News tagged with stent implantation

Drug dosing for older heart patients should differ

Older heart patients present unique challenges for determining the optimal dosages of medications, so a new study from researchers at Duke Medicine offers some rare clarity about the use of drugs that are used to treat patients ...

Aug 16, 2013
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Drug eluting stents used less often in women than men

Drug eluting stents (DES) are used less often in women treated with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for coronary artery disease than men treated with PCI for the same condition, according to research presented today, ...

Aug 27, 2012
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Drug-Eluting stents reduce risk of thrombosis

(HealthDay) -- Cobalt-chromium everolimus eluting stents (CoCr-EES) are associated with a significantly lower rate of stent thrombosis within two years of implantation, compared with other bare-metal and drug-eluting ...

Mar 23, 2012
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Results of the ROTAXUS trial reported at TCT 2011

A clinical trial testing the efficacy of rotational atherectomy (or rotablation, a process of drilling through plaque deposits) prior to implantation of a drug-eluting stent found that the process was not superior to standard ...

Nov 11, 2011
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Results of the DESERT registry reported at TCT 2011

The risk of late stent thrombosis (ST) in the first generation of drug-eluting stents continues for up to seven years after implantation, and certain types of patients, including smokers and those who are younger, are at ...

Nov 09, 2011
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World's first bedside genetic test proves effective

Tailored anti-platelet therapy, made possible through a novel point-of-care genetic test, optimizes treatment for patients who carry a common genetic variant, researchers at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) ...

Nov 09, 2011
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