News tagged with abdominal aorta
New research provides early evidence that 'good' cholesterol may possess anti-aneurysm forming properties. In laboratory-based investigations, scientists found that increased levels of high-density lipoproteins (HDL), the ...
Cardiology Mar 06, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
The walls of the body's major artery—the aorta—are already thickened in babies born to mums who are overweight or obese, finds a small study published online in the Fetal and Neonatal Edition of Archives of Disease of ...
Overweight and Obesity Feb 27, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Customized device tailored to patient's individual anatomy now used to repair abdominal aortic aneurysm without surgery
An abdominal aortic aneurysm - a bulge in the large artery that carries blood away from the heart - can be immediately life-threatening if it grows large enough to rupture. The chance of survival when it ruptures is less ...
Other Feb 18, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Surgeons at the University of Rochester recently introduced a new device to treat potentially deadly aortic aneurysms in the abdomen, reducing the need for invasive surgery and a lengthy recovery. URMC's Heart and Vascular ...
Surgery Feb 08, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Geraldine Vitullo lay anesthetized on an operating table in a Central Valley hospital. Her surgery had come to an unexpected stop. "I don't think I can proceed," the surgeon told Vitullo's husband.
Cardiology Jan 14, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
A minimally invasive procedure known as endovascular repair used for abdominal aortic aneurysms has a low rate of complications, even in high-risk patients such as those with kidney, heart or lung problems, a Mayo Clinic ...
Cardiology Sep 06, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Contrast-enhanced ultrasound is an effective, noninvasive method for monitoring patients who undergo endovascular repair for abdominal aortic aneurysms, according to a new study published in the journal Radiology.
Other May 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A burst aneurysm (a local area of bulge) in the abdominal aortathe largest blood vessel in the body -- is a deadly condition. In fact, about half of these patients don't make it to the hospital in time. Those who do ...
Other Mar 25, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- When Dr. Ross Milner repaired Lydia Strebing's life-threatening abdominal aortic aneurysm, she was astonished at how easy it was.
Medical research Jun 08, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |