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2012-03-26 21:54:11

Study finds on-site cardiac surgery unit not required for a hospital to provide safe, effective PCI New evidence shows that with appropriate preparation, angioplasty can be safely and effectively performed at community hospitals without on-site cardiac surgery units, according to research presented today at the American College of Cardiology's 61st Annual Scientific Session. The Scientific Session, the premier cardiovascular medical meeting, brings cardiovascular professionals together to...

2011-12-14 02:20:56

Contrary to current guidelines, Mayo Clinic researchers have found that elective or primary (in patients who have had heart attacks) angioplasties performed at centers without on-site cardiac surgery capabilities pose no increased risk for patient death or emergency bypass surgery. Results of the study were published in today's Journal of the American Medical Association and have implications for how care can be delivered to heart attack patients and for performance of angioplasties at...

2011-10-03 14:14:12

Research at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine could help lead to new ways to prevent coronary arteries from reclogging after balloon angioplasties. The latest in a series of studies in this effort is published online ahead of print in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, a journal of the American Heart Association. Senior author is Allen M. Samarel, MD, and first author is Yevgeniya E. Koshman, PhD. In an angioplasty, a tiny balloon is inflated to open a...

2010-10-28 07:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Pervasis Therapeutics, Inc. today announced that Frederic Chereau, president and chief executive officer of the company, is among the recipients of Mass High Tech's 2010 All-Stars Awards, which recognize 16 dynamic and influential leaders of New England's innovation economy. Pervasis is a clinical stage company focused on developing breakthrough therapies with the potential to improve outcomes following common vascular surgical and interventional...

2010-05-06 07:30:00

NEW YORK, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- For patients with heart disease, it is crucial to have a doctor and hospital with a strong record of success in performing complex procedures. Among 53 hospitals across the state, Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan - along with two of its doctors - has been singled out by the New York State Department of Health as having the most successful record in performing angioplasty, one of the most common interventions to clear blocked coronary arteries. In a report...

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2008-09-02 09:20:00

New findings presented Monday at the European Society of Cardiology meeting in Munich suggest that patients who have angioplasties are twice as likely to require another procedure within a year than those who have bypass surgery. "If you don't want to have another heart operation for at least a decade, you should pick the surgery," said Dr. Heinz Drexel, professor of medicine at the University of Innsbruck in Austria and spokesman for the European Society of Cardiology. Drexel was not...

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2008-08-19 11:50:00

A recent major study has shown that the best route for artery-clearing angioplasties may be through the wrist rather than the traditional route through an artery in the groin. Researchers said that angioplasties through the wrist can significantly decrease the risk of bleeding. Currently, only about one in 100 angioplasties are performed through the wrist, but Monday's report from Duke University researchers may influence more specialists to use the method. "In experienced hands, it can be...

2008-07-11 15:00:00

By BOB GROVES, STAFF WRITER Holy Name Hospital in Teaneck should be permitted to continue performing elective angioplasties, New Jersey health officials said Thursday, reversing an earlier recommendation by another state agency. The State Health Planning Board overruled the state Health Department and said Holy Name can reapply to stay in a controversial national study of the artery-clearing procedure. The study is examining whether it is safe for hospitals to offer an elective...

2008-07-10 15:00:00

By BOB GROVES, STAFF WRITER Holy Name Hospital in Teaneck and two other North Jersey hospitals should not be allowed to perform elective angioplasties, state health officials said Wednesday. The hospitals want to participate in a controversial national study that looks at performing the artery-clearing procedure when there is no backup cardiac surgery team on site to handle emergencies. Holy Name has been allowed to perform the profitable procedure as part of the study since 2006. State...


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