a result of
proprietary communications blockages
between the different PACS and RIS
systems at the two medical centers that resulted in the inability to
transmit images and patient information betwee...
ev3 and FoxHollow Announce Date for Special Meeting of FoxHollow Stockholders to Vote on Proposed Merger
...or the treatment of
peripheral artery disease (PAD). PAD results from plaque that accumulates
in the arteries and blocks blood flow in the legs. These blockages
result in severe pain for patients and very limited physical mobility. The
company's SilverHawk Plaque Excision System is a minimally invasive met...
Medical College discovery leads to new stents
...ents. Their findings are published in the July 2004 issue of the Journal of Applied Physiology .
One of the most common methods for treating heart blockages
is balloon angioplasty, inflating tiny catheters with miniature balloons to open clogged arteries. Stents, tiny metal scaffolds, are then placed at th...
GE announces first installation of Discovery VCT
... new diagnostic capabilities to that of a gardener that can visually assess areas of a lawn that are not getting sufficient water supply, and look for blockages
in the irrigation system. With this new technology, physicians can assess areas of the heart that are not getting sufficient blood supply, and look fo...
Total RNA Purification from Cultured Cells Using the ABI PRISM 6700 Automated Nucleic Acid Workstation and Total RNA Lysis Reagents
...al RNA recovery versus cell input is linear for the range 10 pg100 μg, (101106 cells).
Caution: Input ranges >106 cells/well can cause blockages
in the purification tray, which, in turn, causes overflow of the wash solution. This results in well-to-well cross-contamination and failure of the pu...
...DNA, RNA, proteins and dyes into living
cells. The shapes of the capillary tip ensures high cell viability
and minimizes blockages
by the injection material. The capillary opening
is constant, allowing reproducible injection volumes in the femtoliter
Sample Preparation for Microinjection
lose activity and start to agglutinate leading to blockages
...ers, e.g., PBs, are not recommended as this often leads
of the capillaries.
DNA concentrations of 20 g/ml to 200 g/...