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2013-07-29 23:03:54

One of a Select Number of U.S. Centers Testing a "disappearing" Device That’s Absorbed by the Body Royal Oak, MI (PRWEB) July 29, 2013 Beaumont Health System has joined a multicenter, international research study of a new temporary heart device that helps keep an artery open following angioplasty, then is broken down and absorbed by the body. The research will compare the effectiveness of the new “disappearing” device, the AbsorbTM Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold made by...

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...


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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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