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2013-07-10 10:21:08

Emmanouil S. Brilakis, M.D., Ph.D., of the VA North Texas Health Care System and University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, and colleagues conducted a review of medical literature regarding optimal medical therapy after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI; procedures such as balloon angioplasty or stent placement used to open narrowed coronary arteries). The researchers identified 91 studies for inclusion in the review. "Percutaneous coronary intervention is commonly...

2013-06-27 23:18:21

High growth in smaller segments of the European interventional cardiology market contributes to continued increase and development of the total market. Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 Heart disease is a major cause of death and hospitalization in several European countries, as observed in a 2012 OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development) study. While previous methods for treating obstructed coronary arteries involved open-chest surgery, this is no longer the case...

2013-05-20 23:19:09

Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) in Pittsburgh has been selected to join the ABSORB III clinical trial, a multi-center international study exploring a unique bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS), a small mesh tube that is designed to open a blocked artery and then fully dissolve over time, leaving the vessel free of a permanent metallic implant. The FDA-approved study of the drug-eluting AbsorbTM BVS, made by healthcare company Abbott, is expected to enroll approximately 2,250 patients...

2013-05-08 11:55:21

Research suggests new reporting protocol for 30-day mortality for percutaneous coronary intervention to better reflect quality, performance Only 42 percent of the deaths occurring within 30 days of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) were attributable to complications from the procedure, according to a Cleveland Clinic study published online in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The research suggests alternative outcome reporting mechanisms for 30-day mortality for...

2013-05-06 23:25:38

Sanford Heart Hospital offers new minimally invasive technique Sioux Falls, SD (PRWEB) May 06, 2013 Patients suffering from severely clogged arteries known as coronary chronic total occlusions (CTO) now have a minimally invasive option as opposed to the traditional open heart bypass surgery. Sanford Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls has introduced the BridgePoint chronic total occlusion system for treatment of CTO's, which prevent blood circulation to the heart. The new technology offers a...

2013-05-01 15:35:57

In 2012, more than 3 million people had stents inserted in their coronary arteries. These tiny mesh tubes prop open blood vessels healing from procedures like a balloon angioplasty, which widens arteries blocked by clots or plaque deposits. After about six months, most damaged arteries are healed and stay open on their own. The stent, however, is there for a lifetime. Most of the time, that´s not a problem, says Patrick Bowen, a doctoral student studying materials science and...

2013-04-26 09:59:12

Novel treatment has potential in multiple cardiovascular diseases Up to 10 per cent of patients with high blood pressure are resistant to treatment, which puts them at increased risk of cardiovascular events, including heart attacks. Clinical trials show that catheter-based renal denervation reduces blood pressure in patients who do not respond to conventional drug therapy. Use of the technique is increasing in Europe and worldwide and several national societies have published guidance...


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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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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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