News tagged with peripheral artery

Drug-coated stents prevent leg amputation

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.

Apr 14, 2013
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List of five unnecessary vascular tests released

(HealthDay)—The Society for Vascular Medicine (SVM) has published "Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question" in vascular medicine, a list of five tests and procedures that are commonly used but ...

Feb 26, 2013
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Researchers identify an early predictor for glaucoma

A new study finds that certain changes in blood vessels in the eye's retina can be an early warning that a person is at increased risk for glaucoma, an eye disease that slowly robs people of their peripheral vision. Using ...

Jan 02, 2013
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