News tagged with angioplasty
Over the past few decades, scientists have developed many devices that can reopen clogged arteries, including angioplasty balloons and metallic stents. While generally effective, each of these treatments ...
Cardiology May 21, 2013 | 4.7 / 5 (6) | 0 |
Coronary angioplasty improves survival in all patients with out of hospital cardiac arrest, according to research presented at the Acute Cardiac Care Congress 2012. The study was presented by Dr Annamaria Nicolino from the ...
Cardiology Oct 20, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
New streamlined guidelines will help healthcare providers better treat patients with the most severe type of heart attacks, according to an American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology statement.
Cardiology Dec 17, 2012 | 4 / 5 (2) | 0
Among patients who have had an ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA), type 2 diabetes was associated with an increased risk of recurrent stroke or cardiovascular events, but metabolic syndrome was not, according ...
Neuroscience Jun 13, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Heart bypass surgery is considered the gold standard for most patients with left main coronary artery disease, one of the most serious types of heart disease and one that affects thousands.
Cardiology Jun 22, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
In an examination of the appropriateness of the widespread use of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs), researchers found that of more than 500,000 PCIs included in the study, nearly all for acute indications were classified ...
Cardiology Jul 05, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
If you were among the 1 million people annually who need an angioplasty to open a blocked artery, would you choose a procedure that required you to lie still for up to four hours and limit your activities for at least a week ...
Cardiology Jul 12, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
In cardiac care, the mantra is fast becoming circumstance, circumstance, circumstance.
Medical research Aug 02, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Limiting use of drug-eluting stents to a selected group of patients is cost efficient and did not increase risk of death or heart attack within a year, according to a new analysis published in Circulation: Journal of the Am ...
Cardiology Aug 15, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Researchers from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital discovered that blockages in the right coronary artery and those in bending areas of the coronary artery are the most common places for dissection, a tear in the artery ...
Cardiology Mar 24, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—A Yale-led team of researchers has uncovered a genetic malfunction that may lead to hardening of the arteries and other forms of cardiovascular disease. The study appears in the journal Cell Reports.
Medical research Nov 30, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Drug-eluting stents can keep clogged leg arteries open, preventing amputation of the leg, suggests research being presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology's 38th Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans.
Cardiology Apr 14, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Kidney failure patients on dialysis derive long-term benefit from the minimally invasive placement of a stent that improves the function of dialysis access grafts, according to 12-month trial results being presented at the ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 15, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(HealthDay)—In the search for better medicines to safely help heart patients, clinical trials testing three new drugs appear to offer some promise.
Cardiology Mar 11, 2013 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
New research from the United Kingdom has found that primary angioplasty does increase the survival rate of heart attack patients. The Imperial College London researchers said recent studies examining the ...
Cardiology Nov 30, 2012 | 2 / 5 (1) | 0
Angioplasty 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 fixed size using water pressures some 75 to 500 times normal blood pressure (6 to 20 atmospheres).
The word is composed of the medical combining forms of the Greek words αγγειος aggeîos meaning "vessel" and πλαστός plastós meaning "formed" or "moulded". Angioplasty has come to include all manner of vascular interventions typically performed in a minimally invasive or percutaneous method.
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