Ophthalmology

Stent surgery could benefit select glaucoma patients

(HealthDay)—Stent surgery using a 6-mm-long stent made of gelatin material seems promising for patients with glaucoma, according to a report from the University of Michigan.

Cardiology

Viagra might make for a safer, more effective stent

(HealthDay)—It's worked wonders for men battling erectile dysfunction, and now early research suggests that Viagra—when added to artery-opening stents—might cut a patient's odds for clots.

Cardiology

Achieving optimal medical tx before PCI beneficial in CAD

(HealthDay)—In patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), achievement of optimal medical therapy (OMT) before implantation of a drug-eluting stent significantly reduces subsequent cardiac events, according to a study ...

Cardiology

Deferred stenting shows no clinical benefit

Delayed or deferred stent implantation in patients experiencing the deadliest form of heart attack—ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI)—failed to reduce death from any cause, hospitalization for heart failure, ...

Cardiology

Review: Short vs. long duration dual antiplatelet Tx after stent

(HealthDay)—Dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) continued beyond six months after drug-eluting stent implantation is associated with reduced stent thrombosis and myocardial infarction but also increased bleeding and all-cause ...

Cardiology

Cardiac risk up with noncardiac surgery six months post-stent

(HealthDay)—Among post-stent patients undergoing noncardiac surgery, the incremental risk of adverse cardiac events is highest in the first six months following stent implantation, according to a study published in the ...

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