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2011-04-21 10:51:00

TEMPLE, Texas, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Scott & White Healthcare today teleconferenced one of the world's first live international surgical procedures to repair an abdominal aortic aneurysm to conference attendees in Sao Paolo, Brazil. The meeting, CICE (Current Issues in Comparative Education) 2011, is one of the globe's largest vascular surgery events and includes over 2,000 attendees. The procedure demonstrated the use of an endograft device called a repositionable...

2010-11-18 16:26:58

Researchers find fifth gene defect, 47 DNA regions linked to disease Discovery of a fifth gene defect and the identification of 47 DNA regions linked to thoracic aortic disease are the subject of studies released this month involving researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). In both studies, the investigators have identified alterations in the genetic material or DNA that affect the ability of smooth muscle cells, which line the aorta and other blood...

2010-10-27 10:01:54

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, all health risks that plague today's overweight and obese children. "We know there is an association between unhealthy lifestyles and heart disease. Our kids are at risk," Dr. Beth Abramson, Heart and Stroke Foundation spokesperson was quoted as saying. "Poor nutrition and inactivity are threatening their health and well-being. We must rethink the lifestyle standards we have accepted as a society to protect the future...

2010-10-25 12:41:02

The blood vessels of obese children have stiffness normally seen in much older adults with cardiovascular disease, Dr. Kevin Harris today told the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress 2010, co-hosted by the Canadian Cardiovascular Society and the Heart and Stroke Foundation. The clock is ticking and the shape of the 13 year-old-heart is changing "“ for the worse. "We were surprised to find that these obese children already have stiff blood vessels," says Dr. Harris from B.C. Children's...

2010-08-16 18:41:30

Young adults who abuse amphetamines may be at greater risk of suffering a tear in the main artery leading from the heart, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have found. In the study, published in the August issue of American Heart Journal, researchers examined medical records from nearly 31 million people between 18 and 49 years old hospitalized from 1995 to 2007 and found that amphetamine abuse was associated with a threefold increase in the odds of aortic dissection. "Aortic...

2010-04-07 13:58:32

Case Western Reserve researchers find deficiency of Kruppel-like Factor 15 predicts cardiovascular diseases Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researchers have identified a major indicator of two deadly diseases of the heart and blood vessels: heart failure and aortic aneurysm. The absence of the Kruppel-like Factor 15 (KLF15), when combined with stress, leads to both heart failure and aortic aneurysms. The genetic factor, KLF15, protects the heart and aorta's ability to...

2010-02-11 11:55:12

One of first human implants of device for aortic injury in U.S. performed as part of clinical trial Scott & White Memorial Hospital vascular surgeons Clifford Buckley, M.D., and Ruth Bush, M.D., performed one of the nation's first implants of a Next Generation Conformable GORE TAG Thoracic Endoprosthesis device for the treatment of a traumatic aortic transection as part of a national clinical trial. The goal of the trial is to gain insight into using thoracic endografts for patients with...

2010-01-27 16:49:35

New research findings from a team at the Providence Heart + Lung Institute at St. Paul's Hospital and the University of British Columbia (UBC) may lead to new treatment options for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) "“ a potentially fatal disease that currently has no pharmacological treatments. An aortic aneurysm is a bulging of the aorta, the largest blood vessel in the body. If the aneurysm ruptures, it causes rapid blood loss and a high risk of death. About 75 per cent of all aortic...

2009-11-17 10:45:41

The aorta, the body's largest artery, stretches from the chest to below the kidneys, expanding and contracting with the pressure of blood driven directly into it by the heart. Although its walls are extraordinarily strong, like other blood vessels the aorta can sometimes develop bulges, called aneurysms. Like other aneurysms, those in the aorta sometimes give way, and the result is what doctors refer to as an "aortic dissection" "” a clinical way of saying that the largest artery in...

2009-10-01 10:00:00

BOTHELL, Wash., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Verathon® is pleased to announce the new AortaScan(TM) AMI 9700 aortic measurement instrument to help physicians identify the presence of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). Designed with Emergency Physicians, Internists, and Family Practitioners in mind, the portable AortaScan(TM) AMI 9700 uses 3D ultrasound to quickly and noninvasively measure the diameter of the abdominal aorta, without the need for a sonographer. This crucial...


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2013-04-30 10:09:04

Aortography is the study of the specific action involving the ejection of blood from the aorta in the heart. Taking an aortogram from the patient could identify if there is a tear in the intimal wall of the aorta. This tear is eventually fatal but can be repaired in some cases. Procedure A catheter is placed in the aorta of the patient, usually through the femoral artery. Once in place a dose of iodine-based dye is injected in order to visualize the flow of blood through the site....

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