Cardiology

Results of the COBRA trial reported at TCT 2011

A clinical trial of patients with diabetes has demonstrated that cryoplasty post-dilitation compared to conventional balloon angioplasty in the superficial femoral artery (SFA) decreased the risk of in-stent restenosis (ISR). ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Interventional radiology offers new treatment for enlarged prostates

Men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a condition in which the prostate is enlarged but not cancerous, have a new, breakthrough treatment option that is less invasive and has fewer complications than other minimally ...

Medical research

Researchers found a way to treat ischemic pathologies

A team of researchers from CIC bioGUNE, Spain, alongside a team from Paris' Cardiovascular Research Centre (INSERM U970) have developed a new area of research which looks extremely promising as regards the development of ...

Cardiology

Your finger's pulse holds the key to your heart's health

A University of Iowa physiologist has a new technique to measure the stiffness of the aorta, a common risk factor for heart disease. And it can be as simple as measuring the pulse in your finger.

Cardiology

Radio waves to kidneys lower persistent high blood pressure

Directing short bursts of radio waves at nerves surrounding the kidneys lowered blood pressure for at least six months and up to one year among patients with hypertension that persists regardless of taking multiple medications ...

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