News tagged with catheter

'Very low' risk of infections in advanced brain procedures

Patients undergoing cerebral angiography and neurointerventional procedures on the brain are at very low risk of infection—even without preventive antibiotics, reports a study in the March issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. ...

Mar 04, 2013
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Approval expanded for sapien artificial heart valve

(HealthDay)—U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for the Sapien Transcatheter Heart Valve has been expanded to include additional people with aortic valve stenosis, the medical term for a narrowing of the aortic valve ...

Oct 22, 2012
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Nationwide study examines common heart procedures

(HealthDay)—Risk factors for heart disease—such as being overweight, having high cholesterol levels and smoking—are common in patients who undergo angioplasty and stent procedures to open blocked coronary ...

Oct 18, 2012
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Unsuspected PE seldom linked to death in cancer patients

(HealthDay)—Unsuspected pulmonary embolism (UPE) is not associated with an increased risk of death in cancer patients when compared to patients without pulmonary embolism (PE), according to research published ...

Oct 09, 2012
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