News tagged with coronary angioplasty

Forty years, one procedure, millions of lives saved

While heart disease remains the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S., according the Centers for Disease Control, advances in medicine over the past 40 years have led to a substantial reduction in cardiovascular-related ...

Apr 13, 2017
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X-ray noise reduction technology cuts radiation

(HealthDay)—For patients undergoing coronary angiography and coronary angioplasty, a new X-ray technology with an image noise reduction algorithm reduces radiation exposure, according to research published in the Aug. 1 ...

Jul 21, 2016
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New drugs from fish oil could aid artery repair

Every year, more than a half-million Americans undergo procedures to have a narrowed coronary artery propped open with a small metal mesh tube, or stent. The procedure is common for certain patients who've experienced a heart ...

Nov 24, 2014
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New drug-eluting stents more effective

Research conducted by University of Twente PhD candidate Kenneth Tandjung has shown that the new generation of drug-eluting stents, which is being used in coronary angioplasty to open narrowed coronary arteries, is safe and ...

Jul 15, 2014
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