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2012-12-11 15:07:58

Some stroke patients may benefit from cerebral angioplasty and stent placement, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. "As many as 70 percent of ischemic stroke patients could have positive clinical outcomes with the additional use of intra-arterial revascularization using stents," said Martin Roubec, M.D., Ph.D., a neurologist in the Comprehensive Stroke Center at the University Hospital Ostrava in the Czech Republic. Ischemic stroke, the most common form...

2012-11-14 11:17:34

Recent studies questioning the role of specialist heart attack centers produced misleading results because doctors tend to send the sickest patients to have the best care, according to new research. Many heart attack patients in the UK are sent to a specialist center for primary angioplasty - a surgical procedure to reopen the blocked artery. Randomized trials have found that angioplasty is much more successful than drug treatment alone, but research based on "real-world" data suggest that...

2012-10-26 00:34:43

Nitinol stent performs better than balloon angioplasty alone in treating lesions of the popliteal artery A study found that a nitinol stent performed better than balloon angioplasty alone in treating blockages of the popliteal artery, which runs through the leg behind the knee. Results of the ETAP trial were presented today at the 24th annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) scientific symposium. Sponsored by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF), TCT is the world's...

2012-10-25 11:09:17

Results of the MASTER trial reported at TCT 2012 and published in JACC A clinical trial found that the use of a next generation, micronet, mesh-covered stent demonstrated improved restoration of blood flow to heart tissue, compared to the use of either bare-metal or drug-eluting stents in heart attack patients undergoing angioplasty. Results of the MASTER trial were presented today at the 24th annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) scientific symposium and will appear in...


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Interventional Radiology
2013-03-04 16:18:42

Interventional radiology (IR) is a special sub-operation under general radiology. It is used to find, diagnose and treat a disease in almost every body system. The process of interventional radiology is very noninvasive to help with the recovery and outcome of the procedure. It utilizes x-rays, CT, ultrasound, MRI, and other modes of imaging in order to direct tools in the body as well as a variety of catheters, narrow tubes, so that incisions can be minimalized. How it is Performed...

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